The lab for industrial and systems engineering is the world. Our graduates have indicated that one of the best ways to gain international experience is to participate in a professional experience and/or going through one of our international programs.
Georgia Tech has won the Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in 2010, and the Paul Simon Award in 2007 in recognition of its efforts to internationalize the campus, sponsored by the Institute of International Education and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) respectively. The percentage of ISyE students' participation in international programs is the higher than any other major except International Affairs!
You can participate in a variety of international programs, including:
ISyE's Faculty-Led Programs
The Faculty-Led programs are, perhaps, the easiest to participate in. Although beneficial, the knowledge of local language is normally not necessary. Some of the popular summer programs for ISyE students are:
Georgia Tech Europe Campus (GTE)
In the Summer, GTE offers various CS, Math, Engineering, ISyE 2027, 3030, 3039 and 4031. The course offerings may change somewhat each summer. GTE also offers courses in fall and spring.
University Exchange Programs
Another very enriching international experience can be gained by participating semester/exchange programs. IE students have many options for exchange with great universities around the world due to our reputation. Exchange programs may have language requirements and are more immersive than the faculty lead or GTE programs. View the programs below and please check with your advisor about possibilities
Georgia Tech's International Plan for ISyE
Globalization requires future graduates to understand culture, economics and geopolitical systems outside of borders. The Georgia Tech International Plan requires the most intensive international experience, and prepares graduates to succeed professionally and personally in the global environment. This challenging program contains coherent components of language, residence and academics. Upon successful completion, the IP will be designated on both the transcript and the diploma.
For ISyE students, the specific requirements are:
- Develop a coherent study plan and get it approved by the ISyE's Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies.
- Complete IP capstone design requirement. In senior design, you should register for ISYE 4106 IP, and contact ISyE advisor as soon as you are in senior design to work on the specific requirements for the IP elements. Specifically, you will need to add an addendum to your senior design project to link your international experience with your senior design. For example, if you are interested in supply chain, how would your supply chain issues in your senior design project work in the countries you visited considering cultural, historical, political and language differences. If you are interested in financial systems, how would the financial aspects of your senior design differ in the countries your visited.