Industrial & Systems Engineering

Industrial and systems engineers are known as the “people engineers,” solving problems that directly impact organizations in every industry sector while often rising to the top of leadership. The University of Cincinnati’s Industrial and Systems Engineering program will teach you to innovate and improve systems, solve complex problems, and incorporate human interaction within a system. 

Students can focus on data analytics, healthcare systems, and Industry 4.0/5.0.

Data analytics

The current revolution of data science impacts science and industry alike. The industrial and systems engineering program emphasizes data analytics. You will be prepared to apply physical and mathematical principles in engineering and computer science to impact systems design, analysis, improvement, forecasting, and evaluation of integrated systems of people, material, information, and technology.

Healthcare and service systems

Service systems are the configuration of people, technology, and organization structure that deliver needs to a customer effectively and efficiently. Modern service systems such as healthcare systems are complex, expensive, and challenging. For example, healthcare can be improved with industrial and systems engineering principles such as improving care delivery, access to care, population health, disease diagnosis and treatment, and reducing cost. You will be equipped with the key skills of data modeling, quantitative modeling, optimization, simulation, and system thinking for in-demand jobs in healthcare and other service industries. 

Industry 5.0: Digital transformation

Throughout history, industrial revolutions mark periods of improvement in manufacturing processes. Industry 4.0 includes the emergence of digital tools and technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), digital design and manufacturing, predictive simulations, machine learning, big data analytics, and cybersecurity to fully integrate smart factory operations and cyber-physical systems. The most recent revolution, Industry 5.0, elevates these technologies by immersing humans in the process and human intelligence to work seamlessly and cooperatively with smart machines, automation, and sensors. In this program, you will learn key skills to succeed in our current industrial landscape. From data science and data analytics to systems simulation and digital design, you’ll learn skills to apply in smart, immersive digital environments.