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, http://www.abet.org.

Objectives and Outcomes

The Department has defined the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Student Outcomes that support the Watson School'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:

    • (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


The Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) curriculum builds upon the base provided by the Watson School'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.

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 Tracy Signs

Additional support is also available from the Watson School 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.

Combined BS and MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering (4 + 1 Program)

Combined BS and MS in Systems Science (4 + 1 Program)

Watson Fast-Track Masters in Business Administration Combined Degree Program

Please note: Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to obtain professional engineering licenses. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the Watson School's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Dean's Office.