The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers a host of degrees at Lehigh. We provide robust undergraduate and graduate programs for students looking to expand their knowledge, perform cutting-edge research, and learn the skills needed to work in industry or academia.


Educational Objectives

Industrial and Systems Engineering graduates will:

  • Have a broad knowledge of mathematics, science, and general engineering. Furthermore, this knowledge can be applied to Industrial Engineering-related problems.
  • Have a fundamental grounding in the fields of statistics, manufacturing, operations research, information technology, production analysis and control, and operations management that reflect current needs and trends.
  • Have the detailed and relevant knowledge and ability to perform design and solve problems related to integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy.
  • Have the ability to design, conduct, and analyze experiments in laboratories, companies, and on systems models.
  • Have the ability to form, lead, and participate in multi-disciplinary teams that solve problems in engineering and business.
  • Have an awareness of global, societal, and discipline-specific issues necessary to identify, formulate, and solve problems.
  • Be aware of the NSPE professional code of ethics and have an appreciation of social and legal concerns.
  • Have the ability to seek out, understand, and apply new information and procedures to their professional development, thus giving them an appreciation for life-long learning.
  • Communicate effectively through oral and written presentations using appropriate technologies.