The Systems and Industrial Engineering Department was established in 1961. It has achieved international prestige for its contribution to the interdisciplinary design and operation of complex systems of people, information, and machines. The department currently has 18 facility members and an undergraduate enrollment of over 200 students, creating an environment for enhanced interaction between students and faculty. The department's undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
In the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) it is our mission to prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to design, model, analyze and manage modern complex systems. Our courses, laboratories, projects and seminars prepare students for rewarding engineering careers and life-long learning.
Furthermore, our goals are to:
- Provide high quality education, and a basis for lifelong learning of the engineering and scientific knowledge required for analysis, design, improvement, and evaluation of integrated systems of people, computers, material, and equipment - as embodied in the disciplines of industrial engineering, operations research, systems engineering, and like fields.
- Lead in research in key areas within the discipline, with particular relevance to systems of strategic importance to the state and the nation such as manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation, health-care, service, and environmental systems.
- Provide professional service and academic leadership in the disciplines of the Systems and Industrial Engineering Department, within the university, industries, governmental agencies, private and public organizations, and professional societies.