The Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) at Binghamton University was recently granted approval for a new master's degree in healthcare systems engineering.
SSIE has had a long history of working with the healthcare industry through its health systems concentration, one-year executive health systems program in Manhattan, extensive research in healthcare systems, the Health Systems Engineering Center and more.
The Master of Science in Healthcare Systems Engineering provides a balance of theory and practical knowledge for the practice of the profession and/or for advancement to a doctoral program. In recognition of the high concentration of healthcare providers in the greater Binghamton area, this program has been structured to serve both full- and part-time graduate students. This program prepares individuals for professional or leadership roles in various healthcare areas, including hospital operations management, health systems engineering, health information technology and consulting. Students in this program will attain a wide variety of industrial and systems engineering tools and skill sets, such as modeling and simulation, statistical process control, data science, reliability modeling, scheduling, human factors, and optimization, among others.
Six required courses include 9 credits of core ISE courses and 9 credits of core health systems courses:
- SSIE 505 - Applied Probability & Statist.
- SSIE 520 - Modeling And Simulation
- SSIE 561 - Quality Assurance For Engineer
- SSIE 534 - Fundamentals of Health Systems
- SSIE 537 - Ind & Sys Eng in Healthcare
- SSIE 538 - Healthcare Financial Eng
For students with adequate backgrounds, electives may be substituted for these courses with consent from the advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.
Upon completing the core requirements, students will be able to complete their program with one of the following three options to attain eligibility for degree conferral:
3 Electives (3 credits each) and SSIE 637 Advanced Topics in Health Systems (3 credits). SSIE 637 includes significant project-based coursework to serve as a capstone for the termination requirement of the program.
SSIE 598 Project (3 credits) and 3 Electives (3 credits each, including one at the 600-level)
SSIE 599 Thesis (6 credits) and 2 Electives (3 credits each, including one at the 600-level)
Admission to the program occurs on a rolling basis.