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?

Health Care

An Orthopedics and Spine Center clinic strives to provide their patients with high-quality care and uses the Press Ganey survey to measure a patient's satisfaction during his/her stay at the clinic.The Press Ganey scores are benchmarked against other orthopedic clinics around the United States.The clinic’s goal is to be within the top 50% of all orthopedic clinics that use this survey to measure patient satisfaction. Currently the clinic meets this goal only 22% of the time. A main contributor to poor patient satisfaction scores is the amount of time patients spend waiting in the clinic. Currently, patients experience an average wait time of 34 minutes during their visit, which makes up almost 60% of the total visit.

A major problem that has been identified is back-ups in the X-ray process. These delays cause physicians to wait for patients to return from the x-ray process. When the physicians fall behind, the patients then must spend more time waiting for the physicians to catch up. How can the clinic run more efficiently and minimize patient wait time and physician’s delay? Should they implement a process that anticipates demand on x-ray process and schedules patients around x-ray’s capacity? Should they add more capacity to the x-ray process?

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