Industrial Systems Engineering

The NC State Industrial Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Below you will find the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes, and recent enrollment and graduation information.


Alumni of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Program will achieve careers of technical excellence and demonstrate professional leadership in the workplace and society through:
1. Applying the discipline’s body of knowledge to the design and management of systems, products and processes by working effectively with multiple constraints, understanding the importance of time and cost;
2. Contributing meaningfully to team efforts in the workplace, understanding the economic, societal, and ethical impacts of their decisions, and communicating effectively with all stakeholders in these decisions; and
3. Adapting to changes in technology and our global society over the course of their professional lives by continuous learning through varied work assignments, advanced degrees, professional training programs and independent study.

Learning Outcomes

A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

B. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

C. 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.

D. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

E. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

G. An ability to communicate effectively.

H. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

I. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

J. A knowledge of contemporary issues.

K. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 317
2014 – 2015 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 70