Rutgers School of Engineering’s doctoral degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering is a program for those looking to advance academic knowledge in areas that include systems engineering production and manufacturing engineering, quality and reliability engineering, energy, and transportation systems.
The department offers well-equipped laboratories that include Manufacturing Automation Research (precision machining, metal additive manufacturing); Laser-Assisted Micro-Manufacturing (micro-milling, laser micromachining, and pulsed laser processing); Quality and Reliability; Automation and Control; Advanced Simulation (smart city, cyber-physical manufacturing); Data Analytics, and Stochastic Systems.
There are 13 full-time faculty members and approximately 60 students in the master’s program and 40 in the doctoral program. Twenty percent are U.S. students; 80 percent are studying full-time.
The core competencies of the program are stochastic systems and optimization, reliability and quality, automation sciences, computation sciences, and advanced manufacturing. The breath of applications encompasses manufacturing systems and engineering, intelligent transportation systems, energy systems, supply chain and logistics, aviation safety, and cyber-physical security.
Graduate students collaborate with faculty in other graduate programs, including statistics, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, mathematics, operations research, civil and environmental engineering, and management science.
Doctoral Degree Requirements
■ 48 credits, plus 24 credits of dissertation research
■ Written qualifying exams
■ Dissertation proposal and defense