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Undergraduate Program

Industrial and systems engineers design, plan, and manage large-scale and complex systems ranging from global supply chains to healthcare delivery systems to business and financial services to critical infrastructures. Industrial and systems engineers are in high demand as system thinkers with unique backgrounds that integrate science, mathematics, engineering, and management. Industrial and systems engineers are employed in a wide range of industries, governments, and non-profit organizations.


The Industrial & Systems Engineering curriculum combines analytics (optimization, simulation, probability, and statistics) and management (project management, economics, and quality and reliability) to support the modeling, design, and optimization of systems across a wide range of applications and domains.

After completing core courses, students can tailor their electives to focus on an application area including supply chains, manufacturing and service operations, healthcare, and financial services.

Four-year plan

Technical Electives

The Industrial & Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Undergraduate Advising

Departmental Advising is available to undergraduate students interested in or majoring in ISyE. To make an appointment with a departmental advisor, please use the following link or send an e-mail to

Student Involvement

INFORMS Student Chapter

Institute of Industrial Engineers UMN-TC Chapter

Engineering Co-op Program

Earn money, technical electives and work experience in the Engineering Co-op Program. Employers, both locally and nationally, have two- and three- semester co-op positions for undergraduate ISyE students. Program applications accepted in January and September.

Senior Design

The Industrial and Systems Engineering program is currently accepting proposals for senior design projects from Minnesota-based companies and organizations.

Senior Design Project Sponsorship

Educational Objectives and Outcomes



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Dr. Diana Negoescu has received the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation Award through Grand Challenges in Global Health program. Learn More...

ISyE is pleased to announce the launch of a new Analytics Track. More information...

Zizhuo Wang wins the Adobe Digital Marketing Research Award 2017... Read More...

Fan Jia received honorable mention, 2016 SOLA Dissertation Award... Read More...

Professor Benjaafar - named Director of the Initiative on the Sharing Economy... Read More...

Symposium on the Sharing Economy held last May...

Sherwin Doroudi - joined the Department as an Assistant Professor... Read More...

Mehdi Behroozi, a recent ISyE PhD grad, offered position as Asst. Professor at Northeastern... Read More...

ISyE Undergrad student Christopher Kuehn - co-founder of AdrenaCard, an epi-pen alternative. Read More...

Dr. Leder awarded the NSF CAREER Award: Rare Events in Cancer Evolution with a grant in the amount of $500,000. Read More...

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