The ISE Experience
Learn from leading faculty in collaborative classroom environments. Participate in industry research to find impactful solutions that save companies time and money. Develop career and leadership skills through internships and student organizations.
Students in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are prepared to meet the challenges of and increasing demand for industrial engineers in the future. Work alongside talented and dedicated faculty focused on innovative research and teaching. Our students have the unique opportunity to obtain real-world experience before graduation through summer internships or co-ops, participating in intersession study abroad courses, earning an optional green-belt certificate in lean six sigma, or graduating with a 5-year BSIE/MBA or BSIE/MSIE dual degree.
Undergraduate students start by taking engineering basics, then delve deeper into applied mathematics, analytics and operations and systems design. This flexible program allows students to customize their educational experience through electives in data analytics, health care systems, manufacturing, supply chain systems or sustainability.
The program culminates with a unique capstone project. The ISE capstone course is industry based and allows students to serve as consultants and help local businesses solve real-world problems.
Graduate students hone their skills to prepare for advanced roles in industry or academia. They can choose to combine their industrial engineering education with business and join the industrial engineers who thrive at Fortune 500 companies. Or they can earn a dual degree in industrial engineering and health administration and prepare to lead health care delivery systems and operations.
Doctoral students focus on operations research and statistics, manufacturing and production or human/enterprise systems. PhD students interested in working in academia can receive funding through the GAANN Fellowship program.
Qualified doctoral students can pursue their PhD at no cost through the Doctoral Fellowship that covers tuition and fees and provides an annual stipend and benefits.
Meet some of the graduate ISE students and hear why they chose ISE at Mizzou. Read more.
Leadership and Career Opportunities
Discover new interests, develop professional skills and become leaders by participating in co-ops or internships, competition teams, student organizations and study abroad programs.
Gain real-world experience through internships and co-ops and receive credit toward the completion of your degree. Mizzou Engineering’s Career Services provides resume workshops, interview prep and other resources to help students obtain co-ops or internships with renowned companies.
Competitions and Events
Students put theory into practice on competitive teams, such as SimioSimulation, Logistics and Supply Chain Case, Society for Health Systems and Material Handling Student Design student competitions, combining their efforts with fellow engineering members and students from other majors.
Hone your leadership and communication skills, explore your interests and connect with peers through student organizations at the department, College or campus level.
Students gain a global perspective through Mizzou’s Study Abroad program. The department offers classes in summer Study Abroad sessions, allowing students to earn abroad experience while making progress towards their degrees.