Industrial and System Engineers focus on integrating information, machines, and people effectively, efficiently, and safely produce goods and services. RIT will help you gain the knowledge through coursework, acquire skills practicing in our world class laboratories, and develop professionally through the cooperative experiences awaiting you. Our students have worked at organizations like Walt Disney Company, Tesla, Hershey Foods, Lockheed Martin, and have consulted in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry. Many still work there post-graduation.
A world of opportunities to design processes and systems that improve quality and productivity awaits you!
The BS degree in industrial engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. For Enrollment and Graduation, Program Educational Objectives, and Student Outcomes, please visit the college’s Accreditation page.
The department will provide an education that integrates experiential learning and applied research, with a student-centered approach, resulting in graduates who make immediate and long-lasting contributions in manufacturing, service, government, and academia.
The department is globally recognized for graduates who are highly sought after due to their ability to solve problems and transform organizations. Our graduates, along with research performed by our students and faculty, positively impact the quality and competitiveness of manufacturing and logistics, the efficacy of health care, and the integration of sustainable practices into many settings.
We impart important values to our students at all levels of their study, ensuring we graduate industrial engineers who are well rounded and prepared to make meaningful contributions to their field.
Student Centered: Our department makes decisions and behaves in a manner that demonstrates the primary importance of our students’ needs and interests.
Community: Our department is a close-knit community characterized by respect for our differences, inclusion of a diverse set of ideas and people, and friendly collaboration among the faculty, staff, and students.
Teaching Excellence: We demonstrate continuous excellence and innovation in how we deliver classes to our students, and the support we provide our students outside of class.
Experiential Learning: We provide experiential learning throughout our undergraduate and graduate curricula via cooperative education, relevant projects, and practical experiences in our state-of-the-art labs.
Practical Research: Our innovative research makes an impact on the outside world, both directly through its application, and for our students via project opportunities and incorporation into our courses.
Innovation: Our teaching and research are characterized by new ideas and approaches, as well as a willingness to take risks.
Why select Industrial and Systems Engineering at RIT?
increase in employment for industrial engineers projected 2019-2029
Undergraduate students participate in a co-op experience
An industrial engineering degree that provides you with the skills to optimize, design, and manage the operational and manufacturing processes by which goods are made and distributed, and services are provided efficiently.
The minor in engineering management integrates technological and managerial expertise while focusing on the management of these areas. Engineering management is concerned with understanding the technology involved in an engineering project and the management process through which the technology is applied.
A minor in industrial engineering focuses on the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, equipment, and energy. Students utilize skills in statistics, ergonomics, operations research, and manufacturing.
This multidisciplinary minor is for students interested in exploring issues associated with developing and delivering sustainable product systems. Courses enhance the understanding of the three dimensions of sustainability (economic, ethical, and environmental), develop awareness of the need for more sustainable approaches to product development, and explore strategies for developing and delivering sustainable product systems.
Conduct research in nano-engineering, design methods, and technologies for micro- and nano-scaled systems. This microsystems engineering doctorate is a multidisciplinary program that addresses the technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems.
A sustainable engineering degree that allows you to reduce a product’s environmental effects at every stage of its lifecycle–from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and disposal.
Dr. Dennis Cormier, Earl W. Brinkman professor in the department of industrial and systems engineering, recently discussed 3D printing, what it is, how it works, how it is used, and how it should be used on the Peggy Smedley podcast. He says everyone is familiar with printing—3D printing builds up thickness, which is the third dimension.
The industrial and systems engineering department offers a variety of resources for our students that range from academic support to handbooks and more. Visit our Student Resources for more information.
Take a break from classes and come meet these therapy dogs! This event is located in the Lower Gordon Atrium, on Monday, Dec. 5th from 12-2 pm. t.co/iJvXoMSkrM
Nov 04RITise @rit_ise
Earlier this year, RIT was ranked among the best in the nation for their graduate degree programs, according to the "U.S. News & World Report" survey. RIT had ranked 69th for the best graduate engineering programs, offered by Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
Oct 28RITise @rit_ise
Learn more about how 3D printing makes a positive impact on the planet by reducing waste. In this article, Professor Denis Cormier speaks with Reader's Digest about 3D printing. t.co/yxTmrBmDjPt.co/0cqWsPlNTS
Oct 20RITise @rit_ise
Interested in learning more about 3D printing? Then check out this podcast where Denis Cormier discusses every question you may have about 3D printing, including what it is and how it is used. t.co/GAYx0oy8BU
Oct 13RITise @rit_ise
Faculty researchers have received a new grant from the National Science Foundation, to work on the design of a program to address shortages in the machining industry. This project will be taken on by Yunbo Zhang, as well as Rui Liu, Esa Rantanen, Chao Peng, and Kylie Peppler. t.co/jEsFYBL8kq
Feb 23RITise @rit_ise
This weekend RIT IISE chapter is hosting the IISE Northeast Regional Conference! The conference will feature speakers such as David Poirier, Bob Bechtold, Victoria Stephen, Luis Mesen, Katy Lucchesi, and Bill Hovey. Link in bio to buy your tickets! #rittigerst.co/v6Uxhm6dE6
Dec 09RITise @rit_ise
Denis Cormier, a professor in our ISE department, recently had an article published on additive manufacturing and 3D printing. His article discusses how AM and 3D printing have increased the quality and reliability of products while reducing the production cost and time. t.co/l4qitREEKl
Dec 01RITise @rit_ise
Samantha Sorondo, a student in our ISE department is researching metal 3D printing. "I characterize samples by performing metallography and important mechanical tests. When looking at a sample under the microscope, I look at the grain structure and direction." t.co/KUzgKcn91t