IMSE 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 accredited BSE 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, Human Centered Design and Engineering and Dual Degree program in Industrial & Systems Engineering and MBA. The department also offers Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

IMSE faculty is actively engaged in research in the areas relevant to industrial and systems engineering. These areas include integrated design and manufacturing, operations research/decision science, and human factors and ergonomics. The faculty consistently obtains competitive research grants from federal government agencies, the state of Michigan and the automotive industry.

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.​


How to Reach us

During the Fall 2021 semester the IMSE department will be available remotely & will be available on campus the below hours and days:

On campus hours:

Monday, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

Wednesday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm


Contact information:


General email:

Joey Woods, Student Administrative Assistant Sr.,

Shelly Harris, Administrative Assistant Sr., 

Advisory Board

The Department continually seeks outside interactions with business, industries, and government through its Industrial Advisory Board. The IAB is composed of industry professionals who provide input on curriculum, potential employment for students, research opportunities for faculty, and a perspective on future challenges requiring collaboration. 

Meet our advisory board members:

Ken Atilgan

Volkswagen Group of America

David Blanck


Jim Brachulis

Henry Ford Hospital

John Cole

Parkwood Engineering Development Corporation

Dorian Davis

National Science Foundation

Ali Gunal

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Suzhou Huang

Ford Motor Company




John K Lenneman


Abe Salloum

General Electric

John Shutko

Ford Motor Company

Dale Kelly

Ford Motor Company

Bandaru Krishna


Peter Swanson

FANUC Robotics America

Lucy Young

Henry Ford Health System

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)

UM-Dearborn is home to the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems, conducting applied research in advanced vehicle systems in product development and manufacturing.

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