Industrial Engineering Master's Program (without Thesis)












The Department of Industrial Engineering at Eastern Mediterranean University provides very good facilities for carrying out highly competitive and demanding industrial engineering programs both at graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Industrial Engineering Department offers graduate programs leading to MS without thesis degree. Earning an MS degree is an exciting undertaking and a wonderful way to invest in your future. Just as every journey begins with a single step, every intellectual journey to university begins with its own sort of step- filling out a form. Please visit Online Application  page (from the link below) to get your journey started.

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Candidates are required to apply "online" to the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research of the University. Uploading all necessary documents is a pre-requisite for the application to be evaluated.

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without THESIS

The MS program without thesis is designed to provide students who wish to pursue a career as an administrator a strong analytical basis for advanced theoretical work or for development of new approaches to applications, and technological developments.

Students are admitted to this program based on several criteria including their previous academic performance, field of undergraduate education, and availability of openings at the department.

Students with non-IE background are given the "Probationary" status and they are required to take pre-requisite preparatory courses or their equivalents in the "Deficiency Program". Depending on the students' background, they may need to take up to 4 deficiency courses. However, the total duration of the deficiency program cannot exceed 2 semesters with a maximum of 5 courses each semester, and therefore students with non-engineering background are encouraged to apply for MS in IE without Thesis. The duration or time to spend by a student in the deficiency program and in the "Graduate English Preparatory Program" is not considered as a part of the normal duration limit of the MS program.



MATH322Probability and Statistical Methods(3,1) 3
IENG385Statistical Applications in Engineering(3,1) 3
IENG313Operations Research I (4,1) 4
IENG431Production Planning II(4,1) 4



The MS degree candidates are required to take the following courses:


IENG513Probabilistic Models3
IENG531Production Planning and Scheduling3
IENG599Term Project0


Course Code Course Name Credit
IENG5xxA course in Optimization3
IENG5xxA course in Design and Analysis of Experiments3
IENG5xxIE Elective3
IENG5xxIE Elective3
IENG5xxIE Elective3
DDDD5xxApproved Elective3
DDDD5xxApproved Elective3
DDDD5xxApproved Elective3





IENG501Algorithms and Advanced Programming(3,0) 3
IENG502Numerical Methods in IE and OR(3,0) 3
IENG505Ergonomics(3,0) 3
IENG509Occupational Safety and Health Engineering(3,0) 3
IENG511Optimization Theory(3,0) 3
IENG512Advanced Linear Programming(3,0) 3
IENG515Applied Queuing Theory(3,0) 3
IENG516Network Flows(3,0) 3
IENG517Integer and Discrete Programming(3,0) 3
IENG521Multi-Objective Decision Making(3,0) 3
IENG522Decision Analysis(3,0) 3
IENG523Investment Decision Making(3,0) 3
IENG524Financial Engineering(3,1) 3
IENG532Inventory Theory(3,0) 3
IENG533Scheduling in Manufacturing and Service Systems(3,0) 3
IENG537CIM Systems(3,0) 3
IENG538Supply Chain Management(3,0) 3
IENG541Location and Layout Optimization(3,0) 3
IENG542Performance Evaluation of Manufacturing Systems(3,0) 3
IENG556Technology Management (3,0) 3
IENG561Systems Theory(3,0) 3
IENG562Systems Simulation(3,0) 3
IENG581Design and Analysis of Experiments(3,0) 3
IENG583Advanced Statistics(3,0) 3
IENG584Advanced Quality Engineering(3,0) 3
IENG585Advances in Forecasting(3,0) 3
IENG586Reliability Engineering(3,0) 3
IENG596Special Topics in Industrial Engineering - I(3,0) 3
IENG597Special Topics in Industrial Engineering - II(3,0) 3
IENG599Term Project    0


In addition to the above list of elective courses, the student may also take the must courses from the PhD Program as an approved elective course.


To qualify for a Master's Degree, candidates must complete the curriculum requirements with a CGPA of at least 3.00/4.00. Furthermore a Term Project should be conducted under the guidance of an instructor. The Term Project subject is usually proposed by the instructors based on the research interests of the candidate students.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a BS degree in IE or related discipline. All candidates must satisfy the requirements of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research of EMU university.

Career Prospects

Graduates with an MS degree in Industrial Engineering can work in many areas in the industry including operations research, systems engineering, quality assurance, planning and control of production and inventory systems, ergonomics, computer applications, process control, transportation-logistics, service sector, and administrative duties.




ENGL501 Advanced English for Thesis Writing - I (3,0) 0

This non credit course aims to develop the academic writing skills of MA/MS and Ph.D. candidates. During the course, participants will have the chance to examine authentic academic texts, and analyse such elements as structure, lexis, and style, especially in theses and dissertations. Participants will then be invited to exploit this detailed understanding of textual dynamics in their own writing and helped to produce work that is accurate, concise, and appropriate. At the same time, attention will be paid to systematically increasing participants' academic vocabulary. In addition to class work, the participants may be expected to do some online work.

 Participants are advised to take this course when they are working on their research for their theses. It is essential that participants have at least a good intermediate level of English.

IENG501 Algorithms and Advanced Programming (3,0) 3

Mathematical algorithms: random numbers, polynomials, matrices, integration. Sorting and searching. String processing. Geometric algorithms. Graph algorithms: connectivity, weighted and directed graphs, network flow. Dynamic programming. Algorithms will be studied using object-oriented approach as much as possible.

IENG502 Numerical Methods in IE and OR (3,0) 3

A survey of mathematical and numerical methods used in IE and OR related studies presented in a unified structure based upon the theory of computation with special emphasis given to the development of computer codes and design of database.

IENG505 Ergonomics (3,0) 3

The objective of this course is to explore the effects of environmental conditions on the human performance. The topics to be covered are effects of control-display design, environmental conditions (illumination, climate, noise and motion), shift-work, human error, accidents and safety.  Moreover, the students will be asked to conduct research projects either in the human factors laboratory or in a real field.  The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) will be used in the project work.

IENG509 Occupational Safety and Health Engineering (3,0) 3

This course is designed to introduce the student with the principles of safety and health hazards in industrial environment. It provides students with fundamentals of measurement, evaluation, regulation, and control of hazardous conditions, toxic substances, physical agents, and dangerous processes in the industrial environment. Skills development in record keeping, risk assessment and accident cause analysis will also be emphasized. This course will prepare the student for workplace safety and management.

IENG511 Optimization Theory (3,0) 3

Convex analysis; optimality conditions; generalized linear programming; revised simplex, matrix representation; integer programming; computer applications. Extensions of linear programming: quadratic programming; dynamic programming; geometric programming; methods for unconstrained and constrained non-linear optimization; multi-objective optimization methods.

IENG512 Advanced Linear Programming (3,0) 3

Geometry of LP and Simplex Method. Duality and its implications. Sensitivity. Simplex forms: Revised Simplex, dual Simplex etc. LU factorization. Transportation and transshipment problems, assignment problem. Decomposition Methods. Networks. Problems with upper bounds. Numerical stability and computational efficiency. Karmarkar's method.

IENG513 Probabilistic Models (3,0) 3

Axiomatic approach to probability; conditional probability; Random variable. Commonly used discrete and continuous distributions. Expectation of a random variable; jointly distributed random variables; Marginal and conditional distributions; independent random variables. Multinomial and multivariate normal distributions. Functions of random variables, moments, conditional expectation, m.g.f. and p.g.f., Markov inequality, Law of large numbers, Central Limit Theorem. Discrete-time Markov chains, Kolmogorov-Chapman equations, classification of states, steady-state probabilities. Applications from different areas. 

IENG515 Applied Queuing Theory (3,0) 3

Analysis of birth and death processes. Development of elements of queuing theory. Single and multiple server queues for Markovian and non-Markovian arrival and service time distributions (M/M/1, M/M/c, G/M/c, M/G/1, PH/PH/1). Bulk arrival and service systems. Networks of Markovian queues. Lindley's equation for the G/G/1 queue. Applications of queuing theory in manufacturing and service systems.

IENG516 Network Flows (3,0) 3

Network representation and terminology. Network flow problems such as shortest path, minimal spanning tree and maximal flow problems. Graph Theory.

IENG517 Integer and Discrete Programming (3,0) 3

The course covers the basic solution methods: dynamic programming, implicit enumeration, branch and bound, cutting plane and polyhedral approach. It also gives an introduction to heuristic methods as the use of Lagrange multipliers and local search. Traveling Salesperson Problem (TSP) and optimization in graphs are also discussed. The course aims to provide tools for students dealing with integer programming models for developing their own algorithms for their special problems.

IENG521 Multi-Objective Decision Making (3,0) 3

Formulation of the general multi-objective programming problem, classification of multi-objective programming methods; generating techniques, preference oriented methods, multiple-decision-maker methods. Multi-objective analysis of certain problems in public sector.

IENG522 Decision Analysis (3,0) 3

Bayesian decision models; decision trees; value of information; utility theory, use of judgmental probability, study of strategies; economics of sampling; risk sharing and decisions; implementation of decision models.

IENG523 Investment Decision Making (3,0) 3
The meaning of investment process in general and for creating systems to produce products and services in particular. Classification of investment decision problems with respect to context and the precision of informational support, i.e. certainty, risk and uncertainty. A general mathematical structure for modeling for investment decisions. Deterministic, stochastic, combinatorial, sequential and dynamic investment decision models, and optimization techniques used for their solutions. A mathematical basis for deriving suitable value measures for evaluating investment alternatives and derivation of such measures. Types of risk taking as the fundamental dimension of a class of investment decision making situations.
IENG524 Financial Engineering (3,1) 3

This course is designed to enable students to understand and conceptualize basics of modern financial markets in the form of mathematical models. Several models of risk free assets and dynamics of risky assets will be discussed. Optimal portfolio management in risky environments will be analyzed. Call and put options of securities in discrete and continuous time settings will be explained. This part includes the famous work of Black-Scholes.

IENG531 Production Planning and Scheduling (3,0) 3
Analysis of some specific problem areas within the context of planning and scheduling of production activities. Definition, formulation and available solution procedures for aggregate planning, lot sizing, material requirements planning, cutting stock, line balancing, single processor scheduling, multi processor scheduling problems are studied. 
IENG532 Inventory Theory (3,0) 3

Study of inventory systems. Deterministic and stochastic models. Fixed versus variable reorder intervals. Dynamic and multistage models. Selection of optimal inventory policies for single and multi-item dynamic inventory models, with convex and concave cost functions, known and uncertain requirements. Myopic policies. Multi-echelon models. Heuristic algorithms. 

IENG533 Scheduling in Manufacturing and Service Systems (3,0) 3

Terminology, characteristics and classification of sequencing and scheduling problems. An overview of computational complexity theory. Single Machine Scheduling. Parallel Machine Scheduling. Shop Scheduling: open shop, flow shop, job shop, and mixed shop. Batching.  Scheduling under Resource Constraints. Due-Date Scheduling. Scheduling in Flexible Manufacturing Systems.

IENG537 CIM Systems (3,0) 3
Introduction to CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) systems. Computer process interfacing. Computer control. Industrial robots. Flexible manufacturing systems. CIM systems. CIM systems selection criteria. 
IENG538 Supply Chain Management (3,0) 3

Supply chain management; New product development; Management and control of purchasing and logistics management systems. Strategic orientation toward the design and development of the supply chain for purchasing, materials, and logistics systems. Total Quality Management to assess and assure customer satisfaction. Global strategies. Expert systems for continuous improvement of the supply chain. 

IENG541 Location and Layout Optimization (3,0) 3

Single or multiple facilities location in the plane with minisum or minimax criteria. Discrete or continuous layout optimization. Single facility network location. Applications in public service, production, distribution, warehousing, emergency service, flexible manufacturing.

IENG542 Performance Evaluation of Manufacturing Systems (3,0) 3

The design and performance issues in production, transfer lines, production/inventory systems, network of production/inventory systems, and flexible manufacturing systems. Phase type processing times, failures and service completion processes. Buffering and blocking issues. Decomposition methods. Control policies in pure inventory and production/inventory systems.

IENG556 Technology Management (3,0) 3

The course covers a discussion of the major aspects of advanced manufacturing and process technologies, selection and implementation of new technologies, and the management of technological and organizational changes.   

IENG561 Systems Theory (3,0) 3

Analysis of linear continuous systems; controllability, observability, and stability; applications to physical, ecological, and socio-economic systems; control systems; introduction to optimal control.

IENG562 Systems Simulation (3,0) 3

The design and analysis of simulation models. The use of simulation for estimation, comparison of policies, and optimization. Variance estimation techniques including the regenerative methods, time series methods, and batch means. Variance reduction. Statistical analysis of output of simulations, applications to modeling stochastic systems in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. 

IENG581 Design and Analysis of Experiments (3,0) 3

The simple comparative experiments, experiments with a single factor, fixed effect and random effect models, model adequacy checking, choice of sample size, randomized blocks and latin squares design, incomplete block design, factorial designs, rules for sums of squares and expected mean squares, fractional factorial designs and regression analysis. Moreover, the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) will be introduced. 

IENG583 Advanced Statistics (3,0) 3

Sampling distributions; Point estimation; Measures of goodness estimators; Methods of estimation; Sample size determination; Confidence intervals; Sufficient Statistics; Rao-Blackwell theorem; Hypothesis testing; Errors of type I & II; power of a test; p-values; Neyman-Pearson Theory; Likelihood ratio test; Some commonly used tests for means, variances and for ratio of variance etc.; Method of least squares; Curve fitting; Regression analysis; Some commonly used non-parametric tests for randomness, independence etc.; Goodness-of-fit tests; Sequential tests of hypothesis; Use of order statistics to find statistical intervals etc. Use of computer packages. 

IENG584 Advanced Quality Engineering (3,0) 3

This course is designed to introduce a conceptual and practical notion of advanced quality control in engineering. It also provides students with methods and philosophy of statistical process control. The course contents include introduction to advanced quality control and improvement concepts in production processes, control charts for variable and attributes, cumulative sum control charts, economic design of control charts, fractional factorial experiments for process design, process optimization with designed experiments, advanced acceptance sampling techniques and lot-by-lot acceptance sampling for attributes. 

IENG585 Advances in Forecasting (3,0) 3

Planning and forecasting; Measures of forecast errors; Correlation, covariances, autocorrelations and autocorrelation function and their use pattern recognition; Smoothing methods; Decomposition methods and seasonal indices; Methods for trend and seasonal patterns including differences, double smoothing, Holt & Winter methods; Fourier series forecast analysis; Box-Jenkins ARIMA methods and their applications; ARIMA intervention analysis and transfer functions; Econometric methods; Multiple regression; Cyclic methods; Technological forecasting; Use of neural networks, expert systems and genetic algorithm in forecasting. Mini-case studies and software packages. 

IENG586 Reliability Engineering (3,0) 3

Reliability and maintainability. Basic reliability models. Maintainability. Availability. Reliability testing. Implementation and Case studies.

IENG596/597 Special Topics in Industrial Engineering – I / II (3,0) 3

Recent advances in selected topics in industrial engineering will be covered. The topics and the contents of the course will depend on the course instructor and will be announced in the beginning of each semester.

IENG599 Term Project 0

In this course, the student is expected to work on a well-defined short project, covering a specific area of his/her choice. Alternatively, the work could cover any specific industrial problem and its solution or could even be a literature survey of a research topic. The end result will be a compilation of a final technical report of the study and presentation before the jury.