Ph.D. On Campus

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
7227 USD/year
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The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers a graduate program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.



  • Course work and research are available in such topics as manufacturing information systems and manufacturing control, supply chain, logistics, optimization quality control, haptics and virtual reality, industrial automation, safety and reliability engineering, diagnostics, prognostics, controls and statistical modeling. 
  • The University of Illinois at Chicago offers a program leading to s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at a doctoral level. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Nonlinear Optimization
  • Integer and Combinatorial Optimization
  • Statistical Quality Control and Assurance
  • Data Mining for Machine Health Diagnosis and Prognosis
  • Expert Systems in Manufacturing
  • Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


108 SCH

 108 from the baccalaureate.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field Industrial engineering or a related curriculum. The degree must be from an American Board of Engineering Technology (ABET) accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Tests Required International applicants are required to take the GRE. Applicants seeking a teaching or research assistantship are strongly encouraged to take the GRE General.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required.
  • Personal Statement Required.

Admission to the PhD program is not automatic for students completing their MS degree in the department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7227 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7227 USD per year during 24 months.

7,227 - 17,714 USD

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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