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, 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.​

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

    Randy Frank

    Ford Motor Company

    Ali Gunal

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    Cameron Hill


    Suzhou Huang

    Ford Motor Company


    John K Lenneman


    Abe Salloum

    General Electric

    John Shutko

    Ford Motor Company

    Dale Kelly

    Ford Motor Company

    Bandaru Krishna


    Dean Stevenson


    Peter Swanson

    FANUC Robotics America

    Lucy Young

    Henry Ford Health System

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)

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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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