The bachelors’ degree in Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua requires 170 credits totally, which include: spring & fall courses 142 credits, summer practicum 13 credits, and thesis project 15 credits. The 170 credits constitution is: General
The Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering is offered to all students who finish the Industrial Engineering program in usually 2 years. Besides the required Master’s thesis, the Industrial Engineering program requires 30 credits, con
The Philosophy of Doctor Degree in Industrial Engineering is offered to all students who finish the Industrial Engineering program in at least 3 to 5 years.
PEOThe current PEO is:Employ industrial engineering theories, and analytical and management skills for incre
The Department of Industrial Engineering is devoted to solving efficiency, quality, cost and safety problems in industrial and service systems.
The challenges in contemporary society are mostly complicated system problems, such as management of global production networks, establishment of efficient public healthcare systems, construction of traffic and transport systems and their operation networks, and maintaining secured and effective energy supply systems. These challenges involve not only c
We apply state-of-the-art decision science and statistics knowledge to the development of the Chinese economy. To be specific, we use data-driven decision...
The Engineering system group in the Department of Industrial Engineering of Tsinghua University endeavors to improve understanding about the nature of operations in engineering systems, such as, production systems, service systems (logistics, healthcare,
Human Factor and Ergonomics studies the correlations and interactions between human, tool, machine and environment in system, and promote the total productivity of human-machine system as well as people's health, security and the quality of life.
The research centers at the department are platforms for the collaboration and communication between the department and industries. They serve through research, technology transfer, management consulting, and continuous education & training. Below are research centers run by the department:
The IE department has four laboratories: Human Factors Engineering Lab (HFEL), Logistics Engineering Lab (LEL), Production Engineering Lab (PEL), and Computing and Simulation Lab (CSL).
The department is well structured by a team of 30 highly qualified faculty members, including 7 full professors, 17 associate professors, and 6 assistant professors. The founding chaired professor and department head is Dr. Gavriel Salvendy, who is a prof
Dr. Gavriel SalvendyPurdue Universtiy(清华大学名誉教授)www.ie.tsinghua.edu.cn/salvendyDr. Shu-Cherng FangNorth Carolina State Un
Prof. Ignacio E. Grossmann,
Carnegie Mellon University,
Global Optimization of Nonconvex Nonlinear Generalized Disjunctive Programs,
10:00am-11:00am, July 6th, 2017, Thursday,
Room 510, Shunde Building
The department has one associate chair as the department-level student advisory board director. The board has an undergraduate branch and a graduate branch. Each branch is formed by class advisors, class assistants, student union, Youth League, and Science/Technology Association.
The IE department has eight undergraduate classes (each grade has two classes of about 70 students). Also we have two faculty members as the advisors for the freshmen, two for the sophomores, one for the juniors, and o
The students are required to participate in extracurricular activities in order to prepare themselves with not only knowledge in IE, but also Teamwork and interpersonal skills, Leadership, and Social responsibilities.
The university-level student advisor
The Bachelor program requires 173 credits, consisting of 136 credits in spring/fall semesters, 4 credits in senior projects, 18 credits in summer practice and military training, and 15 credits of a final thesis. The courses are classified into five categories: Humanities and Social Sciences, core engineering courses, core Industrial Engineering courses, summer practice and internship, and a thesis component.
International programs have been initiated since 2001 including Tsinghua-Aachen joint master program and Tsinghua-Gatech exchange program. And a two-year, professional-orientated master’s program in Management Science and Engineering (Global Manufacturing) was founded in 2009 for students with a global vision in management science and engineering, with special focus on the manufacturing industry in China.
The doctoral degree program usually lasts 3 to 5 years. Students with Master’s degree usually spend 3 to 4 years. The program has 22 credits consisting of 13 credits of core courses, and 5 credits of research requirements. Students without an IE related Master’s degree shall take prerequisite courses suggested by the advisor.
Admissions to the International Program of Master of Engineering Management (iMEM) 1. Qualification of Applicants&n
According to the evaluation conducted in 2010, the department was comparable to the top 10 industrial engineering programs in the U.S.
Dr. Gavriel Salvendy, Professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering, was named chaired professor and founding department head. More than 80% faculty members have study and research experience in top universities in the U.S. and Europe.
The department has adopted a new paradigm of engineering education with an emphasis on creativity and practical training through innovative teaching, and reconfigured the curriculum in accordance with the standards of top industrial engineering programs.
The department hosts workshops annually, built up the long-term international collaboration with well-known universities and companies.
The department includes three institutes: Operations Research and Statistics, Engineering System, Human Factors and Ergonomics, and has established a series of laboratories.
For Global Manufacturing Student, the minimum duration of the program is two years. Below is the brief picture of your two years program.
(1) Credit Requirement
The students are required to acquire at least 26 credits (with 4 credits of public compulsory courses, 6 credits of compulsory activities and minimal 16 credits of basic major courses). Listed below is the list of the courses:
Public Compulsory Courses (4 credits, examination)
OR Chinese Language II
Chinese Culture and Society
Compulsory Activities (minimum 6 credits)
Literature Review and Research Proposal
China Studies: Industry, Society and Culture
Major Courses (minimum 16 credits)
Basic Major Courses (minimum 3 or 4 courses)
OR Advanced Statistics*
OR Advanced Operations Research*
Manufacturing in China
Applied Major Courses (minimum 2 credits)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Theory of Modern Inventory Management*
Data Analysis for Human Factors Research*
Practical Major Courses (minimum 3 credits)
Systematic Product Design and Development
Engineering and Technology Management
Scope and Depth Expanding Courses (minimum 0 credits)
Theory of Traffic Engineering and Management*
Distribution System Modeling*
Advanced Quality Management*
Enterprise Information and Integration*
Human Computer Interface Design*
Contemporary Safety Engineering*
Production Scheduling Theory and Algorithms*
Human Factors Measurement*
Game Theory and Behavioral Decision Making*
Academic and Professional Quality Courses (minimum 0 credits)
Industrial Engineering Ethics*
The course with (*) are taught in Chinese. Note: each graduate student required to attend at least 10 academic seminars during their two years study in Tsinghua. In each seminar you should take the attendance code that will be distributed in a piece of paper, and you should enter the code on the IE intranet web. The instruction will be given in the attachment section.
(2) Course Credits Substitutions
If the students have sufficient background on the relevant major courses, they may apply for exemption of the courses if they could pass the teacher’s evaluation, or select the major courses taught in Chinese instead of the major courses in this curriculum after obtaining the approval of the IE Department. The alternative courses also need to satisfy the credit requirements. If your bachelor degree is not on this major, you may need some supplementary course under the guidance of your supervisor or project director. The credits of the supplementary courses are not included in the credit requirements for the degree.
(3) Thesis Arrangement – First year student
Purpose: the purpose of the degree thesis is to enhance the students’ comprehensive ability in using knowledge and innovation ability in scientific research. Topic selection: the topic of the thesis includes but is not limited to academic research and practical applications. Through obtaining the approval of the IE Department, the 4-6 month or even longer internship in an enterprise that has certain research or application value can also be the topic of the thesis. Procedure: the thesis proposal should be completed before the end of the second semester. Workload: the thesis research duration should not be less than 800 hours, starting from the approved proposal defense to the final submission of Master Thesis.
Briefly, the procedure on thesis arrangement is as follow:
After the proposal thesis been accepted, the student should work on their thesis with their supervisor. Student needs to submit the Master’s Thesis Research Progress Report to the department (the detailed information will be given via email), it will be evaluated and if the student passes the evaluation, they can continue their thesis until the thesis defense.
(4) Thesis Arrangement – Second year student
By the end of the third semester, the Department will organize a committee to check the progress of your thesis, which will be classified into three levels (good, fair and failed) according to the students’ comprehensive abilities, thesis schedule, work attitude, and the time spent on the thesis. Only those who are classified into fair or higher level could continue their thesis research. Those who fail have to apply for extension of studies. Their supervisors will help them to find out the cause and then decide whether the students should repeat the proposal defense and the progress check again after one semester. In the 17th week and the 18th week of the third semester as a second year student, the students should fill the Master’s Degree Thesis Research Progress Report form and give the printed version that has been signed and completed one to Ms. Yan Li in Room North 511#, Shunde Building.
To guarantee the quality of the theses, our Department will organize a committee to review all the theses before your final defense. And the requirement for the theses is that, all the information about you and your supervisor should be deleted, which can achieve scientific and authentic appraisal of all the theses. Those who fail will be ineligible to attend the final defense.
Dissertation defense shall be completed before the 16th week of the fourth semester. Before that, students are supposed to work with their supervisor to complete their thesis.
For RWTH Aachen Double Master’s Degree Program, the minimum duration of the program is one year. Below is the brief picture of your one year program.
The students are required to acquire at least 18 credits in Tsinghua (including 6 credits for required courses, and 12 credits for general and elective courses). Listed below is the list of the courses available and can be taken in Tsinghua:
Required Courses (6 credits)
Literature review and opening report for the small thesis
General Courses (6 credits)
Manufacturing Technology I
Production Management I
Note: all students must take these two courses. If RWTH students already took the similar courses throughout their undergraduate studies at RWTH, these students are required to take further courses from the elective course catalogues (to a total 6 credits)
Elective Courses (at least 15 credits)
Elective Courses for Industrial Engineering
(RWTH title: Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics)
Introduction to Decision Making
Manufacturing Technology II
Systematic Product Design and Development
Enterprise Information and Integration
China study: industry, society & culture
(2) Thesis Arrangement – First semester
In the 7th week of the first semester, the research topics of the faculty of the Department will be collected and then be given to students.
In the 10th week of the first semester, the students choose one of the faculty members of the Department of Industrial Engineering as his/her supervisor, fill the Record of Approval of Master’s Thesis Research form and submit the printed version that already signed and completed to Room North 511#, Shunde Building.
Before the 18th week, the students prepare their proposal defense. It is not necessary to have oral presentation for mini-thesis, but reviews on your proposal are still necessary. Pleases submit your written proposal report of more than 5000 words, your presentation in PDF or PPT, and the Thesis Proposal and Schedule of Thesis Writing of Master’s Candidates of Tsinghua University form for the record of proposal defense (e-version) to the department and your supervisor as well, and the filled form should be submit to Room North 511#, Shunde Building. The Department will arrange your report and presentation to be reviewed by your supervisor and two other reviewers. The final grade for your proposal defense is based on the feedbacks of the reviewers as well as your supervisor. The review process may take two weeks, and you will receive feedback afterwards.
(3) Thesis Arrangement – Second semester
In the middle of the second semester, the department is about to organize a committee to check the progress of your mini-thesis, and an oral presentation might be required.
Thesis defense will be completed within two weeks after the final examination (after the 18th week). Before that, students are supposed to work with their thesis supervisor to complete their work.
(4) How to apply for Master’s degree of Tsinghua University
Two-inch photo (You will be organized to take photos in Tsinghua)
The mini Thesis in Tsinghua (both electronic version and printed version)
A detailed English abstract of the diploma thesis of 10-15 pages in Aachen
The Diploma certificate in Aachen or the proof that the Diploma will be awarded from Aachen before the graduation ceremony of Tsinghua University
The academic transcript (both English version and German version) in Aachen
Copy of the page with personal information in the passport (personal and ordinary passport)
Before you leave Tsinghua to return to Aachen, please submit the document number a,b and f. Please submit the document number c,d and e after you have completed your studies in Aachen.
Please remember that you are required to apply for the Master’s Degree before May 1st