The College of Engineering offers a dual-degree program that culminates with students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering concurrently. This program is available only to qualified students enrolled in the undergraduate program in Electrical 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 options available for Electrical Engineering Majors.  

Note the following:

  • At least 30 credit hours must be at the graduate (600 or 700) level. 
  • Interested ECE 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.E.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.E.E. and the M.S.I.E. degrees after the requirements for both degrees are satisfied.
  • Up to 6 credit hours of technical electives earned during the fourth year can be counted toward the 30 credit hours required for the M.S. degree. If their schedule allows, students may be able to complete an additional 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. ECE/M.S. IE program is available only to qualified undergraduate students enrolled in 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 Electrical Engineering / M.S. in Industrial Engineering

Engineering Courses
EGN 110Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering3
or EGN 114 Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology
or EGN 123 Computing and Digital Solutions for the future
ECE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
ECE 118Introduction to Programming3
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
ECE 202Electronics I3
ECE 203Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 206Circuits, Signals, and Systems3
ECE 211Logic Design3
ECE 212Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing3
ECE 218Data Structures3
ECE 302Electronics II3
ECE 303Electronics Laboratory1
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
ECE 316Structured Digital Design1
ECE 336Discrete-Time Signals and Systems3
ECE 481Senior Project I1
ECE 482Senior Project II2
ECE Core Electives6
ECE Design Elective3
Engineering and Technical Electives
ECE 301Electromagnetic Field Theory3
ECE Electives9
Technical Electives3
Math and Science Courses
ECE 310Introduction to Engineering Probability3
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 210Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
CHM 151Chemistry for Engineers3
CHM 153Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers1
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
General Education Requirements
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
Five additional graduate courses15
Total Credit Hours150

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

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
EGN 110, 114,
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering
or Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology
or Computing and Digital Solutions for the future
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
ECE 218 Data Structures 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
ECE 202 Electronics I 3
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
ECE 206 Circuits, Signals, and Systems 3
ECE 211 Logic Design 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
ECE 301 Electromagnetic Field Theory 3
ECE 302 Electronics II 3
ECE 303 Electronics Laboratory 1
ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
ECE 336 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems 3
ECE 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
ECE 212 Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing 3
ECE 316 Structured Digital Design 1
ECE Core Elective 2 3
ECE Core Elective 2 3
ECE Elective 2 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
ECE 481 Senior Project I 1
ECE Elective 2 3
ECE Elective 2 3
ECE Design Elective 2 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
Technical elective taken as graduate course 2 3
Graduate Course 3 3
 Credit Hours19
ECE 482 Senior Project II 2
Technical Elective 2 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
Technical elective taken as graduate course 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
 Credit Hours9
ISE 757 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics 3
ISE 764 Supply Chain Management 3
ISE 694 Master's Capstone Design Project 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours150

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