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Master of Engineering Degree Requirements in ORIE

The requirements for a Master of Engineering degree in Operations Research and Information Engineering are:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved technical coursework, all taken for a letter grade, with the exception of the required colloquia, while enrolled in the M.Eng. program.
  • A minimum of 19 letter-graded credit hours in approved technical engineering coursework.
  • A minimum of 12 letter-graded credit hours in approved School of ORIE coursework.
  • An engineering design project for 5 to 8 credits, depending on the student’s concentration, resulting in a final presentation and written report.
  • An approved program of courses as outlined in the M.Eng Student Handbook, satisfying the student’s concentration requirements. Each student is responsible for submitting a study plan of courses approved by their advisor, and carry a course load that enables him or her to complete the Meng Program without unnecessary delay.
  • Minimum semester M.Eng GPA of 2.50, and a minimum GPA of 2.50 across all ORIE courses.
  • No grade below a C- in every graded course taken.
  • Students must take the following courses unless they have already taken equivalent courses as an undergraduate:

    Case Studies (ORIE 5110)
    Optimization I (ORIE 5300)
    Topics in Linear Optimization (ORIE 5311), or Optimization II (ORIE 5310), or Optimization Modeling in Finance (ORIE 5370)
    Engineering Probability and Statistics II (ORIE 5500)
    Simulation Modeling and Analysis (ORIE 5580)
    (replaced with Monte Carlo Simulation (ORIE 5581) and Monte Carlo Methods in FE (ORIE 5582) for Financial Engineering students)
    Introduction to Stochastic Processes I (ORIE 5510).

    NOTE: Additional course requirements may apply depending on the student’s concentration. Please refer to the M.Eng Student Handbook.

For more detailed information on degree requirements for each concentration or minor, including substitutions and exceptions, see the Master of Engineering Student Handbook (PDF).