Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with Operations, Services and Analytics Focus

Course Requirements

NOTE: Course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.

The Operations, Services and Analytics Focus Qualifying Exam should be taken after completing the following three core courses and three additional 5XX level graduate classroom courses (9 credits) with an average GPA of 3.33 in all six classes.

Core Group

All courses in this group must be taken.

  • IE 516/SCIS 516: Applied Stochastic Processes
  • IE 570/SCIS 570: Supply Chain Engineering
  • IE 582: Engineering Analytics


A total of three courses must be taken from the following list:

  • IE 505: Linear Programming
  • IE 507: Operations Research: Scheduling Models
  • IE 510: Integer Programming
  • IE 511: Experimental Design in Engineering
  • IE 517: Models and Technologies for Financial Services
  • IE 519: Dynamic Programming
  • IE 521: Nonlinear Programming
  • IE 522: Discrete Event Systems Simulation
  • IE 530: Financial Engineering
  • IE 532: Reliability Engineering
  • IE 550: Manufacturing Systems
  • IE 562: Smart Systems Design in Industrial Engineering
  • IE 567: Distributed Systems and Control
  • IE 568: Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • IE 583: Response Surface Models and Process Optimization
  • IE 584: Time Series Control and Process Adjustment
  • IE 597: System Informatics and Control
  • IE 597: Service Networks: Empirical Analysis, Modeling & Management

Additional Information



Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745