General Information

The BS Industrial and Systems Engineering program prepares engineers for a broad scope of systems analysis and design challenges that deal with improving the overall performance of an organization or system.

ISE's focus is on productivity improvement, with concern for the human aspects of work as well as with finding the right combination of resources to ensure that the organization performs at its best. Using the latest computer-based analytical and modeling technologies, ISE bridges the gap between management and operations, applying organizational development, continuous improvement, Total Quality Management, ergonomics and production systems expertise.

The goal of ISE is to assure that the organization's systems are efficient, productive, safe and will not lead to cumulative injury, and that they incorporate the right tools and equipment. An industrial and systems engineer may be employed in almost any type of industry, business or institution, from retail establishments to manufacturing plants to government agencies to hospitals. The program prepares students to enter the profession immediately or to go on to graduate school.

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Program Criteria and the Industrial and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

Possible Areas of Specialization Include:

  • Manufacturing Process Design
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Facilities Planning and Division
  • Cost Analysis and Control
  • Total Quality Management
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Production and Inventory Control

Figure of ISE curriculum at SJSU [pdf]