Industrial and Systems Engineering

The department of Industrial and Systems Engineering remains open virtually but is not accepting in-person visits at this time. Please contact Professor Damodaran, pdamodaran@niu.edu or Tracy Mereness, tmereness@niu.edu to arrange for a phone meeting or for a virtual meeting. Please allow 24-hours for us to respond to your inquiries. Thanks for your understanding.

A degree in industrial and systems engineering leads to careers in a wide range of commercial, retail and service industries. Our program's integrated approach will help you understand the complete life cycle of a product or service, from design to delivery. You'll gain the skills to improve productivity, save money and optimize resources in manufacturing, health care, entertainment, transportation and other areas.

As you learn how to make businesses operate more efficiently, you'll benefit from:

  • Hands-on experience: Most students have at least one internship with a local business.
  • Career preparation: Almost all students are employed within a year of graduation, many receive job offers before they graduate.
  • Experienced faculty who specialize in a range of industries.

Research

See what research is taking place in Industrial and Systems Engineering and which projects are accepting students.

Laboratories

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