The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering has an award winning academic advising team that provides personal and hands-on experience. We encourage students to come in and meet with their academic advisors on a regular basis. Academic advisors can help with curriculum planning, academic support, registration, identifying campus resources and general questions.
If you are currently an ISyE Change of Major Candidate:
Continue taking the four required courses to qualify for change of major.
If your overall GPA is less than 3.0, you may continue taking classes to bring up your GPA. ISyE lifts restrictions for select courses on the last Wednesday of Phase II.
Other questions? Please email Fran Buser.
|ISYE 2801 A||87046||Professional Practice of Industrial Engineering||Free elective.||Laliberte, Andrea||none||The objective of this course is for the students to explore alternative BSIE career paths and to learn current practices in the IE profession. A one-hour session is held each week. During the sessions, visiting practitioners present their background, career progression, description of their present work, and a typical problem that they are currently working on or solving. The students submit a written one page memorandum by the following Friday, which will be graded and returned to them within one week. This is a 1-credit free elective course.|
|ISYE 4801 A||89872||Design to Value||Free elective.||Lopez Velarde, Guillermo||Junior or senior standing.||The objective of this course is to introduce the Design-to-Value (DTV) approach and its main processes. DTV is a methodology aimed at improving product portfolio margin through design optimization, and is comprised of three main lenses: consumer, design and supply insights. The focus will be to internalize best in class practices across these three lenses, through a combination of theory and hands on practice modules. Real physical products will be used to support both, training during class and a team project. Special emphasis will be placed on how well each team incorporates DTV best practices into the project’s solution and how well the team presents the findings throughout the course. In addition to learning the DTV methodology, this course should also improve other skills such as teamwork, presentation skills, both oral and written, critical thinking and problem solving.|
|ISYE 4803 NM2||89875||Linear & Convex Optimization||Depth for OR and General, breadth for all others.||Nemirovski, Arkadi||ISYE 3133 or 3833||This course can be used as an advanced optimization elective.|
|ISYE 4803 REV||83097||Advanced Manufacturing||Depth for SCE and General, breadth for all others.||Reveliotis, Spyros||ISYE 3104||Provides an in-depth modeling and analysis of the workflow dynamics that shape the operation and the performance of contemporary production systems.|
|ISYE 4803 THO||86937||Energy and Environmental Analysis||Breadth for Q&S, SCE, E&FS, OR.||Thomas, Valerie||junior or senior standing in ISyE||This course explores policies and technologies affecting the production and use of energy, focusing in particular on innovative and sustainable energy options.|
|ISYE 4803 NAG||89601||Reliability Engineering||Depth for Q&S; breadth for SCE, OR, E&FS.||Gebraeel, Nagi||ISYE 2028 and senior standing||This course covers major topics in Reliability Engineering. Students learn about different failure models used to characterize component failures (statistical and physical), and how these models can be extended and used to evaluate system-level reliability. Students will also gain in-depth knowledge about the interplay between reliability goals and product design, and the effect reliability has on overall life-cycle costs and system effectiveness. Availability and Maintainability concepts will also be discussed, especially, popular maintenance concepts like preventive and condition-based maintenance. Finally, students will learn about analysis of failure data including concepts such as censoring, accelerated life tests, and reliability growth testing.|
|ISYE 4803 WHS||89462||Additive Manufacturing - A System's Perspective||Breadth for Q&S, SCE, E&FS, and OR; can replace ISYE 3039 or 4301 for General.||Wang, Hsu-Pin||Senior standing||This course is intended to fill a major void in additive manufacturing education. All additive manufacturing courses so far are offered to address materials and process level issues. While materials and processes are important and will be discussed in this course, system-level challenges are key yet seldom addressed. This course will provide a forum for the students and the instructor (and guest lecturers) to discuss critical topics such as qualifications & certifications, regulation pathways for medical applications, economic modeling, supply chain management, and statistical process control, in order to achieve system wide impact and benefits. The students will gain a clear understanding of additive manufacturing system-level challenges and implementation strategy.|
|ISYE 4803 WHI||91094||Supply Chain Strategy||Depth for E&FS (replaces 4301); Breadth for Q&S, SCE, and OR. Can replace 4301 for General.||White, Chip||ISYE 3232 and ISYE 3133 or 3833||No credit will be given for both ISYE 4301 and ISYE 4803 WHI.|
|ISYE 4801 MUL||30896||Work Measurement & Forensics||Free elective.||ISYE 2028, ISYE 3232, CS 4400||This course introduces students to labor standard, motion analysis, time study and work transaction.|
|ISYE 4801 TRE||28168||Preparing for Consulting||Free elective.||Trebuchon, Maurice||Junior or senior standing||One fifty-minute session held weekly on Fridays at 11:05 am. The course will provide an overview of the consulting market, consulting specialties, hot market skill areas, and typical consulting approaches and tools, via a combination of class lecture, case study exercises, and guest speaker presentations. Several times during the semester students will be expected to prepare and submit one page memorandums based on guest speaker learnings. In addition, there will be a case study report to be submitted at semester conclusion. There will be no formal tests or final examination.|
|ISYE 4803 ALE||21750||Advanced Simulation||Depth for OR and General; breadth for SCE, EFS, and Q&S.||Alexopoulos, Christos||ISYE 3044||Organization of discrete-event simulation languages; Modeling with Simio, a state-of-the art simulation package; Statistical aspects of simulation studies including input data analysis, generation of realizations from statistical distributions, output data analysis, and simulation-based optimization.|
|ISYE 4803 LAL||26161||Supply Chain Project||Breadth for Q&S, SCE, EFS, OR.||Laliberte, Andrea||Junior or senior standing||In this course you will work in teams on a typical supply chain/industrial engineering project. You will learn information gathering, problem definition, application of methods, professionalism, teamwork, oral and written communication. Special emphasis will be placed on incorporating the business objectives into the problem solving, how to work as a team and how to present results to different audiences.|
|ISYE 4803 LUJ||26020||Business Analytics||Depth for Q&S, breadth for SCE, E&FS, OR.||Lu, J.C.||CS 4400 (prerequisite), ISYE 4031 (with concurrency)||Increasingly, decision-makers rely on intelligent technology to analyze data systematically and timely for meeting inquiry and solution deadlines and improving decision quality. This course will examine how data mining procedures can be used to improve decision analytics. The course will build on real-life examples and teach students how to formulate decision-making problems into business analytics queries. Data analysis software will be integrated into database query language and visualization tools for exploring intelligence reside in the data. Hands-on team projects will be required.|
|ISYE 4803 HSE||30832||Healthcare Engineering||Breadth for Q&S, SCE, E&FS, and OR; can replace ISYE 3039 or 4301 for General.||Ayer, Turgay||ISYE 2028, 3232, and 3133/3833||This is a course in Healthcare Systems Engineering techniques and processes. The course will develop a fundamental understanding of quantitative tools used to perform system analyses and make decisions in the health care context.|
|ISYE 4803 SHA||26993||Facility Layout and Warehousing||Depth for SCE; breadth for Q&S, OR, E&FS.||Sharp, Gunter||ISYE 3104 (with concurrency)||The course covers: 1) traditional topics: activity relationships, from-to-charts, traditional layout planning; 2) evaluation methods: multi-criterion analysis, economic analysis for capital-intensive projects; 3) storage systems: low-tech, small parts, high-density, satellite vehicle; 4) material flow systems: fork-lift, AGV, conveyor, overhead monorail; 5) DC operations; 6) Cases: Avon, Coca-Cola, AutoZone.|
Lauren collaborates with undergraduate students in long- and short-term academic planning, including 1) course scheduling and registration; 2) exploring study abroad, co-op, and internship opportunities; and 3) assisting students with academic petitions and navigating their way toward graduation.
Fran assists students with long and short term academic planning including course scheduling and registration, study abroad, co-op/ internship, degree certification, degree petitions, petitions to faculty and letters of recommendation. She handles change of major requests and is a point of contact for Georgia Tech programs such as FASET, Family Weekend, Majors Fair, Commencement, Recruiting and Prospective student visits. Fran enjoys her work helping ISyE students complete their journey at Georgia Tech with strong academics, work experience and leadership qualities.
Dr. Lowe’s primary responsibilities focus on academic advising for our ISyE undergraduate students, including both short-term and long-term academic planning. He also works with ISyE student organizations, industry representatives, our ISyE GT 1000 seminars, and teaches one class per semester.
The advising meeting is a chance to work one-on-one with your advisor to plan your academic path: outline your course plan for the next academic year, plan study or work abroad, co-op/internship, undergraduate research, or other participation in enrichment programs.
Freshmen and Seniors
Sophomores and Juniors
We have two faculty members who teach ISyE students how to communicate effectively, how to write and speak like engineers, and communicate their ideas and solutions to non-engineers.
As ISyE's Communication Specialist, Dr. Blake coaches ISyE students on writing for Senior Design projects, fellowship/scholarship applications, career documents, and other ISyE technical/professional projects, as well as on poster design and visual arguments. In addition to coaching, she teaches the undergraduate Tech Comm course (ISyE 4802) and provides communication workshops for ISyE graduate and undergraduate students.
Dr. Norback heads the Presentation Coaching Program, supporting Senior Design and other undergraduate classes. She built the Program from interviews with over 75 industry executives. To date, the Program has had over 22,000 student visits since opening in 2003 and has been shared with over 260 schools. Also, Norback has published a book, Oral Communication Excellence for Engineers, which is free to all Georgia Tech students.
We are fortunate to have two of our distinguished alumni come back to ISyE as Professors of the Practice and take residence in ISyE to teach and offer career advisement to our students. The objective of career development advising is to give ISyE students the opportunity to meet with an ISyE practitioner to discuss career objectives.
Career development meetings may include:
The discussion should not include:
"When you come to visit me for career advising, I won’t challenge what you think, but I may challenge how you think. The important thing is that I want you to be successful. And a crucial element of being successful, in whatever you do, is to manage your time. Time is the most important asset that any of us have – we can’t buy it or save it – once it’s gone it is gone. So make the most of your time here, and sample all that is here for you. Come by and let’s talk about what awaits your future."
“I believe there are three components to success: ability, opportunity, and desire. My goal is to use my industry experience to help you determine your desire, and then identify the right opportunity. You already have the ability. I look forward to meeting with you.”