Industrial and Systems Engineering Careers

What Can You Do with an Industrial and Systems Engineering Degree?

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) majors have a lot of flexibility upon graduation. With this degree, you can work in any industry or environment and start with a higher salary, compared to other degrees. Many ISyEs work as a:

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Facilities Designer
  • Operations Manager
  • Supply Chain Engineer
  • Operations Researcher
  • Process Improvement Engineer (Six Sigma / Lean)
  • Ergonomics and Safety Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

Graduate Success Stories

The best way to see the industrial and systems engineering degree at work is to take a look at our alumni. USD graduates in ISyE can be found improving processes and developing systems in diverse fields in many San Diego-based and national companies. Here's a selection of alumni success stories:

  • Jaclyn Sonico works for Callaway Golf. Her process improvement team works with other engineers and production workers to rapidly design, develop and produce demonstrable superior golf equipment.
  • Nick Barker works at Kennedy Space Center as a mission engineer with Boeing NASA systems. He is responsible for planning and managing engineering operations that ensure the integrity of shuttle payloads.
  • Matt Craig works for Meijer Supermarkets as the Director of Meat and Seafood. Matt's team is responsible for building a world class Meat and Seafood assortment. He uses the skills he developed at USD to lead the division to deliver the best quality and value to customers throughout the mid-west.

Be Prepared for Your Career in ISyE

At USD, we help you to acquire the technical knowledge needed to address the broad spectrum of problems and possibilities encountered as an ISyE.

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