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The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering was established in 1940. In 2020, the department was named the Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. It has consistently ranked in the top 10 departments in the United States over the past 10 years by the Gourman Report, the National Research Council and U.S. News and World Report.

We provide education and research that contribute to the economic and technological advancement of the state, the nation and the world.

Our outstanding faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for the quality of their research, teaching and leadership in the profession. We have strong programs in manufacturing and production systems, logistics and supply chain management, operations research, data science, applied probability and statistics, systems engineering, quality and reliability, and system simulation especially important in the current environment of international trade and global competition.

Our graduates are well prepared for successful careers as practitioners and academicians. They are sought for their comprehensive backgrounds and systems perspectives.


The Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University aspires to be the premier source of talent for engineering socio-technical systems of the future.

Mission Statement

To serve the state, nation and global community by educating industrial engineering students to be well founded in engineering fundamentals and to have the knowledge and skills required to design, develop, improve, implement and control sophisticated production and service systems in an environment characterized by complex technical and social challenges. Throughout this educational process, students will be instilled with the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior.