Bachelor of Science In Industrial and Systems Engineering

Please note: This program is no longer accepting applications. We encourage you to check out any of our other undergraduate engineering programs.

"Do I have to think of everything?!!" That's usually an exasperated outburst to someone who isn’t doing his share of the mental lifting. To an industrial and systems engineer, however, it’s a job description, because this person has to think of everything, a project's technical specifications, how to determine what's causing a glitch, and how to fix it.

Prepare to take on the world

The world runs on systems — transportation systems, food-supply systems, communication systems, government systems, and too many more to mention. These huge systems need men and women with the special talent to ensure they run smoothly. They need "big picture" people — industrial and systems engineers.

That need is steadily increasing as the world’s resources continue to shrink and cost effectiveness becomes paramount. Right now, the demand for industrial and systems engineers is actually greater than the current labor pool. That’s one reason why CNN Money Magazine ranked system engineering the #1 job in America.

With an outlook this exciting, you need a program that gives you every advantage in training for the real world before you graduate. The University of New 51 program does that. Collaborating with each other, our engineering faculty, future employers, students, alumni, and business and industry professionals designed and built an innovative program that teaches you to:

  • Apply your knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in designing engineering systems
  • Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data to improve operations and systems
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints — in other words, the economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability factors
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams and communicate effectively
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Director of Engineering

5% Growth 2017-2027


Production Manager

1% Growth 2017-2027


Manufacturing Engineer

4% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Provides an introduction to the concepts, methods, and tools used in decision analysis. Formulating and structuring a decision problem and use of quantitative tools and analysis are studied. Topics covered include influence diagrams, decision trees, sensitivity analysis, value of information, and risk attitudes. The issue of conflicting objectives is also addressed as a factor in decision analysis process.

  • Improving quality and reducing cost through the use of statistical methods; statistical process control and basic experiment design techniques; well-known quality systems, including concept and methodology of six sigma (a quality management program), DMAIC process, ISO standards, quality project management, and commonly utilized six sigma tools will be the focus of this course. Plant tours and six sigma implementation cases will be included.

  • Prerequisites: SYST 3389, consent of the coordinator. A first course in a two-course, year-long design project. With a faculty advisor, the student works in a team of two or more members on an industry-sponsored project. Includes project scoping and definition, needs assessment and analysis, risks, standards and human factors evaluation, conceptual design, developing requirements, functional specification, and simulation of the conceptual design, testing, and validation. Work is presented through both a formal report and at a department seminar.

  • The process of planning, implementing and controlling flow and storage of goods, services, and related information from point to point of consumption with the customer requirements in mind is presented. Topics include fundamentals of logistics and e-logistics, information systems and e-commerce, inventory concepts and management, material flow and transportation management, warehousing and material handling, the type and use of electronic media in the daily functions of supply chain management, and global logistics.

  • The University of New 51 offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and System Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

Learn about earning college credit through Project Lead the Way.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New 51 students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Accreditation & Awards

ASEE Diversity Recognition Program - Bronze Level

For its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts the Tagliatela College of Engineering has been recognized at the Bronze Level by the American Society of Engineering Education's Diversity Recognition Program.

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Engineering Programs

The University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering).

Colleges of Distinction

The University of New 51 was named a "College of Distinction" by Colleges of Distinction, a national online higher education guide that assesses colleges for its engaged students, great teaching, and vibrant campus communities. The Universitys engineering programs received special distinction for its internships and opportunities for real-world experience.

Licensure and Certification Information

In the University's B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering program students can start the path towards becoming a Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Our curriculum meets the educational requirements for PE licensure in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY.

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Licensure Information

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