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. Recognizing the high concentration of healthcare providers in the greater Binghamton area, Watson College has structured this program 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.
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Healthcare Systems Engineering Curriculum
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. This degree program is available in person and fully online.
Students must complete six required courses, including 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:
- Coursework only: Three additional graduate-level, 3-credit elective courses and SSIE 637 Advanced Topics in Health Systems (3 credits), which includes significant project-based coursework to serve as a capstone for the termination requirement of the program.
- Project: SSIE 598 Project (3 credits) and three additional graduate-level, 3-credit elective courses (at least one at 600-level).
- Thesis: SSIE 599 Thesis (6 credits) and two additional graduate-level, 3-credit elective courses (at least one at 600-level).
Mohammad T. Khasawneh
SUNY Distinguished Prof; Department Chair; Healthcare Systems Engineering / Health Systems / Manhattan Graduate Program Director; SUNY Distinguished Professor; Director