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?


Suppose that a citizens group is planning an Earth Day program consisting of a series of seminars dealing with topics such as recycling, alternative energy sources, and solid waste management. A local university has agreed to allow the use of their classrooms to conduct a total of 14 seminars that can begin at 8:00a.m, but must conclude by 5:00p.m. No seminars are scheduled to run during the lunch hour (12:00- 1:00p.m.), leaving eight one-hour time blocks available. The seminar coordinators have requested specific blocks of time during the day for each of their sessions. These are shown below:

Seminar Periods Time
A 2 9:00am - 10:00am
B 8 4:00pm - 5:00pm
C 4,5 11:00am - 2:00pm
D 1,2 8:00am - 10:00am
E 3,4,5 10:00am - 2:00pm
F 6 2:00pm - 3:00pm
G 7,8 3:00pm - 5:00pm
H 2,3 9:00am - 11:00am
U 1,2 8:00am - 10:00am
J 5 1:00pm - 2:00pm
K 6,7 2:00pm - 4:00pm
L 3,4 10:00am - 12:00am
M 8 4:00pm - 5:00pm
N 2,3,4 9:00am - 12:00am

For example, seminar A has been requested to run during period 2 (i.e. from 9-10:00 a.m) whereas seminar K needs to run for two consecutive periods (from 2:00-4:00p.m., etc.

Now the problem. The university would like to have as few rooms as possible used and they have given you five rooms thus far. Is this enough to schedule all of the seminars in their desired periods? What if only four rooms are allocated?

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