Industrial & Systems Engineering

photo: students on lawn in front of Dwight Bentel Hall

Mission Statement

To serve society, with emphasis on the manufacturing and service sectors by

  • providing undergraduate and graduate industrial and systems engineering education that prepares students to effectively apply engineering knowledge to the evaluation, design, and operation of complex industrial, service, and governmental systems comprised of people, equipment, and supplies through the application of modeling, measurement, and economic methods.
  • contributing to the enrichment of the profession and to the development of knowledge through faculty leadership, scholarship and professional practice.
  • meeting the needs of working professionals for continuing education in the fields of operations research, advances statistical methods, ergonomics and human factors, production planning and control and related topics.

BS Program Learning Objectives


The objectives of the ISE Program are to enable graduates to be performing in the following manner 3 to 5 years post graduation:


  1. Function effectively as an ISE professional in any industry, government, or service organization designing or improving and implementing efficient business processes.
  2. Use methodologies and computational skills to identify, formulate, and develop solutions for problems normally encountered in their organizations.
  3. Collect, analyze, and interpret data efficiently and effectively to solve systems analysis and engineering problems.
  4. Evaluate the impact of their proposed solutions to engineering problems in the broader context of the organization or society.
  5. Effectively communicate using written, oral and electronic media to articulate technical problems and their proposed solutions.
  6. Recognize the need for life-long learning and growth within their chosen profession and to be familiar with the strategies they may employ to accomplish this.


Undergraduate Learning Outcomes


  1. Ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering and science
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  4. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. Ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, business and societal contexts
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modem engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Annual Assessment Reports

Industrial and Systems Engineering B.S

undergraduate assessment schedule (doc)

ABET Criterion 4 (improvement): spring 2011

SLO 10 spring 2010

Prior to 2010 all SLOs were reported together:

Spring 2009 (doc) 
spring 2008 (pdf) 
fall 2007 (doc) 
spring 2007 (doc)

Industrial and Systems Engineering M.S.

All Engineering graduate program reports are posted on the College of Engineering Website:

Program Planning Documents

Industrial and Systems Engineering 4-14-08