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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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(248) 370-2989

FAX: (248) 370-4625

Department Website


Chairperson: Robert P. Van Til

Professors: Michael P. Polis, Barbara Oakley, Sankar Sengupta, Robert P. Van Til

Assistant Professors:  Vijitashwa Pandey, Martha Smith

Special Instructor: William Edwards

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Patrick Hillberg


Advisory Board

The Industrial and Systems Engineering External Advisory and Development Board assists the department in enhancing its educational and research programs and 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 Corp.

Doneen McDowell, Executive Director, Global/GMNA Manufacturing Engineering - Vehicle Systems, General Motors Corp.

Steve Savoie, Head of Industrial Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Michael Sigelko, Chief Body Architect, General Motors Corp.

Bryan Talbert, Container Quality & Procurement Support Manager, General Motors Corp

Anthony Verrino, Head, Stamping Manufacturing Control Operations, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Gary Warren, Operations Manager, Rayconnect Inc.


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;
  • a master’s degree program in Industrial and Systems Engineering;
  • a master’s degree program in Engineering Management with the cooperation of the School of Business Administration;
  • a master’s degree program in Systems Engineering;
  • a graduate certificate program in Productivity Improvement.

Also, the department actively participates in the school-wide Ph.D. program in Systems Engineering.


The undergraduate programs in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Schedule of classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.



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