Lehigh is home to two vital areas within the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering -- The Enterprise Systems Center (ESC) and Healthcare Systems Engineering (HSE) program.

Visit below to learn more about both and companies in industry associated with ISE.

The Enterprise Systems Center (ESC)

The Enterprise Systems Center (ESC) is a Lehigh University research center in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science that is located at 200 West Packer Avenue, in Mohler Laboratory. It has been a national center of excellence in systems engineering and leadership development through experiential learning for several decades. Since its inception, more than 1,125 research and development projects with over 450 industry partners have been completed. More than 4,125 undergraduate and graduate students from the engineering, business and arts/science colleges collaborated to help achieve a high rate of return on investment deliverables.  Research efforts are driven by industry needs and historically have been focused in the areas of operations research, analytics, supply chain and logistics, management science, product innovation, sustainability, and agile manufacturing.

The Healthcare Systems Engineering (HSE) Program

Students enter the HSE program with backgrounds in engineering, science, business, mathematics and other disciplines, and graduate with a broad understanding of the healthcare industry along with the ability to use design thinking as a process for problem solving. They gain the technical skills necessary to analyze healthcare systems, identify inefficiencies and propose solutions or new processes to improve the overall quality and efficiency of healthcare. Lehigh’s HSE program maintains close relationships with major hospitals, home-healthcare agencies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies that help focus its activities on hot-button industry issues. These partners also provide mentorship and research opportunities for our students.
Discover more in the HSE Brochure or visit the HSE Program Webpage.

Outreach and Awareness

The Awareness Initiative in the OutreachISE Program aims to spread the word on the tools and significant contributions of ISE-trained graduates and researchers to solving real-world problems in the industry. Read more about outreach work here.