Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering 

Prepare to become a leader in quality and productivity management with the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Temple University's College of Engineering. Learn to design, develop and implement solutions for the integrated systems that help a wide variety of companies save money and increase operating efficiency. The only degree of its kind in the Philadelphia region, the Industrial and Systems Engineering Major is a blend of business and engineering.

The work of industrial and systems engineers is about more than manufacturing—it encompasses nearly every industry and sector. The Industrial and Systems Engineering Major is flexible, integrating coursework across multiple fields of study, making learning applicable to many types of industries.

Through this versatile and interdisciplinary degree program, you will

  • apply expertise to many fields, including entertainment companies, healthcare organizations, manufacturing industries, and shipping and logistics businesses;
  • gain expertise in engineering in a cutting-edge, advanced curriculum designed to solve today’s engineering problems; and
  • engineer systems and processes to strengthen quality and productivity.

Companies continuously seek to increase productivity and outcomes, as well as improve quality. Gain the knowledge base to provide innovative and applied solutions and graduate with the tools and skills ready to meet a growing demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 8% increase in jobs for industrial engineers from 2018 to 2028.

Classes & Curriculum

Learn the analytical, computational and experimental practices necessary for system integration with the 128-credit Industrial and Systems Engineering Major. The curriculum builds on coursework in business, engineering, math and sciences over eight semesters. The College of Engineering developed nine courses for this program, which cover operations management and research, production planning and control, quality assurance, simulation, logistics, and supply chain management. 

Required courses for the Industrial and Systems Engineering include the following.

  • Engineering Economics
  • Principles of Supply Chain Management
  • Production Process Design and Laboratory

Learn more about Industrial and Systems Engineering coursework.

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Satomi Sugita

Industrial & Systems Engineering BS, ’22

“ISE focuses on optimizing and improving existing processes or systems. It may be looking at manufacturing processes, delivery systems, labor efficiency in a program, or even the way paperwork is filed within a company.”

Read more about Satomi


Cooperative education (co-op) is an optional program that can provide you with the opportunity to work professionally before graduation. Students apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom to real-world problems in the field. A co-op will help you create valuable connections with industry professionals, build a strong résumé and have an enhanced perspective on your field.

Senior Design

College of Engineering students have hands-on, practical opportunities to apply the theories and concepts learned in their coursework to real-world engineering design projects. In the Senior Design course, you'll plan, formulate and develop designs, as well as learn skills and techniques for managing and executing projects. Explore Senior Design.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $22,464.00 per year
Out-of-state: $36,816.00 per year


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