NC State Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • From Humble Roots to Global Impact

    From Humble Roots to Global Impact

    Rick Wicker's journey from North Carolina to the world inspires a new endowment for ISE students, empowering them to gain global experiences.

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The Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State is one of only five named ISE departments in the United States and ranks among the top 15 programs in the country according to U.S. News and World Report.

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NEW Master of Engineering Management: Think and LEAD

The Master of Engineering Management degree deepens your critical analytical, science and engineering talents — Think. It also broadens your crucial management skills — Lead. NC State’s Master of Engineering Management degree provides you the skills necessary to manage and succeed in today’s complex technical environments.

NC State’s Master of Engineering Management program prepares you for the career path you want by offering seven flexible concentration tracks. It supports the job role and career goals you have in mind.

Our concentration areas help you choose the skills you need for your potential job role.

Volunteering with ISE | NC State ISE

ISE Invites YOU to Volunteer!

Volunteering time – your most valuable resource – allows you to make a difference in someone’s life. You can give back to your ISE community, help a department that helped you, and improve the education of future industrial engineers. Besides, it just feels good to volunteer!

So, what is stopping you? We know you may have questions, so we made a FAQ to address your concerns.


Fitts-Woolard Hall is the NEW Home of ISE

The passage of Connect NC in March 2016, brings us closer to putting our faculty, staff, and students together with top businesses and government agencies on Centennial Campus which serves as a model for the ideal 21st-century research campus. Fitts-Woolard Hall will be the fourth academic engineering building on Centennial Campus. It will sit between the Hunt Library and Engineering Building I.

  • It will measure 227,000 square feet
  • It will house more than 100 classrooms and state of the art laboratories
  • The estimated cost is $154 million
Alumni Engagement Program | NC State ISE

Alumni Resources Program

ISE has launched our Alumni Resources Program. The mission of our program is to provide you, our alumni, with resources that will benefit you throughout your career. These resources include:

Whether you are looking to gain a competitive edge in your career or interested in networking with ISE Alumni faculty and students, the Alumni Engagement Program can help.

Looking for other ways to give back to the Department? Go to our 9 Ways to Partner with ISE to discover all the various ways you can make a difference.

Broaden Your World

Student Organizations: Choose from our student organizations or other Engineering student organizations to network and learn outside the classroom.

Co-op Experience: Gain hands-on job experience while pursuing your degrees, and get paid for it, through the Cooperative Education Program.

Study Abroad: Engineering is a global enterprise. Many employers are looking for graduates with second languages and international exposure. Study Abroad can make that happen.

Undergrad students work with a local company to streamline their manufacturing systems
Giving | NC State ISE


Donations help ISE evolve and keep pace with the latest technology. It gives our students the skills and sense of responsibility they need to make a difference in the world. Consider supporting the department today.