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Industrial and Systems Engineering MS

An industrial engineering master's degree that offers an in depth look at the contemporary manufacturing process and its product development and logistics processes. A customized curriculum includes research opportunities that prepare you to lead integrated systems.

Program skills

The curriculum covers the principal concepts of engineering economics and project management, facilities planning, human performance, mathematical and simulation modeling, production control, applied statistics and quality, and contemporary manufacturing production processes that are applied to solve the challenges presented by the global environment and economy of today. The curriculum stresses the application of contemporary tools and techniques in solving engineering problems.

Programming Languages: AutoCAD, MS Project, Access, Minitab

Program facilities equipment

The ISE department is located in the James E. Gleason building, within the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. The department houses several state-of-the-art laboratories to support their programs, including the Brinkman Machine Tools and Manufacturing Lab, the Human Performance Lab, the Systems Modeling and Optimization Lab, the Toyota Production Systems Lab, and two general computer labs. These labs are fully accessible to all ISE students.

There are ample computing facilities within these specialized labs, as well as dedicated computer PC labs. These labs offer an extensive library of software to support industrial engineering research and project work, including, conventional word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications (ACCESS, FoxPro), data acquisition (Lab View) statistical analysis (Minitab, SAS), facilities layout (AutoCAD, Factory Flow, Factory Plan), systems simulation applications (ProModel, ARENA, Simio), and manufacturing software (MasterCam, material selection software.)

Program job titles reported

Continuous Improvement Engineer; Industrial Engineer; Lean & Quality Leadership Development Associate; Manufacturing Engineer; Operations Leadership Development Associate; Process Engineer; Project Manager; Quality Engineer; Safety Specialist/Engineer; Technology Energy Analyst; Reliability Engineer; Sustainability Engineer; Materials Planner; Production Planner; Logistics Planner; Human Factors Engineer; Ergonomics Engineer; Project Engineer; Operations Manager; Director of Engineering; Vice President of Manufacturing; Systems Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Bendix Commercial Vehicles; Corning, Inc.; Cummins, Inc.; Deloitte; Eaton; GE Aviation; GeekHive; GlobalFoundries; Intel; ITT Inc.; Medtronic; National Security Agency; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; PPC Broadband, Inc.; Precision Castparts Corp.; Siemens; Tesla; The Raymond Corp.; TIMET; US Postal Service; Volvo; Whirlpool Corp; Xerox; Xylem, Inc.


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about RIT’s engineering education? It’s the opportunity to complete engineering co-ops and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a master’s degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your engineering field of study. And it sets RIT engineering graduates apart from their competitors. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the industrial engineering master's program.