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.


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 layouts for parking lots or 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 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 University 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. Direct Admit status is only available to Direct From High School students who apply for fall admission, and have a 3.25 GPA or better and have no less than a 25 Comp ACT or 1160 SAT score. Direct Admit students are advised in the department of their major within 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 biomedical engineering.

Accreditation and Program Outcomes

ABET Accreditation

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Annual Student Enrollment: 101 in Fall 2017

Graduation Data: 16 in Spring 2017

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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability or sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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