Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

The Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MSISE) program is designed for engineers and related technical professionals aspiring to achieve the highest levels of responsibility and leadership in the workplace.

As an MSISE student, you will be broadly educated in all aspects of technical enterprises. The MSISE program is excellent preparation for industrial engineering program graduates who want to acquire substantial depth with respect to industrial engineering methods and the theory of the firm. This degree is also relevant if you are a graduate from another technical area and intend to leverage your existing skills toward the pursuit of responsibility for the profitability and growth of your organization.

Career Options

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of:

Program Courses of Interest*

ISE 511L | Computer Aided Manufacturing
ISE 514 | Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling
ISE 515 | Engineering Project Management
ISE 517 | Modern Enterprise Systems
ISE 525 | Design of Experiments
ISE 527 | Quality Management for Engineers
ISE 532 | Network Flows
ISE 536 | Linear Programming and Extensions
ISE 538 | Elements of Stochastic Processes
ISE 544 | Management of Engineering Teams
ISE 551 | Foundations of Data Management
ISE 563 | Financial Engineering*
ISE 564 | Performance Analysis
ISE 570 | Human Factors in Engineering
ISE 576 | Industrial Ecology: Technology-Environment Interaction
ISE 580 | Advanced Concepts in Computer Simulation
ISE 582 | Web Technology for Industrial Engineering
ISE 583 | Enterprise Wide Information Systems Quantitative Methods
SAE 541 | Systems Engineering Theory and Practice
SAE 549 | Systems Architecting
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