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MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering

MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Batch Starts 30th Apr'2024

Abroad Intake Sep'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR47 Lakhs


    Significant savings of upto INR 47 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA1

  • Upto36 Months


    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation1

  • USD81 K


    Average salary in USA after completion of the course1

Program Structure and Fees

MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering is a 20 months course where in the first 8 months you will be studying online with IIIT Bangalore. Tuition fees for Online course is INR 4,00,000. For the next 12 months, you will be transferring to USA and studying on-campus at Rochester Institute of Technology. Tuition fees for Rochester Institute of Technology is approximately USD 30,000. You will also have to incur approximately USD 20,000 per annum as living costs in USA.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Transform your journey with RIT’s MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering program, delving into advanced manufacturing, operations research, data analytics, human-computer interaction, product development, ergonomics, healthcare, logistics, and sustainable design—empowering you to revolutionize systems across various industries.
  1. Country

    India

    Course Name

    • Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science

    Eligibility

    • B.Engg/B.Tech in CS/ECE/IT background with a minimum of 65% and above from a recognised university. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 4,00,000

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    8 months

  2. Country

    USA

    Course Name

    • MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Eligibility

    • An aggregate score of 3.0 GPA or above with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course in the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT Bangalore).
    • English Proficiency Requirements are TOEFL >= 88 or IELTS score >= 6.5 or equivalent across all bands or PTE >= 56 or Duolingo >= 125.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 30,000

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 20,000 per annum

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as Rochester Institute of Technology, USA.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
  • RIT secured #63rd position in the 2024 Best Engineering Graduate Schools Ranking according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology holds accreditations from ABET and AACSB.
  • RIT's MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering boasts a 100% outcome rate.
  • RIT is ranked #98 in National Universities as per the US News & World Report Rankings 2024.
  • RIT's co-op program is ranked #5 in the US as per the US News and World Report Rankings 2024.
  • Eligible to apply for up to 36-months STEM OPT after graduation.
  • In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad.
  • Dedicated Student Success Team.
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts.
  • End to end support for applications and visa.
About IIIT Bangalore
Known for its practice oriented learning and entrepreneurial support, IIIT Bangalore is an independent institution and a deemed university. Till date, IIIT Bangalore has incubated more than 20 startups and published more than 1000 publications. IIITB’s outstanding faculty, curriculum and pedagogy ensures that their graduate programs are ranked amon the best in the country. Their students have been well received by industry, and have been placed with some of the leading companies in the IT industry. ...Read more
About Rochester Institute of Technology
Founded in 1829, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a distinguished private university in Henrietta, a charming town in the bustling Rochester, New York area. RIT prides itself on providing exceptional academic opportunities by seamlessly integrating technology, arts, and design. Beyond its main campus, RIT extends its reach globally wih campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, fostering a diverse and innovative learning environment for students worldwide.Below are a few compelling reasons why students should study at RIT:RIT excels with13 Ph.D. programs,69 master's,79 bachelor's, and71 accelerated dual-degree programs, offering a rich spectrum of academic opportunities for aspiring scholars.With a student body surpassing20,000 andover 145,000 graduates from50states and100+ nations, RIT plays a pivotal role in advancing industries and fostering positive change in communities across the globe.RIT provides600+ global learning opportunities, encompassing study abroad programs, faculty-led excursions, research opportunities, student exchanges, and prestigious fellowships. This diverse range allows students to broaden their horizons and gain valuable international experiences.Fueling academic excellence, RIT thrives with a dedicated team of1,099 full-time faculty members whose expertise spans diverse disciplines, enriching the vibrant learning experience for students. ...Read more
About USA
The USA is one of the most sought-after countries for international students, given the scope of academic and professional opportunities. Let us discuss some more reasons that make it worth studying in the USA:1.World-Class EducationThe U.S. has nearly 4,000 accredited higher-education institutions. It has the highest number of universities in the op 100 and 200 globally (per QS World Rankings 2024), making it a hub for excellent education.2. Internationally-recognized DegreesThe U.S. degrees are recognized worldwide. A U.S. college or university degree allows students to enhance their careers through advanced learning and better career opportunities.3. Student-Friendly CitiesThe U.S. has four cities (Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) ranked among the top 30 QS Best Student Cities 2024, solidifying the country's reputation not just for academics but also for facilitating an education-intensive environment that is open and welcoming.4. Higher ROIStudying at a reputed U.S. university helps students earn high salaries post-completion of their program, thus providing higher ROI.5.Earn While LearningThe U.S. F-1 study visa allows students to work on-campus for 20 hours per week during a semester and full-time on holidays. ...Read more

Career Opportunities


Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • Quality Engineer

    USD 80,000 Annually 1

  • Systems Engineer

    USD 107,000 Annually 1

  • V.P of Manufacturing

    USD 190,000 Annually 1

  • Operations Leadership Development Associate

    USD 56,000 Annually 1

  • Safety Engineer

    USD 97,000 Annually 1

  • Continuous Improvement Engineer

    USD 112,000 Annually 1

  • Industrial Engineer

    USD 81,000 Annually 1

Syllabus

IIIT BangaloreAdvanced Certificate Program in Data Science

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Rochester Institute of TechnologyMS in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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  • 300+

    Hours of Learning

  • 7+

    Case Study & Projects

  • 25+

    Live Sessions

  • 3

    Tools & Softwares

Loan Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Curriculum

What is the scope of the MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering program?

The MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering is an engaging yet rigorous course split into 2 parts - 8 months online course (with IIIT-Bangalore) and 12-months on-campus program (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA) designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into the field of Systems Modeling and Optimization, Engineering of Systems, and Design of Experiments. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification - an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore and an MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

What should I expect from MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering?

A Master's in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MS-ISE) program is designed to provide students with a thorough and interdisciplinary education, equipping them with the essential knowledge and skills needed to optimize intricate systems and processes across various industries. The curriculum encompasses a diverse array of subjects, spanning operations research, supply chain management, data analytics, and quality engineering. Through a blend of theoretical foundations and practical applications, students develop problem-solving abilities that are directly applicable to real-world challenges. The program often incorporates hands-on projects, case studies, and potential internships to foster practical experience. Advanced topics like lean manufacturing, optimization techniques, and human factor engineering are covered, offering a deep dive into cutting-edge methodologies. Additionally, students can expect networking opportunities with industry professionals, gaining exposure to the latest technologies. Overall, the MS-ISE experience lays a robust foundation for pursuing careers in fields such as manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, and technology.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the online coursework?

The online program is designed for professionals with limited data analytics experience to help them build their understanding from the basics to an advanced level. The program covers tools such as Python, MySQL and Excel, as well as important Data Science concepts such as statistics and exploratory data analytics, regression, clustering, tree models, model selection, principal component analysis, machine learning & artificial intelligence, Aligned Mathematical Theory, applications, signal processing and many more.

What type of learning experience should I expect from the online coursework?

The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will offer students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?3

Post successful completion of the online program, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science certificate will be awarded from IIIT Bangalore and on completion of the on-campus degree program, a Master's degree in MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering shall be conferred upon by the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in it?

No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.

About Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Why should you pursue MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA?

Pursuing an MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering Program at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, offers several compelling reasons:
  • The program offers a versatile curriculum that seamlessly integrates research and co-op opportunities, equipping students with the skills to become innovative problem-solvers capable of designing, analyzing, and enhancing complex systems to make them more profitable, practical, controllable, and flexible.
  • Industrial engineering, a multidisciplinary field intersecting math, computer science, and business, teaches system design for impactful products and services shaping our daily lives.
  • RIT's MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering boasts a 100% outcome rate, assuring graduates a successful start in their professional careers.
  • Graduates from this program typically secure an average first-year salary of $81K, showcasing the degree's strong impact on career prospects.
  • Students acquire the skills to expertly design systems that underpin the products and services shaping our daily experiences.
  • Students will gain hands-on experience exploring diverse domain areas through faculty-guided research on contemporary issues.

Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

All students in the USA with a valid F-1 Visa are not eligible to work off-campus. Rather, such students are eligible to work on-campus as graduate assistants or research assistants or other on-campus ad-hoc jobs and receive compensation, beginning in their first semester. The list of available positions will be provided in advance of the Fall semester (please note the number of these positions are limited and not guaranteed).

Will I be supported for TOEFL/IELTS/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the USA.

When will I go to Rochester Institute of Technology, USA?

Rochester Institute of Technology offers 2 intakes for students coming through the accelerator route. The first intake will be the January (Spring) intake and the second intake will be September (Fall). Though the application process for Rochester Institute of Technology will start during the IIIT Bangalore online program, you will be able to go to Rochester Institute of Technology in the nearest intake which is at least 2 months away from completion of your IIIT Bangalore program.

When will I get an Offer Letter from Rochester Institute of Technology?

upGrad will apply for you to Rochester Institute of Technology once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Rochester Institute of Technology you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Rochester Institute of Technology. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

Selection Criteria

How do I know if the program is right for me?

This program is right for:
  • Individuals with a strong academic background, particularly from Science/Engineering/Technology.
  • Ideal for individuals seeking career opportunities as Systems Engineer, Continuous Improvement Engineer, Safety Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Quality Engineer.
  • If you’re a tech enthusiast with a strong interest in emerging technologies and a desire to work on projects at the forefront of innovation, this program offers the exposure you're looking for.

Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: 
For IIIT Bangalore:
  • B.Engg/B.Tech in CS/ECE/IT background with a minimum of 65% and above from a recognised university. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.
 For Rochester Institute of Technology:
  • An aggregate score of 3.0 GPA or above with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course in the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (“IIIT Bangalore”).
  • English Proficiency Requirements are TOEFL >= 88 or IELTS score >= 6.5 or equivalent across all bands or PTE >= 56 or Duolingo >= 125.

Is work experience required for this course?

A relevant professional work experience is recommended but not required.

What is the selection process for this program?

There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed as:
STEP 1 - Application and Document Submission - Apply on upGrad.com and submit your documents.
STEP 2 - Shortlisting basis overall performance - Our admissions committee will review your profile. Upon qualifying, an offer letter will be sent to you.
STEP 3 - Enrollment for Access to Prep Content - Make a quick block payment of INR 25,000 to reserve your seat and receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey. Complete balance payment with assistance from our loan partners where required.

What is the list of documents required for the application ?

 
  • Scanned Copy of the Undergraduate Degree, Transcript and Semester wise Marksheets
  • Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (Academic/Professional)
  • Scanned Copy of passport
  • Resume
  • Affidavit of Financial Support (For the purpose of I20) (Funds required are $30,000 + $20,000)
  • Proof of English Proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/Duolingo)

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Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

How much are living expenses for a year in the USA?

Living expenses in the USA for international students are approximately USD 20,000 per annum. The same needs to be reflected in your bank account.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the program?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

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No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)
2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy: 
  • Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount for the enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
  • Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case.
  • Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised post-program/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
  • Student shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.
  • In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider.
  • If students do not provide documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch but they will not be eligible for any refunds.
  • You shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limiting to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.
 Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement) 
  • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.  However, if a student is deferring from his assigned cohort batch mentioned in the offer letter, the student will not be eligible for any refund post the deferral.
  • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
  • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
  • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
  • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).
  Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement) 
  • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
  • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
  • The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts.
  • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
  • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
  • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
  • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
  • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.
 Deferral policy applicable only for International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (“IIIT Bangalore”) 
 • The first deferral request to any program offered by IIIT Bangalore (pre-program commencement or post-program commencement) shall be free for one time.
  • The Executive Post Graduate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 3 years from the initial batch start date.
  • The Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.
  • The Professional Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.
Disclaimer
  1. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. The student assumes full responsibility for all expenses associated with visas, travel, and related costs. upGrad does not provide any assurance or make representations regarding visa approval or the procurement of the visa.
  3. upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.
  4. Please note that the financial support provided by a third-party credit facilitator for the program is in the form of a Personal Loan, not an Educational Loan. This distinction means that the loan does not come with tax benefits or other amenities. We strongly advise all learners to carefully consider this information before proceeding with enrollment.