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Why ISE?

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WHY ISE?

All of us are familiar with the MRT System here in Singapore. Perhaps one of your biggest gripes is that it is much too packed during peak hours. If you were commissioned to address this problem, how would you go about it?

Would you consider building the world’s first double-decker train? There are many factors to take into consideration here: the need to modify the train stations to accommodate this prototype; whether a two-storey train will entail any safety hazards; whether there is a need to retrain the Train Captains to operate this new model; whether this change should affect the passenger fares.

As an Industrial and Systems Engineer, you will take into consideration every factor and run virtual simulations to determine this project’s feasibility and practicality.

 

Introduction

In a nutshell, Industrial and Systems Engineering is about solving problems and optimising processes. You are taught technical skills, like applied mathematics and computer science, as well as the business mindset in approaching problems.

“Industrial Engineering at [...] encompasses the analysis, development, improvement, and implementation of all integrated processes and their components, including materials, equipment, information, energy, people, money, and time. Industrial Engineers figure out how to do things better.

Industrial Engineering fuses engineering, business, and communications, drawing upon computer science, math, production management, process control, and psychology. Industrial engineers have the technical training and understanding of people to make improvements in efficiency and quality in any setting.”
– ISE as defined by the University of Illinois

 

In an era where breakthroughs in technology are commonplace, it is our focus to equip you with the skills to deal with the problems that arise from a system that struggles to adapt to constant change. Furthermore, as Singapore aspires to become a Smart Nation, we can expect technology to permeate our daily lives more than ever. As an ISE student, you can be the catalyst driving the integration of people and technology - the skills you learn here will not only improve the systems of today, but also create better ones for tomorrow.

 

After Graduation

A Career Path of your choice

Our graduates are able to find jobs in many different sectors, as reflected in a recent in-house survey. Here is a breakdown of the various industries:

Job Breakdown

Our graduates are highly sought after in the corporate world. This is reflected in the 2015 Graduate Employment Survey jointly conducted by our local universities.

The following table is extracted from the survey:

Degree
Overall Employment Rate(%)
Full-Time Permanent Employment Rate(%)
Basic Monthly Salary($)
Gross Monthy Salary($)
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
25th Percentile
75th Percentile
Faculty of Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering
 
Biomedical Engineering
86.2
75.9
$3,250
$3,200
$3,357
$3,300
$3,000
$3,500
Chemical Engineering
86.0
82.9
$3,400
$3,300
$3,529
$3,500
$3,000
$4,000
Civil Engineering
96.5
95.3
$3,300
$3,300
$3,366
$3,350
$3,200
$3,500
Computer Engineering
91.8
90.6
$4,119
$4,000
$4,252
$4,000
$3,225
$4,583
Electrical Engineering
92.1
90.4
$3,452
$3,200
$3,589
$3,300
$3,000
$3,700
Engineering Science
82.6
73.9
$3,768
$3,735
$3,812
$3,800
$3,500
$4,420
Environmental Engineering
88.1
85.7
$3,318
$3,430
$3,337
$3,450
$3,000
$3,670
Industrial & Systems Engineering
96.1
94.7
$3,624
$3,475
$3,724
$3,500
$3,300
$4,030
Materials Science and Engineering
100
95
$3,121
$3,200
$3,391
$3,350
$3,050
$3,790
Mechanical Engineering
83.3
80.0
$3,279
$3,200
$3,422
$3,300
$3,000
$3,600

Amongst the NUS engineering graduates, the ISE graduates enjoy one of the highest employment rates at 96.1%, and the third highest mean basic monthly salary at $3,624.