Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineers figure out how to do things better by leading teams that design and improve products, processes and systems.

It's why they are in demand from companies in industries such as automotive, energy, healthcare, defense, advanced and digital manufacturing, logistics, aerospace, consulting and service. The profession of Industrial and Systems Engineering is about choices. Other engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas. ISE gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of businesses. Whether it's distributing products worldwide, manufacturing superior automobiles, or streamlining the procedures in an operating room, all of these situations share the common goal of increasing efficiencies and saving companies money. Industrial and Systems Engineers focus on solving problems from a system-level perspective, which includes people, machines, materials, energy, technology, information and software. Industrial and Systems Engineers must design solutions that consider all of a system’s components so that everything works together to improve overall system performance.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Engineering Manager

  • My future career:

    Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineer

  • My future career:

    Industrial Engineer

  • My future career:

    Industrial Production Manager

  • My future career:

    Manufacturing Engineer

  • My future career:

    Operations Research Analyst

  • My future career:

    Quality Control Systems Manager

  • Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Continuous Improvement Engineer
    • Engineering and Management Consultant
    • Health and Safety Engineer
    • Management Analyst
    • Operations Engineer
    • Plant Engineer
    • Process Engineer
    • Simulation Engineer
    • Supply Chain Engineer
    • Systems Engineer