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Department Industrial & Systems Engineering

Welcome to the intersection of engineering, people, and business.

What sets us apart from other engineering disciplines is the broad scope we cover. A degree in Industrial Engineering is as likely to lead you to the world of data science, finance, health care, or public service as it is to the manufacturing floor. You’ll use your engineering skills for data-driven decision making, applying the tools you master in our program towards the improvement of goods and services in any field you choose. And this breadth of training and experience positions many of our graduates to become tomorrow’s managers, directors, and CEOs.

Consistently ranked in the top-10 nationwide, the department offers the highest quality educational experience, world-class research opportunities, and cutting-edge facilities for work and study.

At a glance

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Welcome to Industrial & Systems Engineering!

Welcome to Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

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Jans Lily
“I am just embarking on my career journey, but I was heavily influenced by the classes and content that piqued my interest throughout my undergrad. I am grateful that the ISyE program provides several quality learning path options. Even though I have graduated, I still feel supported and can continue to leverage the connections I made and content I learned as I move forward. “
Lily Jansa
BSIE ’22, Software Consultant, Baker TIlly

Meet the faculty

The industrial and systems engineering faculty are leaders in their fields, respected internationally for their research. That’s why we’re reinventing manufacturing, re-engineering healthcare and inventing new industrial engineering methods.