Advising Resources for Industrial & Management Systems Engineering
The Industrial & Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) faculty requires every student to discuss curriculum and career planning with their academic advisor. Meetings with advisors help monitor progress towards degree and ensure that course selection aligns with degree requirements and student career aspirations. Thus, students meet with an advisor each semester to acquire a unique PIN to register for courses the following semester. Students are expected to use the curriculum flowsheet provided by the department to plan their program of study and create a one-semester plan in DegreeWorks for the upcoming semester prior to meeting with their advisor. Name the DegreeWorks plan with the appropriate semester and year (e.g., Fall 2020). Advisors document the outcome of the meeting in a note in DegreeWorks and lock the student’s plan. Use the following links to access a graphical representation of the advising process, an example of a "completed" flowsheet, and a video on creating plans in DegreeWorks.
- IMSE Standard Advising Process Flowchart
- IMSE Example Flowsheet
- Video on creating plans in DegreeWorks
In certain situations, students may not feel the need to meet with an advisor and just require their PIN to register for courses. To qualify, a student requesting Expedited Advising in a semester must NOT be subject to any of the following exclusion criteria:
- New freshmen or transfer student in their first semester
- Graduating senior without an approved graduation plan
- Junior or senior without an approved cognate
- An “at risk” student as identified by their advisor
- Returning from academic suspension
Eligible students seeking Expedited Advising must submit their request to their advisor using the email template. If the advisor approves the request, s/he will place a note in DegreeWorks and release the registration PIN to the student.
The IMSE degree requirements are outlined in the MSU catalog. The IMSE curriculum flowsheet is a graphical representation of the degree requirements showing prerequisite flows over four academic years to complete the degree. Flowsheets are made available for curricular planning purposes. Use the links below to download the curriculum flowsheet for the appropriate catalog year.
- IMSE 2021-2022 Flowsheet
- IMSE 2020-2021 Flowsheet
- IMSE 2019-2020 Flowsheet
- IMSE 2018-2019 Flowsheet
- IMSE 2017-2018 Flowsheet
- IMSE 2016-2017 Flowsheet
- IMSE 2015-2016 Flowsheet
The Accelerated Master of Science degree program is designed to allow qualified IMSE students and Financial Engineering (EFIN) students (EFINs must complete the Engineering Management Minor) to complete the IMSE M.S. degree requirements by extending their period of study one additional year past the traditional four-year period of undergraduate study.
All IMSE majors must complete a 9-credit cognate as part of their program. Click this link for details on the IMSE cognate policy.
Other Useful Documents
- IMSE Core Completion Checklist
- FE Exam Information
- DegreeWorks Information
- CatCourse Scheduler Information
- IMSE Program Requirements 2020-2021
- IMSE Program Requirements 2019-2020
- IMSE Program Requirements 2018-2019
- IMSE Program Requirements 2017-2018
- IMSE Program Requirements 2016-2017
- IMSE Program Requirements 2015-2016
- IMSE Program Requirements 2014-2015