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Industrial and Systems Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #551 (QS) Bethlehem, PA, United States
Students who graduate from the Industrial and Systems Engineering program at Lehigh University go on to design, improve and optimize processes, systems, products and services.
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In today's competitive marketplace where continuous improvement and cost containment are paramount to survival, systems engineers are sought-after professionals. 

The field has expanded from its roots in designing manufacturing systems to include service systems and computational engineering across broad industry sectors, including transportation, logistics, financial, telecommunications, energy and health care. Lehigh University's Industrial and Systems Engineering department, one of the most highly regarded in the United States, has led much of this transformation.

Why Industrial and Systems Engineering?

  • Because you want to spend your days finding ways to make complex processes like amusement park lines, global UPS delivery systems, and hospital operating rooms more efficient
  • Because you want to use your problem-solving and analytical skills to find better, easier, cheaper, and safer ways of doing things
  • Because you enjoy engineering, science, and math and want to apply your skills to managing complex systems
  • Because you want to pursue both business and engineering in a flexible, innovative, and challenging program

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Lehigh's program offers rigorous training in engineering principles while providing students with opportunities to think critically and analytically, work collaboratively, and acquire the skills to comprehend and create new knowledge.
  • Industrial and systems engineering students at Lehigh benefit from the department's strong interaction with industry, particularly through a well-established capstone senior design course where student teams work on real industry projects with companies large and small. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • $70 Application Fee
  • Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged.
  • Lehigh University will adopt a test optional policy for the SAT or ACT during the 2020-21 year.
  • Transcripts must have the high school seal and/or official signature and be from a high school with a CEEB code.
  • All non-US citizens are required to submit the Certificate of Finances form filled out for all four years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bethlehem

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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