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Work Towards a Career in Sustainable Engineering

SRU's Industrial and Systems Engineering degree prepares you for rewarding, stable, and lucrative career

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Offered by: Physics and Engineering

Slippery Rock University's Industrial and Systems Engineering program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and techniques they need for successful careers in engineering. This four-year degree teaches students how to optimize complex processes or systems in a variety of settings. Students learn how to eliminate waste in processes such as materials, man-hours, and machine time. They also learn how to have a meaningful impact on the environment through efforts to promote sustainable processes. This program is fully accredited by ABET

Why Choose Industrial and Systems Engineering?

A recent report by the Bureau of Labor statistics predicts high growth in industrial and systems engineering between 2010 and 2040. A large number of existing engineers in the field are now over 55 years of age, further driving demand. In addition, Forbes magazine rates a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) as one of the most in-demand degrees, with engineering jobs having a median annual salary of $85,720.

What Will You Learn?

Slippery Rock's curriculum provides students with a hands-on, in-depth learning experience covering the major fields of study in Industrial and Systems Engineering-including business process improvement and optimization using current methodologies such as Six Sigma and sustainability.

Our engineering program allows students to enroll in classes such as Engineering Graphics and Six Sigma Methodology in the first couple of years, which prepares them for internships and, eventually, their careers.

What careers can you pursue with an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree?

Graduates will be able to select from a broad range of career opportunities. Manufacturers, amusement parks, transportation companies, government agencies, and many others rely on industrial and systems engineers to improve their processes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates more than 236,000 ISE jobs will be available in the United Stated by 2024.

Those with a Bachelor's in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Slippery Rock can pursue rewarding and high-paying positions. Graduates enjoy life-long professional development in a high-demand field.

Program Educational Objectives

Within three to five years of graduation, alumni of the Industrial and Systems Engineering program at Slippery Rock University are expected to:

  • Attain sustained professional employment in modern industrial and systems engineering-based careers with increased levels of responsibility.
  • Engage in technical training, professional certifications, and/or advanced degrees to support their career progression.
  • Demonstrate professional and emotive growth towards leadership roles in their profession, and/or communities.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes (SOs) of Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering include:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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Earn your Industrial and Systems Engineering degree at Slippery Rock!

Slippery Rock University's Bachelor's in Industrial and Systems Engineering program prepares students for successful careers in a growing field. Interested in learning more? Request more information today!