Degree Requirements

Graduate students must comply with current regulations established by the Office of Graduate Studies. These rules are published in the Informative Bulletin of the Graduate Studies Office or on the website:  www.uprm.edu/oeg/es/inicio-2-2/

In addition to the requirements established by the Graduate School, the student must pass in the selected program a minimum number of credits that are broken down as follows:

Plan I: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, with Thesis

  • A minimum of 30 graduate credits of which a maximum of 9 credits may be at level 5000.
  • Six (6) credits in thesis – ININ6999
  • Nine (9) credits in core courses – ININ6005, ININ6019, ININ6026
  • Six (6) credits in courses required within the specialty area
  • A minimum of 3 credits in elective courses of the specialty
  • A minimum of 6 credits related to, but outside the area of ​​specialty
  • INTD6995 course can not be used for masters degree

Plan II: Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, with Project

  • A minimum of 30 graduate credits of which a maximum of 9 credits may be at level 5000.
  • Three (3) credits in engineering project – ININ6998
  • Nine (9) credits in core courses – ININ6005, ININ6019, ININ6026
  • Six (6) credits in courses required within the specialty area
  • A minimum of 6 credits in elective courses of the specialty
  • A minimum of 6 credits related to, but outside the area of ​​specialty
  • INTD6995 course can not be used for masters degree

Plan III: Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering

  • A minimum of 36 credits graduated of which up to a maximum of 9 credits can be at level 5000.
  • Nine (9) credits in core courses – ININ6005, ININ6019, ININ6026
  • Six (6) credits in courses required within the specialty area
  • A minimum of 15 credits in elective courses of the specialty
  • A minimum of 6 credits related to, but outside the area of ​​specialty
  • INTD6995 course can not be used for masters degree

Students may have up to four undergraduate courses identified as ‘deficiencies’. Deficiencies correspond to four fundamental knowledge areas, needed for a successful completion of a master’s degree. The fundamental knowledge areas are:

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Linear Optimization and Operations Research
  • Production and Inventory Control, and
  • Engineering Economic Analysis.

Students will learn if they have been required to address the deficiencies on their admission letter. In most cases, the following relationship between deficiencies and course requirements is found on the admission letters:

  • Probability and Statistics, ININ 4010 or ININ 5559
  • Linear Optimization and Operations Research, ININ 4150
  • Production and Inventory Control, ININ 4155
  • Engineering Economic Analysis, ININ 4015.

Students pursuing a graduate degree are expected to approve coursework or to remove the deficiencies on their first year of graduate studies.

Students with ININ 4027 approved should substitute ININ 6005 for ININ 6020 or ININ 6046 as core course.

Students with ININ 4018 approved should substitute ININ 6026 for ININ 6008 as core course.