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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