The College of Engineering offers a dual-degree program that culminates with students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering concurrently. This program is available only to qualified students enrolled in the undergraduate program in Software Engineering at the University of Miami. This is a structured and integrated program totaling 151 credit hours. Students may pursue this program from either of the undergraduate concentrations available for Software Engineering Majors.  

Note the following:

  • At least 30 credit hours must be at the graduate (600 or 700) level. 
  • Interested SE Juniors with a cumulative GPA above 3.0 may declare their intent to participate by submitting an official application to the Graduate School for admission into the M.S.I.E. portion of the program.
  • A student wishing to drop out of the five-year program without the M.S.I.E. degree could receive the B.S.S.E. degree after completing all its requirements, including the senior design project.
  • To qualify for the M.S.I.E. degree, students must meet all the pertinent Graduate School requirements, including a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the 30 credit hours applied towards the M.S.I.E. degree.
  • The student is awarded both the B.S.S.E. and the M.S.I.E. degrees after the requirements for both degrees are satisfied.
  • If their schedule allows, students may be able to complete 6 credits of graduate classes during their fourth year.
  • Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours per semester in their fourth year.
  • Students can register for a maximum of 6 graduate credit hours in each semester of their fourth year.

Admission Requirements

The dual B.S. SE/M.S. IE program is available only to qualified undergraduate students enrolled in the software engineering program of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students must have undergraduate student status and a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0 at the time of application.

Qualified students are strongly advised to apply to the dual degree program as early as possible in their junior year to facilitate academic advising and course selection in the second semester of their junior year.  Students opting for an M.S. degree in a discipline different from their B.S. degree may need to take some prerequisite coursework. Before submitting an application, students should discuss the program and possibility of entering with an academic adviser.  

This program is intended for exceptional students to acquire both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree simultaneously, in five years rather than the 4 plus 2 years (approximately) it normally requires.

Curriculum Requirements: B.S. in Software Engineering / M.S. in Industrial Engineering

Engineering Courses
EGN 110Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering3
or EGN 114 Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology
EGN 123Computing and Digital Solutions for the future3
ECE 118Introduction to Programming3
ECE 211Logic Design3
ECE 212Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing3
ECE 218Data Structures3
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
ECE 318Algorithms3
ECE 322Systems Programming3
ECE 368Internet Computing I3
ECE 376Introduction to Cybersecurity3
ECE 412Software Engineering and Architecture3
ECE 413Software Design and Verification3
ECE 421Computer Operating Systems3
ECE 467Database Design and Management3
ECE 470Network Client-Server Programming3
ECE 481Senior Project I1
ECE 482Senior Project II2
Software Engineering Technical Electives and/or Concentrations18
SE Technical Electives
300 Level and above ECE or CSC courses with approval of Academic Advisor. Two electives may also be taken from CIM412, CIM413, CIM422, CIM443, CIM453.
Artificial Intelligence Concentration (9 credits)
Principles of Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Neural Networks
Cybersecurity Concentration (9 credits)
Communication Networks
Internet and Intranet Security
Mobile Computing
Math and Science Courses
ECE 310Introduction to Engineering Probability3
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 210Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 309Discrete Mathematics I3
General Education Requirements
Basic Science (/Lab)12
Basic Science (/Lab) Electives are selected in consultation with the Academic Advisor from courses in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geological Science, Marine Science, or Physics.
Written Communication Skills:
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 107First-Year Writing II: STEM3
Quantitative Skills:
Calculus I for Engineers (fulfilled through the major)
Areas of Knowledge:
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate (9 credits) (fulfilled through the major)
ISE 694Master's Capstone Design Project3
ISE 712Design of Experiments3
ISE 742Linear Programming and Extensions3
ISE 757Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics3
ISE 763Project Management Techniques3
or ISE 764 Supply Chain Management
Additional graduate electives15
Total Credit Hours151

Suggested Plan of Study: B.S. in Software Engineering / M.S. in Industrial Engineering

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
EGN 110 or 114 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering
or Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology
ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
 Credit Hours14
EGN 123 Computing and Digital Solutions for the future 3
ECE 218 Data Structures 3
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 Credit Hours13
Sophomore Year
ECE 211 Logic Design 3
ECE 318 Algorithms 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
Basic Science (/Lab) 4
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
ECE 212 Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing 3
ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
ECE 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability 3
ECE 368 Internet Computing I 3
MTH 309 Discrete Mathematics I 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
ECE 322 Systems Programming 3
ECE 376 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
ECE 412 Software Engineering and Architecture 3
Basic Science (/Lab) 4
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
ECE 413 Software Design and Verification 3
ECE 421 Computer Operating Systems 3
ECE 467 Database Design and Management 3
Basic Science (/Lab) 4
People and Society Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
ECE 481 Senior Project I 1
SE Elective 2 3
SE Elective 2 3
SE Elective 2 3
SE Elective 2 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
Graduate Course 3 3
 Credit Hours19
ECE 482 Senior Project II 2
ECE 470 Network Client-Server Programming 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
SE Elective 2 3
SE Elective 2 3
Graduate Course 3 3
 Credit Hours17
Fifth Year
ISE 712 Design of Experiments 3
ISE 763 Project Management Techniques 3
ISE 742 Linear Programming and Extensions 3
Graduate Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
ISE 757 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics 3
ISE 764 Supply Chain Management 3
ISE 694 Master's Capstone Design Project 3
Graduate Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours151

Humanities and Arts (HA) Cognates and the People and Society (PS) Cognates can be selected from the appropriate University List.


See the department electives page for a detailed list of available options.


Graduate courses should be selected with the assistance of the Graduate Program Coordinator in Industrial and Systems Engineering