- Professor Oakley's Wall Street Journal op-ed on "How we should be teaching math"
- Professor Oakley on Learning the Language of Numbers in US News & World Report
- ISE Dept. hosts Siemens PLC Workshop
- ISE@OU and SBA offers joint course on how to compete in a connected world
- ISE@OU students talk about their internship experiences
- Professor Oakley offers a MOOC on Learning How to Learn
- ISE@OU works with Fulcrum Edge Inc. to offer new project management course
- ISE@OU teams with industry to offer 4 new courses for students and engineering professionals
- Master's in Engineering Management offers new Energy Management concentration
- ISE class visits U. of M.'s Tauber Institute for hands-on experience in lean
- High School STEM students visit ISE@OU to learn about PLM tools for ergonomics
- ISE@OU teams with Sustainable Lean LLC on ISE 581 Lean Principles and Application course
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Welcome to the Industrial and Systems Engineering Dept.
What do Industrial and Systems Engineers and Engineering Managers do? They figure out how to do things better - by leading the design of products, processes and systems that improve quality and productivity. It's why more and more companies are hiring as well as promoting them in industries such as automotive, energy, advanced and digital manufacturing, healthcare, defense, logistics, service and others.
The ISE Dept. offers the following undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Industrial and Systems Engineering B.S.E.
- Industrial and Systems Engineering M.S.
- Engineering Management M.S. (in cooperation with the School of Business Administration - on campus or online)
- Systems Engineering Ph.D.
- Graduate Certificate in Productivity Improvement
The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering carries out the mission of the School of Engineering and Computer Science by offering an undergraduate major in Industrial and Systems Engineering. The department also offers master's programs in Industrial and Systems Engineering as well as in Engineering Management in cooperation with the School of Business Administration, and a doctoral program in Systems Engineering.
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes
The ISE B.S. in Engineering Program Educational Objectives are a set of skills that are necessary to function successfully in modern engineering practice. It is expected that ISE graduates have been prepared in each of these areas and will exhibit each of these characteristics as they pursue their professional careers:
The objectives of the Industrial and Systems Engineering program are to produce graduates who:Student Outcomes are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the ISE program educational objectives. Before graduating, ISE students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:
- will be able to design, develop, and implement systems which integrate people, materials, equipment, information and energy
- will be capable of operating effectively in dynamic and diverse organizations
- will demonstrate a professional attitude, integrity and commitment to life-long learning in their work
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- 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 solutions in a global, economic, environmental, 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 the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Who are ISE Department Alumni?
You are an alumnus of the ISE Department if you graduated from any of the following programs:
- B.S.E. in Industrial and Systems Engineering
- M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering
- M.S. in Engineering Management
- Ph.D. in Systems Engineering
- B.S. in Systems Engineering - Manufacturing Option
- M.S. in Systems Engineering - Manufacturing Option
All alumni are asked to contact Professor Robert Van Til (firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-370-2211) to provide, or update, your ISE Dept. contact information.
Join ISE@OU on Linkedin
Alumni are invited to join our ISE@OU Networking & Mentoring group on Linkedin. This private, by invitation only group, provides a platform for ISE and EM alumni to network. It also allows alumni to e-mentor our current students. Please contact Professor Robert Van Til if you are interested in joining.
ISE Alumni Survey
If you are an Alumnus of our ISE Bachelor's program, please spend a few minutes taking the ISE@OU Alumni Survey. This survey is an important part of our continuous improvement process, thanks.
- Kerry Coran, Lean Practitioner, Genesys Health System
- Kevin Dahm, Supervising Engineer, DTE Energy Co.
- Greggory R. Garrett, CEO & Managing Director, CGS Advisors LLC
- Cameron T. Hill, Workplace Organization Lead, World Class Manufacturing, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Patrick Hillberg, Solution Architect, Siemens PLM Software Corp.
- Doneen McDowell, Plant Manager, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant, General Motors Corp.
- Steve Savoie, Head of Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Bryan Talbert, Container Quality & Procurement Support Manager, General Motors Corp.
- Anthony Verrino, Head of Stamping Manufacturing Control Operations, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Gary Warren, Operations Manager, Rayconnect Inc.
These courses are designed with the working engineer in mind, with an heavy emphasis on engineering tools and industrial applications, rather than on theory. They are taught by OU faculty experts as well as by experts from industry, and are open to engineers from any field (ISE, ME, EE, CE, etc.) - no preliminary courses are required.
See Professional and Workforce Development Courses section for a list of current offerings. Contact Professor Robert Van Til at (248) 370-2211, or email@example.com if you have any questions or need more information.