Advance the state of the art and embark on a self-directed career. The Ph.D. in IE program prepares students for careers in consulting, industrial research, and academia. It provides an opportunity to explore challenging research problems and make a research contribution to the field of industrial engineering. Students learn how to write proposals, plan and conduct research, write research papers, and make technical presentations. The Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering degree requires 48 credit hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree and a 24-credit dissertation.