Industrial Engineering (MS)

Program Description

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering Master’s Degree Program in Industrial Engineering (IE) is a top ranked program focused on preparing students to assume organizational leadership roles after they graduate.

We provide a strong academic foundation and combine it with an emphasis on application. Our courses are taught by professors with significant industry experience. They teach project-based, highly practical courses focused on helping you to apply the principles you learn in class to the situations you will face in helping organizations to grow and improve.

The top reasons for choosing our program include:

  • top ranked program that continues to climb in the ranks
  • strong foundational core taught by highly experienced professors
  • high degree of program flexibility, with the ability to choose electives from across our department and the university
  • strong networking and career support with student clubs professionally affiliated with INFORMs and IISE, LinkedIn Group, IE Alumni Advisory board, Resume/Cover letter and professional certification workshops.
  • great location, in the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and close to Manhattan we are close to many companies across diverse industries which creates outstanding opportunities for internships and job placement


Admission to graduate programs in the Tandon School of Engineering requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

The NYU Tandon Graduate Admissions website has additional information on school-wide admission.

Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See the program's How to Apply for department-specific admission requirements and instructions.


Industrial Engineering Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and an engineering degree is not required to join our program. 

Admission to the Master of Science program requires a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline from an accredited institution. Applicants should have a superior undergraduate academic record. 

Students who do not meet these requirements are considered individually for admission and may be admitted subject to their completion of courses to remove deficiencies. 

Students are encouraged to seek waivers (and have approved substitutes designated) for all required courses in which they can demonstrate competence, thereby using their time effectively.