The M.S. in ISyE program offers three distinct degree tracks to fit differing student needs and interests. Each track offers an exciting curriculum that positions students for career advancement in a wide variety of industries.
Explore our tracks to determine which degree is the best fit for you.
The Analytics track emphasizes fundamentals in the areas of optimization, statistics, computing, data analysis, and communication. Students in the Analytics track learn how to use data to generate practical business insights and make decisions.
Industrial Engineering Track
The Industrial Engineering track emphasizes a broad portfolio of skills for students interested in careers in industrial engineering and related fields. Core courses cover production and inventory control, stochastic and deterministic methods in operations research, and human factors.
Systems Engineering Track
Aimed at working engineers, the Systems Engineering track focuses on elements of systems engineering practice. Students in this track learn interdisciplinary approaches in the context of an integrated, design-oriented framework.
Dual M.S. in ISyE and Civil Engineering
The dual M.S. program in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering Focus) provides in-depth training in methodologies from Industrial and System Engineering — such as mathematical optimization, stochastic modeling, and queueing theory — that are employed in transportation engineering. Students in the dual program also gain experience applying these methods to transportation engineering problems and develop domain knowledge of transportation engineering applications.
Students with a Master's Degree in ISyE Become...
- Data Scientists
- Industrial Engineers
- Project Managers
- Systems Engineers
- Business Analysts
- Supply Chain Managers
What Our Master's Graduates Have to Say:
My Master’s Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering provided me the experience I needed to implement continuous improvement initiatives on a daily basis and work on large-scale supply chain optimization projects.
—Megan Wachowiak, MS ISyE graduate '15
I joined Nordic Ware as a full time Industrial Process Engineer in St. Louis Park [after graduation]. This is where I interned for summer and fall during my Master’s program. I am constantly active with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering community, attending the tours and events organized by IISE...
—Roopesh Pushpala, MS ISyE graduate '16
The Analytics track at ISyE has greatly helped in refining my data analysis skills and I use them with confidence at work.
—Adhithya Shanmugam, MS Analytics graduate '19