Dec 05, 2022  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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FAX: (248) 370-2699
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Chairperson: Robert P. Van Til

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

Associate professors: Barbara Oakley, Christian C. Wagner

Assistant professor: Megan O. Conrad Sczygielski

Adjunct assistant professor: Patrick Hillberg


Advisory Board

The Industrial System Engineering External Advisory and Development Board will assist 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 

Greggory R. Garrett, CEO & Managing Director, CGS Advisors LLC

Cameron T. Hill, Senior Manager, Assembly & Stamping Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics, Chrysler Group LLC

Patrick Hillberg, Solution Architect, Siemens Corp.

Doneen McDowell, Plant Manager, Warren Transmission Plant, General Motors Corp.

Jason Schulist, Director, Major Enterprise Projects, DTE Energy

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

Anthony Verrino, Head, Stamping Manufacturing Control Operations, Chrysler Group LLC


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 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.

Programs & Cores

Industrial and Systems Engineering, Bachelors of Science in Engineering 

Course Descriptions

The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty: Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering .

Schedule of Classes

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

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