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Hello and Welcome to our website,

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering was established to respond to the need for a new professional body to represent the interests of Industrial and Systems Engineers. We have members from all parts the country and beyond, and we have students in training in both Dublin and Limerick.

The members of first group of graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering in industrial engineering were conferred with their degrees in Griffith College Dublin on November 9th. Both the Institute and Griffith College have put a great deal of effort into developing this award, the first degree programme in this area in Ireland for over 20 years. I would like to extend a warm welcome to these new members of this Institute.

There are 30 students in the programme in Limerick and a further 15 in Dublin who expect to qualify in mid 2017. Plans for the intake of new students are at an advanced stage in both locations. These new graduates are expected to contribute greatly to the Institute in terms of industry knowledge and cultural diversity.

The Institute is currently building its membership base and would welcome applications from suitably qualified individuals. Holders of degrees in engineering, science or technology are invited to join. Application details are included in this website.

Jim O'Sullivan IISE.Ltd President
Jim O’Sullivan
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering


Industrial Engineering is the branch of engineering that makes things better. The Industrial Engineer has traditionally been one of the prime movers in the deployment of specific skills in the quest for increased productivity.Productivity can be defined in several different ways, for example making a work process faster or more straight forward or by removing unnecessary or repeated steps. Preventing an equipment breakdown or root causing it when it does.Productivity is the ratio of inputs to output with the word to being the process. Two ways to increase productivity are to have less input and the same output or more output from the same input.Productivity management developed from the Scientific Management School movement beginning in 1880. Methods and Standards programs spread rapidly in American manufacturing firms between 1900 and 1950.In the 1960’s the Japanese implemented a productivity management tool called Just in Time. In the 1990’s, again in Japan, a system of productivity management called Lean emerged. Lean can be considered a complete system and was developed on and incorporates the JIT system. Lean is built on standardisation and method study.