Welcome to the website of the Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) Department at Mississippi State University (MSU). Our department offers the necessary bachelor’s degree program in industrial engineering to forward a professional engineering career focused on the “big picture” challenges faced by manufacturing and service enterprises. We also offers master’s and doctoral degrees to prepare you for advanced industrial and systems engineering practice, research, and teaching.

3 Of The Highest Paying Jobs in the U.S. 10 Years after Graduation!

#2 Op. Research + Industrial Eng. – $191,800
#6 Operations Research – $160,000
#8 Systems Engineering – $159,100

Based on CNBC Report - Sept. 29, 2023

Industrial Engineers have the highest projected growth outlook

over the next 10 years for all engineering disciplines according to BLS

Based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook

Successful Career Outcome*

*Successful Career Outcome = Employed + Enrolled + Volunteering + Military / Total – Not seeking or continuing education.

Based on 2020-2021 Annual Report & graduate surveys