Industrial and Systems Engineering
In the Industrial and Systems Engineering programs, personalized counseling and informal relationships are commonplace between students and professors. Classes are typically small, averaging 15 students, allowing for a close interaction between students and professors. The combination of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Department provides a broad range of topics and career opportunities in both manufacturing and service industries.
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 'Today in America' Video
What do Industrial Engineers do?
Industrial Engineers contribute to:
Where do Industrial Engineers work?
A great career starts with a good education.
The undergraduate curriculum in Industrial Engineering includes:
To accommodate part-time students, many of the courses in the BS program are offered late in the afternoon or in the evening.
Five year programs
The department offers a five year BS - Industrial Engineering / MS - Systems Engineering. The MS Program emphasizes service and enterprise systems and manufacturing systems. It provides students with an understanding of advanced systems and the criteria that can influence them. Armed with this knowledge, students will be in a pre-eminent position to contribute to virtually any company they choose.
The MS program takes a multidisciplinary approach to Systems Engineering. The program consists of core courses in Systems Engineering, together with electives in three main areas:
In addition to coursework, a six to nine credit thesis is required for full-time students.
Industrial Engineering students have the unique opportunity to participate in a program which allows them to complement their engineering degree with the business skills needed in the workplace. The 4+1 program provides a competitive advantage in job placement and advancement into management positions.
Video on Industrial Engineering:
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Alumnus Sharon Ruggieri appointed Chief Operating Officer
MCE/IEP (Spanish) Class of 2007 alum Sharon Ruggieri has returned to Rhode Island as Chief Operating Officer of Dear Kate, a Providence based lingerie company. (URI News Release)
Lean Manufacturing Applied to Health Care
ISE Prof. Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi is leading a team of researchers that is applying principles of lean manufacturing to a variety of systems at the VA Medical Center in Providence to find faster, better and more cost effective delivey of health care (URI News Release, video).
Consumer Product Sustainability
At a recent meeting led by ISE Prof. Manbir Sodhi, industry representatives, sustainability advocates and researchers met to discuss sustainable manufacturing of consumer products.