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Department Industrial & Systems Engineering

Improving products and processes for a more efficient world

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has a long track record of excellence in the field. We focus on improving goods and services, making them more cost-effective and of greater value to people, industries and society. 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.

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Welcome to Industrial & Systems Engineering!

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

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Laura Younan
“I would not have the job I have today if it wasn’t for the guidance I received from my peers/mentors and the opportunities that the ISyE Department had to offer during my time. Without these experiences and the opportunity to build these relationships, I wouldn’t have been as prepared to enter the real world and start my career!”
Laura Younan
BSIE ’20, MSIE ’21, Associate Health Systems Engineer, Mayo Clinic

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.