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Industrial and Systems Engineering MS

An industrial engineering master’s degree that offers an in-depth look at contemporary solutions to challenges in services, manufacturing, product development, and data-driven decision-making.

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

Continuous Improvement Engineer; Operations Leadership Development Associate; Safety Specialist/Engineer; Vice President of Manufacturing; Industrial Engineer; Quality Engineer; Technology Energy Analyst; Sustainability Engineer; Human Factors Engineer; Systems Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Tesla; United Airlines; Techevon, LLC; St. Onge Company; Simio LLC; Rivian Automotive; Off-Grid Europe; Micron Technology, Inc.; MI-GSO | PCUBED; L3Harris Technologies; Bassett Healthcare Network; ALSTOM; Bendix Commercial Vehicles; Corning, Inc.; Cummins, Inc.; Deloitte; Eaton; GE Aviation; GeekHive; GlobalFoundries; Intel; ITT Inc.; National Security Agency; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; PPC Broadband, Inc.; Precision Castparts Corp.; Siemens; The Raymond Corp.; TIMET; Volvo; Whirlpool Corp; Xerox; Xylem, Inc.


Outcome Rates for Industrial and Systems Engineering MS

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 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the opportunity to complete relevant, hands-on engineering co-ops and internships with top companies in every single industry. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

Cooperative education is strongly encouraged for graduate students in the industrial engineering master's program.