Education
Master Program
  • 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.

全球制造项目培养方案

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)

  • Chinese LanguageⅠ

60610162

2 credits

OR     Chinese Language II

60610172

2 credits

  • Chinese Culture and Society

60610082

2 credits

Compulsory Activities (minimum 6 credits)

  • Research Seminar

69990031

1 credit

  • Literature Review and Research    Proposal

69990021

1 credit

  • Social Practice

70160591

1 credit

  • China Studies: Industry, Society and    Culture

80160433

3 credits

Major Courses    (minimum 16 credits)

Basic Major Courses (minimum 3 or 4 courses)

  • Quantitative Analysis

OR Advanced Statistics*

  • Decision Making

OR Advanced Operations Research*

80160393
     80160232
     70160513
     70160014

3 credits
     2credits
     3 credits
     4 credits

  • Production Management

70160033

3 credits

  • Ergonomics

70160613

3 credits

  • Manufacturing in China

80160423

3 credits

Applied Major Courses (minimum 2 credits)

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

80160223

3 credits

  • Quality Engineering

70160023

3 credits

  • Theory of Modern Inventory    Management*

80160192

2 credits

  • Data Analysis for Human Factors    Research*

80160372

2 credits

Practical    Major Courses (minimum 3 credits)

  • Systematic Product Design and Development

80160283

3 credits

  • Engineering and Technology Management

80160363

3 credits

Scope and Depth Expanding Courses (minimum 0 credits)

  • Theory of Traffic Engineering and    Management*

80160182

2 credits

  • Distribution System Modeling*

80160152

2 credits

  • Advanced Quality Management*

80160172

2 credits

  • Enterprise Information and    Integration*

80160033

3 credits

  • Human Computer Interface Design*

80160132

2 credits

  • Contemporary Safety Engineering*

80160052

2 credits

  • Work Organization*

80160022

2 credits

  • Production Scheduling Theory and    Algorithms*

80160062

2 credits

  • Human Factors Measurement*

80160382

2 credits

  • Game Theory and Behavioral Decision    Making*

90160122

2 credits

  • Stochastic Optimization*

90160112

2 credits

Academic and Professional Quality Courses (minimum 0    credits)

  • Industrial Engineering Ethics*

60160021

1 credits

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.

清华-亚琛双学位硕士项目培养方案

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.

(1) Credit  Requirement

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)

  • Elementary Chinese

60610162      

2 credits

  • Chinese Culture and Society

60610082

2 credits

  • Academic activities

69990031

1 credit

  • Literature review and opening report    for the small thesis

69990021

1 credit

General Courses (6 credits)

  • Manufacturing Technology I

70120223

3 credits

  • Production Management I

70160033

3 credits

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

  • Ergonomics
           (RWTH title: Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics)

70160613

3

  • Introduction to Decision Making

70160513

3

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

80160223

3

  • Manufacturing Technology II

80120723

3

  • Engineering and Technology Management

80160363

3

  • Engineering and Technology Management

80160363

3

  • Systematic Product Design and    Development

80160283

3

  • Enterprise Information and    Integration

80160033

3

  • Manufacturing in China

80160423

3

  • China study: industry, society &    culture

80160433

3

  • Quantitative analysis

80160393

3

 

(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

Documents  needed:

  •  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


Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University
Phone: 010-62772989
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E-mail:zhcl@tsinghua.edu.cn
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