Master of Science in Industrial Management




College of Engineering

Texas A&M University-Kingsville


All students admitted to this program are expected to have a baccalaureate degree in a technical-related discipline.  If students hold degrees from unrelated disciplines, then they may be required to take at least four undergraduate technical courses, such as:


            ITEN 3315/3345         CAD, CAD/CAM, Adv. Graphics or equivalent drafting course

            ITEN 3323/3333         Industrial Controls or Industrial Scheduling

            ITEN 3310/3313         Fluid Power or Energy Systems or energy related course

            ITEN 3331/4353         Construction Technology or Construction Management or related course


In addition, all students should have at least one accounting course and one other advanced business course.  Twelve of the eighteen prerequisite hours required in the major must be advanced course work. 


Industrial Management Core Courses (21 hours)

IMEN 5301      Industrial Management

IMEN 5330      Six Sigma Quality and Continuous Improvement

IMEN 5335      Industrial Safety and Risk Management

IMEN 5300      Industrial Operations Research Methods

IMEN 5344      Lean Production

IMEN 5322      Industrial Scheduling

IMEN 5340      Automation and Cellular Manufacturing

Industrial Management Elective Courses (Select from 3-12 hrs)

IEEN 5329        Advanced Engineering Economics Analysis

IEEN 5335        Principles of Optimization

EVEN 5344       Environmental Management and Policy

IMEN 5320       Topics:  Supply Chain Mgmt, Project Mgmt, Facility Layout, and Maintenance Mgmt

IMEN 5315       Constraints Management and Mistake Proofing

IMEN 5333       Hazardous Materials and Fire Prevention

Research Component (Select 3-9 hour)

IMEN 5305      Graduate Research Project

IMEN 5306      Thesis (repeated if necessary for thesis option)


THESIS OPTION = 30 hours (10 courses, 2 research courses and thesis)

NON-THESIS OPTION = 36 hours (11 courses, 1 research course, and a project)

NON-THESIS, CLASSES ONLY OPTION = 36 hours (12 courses and comp exam)

For more information,

contact Dr. Farzin Heidari in Room 105 or at or 361-593-4056



IMEN  5301 Industrial Management                                         

Concepts and techniques used by supervisors in industrial settings. Effective supervisory strategies to combat global competition will also be covered.


IMEN  5300 Industrial Operations Research Methods

Approaches, areas, and skills needed to plan, organize, and report research findings on industrial related topics.


IMEN 5330 Six Sigma Quality and Continuous Improvement   An examination of the various methods and approaches used to achieve, sustain and improve the quality of a product or service in quality assurance activities and/or data analysis.


IMEN 5335 Industrial Safety & Risk Management

An examination of risk assessment and risk management principles, strategies, and concept as they relate to industrial settings. 


IMEN 5344 Lean Production                                

A study of the philosophy of lean production.  Emphasis will be on designing strategies for implementation.


IMEN 5322 Industrial Scheduling                  

Analysis of both industrial methods and managerial issues related to operations management.  Topics will be tied to increasing efficiency,         reducing time required to complete jobs and utilization of resources.


IMEN 5340 Automation and Cellular Manufacturing 

Survey of current trends and approaches to automation and cellular manufacturing.  Emphasis will be both on managerial issues and integration of automated cells.  Topics include automation, cellular manufacturing, group technology, and just-in-time philosophies



Elective Courses:


IMEN 5315 Constraint Management and Mistake Proofing       

An examination of constraint management principles, strategies, and concepts as they relate to industrial settings.  Also includes an exploration of the tools and techniques that can be used to: (a) measure production performance, (b) overcome core production problems, and (c) integrate solutions into business planning.


IMEN 5333 Hazardous Materials and Fire Prevention

Practices and techniques for effective handling and control of hazardous materials and fires. Standards, code compliance issues, & the role of the industrial risk manager will also be examined.


IMEN 5320 Topic:  Project Management

Fundamentals of project management with a wide assortment of business applications; includes decision-making, business-oriented approach and explores both technical and managerial challenges in the management of projects.


IMEN 5320 Topic:  Facility Layout

Fundamentals of facility design with an emphasis on the principles, methods and techniques for analyzing existing and proposed plant facilities, the responsibilities of the facility planner, facility layout design, and the uses of automation and different manufacturing processes in relation to facility planning and material handling concepts.


IMEN 5320 Topic: Supply Chain Management

Fundamental of supply chain management in industrial settings


IEEN 5329 Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis

Continuation of Engineering Economic Analysis including funds flow, utility, price changes, investment, growth, capital budgeting, replacement, and managerial economics.


IEEN 5335 Principles of Optimization

Nonlinear Optimization: convexity, Kuhn-Tucker conditions, theory of duality.  Linear and combinatorial optimization.  Dynamic optimization.

Bruce Marsh, Department Chair, email:

Farzin Heidati, Graduate Coordinator, email:

This page was last updated on: January 21, 2016