The Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and Design and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree programs offered by the ISE department are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and Design and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree programs satisfy the educational requirements for engineering licensure or certification in all of the 55 U.S. states and jurisdictions. Please find your state’s requirements, resources and contact information.

You are encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency for your location or wherever you desire to be licensed or certified to seek information and additional guidance. Please be aware that there may be licensure or certification requirements in addition to an academic program’s curriculum.

Note: This disclosure is being made in compliance with federal regulation 34 CFR §668.43 and the State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements Manual.

About ABET

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 660 colleges and universities in 24 countries. ABET provides specialized, programmatic accreditation that evaluates an individual program of study, rather than evaluating an institution as a whole.

ABET accreditation, which is voluntary and achieved through a peer review process, provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students.

ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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Systems Engineering and Design and Industrial Engineering Degree Objectives

To prepare students for successful career by training them to:

  1. Successfully enter the engineering profession as practitioners and/or consultants with companies and organizations in diverse areas of commerce, industry or government; or pursue graduate or professional degrees.
  2. Advance to leadership positions.
  3. Engage in continuing education and professional development.
  4. Participate in and contribute to professional societies and community services.

Systems Engineering and Design and Industrial Engineering Degree Outcomes

Graduates should have:

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Undergraduate Program Enrollment and Graduation Rates*


Systems Engineering & Design

Industrial Engineering










*Academic Year 2018-2019