The Industrial & Systems Engineering Program is an ABET accredited program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering (BSISE). The significance of this accreditation, as taken from the ABET website, is as follows:

"ABET accreditation, which is voluntary and achieved through a peer review process, provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students."

The Department has defined the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Student Outcomes that support the Watson School's and Department's Missions and Goals, as well as ABET accreditation:

ISE Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, graduates will accomplish the following objectives of:

  1. designing, developing, and managing both deterministic and nondeterministic complex processes and systems involving people, information, equipment, and financial and material assets, with special emphasis on using probabilistic methods, design of experiments, and simulation.
  2. joining and contributing to industrial, government, and service organizations, and to operate effectively with a high level of professional and ethical standards.
  3. independent learning, acquiring professional certifications and/or advanced degrees in reputable graduate schools in manufacturing, service, and enterprise systems.
  4. communicating and contributing effectively in a diverse team environment.

ISE Student Outcomes

Outcomes students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to Industrial and Systems Engineering problems.

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 multi-disciplinary 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, both orally and in writing, and the ability to use multi-media tools.

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.

k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Current enrollment of ISE undergraduate program* 202
Number of Spring 2013 undergraduate program graduates 73

*enrollment includes full and part-time students

Last Updated: 8/8/16