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Industrial and systems engineers work in one of the broadest fields of engineering. Industrial engineers are sometimes called “productivity people” and “efficiency experts”—when it comes to quality control, you are the pro.
Industrial and systems engineering (ISE) focuses on doing more with less—doing things better, cheaper, faster, more safely, and with less waste. Instead of designing bridges, machines, or circuits, industrial engineers will engineer all parts of a process—people, machines, materials, information, and energy—to make a product or provide a service.
Industrial engineers are employed in diverse work environments, including aerospace, healthcare, banking, manufacturing, defense, energy, technology, retail, and transportation. Depending on your specialization, you could find yourself working to reduce wait times in amusement parks, designing layouts for parking lots or manufacturing plants, or improving safety for patients and workers in hospitals.
With their versatile skills, industrial and systems engineers can work in nearly any industry or organization, including government agencies and consulting firms.
We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through study abroad, undergraduate research, co-op/internships, and/or service learning. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of industrial and systems engineering and work on industrial and systems engineering projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.
Nicholas Ballester used his two engineering degrees from Wright State to land a job with a company founded and run by medical doctors.
“Getting into research in Industrial and Systems Engineering has given me a wide range of experience that has taught me real-world applications and help me intern as a supply chair/ERP analyst right after my sophomore year. I can’t wait to join the 4+1 program and receive my M.S. in one year, all paid for.”
View the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog.
If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college. Direct Admit status is only available to Direct From High School students who apply for fall admission, and have a 3.25 GPA or better and have no less than a 25 Comp ACT or 1160 SAT score. Direct Admit students are advised in the department of their major within the college.
If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in biomedical engineering.
Annual Student Enrollment: 84 in Fall 2018
Graduation Data: 24 in Spring 2018
Wright State's ISE program will produce industrial and systems engineers who will:
The following student outcomes of the industrial and systems engineering program will prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives: