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 production flow line consisting of four workstations in series produces circuit boards. The first workstation consists of a screen-printing operation that takes 30 seconds per board. The second workstation has three placement machines running in parallel (i.e., a board only goes to one of them) that put components on boards, using 1 minute and 45 seconds per board. The third workstation consists of a reflow oven that requires 38 seconds per board. The final workstation consists of two parallel inspection devices that takes 66 seconds per board.

Cycle time (CT) is the average time it takes a board to progress through the entire line, work in process (WIP) is the number of boards between the beginning and end of the line, and throughput (TH) is defined as the average number of boards produced per minute. Your job is to do the following: for WIP levels between 1 and 15, compute CT and TH and plot these relationships. If "critical WIP" is defined as the smallest WIP level that achieves the maximum throughput, compute this value as well. Finally, describe formally, the relationship (if any) between WIP, CT and TH?

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