Industrial and systems engineering

Industrial and systems engineers design, plan, and manage large-scale and complex systems such as global supply chains, healthcare delivery systems, business and financial services, and manufacturing facilities. Employed in a wide range of industries, they figure out how to do things better and engineer processes to improve quality, productivity, and efficiency. They are in high demand as systems thinkers with unique backgrounds that integrate science, engineering, mathematics, and management.


  • Systems engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Operations engineer
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Consultant
  • Quality engineer
  • Financial engineer
  • Logistics specialist
  • Healthcare systems analyst
  • Business software developer

What will I study?

The curriculum combines courses in analytics (optimization, simulation, probability, and statistics) and management (project management, economics, marketing, and quality) to support systems modeling, design, and optimization across a wide range of applications and domains. After completing core courses, you may tailor your electives to focus on an application area such as supply chain management, manufacturing and service operations, healthcare, design, analytics, or business.

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