Learn to Increase Production Efficiency with an Industrial & Systems Engineering Degree
Are you interested in engineering, but would like to focus more on the business or process side? Our Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering provides training in production design, plant layout, routing, and production mix. Throughout this degree, you will study some of the newest aspects of industrial engineering like examining human factors, production systems and engineering management, business analytics, and business intelligence.
Our data analysis courses focus on helping management connect the critical results of enterprise, such as revenue, low cost, and resource efficiency, to the controllable drivers of enterprise results. Enterprise, in this case, is a project that is difficult and typically takes effort, initiative, and resourcefulness. In this major, you will learn how to analyze data and explain the factors that go into the production of items and goods to your management team. You will also train on how to identify wastefulness in production systems and devise processes that are more efficient.
Our goal is to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to be a positive force in engineering-related industries. Our professors seek to know you individually and impart the knowledge and ability they possess to identify and solve engineering problems.
At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among Niche.com’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.
Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering?
Just as this degree will help you develop efficient systems and operations, our School of Engineering is dedicated to providing excellence in all areas of your education. As such, we have many opportunities for you to increase your skills and efficiency with hands-on educational opportunities.
Towards the end of this degree, you will have the chance to complete an internship, where you will work alongside seasoned professionals to make practical use of your skills and knowledge. With 49 companies, in nine states and four countries, you will have a great chance of finding an internship in an area related to your degree. The experience of active learning will give you a competitive edge in the job market upon graduation.
Apple Computer, Boeing, Georgia Pacific, NASA, Disney, the National Ground Intelligence Center for the U.S. Army, and Red Hat are just a few of the companies that have taken our students as interns. Your engineering skills may also be put to use supporting a mission. We have a number of organizations that have need of engineers for various projects. You will have the opportunity to serve God as well as receive valuable practical, problem-solving experience.
Accreditation provides value to your degree. Companies and organizations looking at your resume will know that your degree has met certain engineering industry standards. Our Industrial & Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET*.
*ABET accredits postsecondary degree-granting programs housed within regionally accredited institutions. They accredit programs only, not degrees, departments, colleges, or institutions.
What Will You Learn in Our Industrial & Systems Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Program?
Private companies and military-related organizations all need to eliminate waste. As an industrial engineering student, you will learn the concepts of the time value of money, analysis of investments, and even how risk analysis is an asset to your future employer. Your instruction will include some of the fundamental principles of engineering and more specific classes related to electronics and data analysis.
Ergonomics is another factor in industrial design that relates to the proper design of machines and workspaces in an industrial setting to accommodate the human factor. In addition to these classes, you will learn how to set up and run simulations and how to interpret the data from such tests.
Download and review our Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering Degree Completion Plan.
ENGI 220 – Engineering Economy
Introduction to the principles of time value of money, analysis of investments, break-even concepts, risk analysis, alternatives analysis, tax implications, certainty, and uncertainty.
ENGI 450 – Human Factors & Ergonomics
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Human biological and psychological capabilities and limitations in the industrial setting.
- Topics include techniques and methods for applying the principles of human factors engineering and ergonomics to systems design.
ENGI 460 – Digital Simulation
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Introduction to the structure, logic, and methodologies of systems simulation.
- Topics include the generation of random numbers, simulation languages, and simulation models and analysis.
ENGR 381 – Engineering Design Introduction
Introduction to the design process. Topics include system engineering, team dynamics, design specifications, conceptual design, scheduling, developing a business plan, market survey, and budgeting.
Highlights of Our Bachelor’s in Industrial & Systems Engineering Degree Program
- Our computer, electrical, industrial & systems, and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This means you can be sure your degree will be well respected in the engineering field.
- Over the past 8 years, Liberty University students have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam at an average rate of 89%! In 2020, the national average across mechanical, electrical and computer, and industrial and systems engineering was under 75%.* With pass rates well above national averages, Liberty students are prepared to impact the world for Christ.
- Many classes are associated with a lab. This gives you an opportunity for practical application and better assimilation of the lessons.
- You will have access to the latest technology and a qualified faculty that seek to know you personally and to provide you with opportunities for education, research, and training in a Christ-centered environment.
- You may have the opportunity to intern at a variety of fortune 500 companies and government agencies. This will not only offer you hands-on experience, but many internships are paid, allowing you to offset living costs.
- Liberty University’s Center for Engineering Research & Education (CERE), located in nearby Bedford County, Virginia, promotes research and development of all forms of energy generation, storage, transmission, and through the Center for Advanced Engineering & Research, which is part of the CERE, engineering students at Liberty have the opportunity to observe and assist with research in the state-of-the-art facility.
*National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), at FE Exam (viewed online May 11, 2021).
Our Industrial & Systems Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Information
- 135 total credit hours
- You may transfer in up to 75% of your total degree.
- This bachelor’s degree program falls under our School of Engineering
- View our bachelor’s in Industrial & Systems Engineering Degree Completion Plan.
- Find more information about our bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering program in our course catalog.
Potential Career Opportunities for Our Bachelor’s in Industrial & Systems Engineering Graduates
- Industrial engineer
- Management engineer
- Operations analyst
- Quality engineer
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.