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

Sep20Wed

INCOSE Webinar

Wed, Sep 20, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location: Online via WebEX
Speaker: Rick Dove, CEO, Paradigm Shift InternationalTalk Title: Agile Systems & Processes -- Risk Management and MitigationSeries: INCOSE Speaker SeriesAbstract: To be effective, systems/processes have to mate well with their...

Sep20Wed

General Meeting 1

Wed, Sep 20, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: TCC 227
Prepare for this year's recruiting season by revamping your elevator pitch and learning how to put your best foot forward in your resume. Come learn about the in's and out's of appealing to companies and recruiters. We'll have a resume...

Sep22Fri

W.V.T. RUSCH ENGINEERING HONORS COLLOQUIUM

Fri, Sep 22, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: SAL 101
Speaker: Doug Heckmann, Investment Manager at LH VenturesTalk Title: Entrepreneurial Ventures

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New center at USC examines ethics and decision-making

Trustee Jerry Neely’s endowment supports a multidisciplinary center bringing together faculty from USC Marshall, USC Viterbi and USC Price

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Olympics-Sized Transit Effort

Jim Moore was interviewed about the Olympics coming to LA and the need for investment in more transit services to benefit the public

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