The B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Within 3-5 years of graduation, ISE alumni are expected to have:
- Created value by applying the appropriate industrial and systems engineering tools to design/redesign integrated systems/processes, solve problems, implement innovative solutions, and improve organizational outcomes.
- Provided formal and informal project, administrative, or technical leadership.
- Pursued professional development via graduate study and/or continuing education in industrial engineering or related areas.
- Communicated effectively using written, oral, and visual media adapted to different audiences and stakeholders.
- Worked effectively in cross-functional team environments comprised of members with varying organizational backgrounds, positions, and geographic locations.
- Served the profession, community, and society, as exemplified in our motto Ut Prosim.
At time of graduation, ISE students are expected to have the following:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.