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Accreditation (ABET)

The B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission's General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Industrial and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Program Educational Objectives

Within 3-5 years after graduation, ISE alumni are expected to have:

  1.  Created value by applying industrial and systems engineering methods to complex challenges, with critical thinking, creativity and innovation, to design integrated systems and implement sustainable solutions. 
  2.  Provided technical or programmatic leadership. 
  3.  Pursued professional development activities for the pursuit of knowledge and curiosity in existing specialty areas or emerging trends. 
  4.   Communicated effectively with relevant audiences and stakeholders using written, oral, and visual media. 
  5.  Worked effectively and inclusively in teams having attributes such as diverse backgrounds, organizational experience, geographic locations, and demographic compositions. 
  6.  Served the profession, alma mater, community, and society, as exemplified by our motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). 

Student Outcomes

At time of graduation, ISE students are expected to have the following:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Year Enrolled1 Graduated
2023-24 544 TBD
2022-23 584 240
2021-22 619 191
2020-21 628 205
2019-20 568 184
2018-19 573 184
2017-18 532 146

1 Full-time and part-time

John P. Shewchuk

Undergraduate Program Director

Natalie Cherbaka

Collegiate Professor
259 Durham Hall
540-231-6656     Email

Jacob Kerstiens

Academic Advisor for Undergraduate Program and Co-Op

Jacob Kerstiens

243 Durham Hall

Paula Van Curen

Undergraduate Academic Advisor and Study Abroad Liaison

Paula Van Curen

241 Durham Hall