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Industrial and Systems Engineering ME

Optimize integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy by improving your skills in statistics, engineering, operations, manufacturing, and more.

Program skills

The curriculum covers the principal concepts of engineering economics and project management, facilities planning, human performance, mathematical and simulation modeling, production control, applied statistics and quality, and contemporary manufacturing production processes that are applied to solve the challenges presented by the global environment and economy of today. The curriculum stresses the application of contemporary tools and techniques in solving engineering problems.
Programming Languages: AutoCAD, MS Project, Access, Minitab

Program facilities equipment

The ISE department is located in the James E. Gleason building, within the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. The department houses several state-of-the-art laboratories to support their programs, including the Brinkman Machine Tools and Manufacturing Lab, the Human Performance Lab, the Systems Modeling and Optimization Lab, the Toyota Production Systems Lab, and two general computer labs. These labs are fully accessible to all ISE students.

There are ample computing facilities within these specialized labs, as well as dedicated computer PC labs. These labs offer an extensive library of software to support industrial engineering research and project work, including, conventional word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications (ACCESS, FoxPro), data acquisition (Lab View) statistical analysis (Minitab, SAS), facilities layout (AutoCAD, Factory Flow, Factory Plan), systems simulation applications (ProModel, ARENA, Simio), and manufacturing software (MasterCam, material selection software.)

Program job titles reported

Application Engineer; Continuous Improvement Engineer; Industrial Engineer; Operations Leadership Development Program; Project Engineer; Production Engineer; Quality Engineer; Supply Chain Analyst; Systems Engineer

Select program hiring partners

3M; Accenture; BNSF Railway; Cardinal Health; Cloudflare; Cummins; Filtros Ltd.; GE; General Dynamics Mission Systems; General Motors; Goldman Sachs; Honda; Illumina; Indium; L3Harris Technologies; Lockheed Martin; Micron Technology; Moog, Inc.; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; Southwest Airlines; Target; Texas Instruments


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 75.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 75.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%