Undergraduate Curriculum

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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Departmental advising services are available to all undergraduate students interested in or majoring in ISyE. Schedule an appointment to meet with an ISyE Department advisor today.

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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.

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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.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Engineering Co-op Program

Student Groups

Study Abroad

Awards and Scholarships

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Get to Know Our Program

Overview of Industrial and Systems Engineering (UMN)
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 the ISyE program and outlines the wide-ranging possibilities and career opportunities for graduates.

What is Industrial and Systems Engineering? (ISyE Information Session)
Many students are unfamiliar with Industrial and Systems Engineering. During an information session on December 6, 2021, ISyE faculty Lisa Miller and Saif Benjaafar described the unique value of industrial and systems engineers in today's world. Current students also shared stories of their experience within the ISyE major and answered important questions for incoming students.

Students with a Bachelor's Degree in ISyE Become...

  • Industrial Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Consultants
  • 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.

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Take the first step toward fulfilling your career aspirations by joining the Industrial and Systems Engineering undergraduate program.

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