Healthcare Systems Engineering

Optimizing Healthcare

Healthcare Systems Engineering

Important message regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

The HSE team is committed to the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis and work to support one another through this unprecedented situation.
At this time, we are still operating at 100% capacity.  Current students are taking classes online and we are still accepting and processing applications for summer and fall 2020 terms. 
For more information on Lehigh University’s response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, click here
If you plan to be part of the HSE community in summer or fall 2020, and have concerns about timelines or international travel, please reach out at and we will do our best to address your concerns.

  • Healthcare Simulation Software demo
    Healthcare Simulation Software
    Why bother?
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    Read the Healthcare Systems Engineering Brochure
    What will YOUR impact be?
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    Matt Christman
    Healthcare Systems Engineering and my medical practice
  • The Emerging and Critical Role
    of Healthcare Systems Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Systems that work do not just happen - they have to be planned, designed and built
UK Royal Academy of Engineering
Our students believe that tomorrow's clinical, administrative and public health leaders need systems engineering methodologies to tackle the complex challenges of healthcare. We give them the tools to take on these challenges and succeed.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Information Session Webinar - Learn about the Program

Learn more about the failing US healthcare systems and how this Master's of Engineering will position you to work towards repairing it.

Conversations - featuring Professor Ana Alexandrescu and Guests

Join us for casual conversation on topics of systems engineering on heatlhcare hosted by Ana Alexandrescu, the Director of HSE.

Medical School Acceptance Rate After HSE Degree
1 in 8
U.S. Jobs Projected to be in Healthcare Sector by 2022
Medical Errors are 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
Undergrad Majors Represented in Current HSE Student Population
Lehigh is ranked #25 for "Most Innovative Universities" in the U.S.