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KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Manhattan, Kansas
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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BACKGROUND:
Title: Industrial Engineering with Specialized HF Courses (MSIE, PhD)
Est: 1964
Semester
Granted last 3 years: MSIE 6, PhD 1
Part-time: yes
HFES student chapter: no
Program: Option in the IMSE program. Students with undergraduate degrees in some field of engineering take a variety of other IE courses, as the emphasis is on training industrial engineers with a specialty in ergonomics rather than just knowledge of ergonomics.
Contact: Margaret J. Rys, Kansas State University, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, 215 Durland Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-5101; 913/532-3733; malrys@ksu.edu, http://www.imse.ksu.edu/
Catalog: ($6) KSU Union Bookstore, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506

APPLICATION:
Deadlines: 3/1 (fall), 6/1 (spring)
Fee: $25 for international applicants

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
GPA: 3.5
GRE: 725 q
Other: TOEFL for foreign students. Degree in engineering.
Research: low
Work experience: medium
Letters: high
Interview: low

ADMISSIONS:
Students applying last year: n/a
Accepted: n/a
Openings/year: 5

TUITION AND FEES:
Resident: $113.40/credit hour plus $14/credit hour engineering fee and $251 campus privilege fee
Nonresident: $357.75/credit hour (plus fees)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
% receiving: 90
Amount: $1200
Available: TA, RA
Apply: with application

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
MSIE: 30 units for thesis, 32 for report, no languages or practical experience required, research recommended, 2 years
Nonthesis option: yes
PhD: 90 units, preliminary exams, oral defense of dissertation, dissertation research required, practical experience recommended, no languages required, 3 years beyond MS

CURRICULUM:
Required courses (units): Industrial Ergonomics (3), Occupational Safety (3), Work Environments (3), Engineering Administration (3), Statistical Methods (4)
Required courses outside department: 1
Recommended courses outside department: 3
Class size: 10

RESEARCH/TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES:
Research facilities: Specialized facilities in illumination and office workstations; specialized facilities in heat stress (Institute for Environmental Research).
Teaching: PhD students will teach at least one course as part of their training (and assistantship). MS students generally get no teaching experience.
Current research: Investigate and test in the field the human factors and safety aspects of center-of-lane and center line rumble strips on two-lane rural highways without shoulders; study alternative ways of marking narrow bridges and culverts on low-volume rural roadways; study the safety and effectiveness of roundabouts; study the influence of sitting, standing, and sit/standing on comfort and fatigue; study the effects of automatic tilting chair on the lower back.

STUDENT STATISTICS:
Active: 4 men, 1 woman
First-year students: 3

FACULTY:
Margaret J. Rys, PhD 1989, Kansas State U; human factors in transportation, industrial ergonomics