About UW ISE

Welcome to Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Washington.  We are a community of innovative leaders. Our students take courses from internationally renowned faculty, participate in creative, cutting-edge research, and are highly involved in the ISE community through our various student organizations (Institute of Industrial Engineers, ISE honor society, and the Student Advisory Board).

UW ISE prepares students for careers in a diverse and dynamically global environment, by providing them skills to foster a sustainable and safe future. Students learn to take a systems approach to problem solving and to recognize the larger societal impact of each engineering decision. We offer degrees at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level, and our new Professional Masters Program (PMP) provides individuals in the workplace the opportunity to sharpen their leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

Students at all degree levels are involved in research with local industry partners and increasingly in joint programs with the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and the Built Environments. ISE graduates are in high demand at the local, state, national and international level.  Our students are employed at Boeing, UPS, Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, as well as consulting, government, and academic institutions around the world.

The UW ISE department is known for our friendly, supportive atmosphere, the accessibility of our faculty and staff, and the inclusiveness of our community. Our alums serve on our ISE visiting committee and have supported us through student scholarships and endowments. We host a myriad of departmental events each year to enhance career skills, internship opportunities, and entrance into graduate school.  We also have many social events such as ski trips, holiday parties, barbecues, and year-end banquets, and invite you to be a part of our community.

Dr. Linda Ng Boyle, Professor and Chair