3 years
Aug Jan
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 92,046
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The PhD program in industrial engineering engages students in fundamental and applied research in industrial engineering as preparation for careers in academia, government and industry. The overall educational objective of graduate study in industrial engineering is to improve each student's ability to identify, define and solve problems and perform original research to address the underlying causes of these problems. Industrial engineers develop qualitative and quantitative abilities to guide the design and operation of sustainable organizations and systems.

Faculty members in the industrial engineering program are internationally recognized for their innovative research projects, funded both by government and industry. The industrial engineering program at ASU is consistently ranked among the top 20 graduate programs in the United States.

This doctoral program provides a rigorous education and provides students with research and educational experiences that allow them to pursue careers in advanced research and teaching. A large fraction of these students are involved in applied research projects that are carried out in the context of government or privately-funded research.

The program provides students access to many opportunities to participate in highly impactful research projects and interact with the leaders of the subfield that they choose to study and specialize in. Hence, many of them graduate with significant accomplishments resulting from the work they performed during the course of their doctoral study. Graduates of the program typically find employment in academia as well as industrial companies that develop and make use of advanced techniques for the operation of their businesses.

Entry Requirements

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.5. No institutional code is needed.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 60.