Note: The following regulations is applicable for the students enrolled in the academic year 2023/2024. For other academic years, please refer to the one in the right sidebar.

Regulations for Course Selection

  • The minimum total credits required for graduation for the master's program is 32 credits, including 2 credits of a required course (IE586 "Seminar"), 24 credits of elective courses, and 6 credits of the master's thesis.

  • Among the elective courses, students are required to choose one of the two categories, either " Optimization and Global Logistics Management" or "Intelligent Manufacturing and Big Data Analysis," as their primary focus and take at least 4 courses (12 credits) from that category. The other category will be taken as a secondary focus, and students must take at least 2 courses (6 credits) from it, making a total of 6 courses (18 credits). The remaining 6 credits can be freely chosen from any other courses.

  • Students must obtain the consent of their advisor and the department chair before taking elective courses from other departments, with a maximum of 9 credits.

  • Students who wish to take courses across different academic programs must fill out the "Cross-System Courses Application Form" provided by Yuan Ze University. A maximum of 6 credits of such courses may be counted toward graduation.

  • Foreign students (excluding overseas Chinese and students from Mainland China) are exempt from taking the course "IE586 Seminar." However, they still need to fulfill the minimum required credits for graduation.

  • For undergraduate graduates from non-industrial engineering-related departments, they must choose either Option A or Option B for remedial courses (graduate courses may be counted toward graduation credits):

    Option A: one undergraduate course “IE335 Production Planning and Control I” and one from the following graduate courses: “IE531 Advanced Quality Control,” “IE533 Probabilistic Analysis,” or “IE538 Experimental Design.”

    Option B: one undergraduate course “IE350 Quality Control (including experiments)” and one from the following graduate courses: “IE534 Production Scheduling,” “IE543 Production Planning,” or “IE593 Advanced Production Control.”

  • All graduate students shall complete Academic Research Ethics Education Course before the end of their first academic semester, according to the Yuan Ze University Academic Research Ethics Education Course Implementation Guideline. Students not passing the Academic Research Ethics Education Course cannot apply for their academic degree exam.

Thesis Proposal Examination

Master students are required to select an advisor and submit an advisor agreement form to the department office within one month after the start of their first semester. The thesis proposal review committee, composed of two full-time assistant professors or above (including the advisor), will review and examine the thesis proposal and its relevance to the Industrial Engineering and Management professional field. The thesis proposal examination and master degree examination must be held at least two months apart.

Master Degree Examination

The master degree examination must be completed within the deadline specified by the university by submitting an online application for the examination. The master's degree examination committee consists of three to five members. Before the degree examination, the student should complete the originality check for the thesis, and the standard for the comparison report is not to exceed 20%. On the day of the degree examination, the student should submit the "Originality Check Report of the Thesis" to the advisor and the degree examination committee for reference, and undergo the thesis defense and professional field compatibility check. After completing the degree examination, the student should conduct an originality check on the final version of the thesis again. After the advisor confirms it, the "Originality Check Form for Thesis Final Draft," "Originality Check Report of the Thesis," and the thesis should be submitted to the department office for record. Any other matters related to the degree examination shall be handled in accordance with the university's "Academic Regulations" and "Graduate Degree Examination Regulations for Master's and Doctoral Programs."

Tentative Course offering

Note: ★ indicates the course might be offered in English

Category: Optimization and Global Logistics Management

Course ID Course Name & Title Credits
IE503 Simulation★ 3
IE507 Mathematical Programming (I)★ 3
IE518 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting★ 3
IE533 Probabilistic Analysis★ 3
IE538 Experimental Design and Applications★ 3
IE579 Transportation Management★ 3
IE581 Service System Design★ 3
IE607 Heuristic Optimization★ 3
IE613 Topics in Supply Chain Management★ 3
IE622 Managing for Business Excellence★ 3
IE630 Advanced Project Management★ 3

Category: Intelligent Manufacturing and Big Data Analysis

Course ID Course Name & Title Credits
IE517 Inventory Systems and Control★ 3
IE531 Advanced Quality Control★ 3
IE534 Production Scheduling★ 3
IE562 3D Visual Simulation and Virtual Reality★ 3
IE574 Data Visualization★ 3
IE590 Machine Vision★ 3
IE599 Data Mining★ 3
IE614 Data Pattern Recognition and Classification★ 3
IE619 Design and Construction of Virtual Reality Systems★ 3
IE624 Usability Engineering★ 3
IE626 Introduction and Practice of Internet of Things (IoT)★ 3
IE627 Blockchain Principles and Practices★ 3

Category: Common Courses

Course ID Course Name & Title Credits
IE608 Technical Writing★ 3

1. Courses listed above might not offer every academic year. They are generally offered in the span of 2 years, and subject to change without further notice. (exact courses offering for each semester can be found on YZU website).
2. ★ indicates the course might be offered in English. You should double check it before enrolling the course.
3. You may discuss with the course professor for possible lecturing in English which must be based on his/her final decision.
4. You are responsible to plan ahead base on courses’ availability at different semesters and their corresponding prerequisites.