The industrial engineering program curriculum was first published in the 1934 university catalog. In 1965, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) was established based on years of coursework with a focus in engineering and management. Since then, the department has consistently expanded its teaching and research missions to include other areas of ISE, such as optimization, information systems, and supply chain and logistics systems. Department excellence in these areas has allowed for recruiting of outstanding faculty and students who have enhanced the existing curriculum and made major research contributions.
Today, the department is highly ranked among public universities, and is creating new research concentration areas in data analytics and human systems, as well as developing new laboratories to support student hands-on learning and world-class research. The program is ABET-accredited and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in ISE.
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