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PSG Institute of Advanced Studies (PSGIAS) was founded by PSG and Sons’ Charities trust to promote high quality research in some niche areas of science and technology, as well as to create opportunities to PSG Institutions to collaborate with universities abroad.

The vision is to become an Institution of excellence in cross border mobility of faculty and students and promotion of translational research.

The mission is to continuously explore and enhance academic collaboration with universities abroad for cross border mobility of students and faculty of PSG Institutions and promote innovative research and technology business incubation.

PSG Institute of Advanced Studies conducts educational courses in partnership with Universities abroad under credit transfer scheme. Students complete a part of study at PSG where the courses are taught by the PSG Tech faculty with the latest facilities available at PSG College of Technology and the students go abroad to complete the study there and get an international degree awarded by the foreign University concerned. By this process the expenses incurred by the students come down considerably, yet students can get an international exposure and international degree.

This is a credit transfer program with 1st year of study at PSG and the 2nd year at NIU and the degree is awarded by the Northern Illinois University.

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PSG IAS collaborates with well-known universities abroad with a vision to facilitate cross border mobility to students. It has entered into partnerships with Top Tier Universities in the USA, UK, Germany & Australia which enable aspiring students to join these universities and qualify for international degrees in engineering, international business and business management under its unique credit transfer system where the students spend the first two or three years in PSG IAS, Coimbatore and remaining years in a university of their choice abroad.

Study Industrial & Systems Engineering with NIU

Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public research university in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, with satellite centers in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford and Oregon. It was founded s Northern Illinois State Normal School on May 22, 1895, by Illinois Governor. The university is composed of seven degree-granting colleges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 240,000 alumni. Many of NIU’s programs are nationally accredited for meeting for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing art Over 5,000 graduate students from around the world attend NIU each year. With 66 master’s degree programs, 22 doctorate degree programs and 81 certificates of graduate study, students will advance their education and their career with a post-secondary degree from NIU. The University offers the students outstanding opportunities for research, innovation and hands-on learning across every academic program. Northern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies NIU as a High Research Activity University. The University values diversity in its programs, faculty and most importantly, in its students.


For Admission to PSG:

Student must have more than a CGPA of 7.5 out of 10 in their undergraduate courses.

For transfer to NIU:

Must have TOEFL score 80 out of 120 or IELTS > 6.5 and no less than 6 in any individual modules.

About the program

MS in Industrial and System Engineering

During the first year, PSG faculty are teaching the same set of courses which NIU also offers, therefore the quality of education is maintained at par with NIU standards. All the students under this program are still eligible for tuition waivers, teaching and research assistantships, Curricular Practical Training (internships) and Optional Practical Training (after graduation, before seeking H1B visa).. The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has received over $6 million in research funding from the local businesses and hired over 200 graduate students to work on these projects in the past 5 years. Nearly 80% of our students do at least one paid internship, 60% do at least two internships and almost all of our graduate students find a full time employment within three months from the time of graduation. The department has state-of-the-art laboratories, caring faculty and staff, vibrant research opportunities and active alumni. Indian Student Association is the largest international student association on campus and ISYE is home to more than 40% of the Indian Students on campus.

Program Highlights

  • Formulates the given system appropriately for the purpose of understanding the qualitative and/or quantitative behavior of the system and the effects of potential changes made to the system.
  • Applies appropriate engineering principles to solve complex industrial and systems engineering problems.
  • Determines what information is critical and evaluates resources needed to obtain it
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of emerging trends and innovation in Industrial and Systems engineering.

Quick Facts


MS in Industrial and System Engineering


1st year at PSG and 2nd year in USA

Study Requirements:

CGPA > 7.5 in BE (any stream); TOEFL 80/120 & GRE score of 195 during 1st year of study for US Visa

Student Services:

NIU Career Development Pathway, Housing & Residential Services, Health Services, University Testing Services, Student Organizations, Disabilities Support

Job Opportunities:

Nearly 80% of our students do at least one paid internship, 60% do at least two internships and almost all of our graduate students find a full time employment within three months from the time of graduation.

NIU Graduates Talk

Learn how Industrial and Systems Engineering grad Jennifer Oduwole was able to pursue her passion and kickstart her career at NIU in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

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