Ph.D. On Campus

Industrial Engineering

Kansas State University

36 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
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To pursue a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering at Kansas State University, the student must have a B.S. degree in engineering, mathematics, or physical science and be versed in several of the basic areas of industrial engineering. 


Students that complete a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering at Kansas State University are able to:

  • Solve advanced engineering problems using discipline appropriate math, science, computation and analysis skill
  • Synthesize and evaluate information
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in area of specialization
  • Recognize and apply state of the art techniques in the field
  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
  • Plan and conduct scholarly activities that make original contributions to the knowledge base in the field of study.


Research in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering is conducted in five primary areas.


Improve how humans work with machines and each other. Develop safe and productive work environments.

Manufacturing systems

Design and improve manufacturing systems with respect to product quality and system productivity.

Operations research

Expand the methodologies available for solving decision problems in engineering, economics, business and social systems. Incorporates applied mathematics and computer technologies into solution methods.

Quality engineering

Control manufacturing cost through manufacturing process improvement. Diagnose quality problems to improve product quality.

Uncertainty representation and reasoning

Improve engineering decision making, which is based on many uncertainties and approximations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Methods of Operations Research
  • Linear Programming
  • Network Flows and Graph Theory
  • Simulation of Industrial Management Systems
  • Applied Stochastic Processes and Theoretical Simulation
  • Industrial Queuing Processes
  • Advanced Topics in Quality Engineering
  • Applied Linear Statistical Models
  • Design of Experiments
  • Experimental Design for Product Development and Quality Improvement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All international students admitted to the Graduate School must demonstrate the same level of achievement as U.S. students. That is, they must hold a degree from an established institution comparable to a college or university in the United States, have an outstanding undergraduate record, have the demonstrated ability to do graduate work, and provide evidence of language proficiency sufficient for the pursuit of a graduate degree. Admission may be denied to students from technical schools, which may provide excellent training in special areas, but do not offer degrees equivalent to those of colleges and universities. As a rule, students from abroad are not admitted to nondegree status (that is, as special students). Questions about the qualifications of international students should be directed to the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 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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