Our Bachelor of Industrial and Systems Engineering curriculum emphasizes the fundamentals of analytics and management to support the modeling, design, and optimization of systems across a wide range of applications and domains. Students will learn the skills and tools necessary to succeed in a variety of industry, nonprofit and government settings.
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Transferring to ISyE
Transfer students bring rich backgrounds, perspectives, and academic strengths to the ISyE community. Our goal is to make it as smooth and simple as possible for students from other majors or universities to transfer into our program.
Opportunities Outside of the Classroom
We offer an array of programs and services to help you thrive as a student and member of the ISyE community. Our program ensures that everyone has the tools they need to connect with industry and other students.
Get to Know Our Program
In this video, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Lisa Miller provides an explanation of exactly what industrial and systems engineers do. She also offers a quick walkthrough of our program and the wide-ranging possibilities and career opportunities for graduates.
Students with a Bachelor's Degree in ISyE Become...
- Industrial Engineers
- Systems Engineers
- Project Managers
- Operations Engineers
Interested in also Earning a Master's?
Students looking to accelerate their career now have the option to combine the undergraduate ISyE program with Master's-level coursework. In as little as five years, students can earn both a Bachelor's and Master of Science degree in ISyE without sacrificing any aspects of the undergraduate or graduate experience.
ISyE senior Governess Simpson’s U of M experience opened the door to a career in technology, an industry that she had not considered before joining the Industrial and Systems Engineering program. As a Program Manager Intern at Microsoft, her interest in technology only grew. According to Simpson, the internship managed to merge the problem-solving and logic-based skills she learned in engineering courses with that of a people-management role.
Cargill hired ISyE senior Imad Diomande over the summer as a supply chain intern within its strategic sourcing team. In his role, Diomande was tasked with several projects: He coordinated and evaluated tests of a new chemical in two Cargill plants, and designed a system to facilitate the exchange of market data between his team members. “Process design and system thinking are some of the core skills of the ISyE degree,” he says. “It has helped me design a process that would help [Cargill’s] team work more efficiently.”
A group of ISyE seniors was tasked with developing a new inventory management system for Boston Scientific Corporation, a medical device company with more than 22,000 UPNs (unique product numbers). Typically, Boston Scientific’s inventory management system reacted to order placements. But after meetings with Boston Scientific employees and hospital staff, the team of seniors devised a centralized database that reacted in real-time. Their plan offered the potential to save millions of dollars annually and eliminate waste from products with high inventory and little demand.
Over the course of her stay, ISyE senior Claire Minea took full advantage of her learning abroad experience. She went horseback riding in the Italian countryside; soaked up the sun on the beach of Nice, France; sipped sangrias in Barcelona, Spain; and went paragliding overtop a small Swiss town. All of this—and a trip to London—were accomplished before her return to Minneapolis.