MS in Engineering, Industrial Engineering Concentration Online

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Course Schedule

Master of Science in Engineering (Industrial Engineering Concentration) One-Year Tentative Schedule by Quarter

Course Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
EMGT 507: Engineering Administration   **   **
EMGT 509: Economics and Decision Making *   *  
EMGT 518: Project Management   ** ** **
ENGR 510: Introduction to Engineering & Science Research Methods     * *
ENGR 589A: Professional Development Seminar     * *
ENGR 592: Engineering Computational Methods     *  
INEN 502: Operations Research Methods *   *  
INEN 504: Simulation   **    
INEN 505: Manufacturing and Operations Analysis *   *  
INEN 511: Theory and Application of Lean Manufacturing and Management   *   *
INEN 512: Reliability Engineering *      
INEN 514 Statistical Analysis for Six Sigma   *   *
INEN 515: Logistics Planning        
INEN 520: Six Sigma Design Project   **   ** 
INEN 566: Six Sigma and Quality Control *   *  
STAT 506: Regression Analysis       **
STAT 507: Design and Analysis of Experiments     **  
STAT 510: Advanced Statistics for Quality Improvement        
STAT 520: Theory of Probability   **    
STAT 521: Theory of Statistics       **

* Core Courses ** Elective Courses

ETM-MBA-MSE Comparison Chart

Comparison between the Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Engineering

Expectation Engineering & Technology Management MBA MS in Engineering
Learning Opportunities Enhances technical and business management skills Enhanced managerial skills in all core Enhanced technical skills
Curriculum 33 hours, online and on campus, all coursework (no thesis). Engineering Management Curriculum 30 hours (no concentration) 36 hours (concentration), online and on campus, all coursework (no thesis).MBA 30 hours with thesis, 36 hours with no thesis, on campus. MS‐Engineering Curriculum
Undergraduate Education Engineering, engineering technology and science degrees preferred. Other majors accepted if the applicant has technical work experience. Acceptance based on GPA and GRE. Open to all majors, including engineering. Admission decision based on GMAT or GRE, and undergraduate GPA BS degree in engineering required. Acceptance by GRE, or combination of GRE and GPA.
Duration 1‐2 years 1‐2 years 2 years
Work Experience Designed for engineers desiring advancement or skill enhancement in technically oriented business or engineering fields at any time in career. Designed or individuals in all industries desiring managerial advancement, at any time in a career. Designed for engineers desiring advancement or skill enhancement in technical fields early in career.
Student Career Goals Technical management and executive focused Managerial/executive advancement Research, consulting, academic, PE
Value Competitive value in more technical environment, and competition with certificates, PEs, and vast experience Widely recognized as providing essential managerial preparation for career advancement, across industries. Field-specific, desirable abilities
Growth Potential Ability to lead manufacturing or service facilities, improve innovation, and secure future technology Ability to analyze business problems, develop solutions, and manage/grow successful businesses. Ability to manage large scale designs and projects
Leadership Diverse functional teams, action/reaction, accountability, project management, direct delegation Accountability, business ethics, team building/management, domestic and global perspectives. Focus teams, design approvals, direct delegation
Progression Ability to adapt to changing technological and business innovation associated with technological environments Ability to lead and adapt to innovation, applicable to multiple business environments Ability to adapt to changing technology and diverse teams
Faculty College of Engineering and Science College of Business College of Engineering and Science

Proctor Guidelines

The College of Engineering and Science values the integrity of its online degree programs. In keeping with that standard, many professors choose to evaluate their students through proctored testing. Proctored testing allows students to complete exams in a secure and comfortable monitored environment. A proctored exam is a test, which is overseen by an impartial individual (the proctor) who monitors a student while he or she takes the exam.

Proctored Testing Guidelines for Students

  1. Students enrolled in the online section (V84) of a class are responsible for finding a proctor. Students enrolled in the online section may take the exam with the on-campus section of the class.
  2. Students enrolled in the on-campus section of a class must take the test on campus with the class.
  3. The student must use an official testing center (either independent or associated with a university or college) as a proctor if there is one located within a 40-mile radius of the student’s home. If an official testing center is not available, students may use a public or college librarian that offers proctoring services. Any exception to these rules for picking a proctor must be approved by the course instructor, ETM Proctor Coordinator, and ETM Program Coordinator.
  4. Students must identify a proctor and gain preliminary approval of the proctor from the ETM Proctor Coordinator by sending the completed Proctor Information Request form in an email to the course instructor and ETM Proctor Coordinator. The Proctor Information Request form will be provided to the student by the course instructor. This form must be submitted by the 14th calendar day of the quarter (or earlier if specified by the course instructor).
  5. After the student gains preliminary approval of their proctor, a Proctor Agreement Form and Scheduled Test Times (to be completed by the proctor and student) will be e-mailed to the proctor by the ETM Proctor Coordinator. Students are responsible for contacting the approved proctor and setting up a time to meet with the proctor, sign the form, and schedule an appointment (i.e., a beginning exam time) on the designated exam dates. These forms must be completed and returned to the ETM Proctor Coordinator by the 21st calendar day of the quarter or 1 week prior to the first exam (whichever one is earlier).
  6. Students are responsible for taking scheduled exams on the scheduled date. The student will show a driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification to the proctor. The student can take the test on an alternate date if it is approved by the instructor.

Proctored Testing Guidelines for Proctors

An appropriate proctor is an impartial individual who will have no conflict of interest in upholding Louisiana Tech University’s Academic Honor Code. The Academic Honor Code can be viewed at Academic Honor Code.


  1. Receive and administer exams.
  2. Confirm all necessary technologies are available and working.
  3. Monitor students during test taking.
  4. Ensure exams are completed according to the instructor’s directions.
  5. Return exams to the ETM Proctor Coordinator as soon after the test is completed as possible.

Preserving Integrity

  1. Only the proctor may handle the actual exam prior to and following its completion.
  2. No copies of the exam other than the copy used for test taking are to be made at any time.
  3. No person other than the proctor and student may view the exam. The student may have access to the exam only during the time period allowed by the instructor.
  4. The proctor must follow the instructor’s requirements for administering the exam. These may include a time limit, specific permissible materials such as a calculator, an inclusion or exclusion of books, notes, etc.
  5. The proctor will check the identification of the student based on the student’s driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification.
  6. Students are not permitted to leave the testing area once the test has begun.
  7. No phones, book bags, or purses are allowed in the testing area.
  8. Students are not allowed to take the test if they miss their scheduled test time, schedule an inappropriate test time, or leave the testing center during the test.

Receiving and Returning Exams

  1. Prior to the scheduled exam start time, the exam and cover sheet containing specific instructions for the exam will be emailed to the proctor.
  2. The proctor must return testing materials with the provided cover sheet via email to the ETM Proctor Coordinator.
  3. After successful submission of the exam to the ETM Proctor Coordinator, the exam and all accompanying materials are to be destroyed.

Required Technology at the Testing Site

  1. A working email address associated with the testing center or library.
  2. Computer with Internet access and the ability to download documents in .doc (Microsoft Word) and .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format.
  3. A printer
  4. A scanner

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees – Online Degree/Certificate Programs College of Engineering and Sciences

  3 hours 6 hours
Tuition $774.00 $1,602.00
Mandatory Fees $371.00 $871.00
Technology Fee $15.00 $30.00
Engineering/Science Fee $60.00 $60.00
E&S Lab Support Fee $70.00 $70.00
Total for on-campus students $1,290.00 $2,633.00
Online Course Fee $75.00 $150.00
Total for online students $1,365.00 $2,783.00

What Is the Quarter System?

Louisiana Tech is one of the few Universities that uses the quarter system. This means that instead of two semesters and a summer session, the year is broken up into 4 quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. The academic calendars for Louisiana Tech can be found here. It is important to note that the quarter system changes the typical course hour load for a full-time student. For example, a graduate student is considered a full-time student when enrolled in 6-course credit course hours.

What Are the Registration and Tuition Payment Deadlines?

Registration dates vary quarter to quarter and can be viewed here.

Payment deadlines change each quarter as well and can be viewed here.

What Is BOSS?

The Bulldog Online Student System (BOSS) is a Tech-modified system that allows students to view their student records, register for classes, and complete fee payment over the Internet. To access your account, visit BOSS, and for more information please see the Registrar Office page.

What Is Moodle?

Once classes begin, Moodle gives you access to the classes you are currently enrolled in. Professors take liberty as to what they upload to their course section but generally, this is the place to view information such as course documents, homework, and course grades.

For more FAQ, click here.