The ISE Department has come a long way since its formation in the early 1970s under the sponsorship of the Ford Foundation. Our MSc program (the first in Engineering in Singapore) has been the flagship program of the department for the last 30 years and is still vital and relevant to Singapore's economy. Our BEng (ISE) graduates are much sought after by industries and the program has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB).


Moving in tandem with the national thrust in transforming NUS to a leading research-based university, the research program in the ISE Department has also received world recognition in the area of Quality and Reliability Engineering with its faculty members represented in editorial boards of many international journals in this field. Research in Logistics has been well-funded and is gaining momentum and international visibility.

Our vision is to be the department of choice, which, in turn, will put NUS on the world map as the university of choice. While the department will continue to play a role in reinforcing Singapore's key areas of excellence in ports, aviation, infra-structure and high-tech industries, we are also conducting research inspired by regional/global needs. Aligned with the vision of the Faculty of Engineering in producing engineering leaders, we hope that our alumni will make a difference in our community as well as in the international arena.