The SSIE Department's Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BS ISE) is designed to combine engineering skills, systems thinking and business/information processing. The emphasis is on the application of engineering fundamentals with a balanced treatment of theory, design and experience.

The Bachelor of Science program in Industrial and Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Industrial Engineering and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria and the Systems and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

  • Total undergraduate student enrollment (as of fall 2022; full- and part-time): 164
  • Undergraduate degrees granted (2021-22): 66

Objectives and Outcomes

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

  • 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.
  • 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


The Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) curriculum builds upon the base provided by Watson College's freshman-year engineering program, the Engineering Design Division.

You enter the BS ISE program either as a sophomore, as a transfer from another school such as community colleges or other SUNY school, or as an internal transfer.

A two-semester, senior-level design course sequence provides a capstone experience in which you are given the opportunity to apply the knowledge and techniques acquired in the program to the solution of a real-world problem. (Please note: There is a mandatory $250 per course fee attached to this two-course sequence.)

Minors in Computer Science and Sustainability Engineering are also available. You can get a glimpse into the Department’s efforts in health systems engineering by taking the related course offerings or conducting research in health care. 

Technical and free electives may then be used by students to customize their undergraduate experience to obtain greater breadth in engineering or specialization within Industrial and Systems Engineering. Work directly with your assigned SSIE Advisor regarding any questions related to technical electives.

Student Advising

After the declaration of major in industrial and systems engineering, each student is assigned a faculty advisor who provides guidance. 

Students are assigned to faculty advisors as follows:

Sophomores - Sang Won Yoon

Juniors - Peter Borgesen

Seniors - Susan Lu 

If you have any questions regarding faculty advisors, contact Erin Hornbeck.

Additional support is also available from the Watson College Advising Office

Additional Academic Programs

In addition to the bachelor of science in industrial and systems engineering, we offer one-year graduate school opportunities for those students who meet academic criteria to obtain their graduate degree.



Watson Fast-Track Masters in Business Administration Combined Degree Program

Engineering Licensure

The bachelor of science programs in engineering are licensure qualifying programs. Students in a bachelor of science program in engineering who are within 20 credits of graduation or who have graduated from one of Binghamton University’s EAC/ABET-accredited bachelor of science programs in engineering are automatically eligible to sit for the NCEES FE exam (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Fundamentals of Engineering exam). Click here for exam pass rates.

Please note: Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of programs in Watson College, participate in certain activities or projects, and/or obtain professional engineering licenses. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact Watson College's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Dean's Office.