Industrial and Systems Engineering, BSISE

Parent Entity: 
Engineering and Computer Science, College of ยป Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering
Program Type: 
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Program Description:

The Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering offers an undergraduate program in industrial and systems engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. The Industrial and Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, ( . The Industrial and Systems Engineering program emphasizes the evaluation, design, and improvement of complex systems. The program recognizes the central role of people in such systems, as both operators and beneficiaries, and provides the breadth of knowledge necessary to design systems from a user centered perspective. The curriculum provides a broad basis in mathematics, science, and engineering including core courses in industrial engineering, operations research, manufacturing, and the human aspects of system design. Students take a variety of courses across traditional engineering disciplines as well as other areas, depending on a chosen focus area of concentration. Core industrial engineering topics include probability and statistics, ergonomics, system design, optimization, simulation, production systems, engineering economics, and software development.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering and scientific solutions in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use techniques/skills/modern engineering tools

Wright State's ISE program will produce industrial and systems engineers who will:

  • Objective 1: Engage in a career path in ISE or a related field.
  • Objective 2: Participate in life-long learning through continuing professional education.
  • Objective 3: Work in a team environment and communicate effectively, both written and orally.

The Industrial and Systems Engineering program emphasizes a broad background in user-centered design within an industrial and systems engineering framework. Students must choose electives within a focus area of application, in consultation with an advisor. The focus area often leads to employment or advanced studies in the area chosen. Currently there are five approved focus areas in industrial and systems engineering: Human Integrated Systems, Ergonomic Systems, Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, and Supply Chain Management. Students may also elect to pursue an honors thesis. In the capstone course, students work in teams with a client from industry to identify and solve a real real-world design problem.

Graduates of the program pursue careers in a wide range of settings including: manufacturing, health care delivery, information systems, aerospace, consulting, and telecommunications. In addition, students may choose to continue their education in graduate school.

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