Dec 05, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 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: Barbara Oakley, Michael P. Polis, Sankar Sengupta, Robert P. Van Til

Associate Professors:  Richard Olawoyin

Assistant Professors:  Nasim Nezamoddini, 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:

Gary Altman, Regional Director Process Excellence, McLaren Health Care

Kerry Coran, Lean Specialist, Ascension Health

Kevin Dahm, Supervising Engineer, DTE Energy Co.

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

Cameron T. Hill, Senior Manager Industrial Engineering, NAR Operations Excellence, Whirlpool Corp.

Patrick Hillberg, Consultant

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 Engineer, ESG Automotive Inc.

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

Anthony Verrino, Senior Manager - Production Control, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Gary Warren, Plant Manager, Rayconnect Inc.

Jeffrey Watt, Senior Manager - Model Planning and Launch Control, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


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 both in Industrial Engineering and in Systems Engineering by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Schedule of classes

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



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