Systems Science and Industrial Engineering

Complex Systems

The complexities of real-world networks — hidden to most of us — are tantalizing to scientists. Understanding nonlinear connections between multiple components in a system, or discovering simultaneous interactions among multiple systems, demands research that is complicated and abstract.

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The Bachelor of Science program in Industrial and Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Industrial Engineering and Similarly Named Engineering Programs and Program Criteria for Systems and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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For students looking for flexibility in their graduate studies, we also offer online courses and certificates.

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If you’re working full-time in New York City, our one-year, Saturday-only program in Health Systems can help you break into the healthcare industry or advance your current healthcare career.

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Outstanding research

The Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Department received $5.8 million in committed research funds for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. This is due in large part to the growth of the department and to the work of those in the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE).

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Our Faculty

Our faculty, staff and students are friendly, collegial and committed to providing you with an outstanding academic experience.

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Contact Erin Hornbeck, assistant to the chair, at 607-777-6511.

Our community and network

The Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering has students, faculty and alumni across the globe. This international community is supportive and collaborative in research, career advancement and educational pursuits.