A student who chooses the non-thesis option of the program leading to the degree of Master of Science with a major in industrial and systems engineering must complete three hours of project work under ISYE 699B, Graduate Project, with a grade of satisfactory.
The purpose of the graduate project is to train the graduate student, under a faculty adviser, to conduct independent study aimed to solve a real engineering or management system problem with the application of industrial and systems engineering principles, concepts and techniques.
The responsibility for identifying the problem, formulating it, collecting data, choosing the appropriate model and technique, solving the problem, reporting it and presenting it is that of the student. The role of the adviser is to suggest ideas, guide, motivate and support the student. Emphasis in conducting a graduate project is placed on the application of industrial and systems engineering concepts and techniques to the solution of contemporary real world problems.