Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering

Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering (ISE) solves problems  through the integration of engineering and business principles. ISE engineers work to improve performance and productivity, using optimization approaches and solving problems through a systems approach.

ISE engineers often serve as a link between engineering and management and work in such fields as:

  • Automotive, controls systems, and manufacturing
  • Communication and computer systems
  • Engineering administration
  • Operations and quality control
  • Business systems integration and consulting
  • Construction
  • Marketing and product testing
  • Robotics

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree)    UIUC – $64,764

Sample Careers

  • Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
  • Engineering Administration
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Robotics
  • Law Consultant (Patent, Intellectual Property, Product Liability)
  • Systems Engineer
  • Plant Manager
  • Quality Control Specialist

Sample Courses

  • IE 300: Analysis of Data
  • IE 310: Operations Research
  • IE 413: Simulation
  • IE: 430 Economic Foundation of Quality Systems
  • SE 494: Senior Engineering Project

We’ve collected stories below from some women alumni and students in ISE. Read them to learn how these engineers apply their Illinois Engineering education in their community and around the world.

Alexandra Chronopoulou

Cindy and Stephanie Richartz

Kathleen Hu

Deborah Thurston