Feb 22, 2024  
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Industrial and Systems Engineering BS + MS (2023-2024)


Admissions Requirements  |  Graduate Standing Requirements  |  Advising Roadmap

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars Program   allows undergraduates to begin their graduate studies while completing undergraduate requirements. SAGE programs provide students with an integrative and cohesive educational experience that combines subject matter, pedagogy and research. All SJSU SAGE programs are guided by university policy F-19.

Admissions Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Must have declared the Industrial and Systems Engineering, BS major
  2. Have completed a minimum of 75 units towards the Industrial and Systems Engineering, BS degree (but no more than 120 units)
  3. Completed ENGR 100W with a grade of B or better
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, or GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester units
  5. Completed all lower division GE requirements
  6. Completed all lower division courses (1-99)
  7. Not have enrolled in senior project 

Most native and transfer students will become eligible to apply for the SAGE program in the Spring semester of Year 3 and enter the pathway during the Summer of Year 3 and Fall of Year 4. Applications will be processed by the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department without an application fee. Students will not need to apply formally for graduate admission if accepted into this program.

Application Requirements and Processes:

  1. Students meet with their undergraduate academic advisor. The advisor must complete and sign the SAGE Application form (checking Box A) and the Course of Study Plan. The form and plan should be routed to the registrar’s office and a copy should be included in the student application to the department;
  2. Students must fill out and include an application form;
  3. Transcripts for any coursework completed at other colleges or universities not showing in the students’ MySJSU account must be included;
  4. Students must include a one-page resume that details their college-level academic, employment, and volunteer experiences. In describing a position held (employment or volunteer service), highlight the duties performed and any relevant awards or accomplishments;
  5. Students must include a one-page personal statement that explains how they arrived at their decision to continue with Industrial and Systems Engineering, MS degree.

Graduate Standing Requirements

Requirements for program continuation and advancement to candidacy in the graduate program, include:

  • Meeting every semester with an academic advisor to plan and track coursework and graduate status. 
  • Once the BS degree is conferred, students meet every semester with their graduate advisor to plan a formal course of study;
  • The proposed graduate program must be approved by the graduate coordinator before the student may be considered a candidate for the MS degree.

Dismissal from Program

  • Dismissal by the ISE Department if students do not meet continuation requirements (GPA of 3.0 or higher with no individual grade below a C). 
  • An exit ramp from the SAGE program to the traditional ISE BS program will be accessible for all students who have not yet converted to graduate status. Exiting can be initiated by the student for any reason. If the student opts out of, or fails to complete the Master’s degree portion of the program, the following will apply:
    • Credit earned for graduate coursework and used to complete the bachelor’s degree may not be used to satisfy unit requirements of the Master’s degree

Converting to Graduate Status and Advancing to Candidacy

  1. GPA of at least 3.00 cumulative in undergraduate career & completed graduate coursework with a ‘C’ or better;
  2. Graduate program designated GWAR course listed on SAGE Program Course of Study Plan;
  3. At least 50% of the graduate program must be 200-level courses and at least 60% of the  designated graduate courses must be letter graded.

Advising Roadmap

The following roadmap is a sample advising map to complete the SAGE Scholars program in 5 years. Please consult your major advisor as you develop your individualized academic plan. Students must have completed 60+ units in order to enroll in SJSU Studies courses.

Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5

Year 1


Fall Semester (14 units)


Spring Semester (14 units)


Year 2


Fall Semester (16 units)


Spring Semester (17 units)


Year 3


Four-year or transfer student applies to BS + MS program.

Year 4


Fall Semester (16 units)


Student admitted to BS + MS program.

Spring Semester (15 units)


Year 5


Fall Semester (12 units)


BS degree posted.

Spring Semester (12 units)


Roadmap Notes


1Approved GWAR courses - ISE 270 or ISE 251 or ISE 202 or ISE 212 

2Approved Specialization courses  - ISE 200, ISE 202, ISE 210, ISE 212, ISE 215, ISE 217, ISE 219, ISE 223, ISE 241, ISE 242, ISE 243, ISE 245, ISE 247, ISE 250, ISE 251, ISE 260, ISE 261, ISE 265, ISE 270

3Two graduate ISE courses/Technical Electives in other specialty areas. 

The standalone BS Industrial and Systems Engineering and MS Industrial and Systems Engineering programs both require the completion of 6 units of Technical Electives. Students satisfy these courses in this SAGE Scholars Program by completing these Technical Electives. These 6 credits are considered to count toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees, thus allowing SAGE students to meet the minimum unit requirements for both degrees.