Industrial and Systems Engineering, B.S.


Our students improve systems across all industries, including defense, aviation, manufacturing, and health care. We ensure these systems operate at top efficiency and safety. We combine broad engineering skills with behavioral science to graduate students ready to tackle even the most complex system challenges.

In our program, personalized counseling and informal relationships are commonplace between students and professors. Classes are typically small, averaging 15 students, allowing for close interaction between students and professors.

Our graduates, put simply, make things better whether its reducing wait times at amusement parks, building a superior car, ensuring the mail arrives on time or the operating room procedures are streamlined.

Industrial Engineers Make a Difference


In accordance with the 2019 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, URI hereby discloses that the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as an engineer in all U.S. States and Territories. The applicable licensing board in your state may impose additional requirements on candidates prior to granting a license (e.g., passing of an exam; obtaining a certificate; performing clinical/practicum hours; etc.), and we encourage you to investigate those requirements. The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, which is required nationwide for licensure, can be attempted by any engineering undergraduate who has finished or is close to finishing an Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited program. 

ABET Accreditation

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Find out why ABET accreditation matters.

Enrollment Data

B.S. Enrollment
(Fall 2023)
B.S. Graduates
(Aug. 2022, Dec. 2022, May 2023)