This is the study field which organizes and integrates the different elements such as people, hardware, information, and money as a system in order to change science and technology to social infrastructure.
The purpose is to make relations to information, money and hardware effectively, and to make a software system of a wide sense which produces effectively valuable things for society, and to construct its management system and also to intend to aim at the development of new management techniques. The subjects of this course have a wide range from a comparatively small scale unit, for instance production systems, enterprises, and public organizations to large scale ones, for instance traffic systems, city systems, world economy and environmental problems.
Although Industrial and Systems Engineering does not directly deal with hardware like another engineering courses, we believe that undergraduate and post-graduate students of the department will acquire wide knowledge as well as a problem-solving ability, have an overall view, and go out into the world.
The curriculum gives the following four major areas. (Examples research fields in each area are shown in parentheses.)
Forty percent or more of the seniors who finish their graduation thesis go on to graduate school. Job openings from enterprises have greatly been exceeding the capacity for both graduate and post-graduate school because the graduates of this department are especially needed in society. It is a remarkable characteristic of this department that a lot of graduates get jobs not only with manufacturers but also with trading companies, financial companies and public corporations. In other words, many graduates of this department have been vividly doing research in interdisciplinary areas including the liberal arts.