Industrial Systems Engineers figure out how to do things better.

They engineer processes and systems that improve quality and productivity. They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy and other commodities. Unlike many engineering careers which focus on very specific areas, industrial and systems engineers are a versatile group of experts who are trained to tackle a wide array of society’s problems.

You will learn how to design, develop and evaluate integrated systems for managing engineering and service processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics, and materials flow and costs analysis.

During your studies, expect to develop extensive skills in mathematics, the physical and social sciences, and the core principles and methods of engineering analysis and design. And once you’ve completed this bachelor of science in engineering, you’ll be prepared to work in a range of fields including manufacturing, logistics, health systems, service systems, design and ergonomics.

What Will I Learn?

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

Visit the University Catalog to learn more about required coursework for the Industrial and Systems Engineering major.

Making the Most of Your Major

There are opportunities to develop skills and connect with others interested in Industrial and Systems Engineering beyond the classroom. Check out the Industrial and Systems Engineering Major Map to get a more detailed, year-by-year view of how you can learn, engage, network and transform your community and prepare for life after graduation.

Get Involved

Join Alpha Pi Mu or IISE. Explore UM-Dearborn student organizations on VictorsLink.

Get Real World Experience

Internship, research, and study abroad opportunities are available for Industrial and Systems Engineering students. Talk with your professors to learn more.

Plan for Life After Graduation

Industrial and Systems Engineers work for a variety of organizations including DTE, Apple, and Michigan Medicine.

Career Services offers assistance with job searching, resumes, interviews, or graduate school applications.

General Program Information

Department Contact Information

Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
2340 Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex
313-593-5361

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