Industrial and Systems Engineering

Make a difference in the world by engineering processes and systems to improve quality, increase productivity and operational efficiency.

Make processes and systems more efficient and effective.

USD's Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) program courses are designed to help you become a highly sought after engineer who is tremendously valuable to the bottom line for organizations. We are now offering the Sustainability concentration within the ISyE degree program. Check out our Curriculum page for specific course requirements.

Program Snapshot

  • BS/BA Dual Degree
  • ABET Accredited
  • 147 Units (hours)

What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?

Are you one of those people who are always finding a better way to get something done or make things work faster, smarter and more efficiently?

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) applies basic engineering skills from mathematics and the physical sciences, specialized analytical techniques and an understanding of how people interact with machines and each other to design, evaluate and improve the performance of processes and systems. Examples of the types of systems that may be analyzed by ISyEs include health care delivery systems, product distribution systems and manufacturing systems. The factor that most distinguishes ISyE from other engineering disciplines is the attention devoted to human involvement in the systems being analyzed. Industrial and systems engineers focus on the big picture, and how all of the moving parts can best fit together. Examples of industry sectors in which ISyEs work include:









Become an industrial and systems engineer.

Our facultyadvisors and career professionals are here to help you navigate and access the resources you'll need to succeed academically. They'll help you map out the right path for you, from your first year through graduation — and beyond.

faculty talking with students ISyE Curriculum

See requirements to complete the ISyE program.

virtual capstone senior project Capstone Design

Where your designs come to life.

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See what you can do with an industrial and systems engineering degree.

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Craft a personalized career path.

Get to Know Your Professors

Casual Conversations with ISyE faculty

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Odesma Dalrymple, PhD sees a more colorful future in engineering.

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Leonard Perry, PhD is inspiring "people" engineers.