Welcome to SIE!
It’s no surprise UA Systems and Industrial Engineering is among the top programs nationally. We wrote the book!
The University of Arizona Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering was established in 1961 as the nation’s first academic department of systems engineering. In the more than 50 years since, SIE has achieved international prestige for contributions to the interdisciplinary design of large-scale complex systems involving people, technology and information.
The department offers three integrated academic programs leading to BS and MS degrees in systems engineering, industrial engineering and engineering management, as well as a PhD in systems and industrial engineering.
Academics cover the fundamentals of systems engineering, operations research and industrial engineering – including optimization, stochastic systems, data analytics, systems engineering and design, modeling and simulation, and informatics. Facultyand students apply these fundamentals in a variety of areas:
- Smart transportation and manufacturing logistics
- Energy, water, environment and sustainability
- Space, defense and security
- Health care systems
- Human and social systems
Additionally, SIE partners with the Eller College of Management and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to provide an online MS in cybersecurity.
SIE’s rigorous and comprehensive education prepares graduates to tackle the engineering grand challenges of today and tomorrow. Alumni find work in leading corporations, research institutes and universities.
SIE students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners are a constant inspiration. Explore the website and learn more about the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs – including graduate funding options – as well as faculty and student research. Read about student, faculty and alumni successes.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Professor Young Jun Son, Department Head