Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering

Be part of something unique and exciting! Wright State is the only academic unit in the nation to share this unique combination of engineering programs. The Department of Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering (BIE) is a collection of programs you will appreciate for their distinctive human-centered approach and focus on improving today's complex human-technical systems.

The BIE department's vision is to be nationally recognized for excellence in education and for cutting-edge research in specific engineering areas of biomedical, industrial and systems, human factors, and operations research.

Why study biomedical engineering at Wright State University? 

You can be a part of exciting new advances in engineering and medicine and enjoy a rewarding career beginning with a degree in biomedical engineering from Wright State University. Biomedical engineers make some of the most important medical breakthroughs. You will combine traditional engineering approaches with physical and life sciences to advance technology and improve quality of life. Apply your skills to solve problems in the medical, scientific, or government communities. Faculty members are dedicated to your success and offer one-on-one support. The university is also located in Dayton, Ohio, a hub of technical expertise that offers you incredible opportunities for future career advancement.

Why study industrial and systems engineering at Wright State University?

You can pursue a fascinating, important, and rewarding career in industrial and systems engineering, beginning with a degree from Wright State University. Focus on doing more with less—doing things better, cheaper, faster, more safely, and with less waste. Your versatile skills will allow you to work in nearly any industry or organization, including government agencies and consulting firms. More good news—your skills will be in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an eight percent climb in employment for industrial engineers by 2028, higher than the national average in both engineering and all other occupations.

Industrial Engineering Median Pay

Median pay for Industrial Engineers is $88,950 per year or $42.76 per hour

U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Industrial Engineering Job Growth

14% Job Growth By 2030

U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Success Stories

Interning with a defense contractor, graduate industrial and human factors engineering student Kaitlyn Ellison digs up elusive data and makes it understandable.
Wright State graduate student Yara Hakim has been persistent in her pursuit of college credits, jobs and internships, leading to a position at Kettering Health.

Department News

College Engineering and Computer Science students participate in induction ceremonies

Recent engineering and computer science graduates took part in induction ceremonies for the Order of the Engineer and the Pledge of the Computing Professional.

Wright State alumnus Zachary Kiehl wins 2022 Soin Award for Innovation

Zachary Kiehl was honored by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce for SafeGuard, a real-time intelligent guardian technology.

Nearly 1,700 students graduate at Wright State’s spring commencement ceremonies

Graduating students and their families celebrated the culmination of their education at Wright State University’s spring commencement ceremonies on April 29 and 30 at the Wright State Nutter Center.


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