In an interconnected and data-driven world, modern society relies on increasingly complex systems – Industrial and Systems Engineering is about improving the efficiency and effectiveness of these systems to solve relevant, real world problems.

What is Industrial and Systems Engineering? 

Today, engineers with strong roots in engineering and science, and with capability in data analysis, are needed to improve technology and processes in enterprises. The Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) program at Stevens prepares you with cross-disciplinary, ‘big picture’ systems perspectives and knowledge to engineer, develop and maintain complex systems in multiple industries, including manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, energy, finance, entertainment, service and more. 

Graduates of the ISE programs often pursue the following career paths:

  • industrial engineers
  • systems engineers 
  • system integration engineers
  • quality engineers
  • project engineers
  • sales & marketing engineers
  • field engineers
  • systems planners
  • systems analysts 

About the ISE Program at Stevens

Students in the Immersion Lab from the Industrial and Systems Engineering degree program
Students also develop systems analytics and data science skills in immersive learning settings, such as the CCSE Immersion Lab. 

In the ISE program, you’ll learn how to design, manage and implement solutions to improve quality, performance and efficiency. Essentially, you’ll determine how to do things better: increase customer satisfaction, improve efficiencies, decrease costs, and reduce waste in enterprise operations. 

Students in the ISE program will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the exploration of complex systems at the Center for Complex Systems & Enterprises (CCSE) Immersion Lab. Students will also have an opportunity to interact with world-class researchers from the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) on relevant research topics.

Students who complete the ISE program at Stevens are well positioned to drive entire organizations toward success, making them an invaluable technical resource as leaders in industry and government continue to seek solutions to modern enterprise system challenges.

Sample Core Courses

The Industrial and Systems Engineering course curriculum includes:

  • Informatics and Software Development
  • Innovative System Design 
  • Data Mining & Applied Machine Learning
  • Analysis of Networks and Games 

The Difference at Stevens 

Faculty at Stevens understand that tomorrow’s engineers require the skills to utilize data to build modern, efficient systems. The ISE program at Stevens is data driven; our faculty teach the extraction of useful data from information enterprises and its application in mathematical models and analytical tools to gain insight for problem solving and decision support.

“The ISE program at Stevens is a rich educational experience that provides students a broad-based engineering education with a specialization in data analysis aspects of the industrial and systems engineering fields.”

DR. KATHRYN ABEL, Industrial And Systems Engineering Program Lead

The curriculum is designed not just to teach students to think about the ways in which technology can help organizations accomplish goals, but also to apply systems analytics and data science to engineering design. This creates engineers who bring a larger perspective on systems, with a capability to use data to develop a big picture model of systems, analyze problems, and optimize system quality and performance.

By the Numbers

Where systems thinking and data analytics meet

There is more data on everything and everyone; a result of the increased proliferation worldwide of mobile technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) and even smart home devices. This is creating an environment where engineers with strong roots in engineering and science, and with capability in data analysis, are in high demand across many sectors in business and in society as a whole. 

Industrial and Systems Engineering Faculty