Future undergraduate students
The Undergraduate Experience
Our undergrads on why they love ISE at UW.
The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) degree is a robust program that prepares students to serve as organizational change agents. Students are encouraged to take a systems view when solving problems, recognize the organizational and societal impact of technical decisions, develop superior oral and written communication skills, participate in teams, and take initiative.
Being an industrial engineer is about choices. Industrial engineers have the opportunity to work in a variety of businesses and nonprofit organizations. The most distinctive aspect of industrial engineering is the flexibility it offers. Many industrial engineers move into supervisory or management positions where they continue to draw on their technical backgrounds.
The undergraduate curriculum focuses on system integration and methods to analyze, design, and improve manufacturing and service systems. Students can study operations research, optimization and stochastic models, manufacturing engineering, production planning and plant layout, statistics and design of experiments, quality and reliability engineering, and human factors. The BSIE degree culminates in a senior design experience.