Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution came the need for technically trained people who could visualize, plan and organize large and complex systems. Industrial Engineering emerged as a profession to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of these operations. Since its inception, industrial and systems engineering has grown to encompass a wide variety of occupational areas including manufacturing, logistics, financial, and health care institutions.

Enrollment and Graduation Data


The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BSISE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

ISE Mission

The mission of the BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering program is to transform the industrial and systems engineering pipeline by providing educational and research experiences relevant to societal and industry needs and enabling individual development into technically proficient, culturally competent, collaborative leaders making a positive difference for their employers, communities, and the discipline; always embracing excellence in performance and conduct.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the BSISE program are to produce graduates who:

1.  Apply technical and business skills based on industrial and systems engineering principles for a variety of employers in the manufacturing and service industries;
2.  Apply information technology tools and systems engineering methods;
3.  Lead and function in interdisciplinary, culturally and/or globally diverse teams;
4.  Contribute to their communities, the profession of industrial and systems engineering, and the University; and
5.  Engage in lifelong learning, including the pursuit of graduate studies.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes, measured in terms of the knowledge and skills the graduates of the BSISE program are expected to demonstrate at graduation are:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering*;
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data*;
c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability*;
d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems*;
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
g. an ability to communicate effectively;
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context*;
i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice*,**.

* Based on the program educational objectives, the program emphasizes these outcomes to prepare graduates to design (c), develop, implement, and improve integrated systems (e) that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy using appropriate analytical (a), computational (k), and experimental (b) practices with consideration for life cycle factors (c, h).

** Based on program educational objective 2, techniques, skills or tools that are computer-based and/or associated with systems engineering are emphasized.

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