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Master of Science

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Nov. 23

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Jan. 07

Overview

All companies want to work faster, better and smarter. Efficiency is a priority to make organizations effective and profitable, and one of the greatest areas to address to accomplish this is through logistics. Today’s business demands highly knowledgeable professionals who can navigate transportation, supply chain, production and cutting-edge technology and methods to create best practices for modern commerce.

Logistics engineers understand the flow of management, company finances, transportation options including air, maritime, ground as well as the company culture and mission for both short-term and long-term goals. They also understand the need for security standards to safeguard product, commodities, and consumers.

Logistics Engineering is an emerging engineering field dedicated to an optimal design and operations of a logistics system that involves in forecast, procurement, transport, production, storage, distribution, and warehousing of materials and finished goods. It involves design and integration of material, information, and money flows throughout the supply chain in order to best support the goals of the organization. A logistics engineer needs to have in-depth knowledge of logistics operations, technology, and systems design techniques.

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Learn the business of logistics at FIU Online. With our renowned faculty providing feedback and guidance every step of the way, your FIU Online experience is one we share with you. Call one of our enrollment coordinators at 1-855-348-6654 to find out why you belong here.

 

  • Why Apply?

    As the gateway to Latin America, South Florida is a hub for logistics and home to many companies looking to hire local talent. FIU's online Master of Science in Logistics Engineering is designed to give students the skills they need to meet industry needs.

    Most logistics degrees currently offered nationwide focus on supply chain management. The online master’s degree in logistics engineering at FIU incorporates various aspects that affect the global community, from different products and methods of transporting them to the software, hardware and engineering components involved in doing so.

    Logistics Engineering is an emerging engineering field dedicated to an optimal design and operations of a logistics system that involves in forecast, procurement, transport, production, storage, distribution, and warehousing of materials and finished goods. It involves design and integration of material, information, and money flows throughout the supply chain in order to best support the goals of the organization. A logistics engineer needs to have in-depth knowledge of logistics operations, technology, and systems design techniques. 

    While students benefit from practical knowledge, insider expertise and problem-solving skills, companies will save time and money on training new graduates.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for logisticians was $74,170 in May 2016 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $117,310.

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  • Courses

    The MS program in Logistics Engineering requires 30 credit hours of 10 coursework from three clusters of graduate courses. The first consists of 4 core courses in logistics operations, the second consists of 3 elective courses in systems engineering, and the third consists of 3 elective courses in logistics systems and technology.


    Core Courses

    Students in the Logistics Engineering program are required to take 4 courses (12 credit hours) to build an Logistics Engineering foundation that includes topics in inventory system, logistics management, supply chain integration and logistics network.

    • EIN 5346 Logistics Engineering Concepts and tools for effective design and management of supply chain systems. Includes logistics strategies, inventory management, customer service, supply chain integration and logistics network design.

    • EIN 6133 Enterprise Engineering Enterprise processes and functions, enterprise engineering methodology and techniques, enterprise scalability, systems and vertical integration, systems design and implementation.

    • EIN 6435 Inventory Control Systems Design of non-traditional inventory control systems. Development of several inventory system models. Exploration of methods of collecting appropriate demand and cost data for effective systems analysis.

    • EGN 5110 Forecasting and Demand Management Forecasting overview. Times series methods. Regression methods. Advanced forecasting models. Demand planning. Pricing and revenue optimization with capacity constraints. Case studies.


    Systems Engineering Electives Courses

    Students in this program are required to take 4 courses from the following list:

    • EIN 5226 Total Quality Management for Engineers Fundamentals of TQM and its historical development. Integration of QC and management tools, QFD, benchmarking, experimental design for scientific management.

    • EIN 5332 Quality Engineering This course examines quality control from an engineering standpoint. It covers ways to meet the challenge of designing high quality products and processes at low cost.

    • EIN 5359 Industrial Financial Decisions The use of financial techniques and data in planning, controlling and coordinating industrial activities. This course will familiarize the student with accounting concepts and analytical methods.

    • EIN5367 Design of Production Systems The design of an industrial enterprise including feasibility, plant layout, equipment specifications, auxiliary services, economics and scheduling.

    • ESI 6316 Applications of OR in Manufacturing Overview of OR techniques. Manufacturing system and product selection. Shop loading, resource allocation, production scheduling, job sequencing, and plant layout problems. System performance evaluation.

    • ESI 6440 Integer Programming Formulating and solving decision-making problems with discrete decision variables. Methods to solve large-scale integer/mixed-integer models.

    • ESI 6455 Advanced Engineering Project Management This course covers entire phases of project management including selection, planning, budgeting, scheduling, monitoring, and control. It focuses on the management of engineering projects through case studies and independent research assignment.

    • ESI 6470 Stochastic Optimization Formulating and solving decision-making models with uncertain data. Exact and approximation techniques for large-scale stochastic models.

    • ESI 6524 Advanced Industrial Systems Simulation Advanced simulation techniques with a focus on practical systems modeling using several user-oriented simulation languages. Projects involving design of high performance simulation programs are required.

    • ESI 6546 Network Flow Analysis Deterministic and stochastic network flow analysis; minimal cost flow, shortest route, max-flow, and out-of-kilter algorithms; constrained network analysis; and stochastic queuing networks.


    Logistics Engineering - Technology Electives Courses

    Students in this program are required to take 3 courses from the Technology Electives list:

    • EGN 5620 Enterprise Systems Configuration Enterprise systems overview; major enterprise functions; standard operation procedures; system configuration and parameters; master data; user interfaces and reports; and hands-on experience.

    • EGN 5621 Enterprise Systems Collaboration Collaborative engineering and environment; decision processes; changes management; virtual enterprise operation systems; and hands-on experience with a commercial enterprise operation system.

    • EGN 5622 Enterprise Systems Integration Enterprise architectures; work flow modeling and design; systems integration methodology; vertical and horizontal integration; master data analysis and integration; and hands-on experience.

    • EGN 5623 Enterprise Systems Optimization Supply networks overview; interactive supply network planning; optimal systems and process design; optimization techniques and heuristics; master and transaction data transfer; and hands-on experience.

    • EIN 6336 Advanced Production Planning and Control Analytical and algorithmic planning methodologies, planning and scheduling technologies, sequencing rules, control strategies, and line balancing methods. Prerequisite: EIN 4334

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  • Requirements

    Applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Logistics Engineering online program must meet the following University Graduate School admission criteria: 


    Admissions Requirements

    • The applicant to the MS program in Logistics Engineering must have a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, systems engineering, operations research, or a closely related area such as business administration, MIS, or other engineering disciplines, from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of “B” average in upper-level undergraduate work, or a graduate degree from an accredited institution. In addition, international graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required.


    International Students

    • Proof of English Language Proficiency. If you earned a bachelor degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by earning a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL required minimum score: 550 (paper-based exam) or 80 (internet-based). IELTS required minimum score: 6.5. When requesting official scores, please refer to FIU Institution code 5206. TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years. View list of TOEFL/IELTS-exempt countries.

    • Official Transcripts Translation. If official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested for translation by an official translation agency. Both the official translation, as well as the original transcripts, must be submitted to FIU.

    • Certified Copy of Diploma if you obtained your degree at a foreign institution.


    Admissions Documents

    The following must be submitted:

    • Online master's programs application ($30). Be sure to select Master of Science in Logistics Engineering.

    • Official transcripts from all previously attended universities. A copy of the diploma is needed if the degree is not posted on the transcript. 

    • A statement of purpose describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing this degree at FIU.

    • A resume including education, training, and employment history, practical and research experience (such as projects and publications), skills and other pertinent information.

    • Three letters of recommendation must be sent. Letters are to be from those who have knowledge of the applicant's prior professional experience (e.g. a supervisor) or of the applicant's ability to perform graduate work (e.g., a professor) and should attest to the applicant's intellectual ability, motivation, maturity, and potential. 

    Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Official transcripts/translations must be submitted directly by the respective institution(s) in electronic format or mailed in a sealed institution envelope to: 

    FIU Online
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street, MANGO 540
    Miami, FL 33199

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  • Tuition

    Pursuing your graduate degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support to help you reach your goals.

    The total cost of the online MS in Logistics Engineering is $25,000 for Florida residents and non-Florida residents. Students pay for courses at the beginning of each semester. All fees are subject to change.


    FIU Online Academic Merit Scholarship: $2,500

    FIU Online awards scholarships acknowledging academic achievement to students in select online graduate programs who exhibit strong academic credentials upon admission.  Applicant must meet all of the following criteria to be considered:

    • Meet all requirements for admission into the applicable online graduate program.
    • Submit application for admission into the online program as well as all application supporting documents. 
    • 3.25 GPA in upper-division undergraduate coursework.
    • Submit a scholarship application.  Deadlines vary by term.

     Note: meeting any or all of the above requirements does not guarantee receipt of a scholarship. Scholarship will be applied in equal disbursements over each semester.

    To apply for this academic scholarship, please contact an enrollment advisor by calling (305) 348-3125 or emailing onlineprograms@fiu.edu.  Scholarship amounts are subject to change.


    Academic Works

    FIU offers Academic Works, a website that matches students with relevant scholarship opportunities.  Find the one that’s right for you!  Academic Works is an online scholarship application tool where FIU students can browse and apply for more than 100 scholarships, made possible by the generosity of FIU alumni and friends.  Students can apply after they are matriculated into one of our programs.  For more information visit https://give.fiu.edu/business-governance/scholarships/.


    Other Resources

    There are other third party resources that prospective students can access while researching on how to pay for school.  Below are various links that provide more information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities:


    Federal Financial Aid

    For information on Federal Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please visit our financial aid page.

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  • Top Faculty

    Dr. Chin-Sheng Chen

    Dr. Chin-Sheng Chen

    Dr. Chin-Sheng Chen joined the faculty of FIU in 1989. He received a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research and scholarly work is primarily in the areas of CAD/CAM systems integration, manufacturing automation, enterprise systems modeling, analysis and design, engineering project management, and manufacturing sustainability. Dr. Chen is a charter member of the Engineering Management Honor Society and serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

    Dr. Shih-Ming Lee

    Dr. Shih-Ming Lee

    Dr. Shih-Ming (Ted) Lee joined the faculty of FIU in 1986. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. He served as a chairperson of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at FIU for 18 years and joined the Engineering Management program in 2012 as a professor of practice. His expertise is in the area of engineering economics, engineering financial analysis, inventory management, and quality engineering. 

    Dr. Karen Schmahl

    Dr. Karen Schmahl 

    Dr. Schmahl joined the faculty of FIU in 2013. She received her BS from Texas A&M University and Ph.D. from University of Cincinnati in Industrial Engineering. Before coming to FIU, she worked in the industry for more than 20 years, served on the faculty of Miami University (Ohio), and was a professional consultant for more than 30 years. Her expertise is in the area of total quality management, engineering economics, and industrial safety/OSHA.

    Jesus Sanchelima

    Jesus Sanchelima

    Professor Sanchelima received both his BS in Electrical Engineering and J.D. degrees from University of Florida. He joined the Law School faculty and has been teaching LAW 5072 for the Engineering Management program as an adjunct professor since 2010. His expertise is in the areas of trademark, patent, intellectual property, and general business practice. Professor Sanchelima has been practicing law in Miami for over 30 years.

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