Master of Science in Operations Research Engineering

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

The Master of Science in Operations Research Engineering is conferred upon candidates who hold bachelor’s degrees in engineering, mathematics, science or related fields who successfully complete an integrated program (with departmental approval in advance) of not less than 30 units. The M.S. in Operations Research Engineering trains students in solving business problems with computers and mathematics.

This program must include not less than 21 units of industrial and systems engineering courses related to operations research and 9 units of approved electives. Students will be required to make up deficiencies in mathematics and statistics. Additional courses or examinations may be required at the discretion of the department before full admission to the program. The Master of Science in Operations Research Engineering trains students in solving business problems with computers and mathematics.

Career Options

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of:

Program Courses of Interest*

ISE 532 | Network Flows
ISE 536 | Linear Programming and Extensions
ISE 538 | Elements of Stochastic Processes
ISE 580 | Performance Modeling and Simulation
ISE 582 | Web Technology for Industrial Engineering (or ISE 583)
ISE 583 | Enterprise Wide Information Systems (or ISE 582)

Select two of the following:

ISE 514 | Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling
ISE 520 | Optimization: Theory and Algorithms
ISE 525 | Design of Experiments
ISE 562 | Value and Decision Theory
ISE 563 | Financial Engineering
ISE 576 | Industrial Ecology: Technology-Environment Interaction
SAE 541 | Systems Engineering Theory and Practice

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