Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Why Choose Industrial and Systems Engineering?

Industrial and systems engineers work in one of the broadest fields of engineering. Industrial engineers are sometimes called “productivity people” and “efficiency experts”—when it comes to quality control, you are the pro.

Industrial and systems engineering (ISE) focuses on doing more with less—doing things better, cheaper, faster, more safely, and with less waste. Instead of designing bridges, machines, or circuits, industrial engineers will engineer all parts of a process—people, machines, materials, information, and energy—to make a product or provide a service.

Two separate curricula are available—the General Track and the Humans & Systems Track. Both curricula are ABET-accredited and prepare students for a successful career. 

General Track

Study the techniques to design, analyze, implement, and improve systems of people, information, and materials

Humans & Systems Track

Multidisciplinary focus integrating more business and psychology, with less math, to emphasize technology for the benefit of people



"Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs," U.S. News & World Report, 2019

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wright State's undergraduate engineering programs as No. 146 among hundreds of engineering programs across the nation. The program faculty are dedicated to student success and offer one-on-one support to all students. The university is also located in Dayton, Ohio, a hub of technical expertise in industrial engineering, human factors engineering, aerospace, unmanned aerial systems, engineering innovation, and more for internships and future career advancement.



Industrial engineers are employed in diverse work environments, including aerospace, healthcare, banking, manufacturing, defense, energy, technology, retail, and transportation. Depending on your specialization, you could find yourself working to reduce wait times in amusement parks, designing systems for self-driving cars, designing layouts for manufacturing plants, or improving safety for patients and workers in hospitals.

With their versatile skills, industrial and systems engineers can work in nearly any industry or organization, including government agencies, healthcare, and consulting firms.

Our graduates are employed by:

  • ADVICS Manufacturing Ohio, Inc.
  • Crown Equipment
  • Enginetics
  • Golfstream Aerospace Corp.
  • Hobart Corp.
  • Inteva Products
  • Mancor
  • Navistar
  • NDC Technologies
  • Norwood Medical
  • NuVasive
  • Pacific Manufacturing
  • Tenneco
  • Winsupply

Our Graduates work as:

  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Supply Chain Engineer

It's never too earlyor too late to start managing your career in engineering. Learn more about the Brandeberry Career Development Center.

Real-World Experience

We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through study abroad, undergraduate research, co-op/internships, and/or service learning. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of industrial and systems engineering and work on industrial and systems engineering projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.

Success Stories

Nicholas Ballester used his two engineering degrees from Wright State to land a job with a company founded and run by medical doctors.

“Getting into research in Industrial and Systems Engineering has given me a wide range of experience that has taught me real-world applications and help me intern as a supply chair/ERP analyst right after my sophomore year. I can’t wait to join the 4+1 program and receive my M.S. in one year, all paid for.”

Academics and Curriculum

View the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.


Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify your desired major on the application. If you meet university admission requirements, you are admitted to the college. 

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in industrial systems and engineering.

Accreditation and Program Outcomes

ABET Accreditation

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission logo

Annual Student Enrollment: 39 in Fall 2021

Graduation Data: 18 in Spring 2021

Educational Objectives:

Wright State's ISE program will produce industrial and systems engineers who will:

  • Objective 1: Engage in a career path in ISE or a related field.
  • Objective 2: Participate in life-long learning through continuing professional education.
  • Objective 3: Work in a team environment and communicate effectively, both in written form and orally.

Student Outcomes:

The following student outcomes of the industrial and systems engineering program will prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which most consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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