Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering

Bharathwaj Vijayakumar, '11 M.S. IHE

“The MS in IHE program at WSU helped me to get practical experience with real-world problems and taught me all the necessary skillsets to solve those real-world problems. My thesis was about optimizing surgery scheduling at a VA Medical Center and I gained significant experience and knowledge in optimization after completing my thesis. The only experience I had on my resume was my thesis and I got my first job in marketing just based on the tools and techniques I used in my thesis. I realized the potential of this program only after graduating as I was able to see a great demand for my skillsets in various industries. Now I am working in higher education and soon I will be moving to some other industry as the skills I have learned at WSU has given me a solid foundation.”


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