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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Department of Industrial Engineering


Colleges  > Cullen College of Engineering  > Department of Industrial Engineering

Graduate Program Overview

The Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston offers graduate programs leading to:

Our students typically draw upon the wide spectrum of expertise and resources available at the UH campus, including those of the other departments in the Cullen College of Engineering as well as the departments of Decision and Information Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science.  Areas of study range from the traditional IE domains of reliability, facility location and layout design, automated manufacturing, safety, quality control and project management to topics such as large scale optimization, statistical analysis, simulation, systems engineering and heuristic optimization.  Excellent library and computing facilities are available to support both instructional and research work.

Educational Background

The Industrial Engineering Department considers graduate admission applicants with a variety of undergraduate majors.  However, all applicants are expected to have completed a minimal core of mathematics, science and engineering courses before admission can be granted.  This core background is described below.  Listed courses (or their equivalents) are required.

  • MATH 1431 - Calculus I
  • MATH 1432 - Calculus II
  • MATH 2433 - Calculus III
  • MATH 3321 - Engineering Math/Differential Equations
  • INDE 1331 - Computing for Engineers
  • INDE 2333 - Probability and Statistics I

Students who have completed all but six hours of the above core requirements and also satisfy all other admission requirements may be admitted for graduate study in Industrial Engineering.  Completion of remaining core requirements remains a pre-requisite to graduate degree completion.

Domestic Graduate Application

Each applicant must submit the following:
Application Checklist - All documents must be uploaded BEFORE ADMISSIONS

  • Online Application
  • 1 Official Transcript should be mailed to:
    University of Houston
    Graduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 3947
    Houston, Texas 77253-3947
  • 1 Unofficial copy of Transcript (uploaded)
  • Resume (uploaded)
  • GRE scores - Valid for 5 years from the original date taken (Upload to University code 6870) 
  • TOEFL scores - Valid for 2 years from the original date taken (University code is 6870) uploaded
  • IELTS scores - Valid for 2 years from the original date taken (University code is 6870)
  • 3 Recommendation Letters - With e-mail addresses must be listed on the online application.  At least two from former or current instructors who can comment on applicants academic work in detail.
  • Statement of Purpose Essay (uploaded)
  • $25 Application fee (cannot be waived) must be paid by credit card thorugh online application website (not using VISA)
  • Residency Information (on the Application form)
  • Bacterial Meningitis (must be sent to the Admissions Office)

NOTE:  If you have not taken or need to retake GRE and/or TOEFL, please contact:
University of Houston
Counseling and Testing
226 Student Service Center 1
Houston, Texas 77204-3026
Telephone: 713-743-5444

Please read the following carefully:

  1. NO DECISION WILL BE MADE unless the application, fee, transcripts with ALL SEMESTERS’ grades posted, proof of degree earned, GRE are uploaded through your UH account and NOT SENT to the department.
  2. Official GRE scores must be received by the University of Houston (NOT to the Department).  6870 campus institution code must be on them. Do not use our department code.
  3. 6870 code is for both University of Houston Central Campus at 4800 Calhoun and University of Houston-University Park at 4800 Calhoun, since they are one and the same.
  4. If you are in the last semester of your degree program, please request your transcript from your university and send it to the graduate school address (above); we must have the last semester transcript as soon as possible as the final decision cannot be made without it.
  5. The awarded degree/diploma/degree certificate is required.  If your institution issues a PROVISIONAL degree/diploma it is temporarily acceptable UNTIL the official original is received to the IE Department.  It is mandatory that if you are approved for admission, your official original proof of degree awarded must be posted on our student records when you register for courses; if not, this will delay the review process when you apply for graduation.

Important Information to Remember:

  • ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED, FAILURE TO UPLOAD ANY OR ALL DOCUMENTS LISTED IN THE ADMISSION PROCEDURE WILL RESULT IN THE DECISION BEING DELAYED.
  • FALL APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BEGIN IN LATE FEBRUARY.
    SPRING APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BEGIN IN LATE OCTOBER.
  • ONCE ALL DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN UPLOADED AND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL ADDRESS, PLEASE ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO CONTACT YOU THROUGH E-MAIL WITH YOUR DECISION.  DO NOT CONTINUALLY E-MAIL ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE – THAT WILL DELAY YOUR PROCESS.
  • TRANSCRIPT TO-DO LIST ITEM WILL BE REMOVED MANUALLY.

International Graduate Application

Each applicant must submit the following:
Application Checklist - All documents must be uploaded BEFORE ADMISSIONS:

  • Online Application
  • 1 Official Transcript in English should be mailed to:
    University of Houston
    Graduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 3947
    Houston, Texas 77253-3947
  • ALL semester coursework completed and ALL earned grades/marks posted.  Note: Transcripts/mark sheets must come from the university that that the college is affiliated with AND must be recognized as being an accredited institution by U of H - see next bullet.
  • It is mandatory that any institution attended which is not accredited for recognition by our university must have their country’s Ministry of Education send a letter verifying the degree received is equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor of Science Degree -and- the institution attended is accredited for recognition by our university.  You can also go to your country’s consulate here for a letter verifying the same information.  Please check on this to avoid delays in processing the paperwork.
  • Proof of Diploma, Degree, or Degree Certificate received IS REQUIRED IF not posted on official original transcripts.
  • 1 Unofficial copy of Transcript in English (uploaded)
  • Resume (uploaded)
  • GRE scores - Valid for 5 years from the original date taken (Upload to University code 6870) 
  • TOEFL scores - Valid for 2 years from the original date taken (University code is 6870) uploaded
  • IELTS scores - Valid for 2 years from the original date taken (University code is 6870)
  • 3 Recommendation Letters - With e-mail addresses must be listed on the online application.  At least two from former or current instructors who can comment on applicants academic work in detail.
  • Statement of Purpose Essay (uploaded)
  • $75 Application fee (cannot be waived) must be paid by credit card through online application website (not using VISA).
  • Financial Backing Form w/ Bank Statements (uploaded) if you are being supported please.
  • International Address Form (uploaded)
  • Bacterial Meningitis (must be sent to the Admissions Office)
  • Passport Copy (Uploaded)
  • Letter of Financial Backing - only valid for 6 months from the date written on them and the I-20 is not issued if the date is expired.  (Uploaded)
  • Issuing of  I-20 - to the IE Department for the semester you want to attend (Upload)

NOTE: If you have not taken or need to retake GRE and/or TOEFL, please contact:
University of Houston
Counseling and Testing
226 Student Service Center 1
Houston, Texas 77204-3026
Telephone: 713-743-5444

Please read the following carefully:

  1. NO DECISION WILL BE MADE unless the application, fee, transcripts with ALL SEMESTERS’ grades/marks posted, proof of degree earned, GRE, TOEFL, are uploaded through your UH account and NOT SENT to the department.
  2. Official GRE and TOEFL scores must be received by the University of Houston (NOT to the Department).  IELTS Scores should be mailed DIRECTLY to the department.
  3. 6870 campus institution code must be on them.  Do not use our department code.
  4. 6870 code is for both University of Houston Central Campus at 4800 Calhoun and University of Houston-University Park at 4800 Calhoun, since they are one and the same.
  5. If you are in the last semester of your degree program, please request your transcript from your university and send it to the graduate school address (above).  We must have the last semester transcript as soon as possible as the final decision cannot be made without it.
  6. The awarded degree / diploma / degree certificate is required.  If your institution issues a PROVISIONAL degree / diploma it is temporarily acceptable UNTIL the official original is received to the IE Department.  It is mandatory that if you are approved for admission, your official original proof of degree awarded must be posted on our student records when you register for courses; if not, this will delay the review process when you apply for graduation.

Important Information to Remember:

  • ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED, FAILURE TO UPLOAD ANY OR ALL DOCUMENTS LISTED IN THE ADMISSION PROCEDURE WILL RESULT IN THE DECISION BEING DELAYED.
  • FALL APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BEGIN IN LATE FEBRUARY.
    SPRING APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BEGIN IN LATE OCTOBER.
  • ONCE ALL DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN UPLOADED AND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL ADDRESS, PLEASE ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO CONTACT YOU THROUGH EMAIL WITH YOUR DECISION.
  • TRANSCRIPT TO-DO LIST ITEM WILL BE REMOVED MANUALLY.

Application Deadlines and Start of Classes

Further inquiries regarding admission deadlines should be directed to Ms. Cyrena Edwards or Dr. May Feng.  Please refer to UH’s academic calendar for start of classes and important dates.

Applicants Application Deadlines
Applicants Living Overseas April 1 for Fall
September 1 for Spring
U.S. and Permanent Residents April 15 for Fall
September 15 for Spring

Tuition, Fees and Financial Support

Tuition and fee information can be found under  Graduate Tuition & Fee.  More information can be found under STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES (SFS).

Information can also be found on the University Web Page for any information related to graduate studies in the Industrial Engineering Department.

Financial support from the department, in the form of teaching or research assistantships, is only provided to Ph.D. students and it is highly competitive.  Qualified graduate students are considered for an annual $1,000 scholarship for the first year.  This scholarship also waives the out-of-state tuition and pays in-state tuition and fees.

For further information on financial aid and scholarships offered to students, please refer to UH’s website on Fellowships & Scholarships.

Programs

    MasterDoctoralDual Degree - Graduate