What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?

Industrial and systems engineering (ISE) deals with the optimization of complex processes, systems or organizations. Engineers who specialize in this field work to eliminate wasted time, money, materials, man-hours, machine time, energy and other resources that do not generate value. According to the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, they devise how to do things better by engineering processes and systems that improve quality and productivity.

An industrial and systems engineering education provides a fundamental base for success in a broad spectrum of career paths. USC’s Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers a strong curriculum taught by world renowned and dedicated faculty. In conjunction with the Daniel J. Epstein Institute, our department is uniquely positioned to be the thought leader in ISE education and research.

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2017 Eberhardt Rechtin Lecture

Invention, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, 3D Printing
Presented by Mr. Charles Hull, Co Founder and CTO, 3D Systems

April 13, 2017 

2017 ISE Spring Banquet

April 20, 2017


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Events

Nov17Fri

W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

Fri, Nov 17, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Swain, Fellow, UCLA Institute of the Environment and SustainabilityTalk Title: California Increasingly Extreme Climate Future

Nov18Sat

INCOSE-LA Tutorial Series

Sat, Nov 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: The Aerospace Corporation, Building D8/1010, 200 N. Aviation, El Segundo, CA
Speaker: Dr. Mark L. McKelvin, Jr., Engineering Specialist in systems and software engineering, The Aerospace Corporation; and Adjunct Lecturer, USC System Architecting and Engineering ProgramTalk Title: Model Based Systems Engineering ...

Nov21Tue

Epstein Institute Seminar, ISE 651

Tue, Nov 21, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: GER GER 206
Speaker: Dr. Allen Yi, Professor, The Ohio State UniversityTalk Title: TBDHost: Prof. Yong Chen

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