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. This 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 are trained through a collection of traditional engineering courses as well as industrial and systems engineering topics. Core industrial and systems engineering topics include probability and statistics, ergonomics, system design, optimization, simulation, production systems, engineering economics, human factors, and usability engineering.
Industrial and Systems Engineering students must meet the following requirements for full admission into the BSISE program:
- Completion of 24 or more semester hours of college level work
- 2.25 cumulative GPA at WSU and in all academic work
- C or higher in ENG 1100 (or any WSU Core First-Year Writing Course)
- C or higher in CHM 1210/1210L or PHY 2400/2400L
- C or higher in EGR 1010 or MTH 2300
Program Learning Outcomes:
- 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, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- 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, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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 in written form and orally.
The Industrial and Systems Engineering program emphasizes a broad background in user-centered design within an industrial and systems engineering framework. In the capstone course sequence, 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, supply chain systems, information systems, aerospace, consulting, and telecommunications. In addition, students may choose to continue their education in graduate school.
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