Industrial and Systems Engineering Concentration

Choose our Industrial and Systems Engineering Concentration; enjoy rigorous coursework, and gain real-world experience as you prepare for your future career.

As you study industrial engineering, you’ll learn about the many types of systems involved with manufacturing, production and operations. After completing your degree, you’ll be prepared for a career in manufacturing, logistics or transportation, facilities planning and operations research.

Industrial and Systems Engineering Courses

As a student in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Concentration, your coursework will be based in industrial engineering, systems engineering, management mathematics and manufacturing. Your courses will include:

  • EGR 248 - Quantitative Methods/Operations Management (BA 248)
  • EGR 341 - Industrial and Systems Engineering Methods
  • EGR 345 - Fundamentals of Process Improvement
  • EGR 347 – Analytics for Supply Chain Operations (BA 347)
  • EGR 348 – Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
  • EGR 410 - Control Systems
  • MA 251 – Probability and Statistics
  • PSY 105 – Introduction to Psychology

Why Become an Industrial Engineer?

As an industrial systems engineer, you’ll focus your efforts on solving problems in the workforce and building an exciting career. After gaining hands-on learning experiences, you’ll be ready to find solutions to organizational problems through whichever career path you choose.

Be Hands-On

Our students apply their learning through real-world projects. As you learn industrial engineering concepts, you’ll have the ability to practice your skills through hands-on learning experiences. You’ll investigate relevant, real-world issues, participate in simulation games and complete semester-long projects. The Social Enterprise Institute, on campus, sponsors many of our projects. You also may choose to complete projects with one of our student organizations.

Improve the World Around You

Industrial systems engineers impact the world by improving work processes in a wide range of settings, from manufacturing plants to business and health operations. They make operations more efficient through a variety of methods, while maintaining a safe work environment for employees. Industrial engineers also optimize business practices by increasing speed, limiting costs and improving management practices. You’ll learn to utilize financial management systems, measure improvement and encourage organizational change.

Choose from Diverse Career Options

The flexibility of our Industrial and Systems Engineering Concentration will give you plenty of career options. Systems engineers have the ability to choose from a variety of careers across many industries while industrial engineers typically work for manufacturing, insurance and government organizations.

Systems Engineer Salary

Systems engineers have a median starting salary, according to, of $62,400. Your starting systems engineer salary will vary depending on which area of the industry you choose.