Industrial and Systems Engineering
The most distinctive aspect of Industrial and Systems Engineering is the career and job flexibility it offers. Industrial and Systems Engineers are the "engineers for the 21st century."
The BSE in Industrial and Systems Engineering program is accredited in both Industrial Engineering and in Systems Engineering by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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Robert Van Til, Professor and Chair
502 Engineering Center
Students in the ISE bachelor's program take a variety of courses to prepare for their career. They include:
- General education courses such as writing, formal reasoning and global perspectives.
- Math and sciences courses in calculus and physics.
- Engineering core courses such as Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering, CAD and computer problem solving.
- ISE professional courses in simulation, ergonomics and human factors, quality control, operations research, PLM, lean, Industry 4.0, data analytics, ERP, robotics, production systems and leadership.
- A team-based senior design experience that is conducted at a local company. Companies that hosted senior design projects include General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Rayconnect, Brose, JR Automation, McLaren Oakland Hospital, Comerica Bank, Mirari, DTE Energy, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital and Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.
ISE jobs by the numbers
- Comparing the number of ISE jobs in the U.S. with other engineering fields:
|Industrial and Systems Engineering||317,560|
- Comparing the number of ISE jobs in Michigan with other engineering fields:
|Industrial and Systems Engineering||30,040|
Data from U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Industrial and Systems Engineers focus on solving problems from a system-level perspective, which includes people, machines, materials, energy, technology, information and software. Industrial and Systems Engineers must design solutions that consider all of a system’s components so that everything works together to improve overall system performance.
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The ISE B.S.E. Program Educational Objectives are a set of skills that are necessary to function successfully in modern engineering practice. It is expected that ISE graduates have been prepared in each of these areas and will exhibit each of these characteristics as they pursue their professional careers:The objectives of the Industrial and Systems Engineering program are to produce graduates who will:
- design, develop, implement, sustain and improve systems which integrate people, materials, equipment, information and energy
- operate effectively in dynamic and diverse organizations
- demonstrate a professional attitude, integrity and commitment to life-long learning in their work
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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