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?


A pharmaceutical distribution center consists of A-frames for frequently demanded prescription and OTC drugs, gravity flow racks for less demanded items, and static racks for slow moving items. The A-frames and racks are restocked during the day while orders from hospitals and pharmacies are being placed. At night, orders are picked, assembled, sorted, and checked. By dawn, delivery trucks leave the DC towards the customers to deliver the orders.  

A major pharmacy has been added as a client. As a result, the management of the DC has proclaimed that the trucks are consistently leaving the DC later than their scheduled departure times, overtime cost is increasingly above target levels, and emergency restocks are becoming more frequent. What should they do to meet their target departure times and reduce their overtime labor cost? Should they rethink which products (and in what quantities) should go on the A-frames? Should they plan their stocking levels and locations based on seasonal demand (e.g. flu season or allergy season)? Should they implement a flexible labor policy to shift pickers across zones based on nightly picking demand?

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