Accreditation (ABET)

The B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

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

  1. Created value by applying appropriate industrial and systems engineering tools to design/redesign integrated systems/processes, solve problems, implement innovative solutions, and improve organizational outcomes.
  2. Provided formal or informal project, administrative, or technical leadership.
  3. Pursued professional development and knowledge enhancement via graduate study and/or continuing education in industrial engineering or related areas.
  4. Communicated effectively with different audiences and stakeholders using written, oral, and visual media.
  5. Worked effectively in teams having attributes such as varying organizational backgrounds, positions, geographic locations, and demographic compositions.
  6. Served the profession, community, and society, as exemplified in our motto Ut Prosim.

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 Graduated2
2018-19 588  
2017-18 551 1543
2016-17 516 152
2015-16 488 182
2014-15 558 211
2013-14 603 193

1 From ​Select 'Current and Future Enrollments,' then 'Current Enrollment Summaries.'  Figure shown is maximum (FT + PT) enrollment, Fall or Spring, for selected major = ISE.
2 From (unless otherwise noted). Select 'Degrees Conferred by Academic Degree Level, Major,' then 'College of Engineering.'
3 From VT ISE departmental data

Undergraduate Program Director

John P. Shewchuk

Associate Professor and Associate Department Head
259 Durham Hall
540-231-6656     Email

Academic Advisor for Undergraduate Program and Co-Op

Maggie Johnson

243 Durham Hall

Undergraduate Academic Advisor and Study Abroad Liaison

Paula Van Curen

241 Durham Hall