Industrial and Systems EngineeringBachelor of Science

"Do I have to think of everything?!!" That's usually an exasperated outburst to someone who isn’t doing his share of the mental lifting. To an industrial and systems engineer, however, it’s a job description, because this person has to think of everything, a project's technical specifications, how to determine what's causing a glitch, and how to fix it.

Prepare to take on the world

The world runs on systems — transportation systems, food-supply systems, communication systems, government systems, and too many more to mention. These huge systems need men and women with the special talent to ensure they run smoothly. They need “big picture” people — industrial and systems engineers.

That need is steadily increasing as the world’s resources continue to shrink and cost effectiveness becomes paramount. Right now, the demand for industrial and systems engineers is actually greater than the current labor pool. That’s one reason why CNN Money Magazine ranked system engineering the #1 job in America.

With an outlook this exciting, you need a program that gives you every advantage in training for the real world before you graduate. The University of New Haven program does that. Collaborating with each other, our engineering faculty, future employers, students, alumni, and business and industry professionals designed and built an innovative program that teaches you to:

  • Apply your knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in designing engineering systems
  • Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data to improve operations and systems
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints — in other words, the economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability factors
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams and communicate effectively
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Director of Engineering

5% Growth 2017-2027


Production Manager

1% Growth 2017-2027


Manufacturing Engineer

4% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Fluid Thermal Systems

    An expansive study of thermal and fluid principles and applications including laws of thermodynamics, basic power cycles, conservation laws, internal and external flows, and convective heat transfer.

  • Materials in Engineering Systems

    Properties, behavior, and application of materials (solid, liquid, and gas) are studied and demonstrated, with emphasis on selection and use in engineering systems. Topics include mechanical, electrical, magnetic, thermal, optical, rheological, and chemical properties and behavior.

  • Differential Equations

    The solution of ordinary differential equations, including the use of Laplace transforms. Existence of solutions, series solutions, matrix methods, nonlinear equations and varied applications.

  • Supply Chain and Logistics

    The process of planning, implementing and controlling flow and storage of goods, services, and related information from point to point of consumption with the customer requirements in mind is presented. Topics include fundamentals of logistics and e-logistics, information systems and e-commerce, inventory concepts and management, material flow and transportation management, warehousing and material handling, the type and use of electronic media in the daily functions of supply chain management, and global logistics.

  • Full List of Courses for Industrial and Systems Engineering

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and System Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Industrial and Systems Engineering, B.S.

    Industrial Engineering Minor

    Systems Engineering Minor

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Accreditation & Awards
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ABET Accreditation

The bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering offered by the Tagliatela College of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Industrial and Systems Engineering Program Objectives and Outcomes

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Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Tagliatela College of Engineering

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U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Engineering Programs

The University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering).

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Next Steps
  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

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  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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