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Industrial & Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering is a system-oriented discipline concerned with the design, installation, management, operation and improvement of systems that produce goods and services. The Industrial and Systems Engineering discipline follows an integrated approach that considers the entire life cycle of a product or service produced, from design through production, delivery, and customer support.

The goal of Industrial and Systems Engineering is to design and improve performance in products or systems by using resources efficiently. Industrial and systems engineers are concerned with efficiency, quality, productivity, manufacturability, environmental impact, cost-effectiveness, timeliness, and customer and systems safety and customer satisfaction.

Certificate of Undergraduate Study: Lean Six Sigma

This certificate in Lean Six Sigma introduces undergraduate students to those skills required in manufacturing and service plants that apply the principles of lean production and six sigma. Industry, in general, expects graduates of industrial and systems engineering to have a strong background in lean production and six sigma concepts.

Minor in Sustainable Engineering

Sustainable engineering is concerned with the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into product, process, and energy systems design methods. The objective is to minimize the total of the negative environmental impacts across the entire life cycle and maximize the positive social and economic impacts. Also, sustainable engineering encourages the consideration of the complete product and process life cycle during the design cycle. This minor will equip graduating engineers and scientists with the tools they need to meet the challenges associated with delivering goods, energy, and services through sustainable means.