/* */
Industrial and Manufacturing
Systems Engineering

About the Department

Industrial engineering entails designing, controlling, and managing complex systems and procedures for using production resources (people, information, equipment, and materials). The applications of industrial engineering principles can be found in manufacturing, healthcare, delivery and financial services, airlines, space programs and so on.


The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering offers two fully-accredited B.S. degree programs in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. In addition, the department has Master's programs in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Systems & Technology, Program and Project Management, and Dual Degree program in I&SE and MBA.


You can follow the links in the sidebar for more information on our department, our faculty and their research, and the different degree programs we offer.

News and Events


The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) invites applications for three tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor positions starting September 1, 2017. The selected candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field by the time of appointment.


Position 1, Systems Engineering/Engineering Management. Areas of interest include modeling and analysis of engineering systems, model-bases systems engineering, systems analytics, systems optimization, system architecture design, and all areas of engineering management.


Position 2, Quality and Reliability Engineering. Areas of interest include quality management, prognostics and health management of engineering systems, sensor data analytics, systems reliability, multivariate analysis, and statistical quality control.


Position 3, Engineering Design. Areas of interest include human centered engineering design and computing, interaction design, user experience, sustainable design, innovative product and process design, and design optimization. 

[ More ]
IMSE Student Teams Compete in the National Ergonomic Design Competition

Three student teams from IMSE 4425 and IMSE 501 Human Factors and Ergonomics class participated in the 8th Annual National Ergonomic Design Competition for the Student Teams.  42 teams representing universities from the United States and Puerto Rico participated in this year's competition. One of the IMSE team's (ErgoDetroit) finished 6th in this competition and received High Achiever team award. The other two teams (Maize & Blue Ergoexpress and Sahay) received Honorable Mention. This is the first time UM-D (CECS) student teams competed in this event, and all three teams demonstrated superior ability to solve ergonomic related Job design problems.

[ More ]
IMSE Undergraduate Student Stefania Haag, Gains Valuable Experience Through the Highly Sought After Internship at Disney World in Orlando

If there's a piece of advice CECS students Stefania Haag and Lauren Stec could share with their classmates, it's to take advantage of internship opportunities. Besides gaining valuable work experience, an internship could possibly lead to a dream job.


Haag and Stec each took the winter 2013 semester off to complete a five-month internship at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Haag worked in Industrial Engineering while Stec worked in Scientific Systems Ride Control.

[ More ]
John Junge Gives 350,000 to Endow Scholarship

When John Junge was applying to college as a teenager in Jackson, Michigan, he assumed he would have to go to community college first because of financial constraints. But he won a scholarship to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor instead. After learning about the Dearborn campus's cooperative education program, he transferred so he could earn money in his chosen profession while finishing his studies.

Now he's giving back. Junge, a member of the class of 1964, recently announced a 350,000 gift to establish a scholarship for high school students who want to major in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

[ More ]

The A. Adnan Aswad

Scholarship is awarded each year from an endowment given by Dr. Aswad, former professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department.

Award: The scholarship is $2000 per year for two years for a total award of $4000.


More Information

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Industrial Engineering Video


Click to View 


Gives a glimpse of the exciting work Industrial Engineers do everyday at Disney Parks around the world