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 & Systems Engineering? 

Today, engineers with strong roots in engineering and science and data analysis acumen are needed to improve technology and processes in enterprises. The Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in 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 program 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. You'll develop a skillset to learn how to do things better at the enterprise-level such as how increase customer satisfaction, improve efficiencies, decrease costs and reduce waste in enterprise operations. By the time they complete their ISE graduate degree program, students will be  well positioned to drive entire organizations toward success, making them invaluable technical leaders in industry and government with the application-driven toolkit enabling them to seek and implement solutions to enterprise system challenges.

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

Sample Core Courses

The ISE course curriculum includes:

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

The ISE program meets the requirements for an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)-accredited B.E. program in Industrial and Systems Engineering. The SSE is applying for accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in 2021.


Message from Director 

Dr. Kathryn Abel, director of undergraduate academics, industrial and systems engineering

Industrial and systems engineers are increasingly in demand for their valuable systems approach to complex, highly interconnected products and processes.  Stevens industrial and systems engineers bring an in-depth knowledge of data analytics to their distributed decision-making approach that allows them to address unstructured problems and create innovative, optimized and impactful solutions that help businesses adapt to new technologies and situations that increase efficiency while reducing industrial costs. 

The Difference at Stevens 

Faculty at Stevens understand that tomorrow’s engineers require the skills to use data to build modern, efficient systems. That's precisely why our ISE program is data-intensive. SSE faculty teach students how to extract useful data from information enterprises and how to apply it in mathematical models and analytical tools to gain insight to inform 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 to teach and focus students on:

  • Thinking about the ways in which technology can help organizations accomplish goals
  • Applying systems analytics and data science to engineering design

This creates engineers with a larger perspective on systems. With the capability to use data to develop a big-picture model of systems, analyze problems and optimize system quality and performance, our ISE graduates are assets to enterprises.

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

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