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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Welcome to the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.

What do 
Industrial and Systems Engineers, Engineering Managers and Systems Engineers 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 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.

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dr. Robert Van Til, Chair
502 Engineering Center
(248) 370-2989

Advisory Board
The ISE Industrial Advisory Board assists in enhancing ISE educational and research programs as well as ensuring their relevance to current and emerging technological needs.  Board members are:
  • 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, Executive Director, Global/GMNA Manufacturing Engineering - Vehicle Systems, General Motors Corp.
  • Steve Savoie, Senior Manager - Industrial Engineering, General Motors Corp.
  • Michael Sigelko, Chief Body Architect, General Motors Corp.
  • Tracey Stanyer, Senior Systems Engineering, ESG Automotive Inc.
  • 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.