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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:

(1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
(2) an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
(3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
(4) an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
(5) an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
(6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
(7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


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: 3/4/19