Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) deals with the optimization of complex processes, systems or organizations. Engineers who specialize in this field work to eliminate wasted time, money, materials, man-hours, machine time, energy, and other resources that do not generate value. According to the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, they devise how to do things better by engineering processes and systems that improve quality and productivity.

Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement
This program, an introductory course in Six Sigma, will give you a thorough understanding of Six Sigma and its focus on eliminating defects through fundamental process knowledge. Topics covered in addition to DMAIIC and Six Sigma philosophy include basic statistics, statistical process control, process capability, financial implications, and root cause analysis. This seminar is offered both in the classroom and online.

Lean Six Sigma White Belt
Lean Six Sigma White Belt will introduce you to the tools and techniques for implementing Lean/Six Sigma principles. Participants will gain a broad understanding of the philosophy, methods, and benefits of Lean/Six Sigma and value stream mapping as they apply to all types of enterprises. You will be introduced to lean concepts via hands-on exercises.

Lean Green Belt
Learn how to map the process flow and identify the activities that add value from the customer’s perspective. You will learn how to structure your organization to support and continuously improve a lean process.

Individuals who successfully pass the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s Lean Green Belt Exam will be awarded the Lean Green Belt.

From Engineer to Manager
If you are transitioning from technical responsibility to managerial responsibility, this course is your opportunity to learn the skills you’ll need to manage effectively. Your new managerial role will require a new set of skills and knowledge in which engineers and scientists are typically not trained — managerial processes and leadership skills.

Financial Management for Engineers
This course introduces basic financial management to engineers and technical personnel who need this knowledge to manage a profit center effectively. Learn practical solutions as well as all the jargon of the trade. A must for newly minted managers from the engineer ranks. The course also covers the analysis necessary for such long-term financial decisions as issuance of stock or bonds; contracting of leases or loans and financing of a new enterprise; mergers, capital budgeting, the cost of capital, and the valuation of a business.

Fundamental Industrial Engineering Skills
Learn skills that enable you to create process improvement and performance enhancement for your company. Discover the responsibilities and practices of an industrial engineer and develop the talents necessary to strengthen overall performance.

Lean Enterprise I
This three-day course provides an in-depth understanding of Lean enterprise principles and how to apply them within your organization. The lean journey begins with a series of interactive simulations that demonstrate how each lean concept is applied and its impact on the process.

Sustainability
Making your business as carbon neutral (“green”) as possible is becoming a prerequisite to success in our “green-minded” economy. This course will give you access to hundreds of the most cost-effective and profitable strategies for helping your organization become “lean and green.” This course arms you with knowledge of legislation, benefits, and approaches to implementing sustainability initiatives that you will be able to use to implement a “green” culture throughout your organization. An engineering background is not required.

Courses offered by Professional Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization – including content, timing and location. For more information, please contact professional@gapp.usc.edu.

In addition to existing short course offerings, we invite you to explore the USC Viterbi School of Engineering curriculum in the area of Industrial and Systems Engineering to explore all areas of expertise.

Curriculum for Industrial and Systems Engineering
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