Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • ISE

    What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?

    The Industrial and Systems Engineering program is a combination of Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering.  Industrial engineering is concerned with design, improvement and implementation of integrated processes of people, processes, information, materials, management and equipment.  IE’s draw upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences combined with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict, and evaluate processes and systems.

    Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary and structured approach to designing and deploying successful systems to blends engineering, systems thinking, and management topics. Systems engineering deals with work-processes, optimization methods, and risk management tools while ensures that all likely aspects of a project or system are considered, and integrated into a whole.

    Students in this major have the opportunity to concentrate in either Industrial or Systems.  Due to the relevance of the two disciplines, 75% of the curriculum is shared providing graduates with an expanded job market opportunities while the remaining 25% is directed towards the specifics of each area of engineering.

    Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

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    Admission Requirements


    This program does not have specific admission requirements. Only admission to Kennesaw State University is required to declare this major.

    General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

    M: Students must take MATH 1190 or higher.

    T: Students must take MATH 2202 or higher.

    T:  Students must take PHYS 2211/L and PHYS 2212/L and CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L

    Concentrations Available

    • Industrial Engineering
    • Systems Engineering

    Sample Classes

    • Students will learn quality history, philosophies, and the relationship of quality to organizational performance. Emphasis will be given to the management, organization, creation and evaluation of quality systems necessary to assure organizational performance, including basic quality tools, and approaches to quality and process improvement such as Lean and Six Sigma.

    • This course covers formulation and solution of deterministic models of operations research linear, integer, and dynamic programming. Transportation, assignment, shortest path, and minimum spanning tree problems will be introduced to address various applications in the areas of engineering design, production planning and scheduling, inventory control, transportation and logistics.

    • In this course students will study the relationship between humans and the systems they interact with. Students will study human physical and psychological strengths and weaknesses as well as organizational and political issues that influence the effectiveness of Human Machine interactions.

    • This course explores fundamental concepts, theory, and procedures for the study of facilities design and location; physical layout; material flow principles; and material handling. Product design, process planning, and schedule design are integrated through the development of analytical procedures and use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) layout planning software to enhance the decision-making process in the design, rationalization and improvement of factory and office layouts. The knowledge learned in this course is integrated with knowledge from selected related courses to develop a laboratory design project by students working in teams.