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 #4, 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.


Grad Open House

Learn about our graduate program during our Online Open House event. Register Today!

Kimberly Ellis

Dr. Kimberly Ellis has been awarded as Oustanding Faculty Member by the undergraduate students in ISE (May 2019)

Eastman Capstone Team

Jad Haj Ali, Hoanan Zhou, Jiyao Shang, and Tushar Kumar won 3rd place in the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) Outstanding Senior Design Project Competition (May, 2019)

Student Spotlights

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