BSE Industrial and Systems Engineering

About the Program

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, evaluate, improve, and operate integrated systems that produce or supply products or services in an effective, efficient, sustainable, and socially responsible manner. 

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 will 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 design, analyze, operate, and improve integrated systems that produce or supply products or services in an effective, efficient, sustainable, and socially responsible manner
  • An ability to define, synthesize, analyze, design, and evaluate complex systems containing hardware and software, and human elements, in a holistic manner across the lifecycle
  • An ability to apply basic engineering sciences and design skills to real-world product and service system design problems by considering business perspectives
  • An ability to develop deep expertise in productivity analysis, operations research, probability, statistics, engineering economy, human factors, and systems design and analysis

Visit the University Catalog to learn more about program requirements and 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 a professional organization, such as Alpha Pi MuIISE, INCOSE, or Human Factors and Ergonomics. 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.

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Department Contact Information

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

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

2340 - Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5361
Fax: 313-593-3692