Graduate (ME)

096570

D. Program of Study

The program of study comprises 40 academic credits, according to the following division:

  1. Core courses totaling 17 credits, according to the list below. Core courses should be completed at the earliest stage possible[1];
  2. Mandatory individual project, 5 credits;
  3. Elective courses, totaling 18 credits: any advanced-level course offered in the faculty.[2] With permission from the program coordinator, any Technion advanced-level course may be taken up to a total of 7 credits.[3]

1. Core Courses (17 credits):

Course Number Course Name Credits
096120 Quality Engineering 3.5

096310

or

098413

 Applied Stochastic Processes

Stochastic Processes

2.5

3.5

096411

or

096475

 Data Mining Methods in Business Intelligence

Design and Analysis of Experiments

3.5

2.5

096617  Cognition and Decision Making  2.5
097139  Advanced Supply Chain Management 3.5

097324

or

096327

or

098311

 Optimization Methods

Nonlinear Models in Operations Research

Optimization 1 

2.5

 

3.5

3.5

Total: 17–20

2. Mandatory Individual Project (5 credits):

Course Number Course Name Credits
098120  Advanced Seminar in Industrial Engineering 5.0

The project is conducted individually. Before registering for course 098120, students must submit a short proposal for the approval of the program coordinator, to include subject, name of supervisor, and abstract, using the appropriate form. At the end of the project, students will submit their work in writing to their supervisor, who will award the final grade.

E. Additional Regulations

Students on the program may request at any time during their studies to transfer to a research (thesis) track in one of the faculty’s research fields, subject to approval from the faculty’s Advanced Degree Committee and the dean of the Technion Graduate School. Requests will be submitted to the head of the relevant research field, who will assess the student’s suitability for the program requested, and will decide whether or not to agree. In such cases, relevant advanced courses completed as part of the M.E. program will be counted toward the course requirements of the M.S. program.

F. Specialization Tracks

Students interested in studying in one of the four specialization tracks (quality and reliability assurance; electronic markets: economics and computation; systems operation; and behavioral economics) should declare this on their registration forms. Students may transfer from one track to another during the course of their studies, subject to approval, in accordance with the criteria described below.

All students in any given track are required to complete the Mandatory Individual Project (098120) in their chosen field of specialization (with the approval of the program coordinator), and must also meet the specific requirements for their track, as detailed below. For the sake of clarity, the requirements for each special track are given in full, even though some of them overlap with the requirements of the basic track. All specialization tracks require 40 academic credits. The required 40 credits are to be completed in accordance with the general conditions of the program described in section D above, beyond any particular requirements of the specialization itself.

Quality and Reliability Assurance

The quality and reliability assurance track is for students interested in acquiring the knowledge, capabilities, and tools necessary for designing, implementing, and managing systems that assure the levels of quality required from organizations today, and that also provide significant and consistent added value to their organizations. Program graduates will be trained in leading the improvement of processes using an overall systemic perspective, and will know how to address complex engineering, technological, statistical, and organizational-behavioral challenges in organizations operating in competitive markets.

Supplementary Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
094139 Manage. Logist. System 3.5
094313 Deterministic Models in Oper.Research 3.5
094314 Stochastic Models in Oper.Research 3.5
094345 Discrete Mathematics (for I.E)  4.0
094423 Introduction to Statistics  3.5
095605 Introduction to Psychology 2.5
095113 Quality, Productivity and Maintenance 3.5

Core Courses and Mandatory Individual Project:

Course Number Course Name Credits
096120 Quality Engineering 3.5

096310

or

098413

Applied Stochastic Processe

Stochastic Processes

2.5

3.5

096411 Data Mining Methods in Business Intelligence 3.5
096475 Design and Analysis of Experiments 2.5
096617 Cognition and Decision Making 2.5
097139 Advanced Supply Chain Management 3.5

097324

or

096327

or

098311

Optimization Methods

Nonlinear Models in Operations Research

Optimization 1

2.5

3.5

3.5

098120  Advanced Seminar in Industrial Engineering 5.0

In addition, students must take two of the following three courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
096121  Reliability Engineering 3.5
097122  Reliability Management 3.5
096124  Des. for Manufacturability and Assembly 3.5

Electronic Markets: Economics and Computation

This specialization track introduces students to developments at the cutting edge of research into the economic and computational aspects of electronic markets. This is a relatively new field of research that has developed with the rise of the Internet as a tool for trading and for various economic interactions: auction sites, targeted marketing using social networks, advertising tailored to user profiles, and so on. The courses in this track represent the various aspects of research into electronic markets: game theory and decision making, information systems, and behavioral economics.

Admissions Requirement:

The minimum grade required in supplementary courses is 80, and not 78 as listed above.

Supplementary Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
094313 Deterministic Models in Oper.Research 3.5
094314 Stochastic Models in Oper.Research 3.5
094345 Discrete Mathematics (for I.E) 4.0
094423 Introduction to Statistics 3.5
095605 Introduction to Psychology 2.5
094219 Software Engineering 3.5
094411 Probability (Ie)  4.0
094224 Distributed Information Systems 4.0

Core Courses and Mandatory Individual Project:

Course Number Course Name Credits

096310

or

098413

Applied Stochastic Processes

Stochastic Processes 

2.5

3.5

096411 Data Mining Methods in Business Intelligenc 3.5
096617 Cognition and Decision Making 2.5
097139 Advanced Supply Chain Management  3.5

096327

or

098311

Nonlinear Models in Operations Research

Optimization 1 

3.5

3.5

096211 Electronic Commerce Models 3.5
098120 Advanced Seminar in Industrial Engineering 5.0

Elective Courses—to be chosen from the list below:

Course Number Course Name Credits
096121 Reliability Engineering 3.5
096226 Computation, Game Theory and Economics 2.5
096227 Multi-Agent Systems 3.5
096250 Distributed Information Systems 3.5
096260 Advanced Topic in Information Systems 3.5
096262 Advanced Topic in Information Systems 3.5
096505 Economics of Uncertainty  3.5
096572 Advanced Topics in Game Theory 2.5
096573 Auction Theory  2.5
096575 Non-Cooperative Games 3.5
096581 Selected Topics in Economics 2.5
096690 Behavioral Economics 2.5

 

Systems Operation

The specialization track in systems operation is designed for students interested in acquiring the knowledge, capabilities, and tools necessary for designing, implementing, and managing production and service systems that ensure the competitive capabilities required from organizations today in terms of cost, timing, flexibility, and quality. Program graduates will be trained in leading the planning, construction, and management of production and service systems, and in addressing complex marketing, technological, and engineering challenges using up-to-date tools in the fields of supply chain management, project management, and production and service system operation.

Supplementary Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
094139 Manage. Logist. System 3.5
094313 Deterministic Models in Oper.Research 3.5
094314 Stochastic Models in Oper.Research 3.5
094345 Discrete Mathematics (for I.E) 4.0
094423 Introduction to Statistics 3.5
095605 Introduction to Psychology 2.5
095140 Project Planning and Management 3.5
094142 Operation of Production Service Systems 3.5

Core Courses and Mandatory Individual Project:

Course Number Course Name Credits
096120 Quality Engineering 3.5

096310

or

098413

 Applied Stochastic Processes

Stochastic Processes

2.5

3.5

096411

or

096475

Data Mining Methods in Business Intelligence

Design and Analysis of Experiments

3.5

2.5

096617 Cognition and Decision Making 2.5
097139 Advanced Supply Chain Management 3.5

097324

or

096327

or

098311

Optimization Methods

Nonlinear Models in Operations Research 

Optimization 1

2.5

3.5

3.5

098120 Advanced Seminar in Industrial Engineering 5.0

In addition, students must take three of the following four courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
096324 Service Engineering 3.5
096326 Algorithms in Scheduling 3.5
097136 Ability Testing in Interactive Systems 3.5
097140 Advanced Project Management Techniques 3.5

Behavioral Economics

Behavioral economics combines the fields of psychology and economics in examining the decision-making mechanisms of people, particularly people as economic entities. For example, what is the effect on decision making of various incentivization structures (such as profit, loss, risk, rare events), various behavioral perspectives (for example, sellers versus buyers versus voters), as well as learning and knowledge, both in general and at the level of specific populations. Students choosing this track will take a number of courses in behavioral economics and game theory that open a window onto this field of research, and will also carry out their individual project in this field.

Supplementary Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
094139 Manage. Logist. System 3.5
094313 Deterministic Models in Oper.Research 3.5
094314 Stochastic Models in Oper.Research 3.5
094345 Discrete Mathematics (for I.E) 4.0
094423 Discrete Mathematics (for I.E)  3.5
095605 Introduction to Psychology 2.5
094594 Principles of Economics for Engineers 3.5

Core Courses and Mandatory Individual Project:

Course Number Course Name Credits

096310

or

098413

 Applied Stochastic Processes

Stochastic Processes

2.5

3.5

096411

 Data Mining Methods in Business Intelligence

3.5

098603

or

096475

Data Collection and Research in the Behavioral Sciences

Design and Analysis of Experiments

2.5

2.5

096617  Cognition and Decision Making  2.5
097139  Advanced Supply Chain Management 3.5

097324

or

096327

or

098311

Optimization Methods

Nonlinear Models in Operations Research

Optimization 1

2.5

3.5

3.5

098120  Advanced Seminar in Industrial Engineering 5.0

In addition, students must take two of the following three courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
096570 Game Theory and Economic Behavior 3.5
096575 Non-Cooperative Games 3.5
096690

Behavioral Economics

2.5

[1] Students who have completed certain core courses in another academic setting will take additional faculty elective courses to reach a total of 40 credits.

[2] Excepting business administration courses.

[3] Excepting business administration courses.