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 B.S.E. 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 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.
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