Industrial and Systems Engineering Overview

Welcome to the Industrial and Systems Engineering

It is with sincere pleasure that I welcome your visit to the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE) at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. The ISYE prioritizes supporting student success through experiential learning opportunities in a friendly community and advancing knowledgeCho's welcome message by means of research and innovation. The ISYE offers two ABET accredited undergraduate degree programs (BS Systems Engineering, BS Industrial Engineering Technology), two graduate degree programs (MS Engineering Management, MS Systems Engineering) and PhD Interdisciplinary Engineering degree under a mission to empower traditional and non-traditional students with the ability and vision to transform the future. Scholarship in the Department includes both industry- and government-funded research projects focused on the practical application of engineering principles for various areas including health systems, sustainable energy, manufacturing, analytics, human factors, and best practices in engineering education. Our dedicated faculty and staff strive to make the ISYE to be nationally and internationally recognized by student-focused education, cutting edge research and innovation, and we invite you to be a part of our journey! 

Sohyung Cho, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair 


The Industrial and Systems Engineering department provides curricula in systems engineering, quality assurance, apparel textile technology, and industrial engineering technology. Degrees offered by the Industrial and Systems Engineering department prepare graduates for careers in quality, supply chain logistics, project management, facilities planning, production planning, process analysis, fashion design, simulation modeling, systems design, and operations management. Degrees offered are M.S. Systems Engineering, M.S. Engineering Management, B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering, and B.S. Industrial Engineering Technology.


The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of Kennesaw State University has a mission to provide undergraduate and graduate education in industrial engineering technology, industrial & systems engineering, manufacturing operations, supply chain logistics, quality assurance, systems engineering, engineering management and related fields to serve the manufacturing and service industries. These programs prepare graduates for careers that are concerned with the design, implementation, evaluation and improvement of integrated systems of people, machines, energy, information and logistics. Graduates are well prepared to lead the scientific and economic development of an increasingly complex world while preparing them for lifelong learning. Additionally, graduates have an appreciation for the impact that various political and social issues can have on their organizations. Our mission is to serve both traditional and non-traditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to empower them with the ability and vision to transform the future.