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Welcome to the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)! The ISE department offers both undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (MS, MEA, Ph.D) programs. A broad range of industrial engineering topics are covered, particularly in the areas of Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics, Management Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Operations Research. 

Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are regularly included in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the Top 10 Industrial and Systems Engineering Departments in the nation.  In 2016, the undergraduate program is ranked #5, and the graduate program is #9.

Upcoming Events at ISE

Sept. 26 (M) 1:30 - 2:30pm at Durham Hall 260

Ingersoll-Rand Endowed Lecture Series: Dr. Svend Erik Mathiassen (flyer)


Oct. 14-16 (F-S) at New Classroom Building

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training   more info


October 19 (W) 6:30 pm~ at Surge Hall 103A



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  • Dechristian Barbieri received travel award to 2016 HFES Annual Meeting

    September 15, 2016 - Dechristian Barbieri has been selected to receive a student travel award to present his research at the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society this year.  Read more
  • Dr. Ran Jin received NSF grant on manufacturing innovation research

    September 13, 2016 - Dr. Ran Jin received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) on energy-smart manufacturing.  Read more
  • Dr. Christian Wernz received AHRQ R21 grant

    September 2, 2016 - Dr. Christian Wernz has been awarded a two-year R21 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) for "Evidence-based Contingency Planning for Electronic Health Record Downtime."  Read more