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 and systems 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

Academic Year

Enrollment*

Number of Graduates

2018-19

TBD

30 (approximate)

2017-18

138

28

2016-17

129

22

2015-16

152

33

2014-15

 

33

2013-14

 

22

*Data reflects official fall semester enrollment figures.

Accreditation

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. With ABET standards, our students can be confident the program will prepare you for a successful career.

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; 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:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics *, **;

  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factor *, **;

  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;

  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts*, **;

  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;

  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions*; and

  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

* Based on the program educational objectives, the program emphasizes these outcomes to prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems (2) that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy using appropriate analytical (1), computational (1, 2), and experimental (6) practices with consideration for life cycle factors (2, 4). 

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