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Women in engineering

Elizabeth Loboa, the first female dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri, is a trailblazer. Her path wasn’t always clear, but she stayed with it — and she encourages students to do the same. Especially in this time of high growth and change in the engineering industry, Loboa touts Mizzou’s online engineering programs as a means for students to further their careers.

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Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Engineering | Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Estimated program cost: $18,844.50*

* This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an online industrial engineering master’s degree can help you

As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, emerging technological breakthroughs are creating new jobs and the need for more qualified engineers. Pairing technical engineering knowledge with business and leadership training, this online master’s program prepares engineers of any discipline to take on managerial roles in the thriving industrial engineering field.

Maintain your technical edge and advance your career with expertise from the faculty at the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering — 100 percent online.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Burning Glass Technologies. 2019. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations. A sample of selected occupations: Business / Management Analyst, Corporate Development Analyst / Manager, Data / Data Mining Analyst, Industrial Engineer, Engineering Manager, Logistician / Supply Chain Specialist, Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Control Systems Manager.

Potential careers

  • Industrial engineer/manager
  • Supply chain engineer/manager
  • Manufacturing and production engineer/manager
  • Factory engineer/manager
  • Process engineer/manager
  • Industry analyst

Program structure and topics

The online master’s in industrial engineering is non-thesis and 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in two years.

Course work covers

  • Smart manufacturing and supply systems
  • Industrial energy efficiency
  • Big data
  • Supply chain engineering
  • Advanced integrated production systems
  • Productions and operations analysis

Meet our faculty

Bin Wu, PhD

Professor and Program Director

Wu is an internationally-recognized expert in the design and management of manufacturing and supply systems. He has written a number of books on the subject that have been adopted as standard undergraduate and postgraduate texts worldwide. Professor Wu is the founding director of Mizzou Industrial Assessment Center, one of the 24 industrial assessment centers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy across the nation, as centers of research, education and services for industrial energy efficiency. Many energy-savvy students have been educated and trained through this effort and are now industrial leaders in the field.

Ronald McGarvey, PhD

Assistant Professor

McGarvey’s primary research interest is in applied optimization and its applications to public policy and resource management. This research aims to advance the methods for modeling public sector problems and improve policymakers’ decision-making. Professor McGarvey has more than 10 years of experience working as a researcher in Project AIR FORCE, a federally funded research and development center operated by the RAND Corporation that is tasked with performing policy analysis on behalf of Air Force leadership.

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