Military Operations Research | NC State OR

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Military Operations Research

Last Updated: 03/15/2024 and all information on this page is accurate and up-to-date

Preparing for a career in military operations research?

Learn more about Military Operations Research at NC State

  • The Military Operations Research Group at NC State includes US active duty and military veterans from all Services and our allies.
  • Students work on a variety of real-world problems. See our recent projects.
  • Develop skills in concentrations such as Data Analytics, Logistics, and Health Care Improvement.
  • We understand active duty student timelines and develop individual advising plans to support student success.

NC State proudly welcomes our nation’s veterans and military families

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NC State Named Military Friendly Top-10 School

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Past Projects

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Expeditionary Military Logistics and Risk Analysis
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Military and Veteran Healthcare
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Deployable Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

First Semester Course Recommendations

ISE = Industrial and Systems Engineering
OR = Operations Research

ST = Statistics

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Select Operations Research Courses

BMA = Biomathematics
CSC = Computer Science
ISE = Industrial and Systems Engineering

OR = Operations Research
ST = Statistics

Restriction 1: At least one of OR 505, OR 506 or OR 709 MUST be chosen.
Restriction 2: OR 504 and OR 505 can not BOTH be used to satisfy the five core course requirement.

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is about figuring out how to do things better. It combines the physical and social sciences together with engineering principles to improve processes and systems. As a result, industrial engineering is the “people person’s” engineering. Industrial engineers improve quality and productivity while at the same time cutting waste like time, materials, money, and energy. This is why many industrial engineers often get promoted into management positions. For the same reason, industrial engineering is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to run their own business.

Degrees Offered


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