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Mission Statement/Objectives/Outcomes/Data

The Bachelor of Science program in Industrial and Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Department has defined the following Mission Statement, Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Student Outcomes that support the Watson School's and Department's Missions and Goals, as well as ABET accreditation:

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering is:

  • To educate students at the undergraduate and graduate levels of system science, industrial engineering and systems engineering
  • To advance the state of scientific and technical knowledge through basic and applied research
  • To provide technical support for the economic development of the state of New York
  • To provide service to the university, the public, and the professional community

ISE Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, graduates will accomplish the following objectives of:

  1. designing, developing, and managing both deterministic and nondeterministic complex processes and systems involving people, information, equipment, and financial and material assets, with special emphasis on using probabilistic methods, design of experiments, and simulation.
  2. joining and contributing to industrial, government, and service organizations, and to operate effectively with a high level of professional and ethical standards.
  3. independent learning, acquiring professional certifications and/or advanced degrees in reputable graduate schools in manufacturing, service, and enterprise systems.
  4. communicating and contributing effectively in a diverse team environment.

ISE Student Outcomes

Outcomes students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to Industrial and Systems Engineering problems.
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and the ability to use multi-media tools.
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Fall 2018 enrollment of ISE undergraduate program* 216
Number of 2017-2018 undergraduate program graduates 79

*enrollment includes full and part-time students, as of day 10

Last Updated: 9/14/18