Healthcare Systems Engineering, M.S.

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Earn your graduate degree in Healthcare Systems Engineering in just two years with UCF’s Master’s of Science in Industrial Engineering online Program.

Our health care systems are changing – globally, nationally, regionally and locally – and much of that change is happening without the support of systems engineers who understand the issues associated with massive systemic change involving a diversity of people and organizations. Many health care professionals have significant expertise in their respective health care occupations, but often lack expertise in continuously improving the design of systems, processes or products. A  May 2014 study recommended that “the United States build a health care workforce that is equipped with essential systems engineering competencies that will enable system redesign.”

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Ready to take the next step? Applicants can apply to the Online Master’s of Science Healthcare Systems Engineering program by visiting the UCF Online Graduate Application.

Program Overview

This web-based online master’s program in Healthcare Systems Engineering is designed to attract students with a variety of educational backgrounds and keen interest in working in the health care field. It provides existing health care practitioners, and individuals with an engineering background who are interested in joining the rapidly expanding field of health care systems, with models and tools such as quantitative analysis, systems modeling and computer simulation for effective decision-making in health care organizations and systems.

Translating a specific design into an organizational or physical reality in the most effective manner, and with highest possible quality, is the focus of the industrial engineering and management systems field. This program is tailored to meet the needs of a broad range of working professionals interested in leading health care systems engineering and management initiatives. It is the first program of its kind, with no other university currently offering a similar program fully online.

Application and Admission Requirements

The Healthcare Systems Engineering Graduate Program requires an undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, quantitative management or similar field. Outstanding students with degrees in other disciplines such as business, economics or computer/information sciences may also be considered on a case-by-case basis, provided they have significant work experience and/or very high academic standing.

Course of Study

Course Number Course Name
HSC 6636 Issues in the Health Professions
EIN 6551 Systems Engineering
EIN 6357 Advanced Engineering Economics
EIN 5117 Management Information Systems
ESI 5359 Risk Assessment & Management
ESI 5219 Engineering Statistics
ESI 5531 Discreet Systems Simulation
ESI 6609 IE Analytics in Healthcare
ESI 6224 Quality Management
EIN 5140 Project Engineering (Capstone)

For additional information about the program contact:

For information about the program, please contact Dr. Richard Biehl ( or
IEMS Graduate Director Dr. Ahmad Elshennawy (

Career Opportunities

  • Health Systems Engineer
  • Hospital Process Engineer
  • Industrial Healthcare Engineer
  • Senior Controls Engineer
  • Supplier Quality Engineer

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