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The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is a top-ranked program, offering a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BSISE). It is one of the best known and highest-rated ISE programs in the United States. Career opportunities for ISEs have never been better, and our graduates work for manufacturing facilities, distribution warehouses, hospitals, airlines, railroads, banks, amusement parks, management consulting, military, and federal government organizations.

One of the primary aims of the ISE is to create value for organizations by improving performance of integrated systems, for example, improving quality, productivity, costs, efficiency, worker safety, and/or customer satisfaction. The depth and breadth of the BSISE curriculum at Virginia Tech prepares our graduates to contribute to any organization in any industry.

ISE Undergraduate Program Mission

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) has three primary objectives relating to its academic mission: 1) to provide the highest quality education for preparing undergraduate and graduate students for a life-long experience in the rapidly changing field of industrial engineering, and to further prepare these students for future leadership roles in the industrial engineering profession, in business, and in industry; 2) to conduct research toward advancing the frontiers of industrial engineering, supporting the industrial and economic growth of Virginia and the nation, and providing faculty with the latest knowledge and techniques for dissemination in the classroom; and 3) by serving the industrial engineering profession, industry, and society.

The mission of the ISE Undergraduate Program is to prepare industrial and systems engineering students to create value for organizations, the profession, and society. We achieve this mission by recruiting, retaining, and educating high quality and diverse students and by creating a rigorous and collegial environment enabling students to learn industrial engineering methods and tools, built upon a foundation of mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, and to apply them in any global organizational setting. Students can achieve academic and professional success through opportunities to participate in various educational experiences, to develop capabilities as future leaders, and to embark on a lifelong journey of professional development and learning.

The Industrial and Systems Engineering program at Virginia Tech is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.,

Natalie Cherbaka
Undergraduate Program Director
Paula Van Curen
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Jacob Kerstiens
Undergraduate Academic Advisor