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Undergraduate Program

Industrial and systems engineering consists of a technical approach to business that includes applied statistics, simulation, economics, management, etc. Industrial and Systems Engineers also work on improving efficiency and systems of all kinds such as factories, Disneyland queues, rapid prototyping, etc.

Students come to USC because of our academics and innovative programs, but we also offer:

  • Outstanding, well-paid, career choices in California's high-tech economy.
  • Personal contact with a top-ranked faculty, who are both world-renowned researchers and experienced engineers.
  • A modern and challenging curriculum emphasizing information technology.
  • Top students who are attracted to Los Angeles' international economy from around the world.

 

Enrollment and Graduation -

USC Viterbi School of Engineering ABET Accredited Bachelor of Science in: Total Number of Students Graduating from this Program in Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013. Program Enrollment in Spring, 2014
Industrial and Systems Engineering 62 261

 


Viterbi School Admissions


The USC Viterbi School of Engineering offers its 1800 undergraduate students more than 30 degree options, two of which are available in the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

 

Degree Offered

For more detailed information on course and degree requirements, please see the Online Catalogue.

  • B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)
  • B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with Emphasis in Information Systems Engineering (ISIS)


The program in Industrial and Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The area of emphasis within Industrial and Systems Engineering is part of the Industrial and Systems Engineering accreditation.

Undergraduate Education Program Mission

The mission of the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering undergraduate program is to:

  • Provide students:
    1. the skills and knowledge to obtain employment and achieve leadership with the industrial and systems engineering profession or to proceed with graduate education,
    2. the intellectual resources to continue life-long learning, and
    3. the knowledge of professional ethics and critical reasoning skills necessary for contributing to society.
  • Provide employers of industrial and systems engineering professionals with candidates who are technically competent, business aware, collaborative, able to communicate effectively, and ethically grounded.
  • Maintain and enhance the reputation of the Epstein department within the engineering, business, and academic communities.



Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering program are prepared to attain any of the following accomplishments within a few years of graduation::

  • Obtain employment in an organization that values people who demonstrate both technical competence and business awareness.
  • Pursue graduate or professional education.
  • Assume a leadership role in their employment organization or community.
  • Utilize critical reasoning, collaboration, and creativity to contribute to society.

 

Undergraduate Program Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, all USC Viterbi School of Engineering students will develop the following abilities and knowledge:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, andengineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An 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
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

Undergraduate Program Criteria

In addition to the abilities and knowledge listed among the Student Outcomes above, students in the Industrial and Systems Engineering undergraduate program will also develop an ability to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy.