Welcome to the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) ! The ISE department offers both undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S., M.E.A., 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. The undergraduate program is ranked #6, and the graduate program is #4 for 2020.

ISE FutureHAUS Team

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Last year, with the funds we raised from our generous donors on Giving Day, we were able to send three of our students to Dubai to compete in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East. Together, with their team of Virginia Tech architecture and engineering students, the team won first place with their FutureHAUS project.

Lauren Carpentino

Lauren Carpentino won first place in the technical paper competition at the IISE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference (February, 2019)


IISE members Megan Schneider, Scott McGowan, Kaitlyn Tokarz, and Dillon Guidera won second place in the case competition hosted by Deloitte at the IISE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference (February, 2019)

Student Spotlights

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PhD student funding opportunity: Alejandro Salado is looking for PhD students to work on his NSF CAREER project. Those interested should contact Dr. Salado directly. 

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