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About the Department

Our Mission

The IMSE department strives to be a knowledge center for teaching and research excellence in integrated design, manufacturing, operations research, and human factors and ergonomics within an environment that improves the quality of life for all stakeholders.  It accomplishes a mission by:

  • Generating knowledge through research
  • Providing high quality of academic programs
  • Serving a diverse population of students and business / government partners
  • Achieving  leadership and maintain it in the following focus areas:
    • Integrated design and manufacturing
    • Decision sciences and operations research
    • Human factors and ergonomics 
  • Enhancing the environment for improved quality of life
  • Providing value to our stakeholders as a non-profit organization

Our Values

  • Knowledge, creativity, and wisdom
  • Freedom
  • Ethical conduct
  • Contribution to society
  • Continuous improvement
  • Fellowship, sharing, caring
  • Rich quality of life

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)
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