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About Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial engineers figure out how to do things better. They design processes and systems that improve quality and productivity -- while reducing waste, saving money, and increasing output.

You’ll learn how to solve problems at a systems level – that means people, machines, materials, energy, technology, information, and software – and see the impact of your solutions. You’ll have the chance to study and apply topics such as Six Sigma, lean systems initiatives, and productivity and quality improvement, while you develop as a leader.

Whether it’s distributing products worldwide, manufacturing superior automobiles, or streamlining operating room procedures, your career choices are the broadest of any engineering profession. Industrial engineers are also often promoted into management positions.