Industrial and systems engineers (ISE) design, enhance and manage complex, large-scale data-driven processes and systems to inform decision making. Involving both people and technology, ISEs help companies use resources effectively to solve complex problems. ISEs use computer-based tools to analyze information and present solutions, by combining engineering expertise with a business perspective. Companies seek ISEs for their expertise in understanding, evaluating and improving the performance of entire technical and business systems. Because of its versatility, an ISE degree opens doors for careers in business, health care, consulting, government and manufacturing.
Industrial and systems engineering students typically have interests in:
High school preparation should include math and physical sciences. Additional classes that may help are economics, psychology and statistics.
OU industrial and systems engineering students develop skills through experiential learning by practicing what is learned in the classroom through real world experiences. Students are tutored and mentored by upper-classmen with opportunities to expand horizons through study abroad. With accomplished faculty and expert guest speakers, students are empowered through professional development and receive competitive advantages in pursuing future careers.
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Industrial and systems engineering courses include:
The School of Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. An industrial and systems engineering student graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree. Three accelerated bachelor’s/master’s degree programs are available as well.