KU Graduate
Departments & Majors

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

Program Overview

The Department of Industrial Management Engineering at Korea University offers the Master of Science (M.S.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. These degrees provide students an opportunity to acquire knowledge at a depth beyond the baccalaureate level and to specialize in a particular area of interest. The main objective of our programs is to produce students who can analyze and design complex systems of people, processes, and technology to accomplish organizational goals.

The programs of the department are in two areas of concentration:

Industrial Systems Engineering

Management Engineering

Comprehensive Exams

The purpose of comprehensive exams is to evaluate specialized knowledge in the student’s area of concentration.

1. To earn an M.S. degree, students must pass three courses from core courses.

2. To earn a Ph.D. degree, students much pass 3 courses from core courses and 2 courses from major in their field. Exams on 3 core courses may be waived for Ph.D. students who earned their M.S. degree from the Department of Industrial Management Engineering at Korea University.

3. The minimum passing score for each course is 70 out of 100.

4. The comprehensive exam may be waived for students who satisfy the following criteria:

4.1. M.S. students who have published conference papers as the first or corresponding author.

4.2. Ph.D. students who have published as the first or corresponding author papers listed in the Science Citation Index or the Science Citation Index Expanded.

4.3. Fast track Ph.D. students must meet the same requirements as other Ph.D. students.

Degree Requirements

1. By completion of the M.S. program, master’s students much have at least 1 conference paper (domestic or/and international) published or accepted for publication.

2. By completion of their Ph.D. program, doctoral students much have at least 2 research papers published or accepted for publication in journals listed in the Science Citation Index or in the Science Citation Index Expanded.

3. Fast track Ph.D. students must meet the same requirements as other Ph.D. students.

- Courses in Industrial Management Engineering -

Core Courses

Major Field Course ID Subject Credit Etc
Industrial
System
Engineering
IME 501 Applied Statistics Methods 3 Completion
: at least 3
courses
IME 502 Analysis and Modeling of Systems 3
IME 503 Optimization Theory and Applications 3
IME 505 Computer Algorithm 3
IME 506 Manufacturing Information System 3
IME 507 Product Development Engineering 3
IME 508 Applied Stochastic Processes 3
IME 510 Human-Interface 3
Management
Engineering
IME 507 Product Development Engineering 3 Completion
: at least 3
courses
IME 510 Human-Interface 3
IME 521 Technology Management Systems 3
IME 523 Technology Strategy 3
IME 524 Technology Forecasting 3
IME 525 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering 3
IME 526 Techno-Economics Analysis 3
IME 527 Knowledge Management Systems 3
IME 528 Marketing Engineering 3

Industrial System Engineering Core Courses

IME 501Applied Statistics Methods[3]
This course emphasizes hands on experience and interpretation of statistical computer packages regarding design of experiments, analysis of variance, multiple regression, nonparametric procedures, and multivariate analyses.
IME 502Analysis and Modeling of Systems[3]
Industrial engineers require the ability to analyze and model complex systems. This course covers system modeling techniques based on data and process. These techniques include IDEF modeling, ER diagram modeling, Petri net modeling, and unified modeling language.
IME 503Optimization Theory and Applications[3]
This course covers the fundamental theory and algorithms of linear optimization. Topics covered are (review of