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Integrated Systems Engineering

About the Department

The ISE Department offers degrees in industrial and systems engineering (B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.). These degrees focus on the design, operation and management of complex systems, providing students with a blend of technical, management and human-centered design skills.

Diverse Career Opportunities

A degree in ISE offers career opportunities in a whole host of industries: 

  • manufacturing and production
  • healthcare
  • finance
  • energy systems
  • retail and distribution
  • aviation
  • information technology
  • marketing
  • education

Career Satisfaction

As a result of the richness and diversity of these career paths, according to a University of Chicago study, the occupation “industrial engineer” is in the top 10 of America’s happiest people when it comes to job satisfaction.

ISE Foundations

Our program provides students with a strong engineering foundation coupled with core ISE coursework in: 

  • engineering economics
  • simulation
  • optimization
  • quality control
  • supply chain management and logistics
  • project management
  • manufacturing processes
  • lean engineering
  • workplace and facility design
  • ergonomics
  • systems thinking
  • cognitive systems engineering

along with practical experience from internships and capstone projects.

Additional Depth

Students then get added depth through coursework in one of the following five tracks:

  • Data Analytics and Optimization
  • Human-Systems Integration and Design
  • Management Systems and Operations Research
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Manufacturing

Students can also earn a minor or specialized certification. Below is a list of the most popular choices. These options fit nicely alongside the requirements for the core curriculum:

  • Integrated Lean Six Sigma Certification
  • Business Minor
  • Computer Information Systems Minor
  • Design Minor
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor