Industrial and Systems Engineering

Whether you study on-campus, online or in Manhattan, the Industrial and Systems Engineering graduate program at Binghamton University offers a unique, internationally recognized, transdisciplinary learning and research experience. 

As an industrial and systems engineer, you'll study complex systems and look for simplifying solutions across all environments and fields of study, including manufacturing, management, health systems and social sciences.

Programs Offered

  • PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering with Health Systems concentration
  • MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Executive Health Systems concentration in Manhattan

Selected Research Topics

  • Applied Statistics and Design of Experiments
  • Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Data Mining
  • Electronics Packaging and Manufacturing
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Process Control and Design
  • Neural Network Modeling
  • Quality
  • Reliability
  • Simulation
  • Supply Chain Modeling and Management
  • System Optimization

Required Course Descriptions, Electives

Master's in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Students must complete four required courses while maintaining at least a B average. Students will choose between SSIE 553 and SSIE 561


Thesis option:

4 electives (at least one at 600-level) plus 6 credits of thesis work followed by oral presentation and defense.

Non-thesis option:

5 electives (at least one at 600-level) plus a project of at least 3 credits.

PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Degree requirements include:

  • satisfaction of the learning contract, including proficiency in teaching and residence requirements
  • pass a comprehensive exam
  • presentation of a colloquium on proposed research
  • acceptance of a prospectus outlining dissertation research
  • submission of a dissertation, and
  • defense of a dissertation at oral examination

Application Deadline

Admission to the program occurs on a rolling basis.