Field of Study: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Industrial and systems engineering programs prepare people to apply math and science to a wide variety of engineering problems.
Industrial and systems engineering programs include topics such as:
- Applied mathematics
- Physical sciences
- Computer applications
- Engineering analysis
- Systems analysis
Students in this program may be able to focus in a variety of fields such as business, health care, or production. They may also be able to concentrate in systems science and theory.
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree, students can transfer to a college or university for further study.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in industrial and systems engineering. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four or five years of full-time study.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in industrial and systems engineering. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.