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Industry is seeking industrial engineers with graduate degrees to be their technical leaders. UToledo graduates receive more challenges, more responsibility and more money.
The graduate engineering programs at The University of Toledo are some of the best in the U.S. Our master’s and Ph.D. programs in industrial engineering cover topics at the leading edge of technology and science.
UToledo’s graduate industrial engineering students choose a research focus in one of three areas:
Research in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is typically supported by industry or government institutions.
Learn more about the Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department.
Hands-on experience. Students in the industrial engineering graduate program have the opportunity to complete a curriculum training program in the industry — a paid internship —during the summer.
Broad curriculum. UToledo offers a wide range of industrial engineering classes, including courses on sustainability, experiment design and operations research.
Collaboration with auto manufacturers. UToledo is fortunate to be located near major auto suppliers and the headquarters of Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company. Our faculty members collaborate with industries on research. These companies also hire many of our graduates.
Resources of a major public research university. UToledo industrial engineering students and faculty have access to cutting-edge facilities and the latest research tools, including:
Financial aid. UToledo graduate students in the industrial engineering program are eligible for teaching and research assistantships, as well as tuition scholarships.
Graduates of UToledo’s industrial engineering master’s and doctoral programs find jobs in industry and academia within a few months after graduation. Their average starting annual salaries are $80,000.
UToledo industrial engineering graduates are hired as:
Our graduates contribute immediately to their companies. They have considerable experience in:
Dr. Behin Elahi, Ph.D. in industrial engineering ’16, was inspired by the way grey wolves find, encircle and hunt their prey to create a novel optimization planning model. He applied his research on the wolves’ hunting patterns to model a chain network of suppliers, assemblers, distributors and retailers to operate more efficiently. Elahi is an assistant professor in the Department of Manufacturing & Construction Engineering Technology at Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Ind. Read more about Dr. Elahi’s work.
Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Sample Courses
UToledo's Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering faculty are accomplished, active researchers and include:
Graduate students choose a concentration from three major areas:
Faculty members mentor Ph.D. students on projects exploring such topics as sustainability, operations research and optimization.
Dr. Matthew Franchetti directs the Business Waste Reduction Assistance Program, a unique partnership between the Lucas County Solid Waste Management District, UToledo’s College of Engineering and local business and industry. Our graduate students perform waste analyses and work on teams that provide solid waste, energy and greenhouse gas assessments to Lucas County commercial and industrial businesses.