Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Become part of one of the most highly ranked and unique industrial and systems engineering departments in the country!

Our undergraduate course curriculum is designed to give you the technical knowledge and people skills you need to succeed in a variety of industries or settings while allowing you choices along the way to match your interests. As a student in one of the nation’s Top10 IE programs you will have the chance to explore all five areas of industrial and systems engineering that the department currently specializes in: Decision Science and Operations Research, Health Systems Engineering, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Manufacturing and Production Systems, and Quality Engineering. To help prepare you for future success in the workplace many of our courses focus on team and design projects and give you the opportunity to work on real problems for real companies.

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The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of

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Program Educational Objectives

During the first several years following graduation from the program, a graduate from UW-Madison with a B.S. in industrial engineering would be expected to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in the professional practice of industrial engineering.
  2. Demonstrate the skills needed to assume leadership in their workplaces and profession.
  3. Act with professional and ethical responsibility, and appreciate the impact of proposed solutions in a global/societal context.

Student Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of math, science, economics, and engineering principles to solve ISYE, social or business problems
  2. Recognize, describe, predict and analyze systems behavior
  3. Apply experimental design or data analytics
  4. Demonstrate ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  5. Design effective and efficient human and technical work systems
  6. Contribute to solving ISyE problems and cooperate with engineers to solve engineering and societal problems
  7. Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems using appropriate information and approaches
  8. Understand physiological, cognitive, and sociotechnical aspects of humans as components in complex systems
  9. Identify opportunities and apply engineering solutions for evaluating productivity and quality improvement
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues across various industries
  13. Show proficiency and effectiveness in technical communications
  14. Engage in continued learning and demonstrate an appreciation of the benefits of lifelong learning
  15. Apply the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice, such as quality engineering, optimization, simulation, and project management

Enrollment and Degrees Conferred

  • Enrollment, Fall 2017 – Bachelor of Science in IE: 400
  • Degrees conferred, 2017-2018 – Bachelor of Science in IE: 104