Graduate Programs

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, Arizona, a picturesque community surrounded by mountains and home to almost one million residents. The UA systems and industrial engineering department was established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering. Since then, the SIE department has achieved international prestige for its contributions to the interdisciplinary design of large-scale complex systems involving people, technology and information. A modern industrial engineering curriculum was introduced in 1972.

Career opportunities for graduates are outstanding. Over the years, alumni have found employment in the nation's leading corporations, research institutes and universities.

The SIE department offers the following degrees:

Graduate Certificates

Available for systems engineering and engineering management.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Master of Science (MS)

Major options: systems engineering, industrial engineering or engineering management

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Systems and Industrial Engineering

The PhD degree requires a high level of achievement in scholarly and independent research culminating in a written dissertation.

For a complete explanation of the requirements for the department's various degree programs, please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook (PDF). It complements the official UA Graduate Catalog and helps prospective applicants assess their opportunities and prepare for their programs of study.

Prospective and current students may find the University of Arizona's Graduate and Professional Student Council a valuable resource. A student-run, self-governing department within the Dean of Students Office, GPSC provides an advocacy platform and funding opportunities, including travel grants, to UA graduate students.

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