The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s (ISyE) undergraduate program has been ranked the #1 program of its kind in the nation since 1991 according to the U.S. News & World Reports. While many of our students seek out our program because of our top rankings, they are equally attracted to the number of concentrations and academic interests offered. Yet one of the most alluring qualities of this program is the flexibility of career options that our Bachelor of Science (BSIE) degree allows.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Current Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Programs Office

Chen Zhou
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies,
Associate Professor
Jon Lowe
Academic Professional
Frances Buser
Academic Program Manager
James Turneur
Academic Advisor II
Sudie Davis
Academic Advisor II

Future Students

At ISyE, we work on ways to improve a variety of complex systems by formulating and analyzing abstract models in search of making systems more efficient and optimizing performance. We address how people and the decisions they make contribute to the complexity of systems and how people benefit when those systems are analyzed. We immerse ourselves in the depth and breadth of decision-based technical problem solving by focusing on the disciplines of industrial engineering, operations research, and systems engineering. So, what does that all mean?


The Housing Office at Georgia Tech has to deal with a big problem every fall; how to make dormitory assignments so as to leave everybody reasonably happy. Of course, it may not be possible for everybody to be actually "happy" with their roommate assignment, so Housing's true aim would probably be to at least minimize the amount of misery created overall with the assignments.

Here's the thing...suppose that for Fall 2006, a total of 1964 freshmen are planning to live on campus in a dorm. Each student has, as part of their enrollment information, submitted a "wish list" regarding their preferences in terms of a roommate. These include such things as serious study habits, from Alabama, not from Alabama, likes jazz, talkative, no pet snakes, etc. Some of these attributes may have higher priorities than others, so Housing may "weight" them in some way.

In any event, what Housing would like to do is find a pairing of individuals that, in some sense, maximizes total "acceptability" and for which there is enough dorm space. For example, if two rooms are available for four students, but one student is absolutely unacceptable to the other three (under any circumstance), then two rooms will simply not suffice. Nonetheless, what do you think about the problem? Is it tricky? Does it get easier or harder if rather than pairs, Housing is looking for groups of three (i.e. for dorms with 3-person suites)?

Visits and Admission

Freshman and transfer student admission to the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) is overseen by the Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Regardless of major, students apply through the Office of Admission for Undergraduate Students. There is no secondary application process for ISyE.Once a month, an information session at ISyE is held, which will provide details about the undergraduate BSIE curriculum and student services. Register for an ISyE tour and undergraduate program information session.

Prospective undergraduate students are highly encouraged to attend a campus tour and admission information session provided by the Office for Undergraduate Admission.

If you will be on campus, but not during one of the tours, you may request an informal meeting during business hours with an ISyE Ambassador.

ISyE Ambassadors