Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Our undergraduate program begins by exposing you to the fundamentals of engineering as well as the humanities that characterize a university education. The curriculum then shifts to the specialized knowledge of industrial and systems engineering needed for a successful career in industry, the government, or academia.

After graduating, you will be prepared to:

  • use your broad educational experience, ethical judgment, and systems thinking to impact the community in a positive way
  • utilize core competencies in engineering fundamentals
  • successfully apply industrial engineering methodologies to effectively analyze, design, and implement integrated systems
  • embrace the concepts of team participation, leadership, and positive communications to ensure their efficacy in the work environment
  • commit to lifelong learning

In addition to lab-intensive coursework, team-based projects, and opportunities to see innovations firsthand through local/regional facility tours, you will take courses in:

  • facilities design
  • human factors engineering
  • financial decision making
  • manufacturing systems design
  • production and inventory control
  • statistics and quality control
  • computer modeling/simulation
  • systems management
Thoughts from current students...

 "I would have to say that my favorite class thus far is Dr. Gholston’s Probability and Statistics class because it is so relevant to nearly every aspect of the work world. As an ISEEM student, I have joined the Society of Women Engineers and Makers Club."

     ~ Vanessa Cardwell

"My favorite class so far has been Intro to Additive Manufacturing. I was able to learn so much about ISE, most importantly that I loved the teachers, students, and the material. ISE 439 focused on additive manufacturing (think 3D printing, although there are many other aspects as well) as opposed to traditional subtraction manufacturing. The research project my team chose pertained to selective laser sintering with non metals; the final product was a paper that described the process in detail, the history, materials, applications, as well as pros and cons of the process."

     ~ Charles Taylor

For a full list of courses for the Industrial and Systems Engineering major, visit the UAH Catalog.