Department Overview

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers a B. S. in Industrial Engineering and graduate programs leading to the Doctor and the Master of Engineering degrees. Requirements for these programs are described in the University Catalogue. Program offerings are organized into four traditional specialties: Industrial and Management Engineering Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Information and Systems Engineering, and Human Engineering Systems. The programs are intended to offer the students flexibility in building a program to fit their professional goals and needs. The Masters (ME) Program  Requirements is a multidisciplinary engineering program of courses with the opportunity to specialize in one or more areas. The Doctoral (DEng)  Program Requirements offers the opportunity to mix courses to provide both breadth and depth. A wide range of offerings in major and minor specialties can be selected from within and among MSU's departments. Some undergraduate courses may also be included in a student's program plan.

Our Industrial Engineering Program is currently accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, This is the only accredited Industrial Engineering program in the state of Maryland. To meet these requirements, the department defines it vision, mission, objectives and outcomes for its program, students, and constituents as described below.

ISE Department Vision
The vision of the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department at Morgan State University is to achieve state and national leadership in Industrial Engineering Education and Research. With a unique program of national and international prominence, our focus is on multidisciplinary and diverse learning experiences in integrated Industrial Systems of Production, Services, Manufacturing, and Information. Such experiences will provide students, especially those from the urban environment, with the technical, managerial, human engineering, and communication skills to address and solve national and global engineering problems.

ISE Department Mission
The mission of the Industrial Engineering Program at Morgan State University is to provide excellent undergraduate and graduate education and research opportunities to a diverse student body among which are African American and Hispanic students, as well as students from urban and other underrepresented communities. The Industrial Engineering Program will continuously improve its educational process to nurture and challenge these students to greater levels of engineering achievement and professional contribution to society through excellence and innovation in education, research, experiential learning, and in partnership with industry, government, and the citizens of Maryland.

The Program Educational Objectives of the ISE department are to prepare future leaders in Industrial Engineering with the knowledge, skills, and tools:The program educational objectives of the ISE department are in alignment with the mission of the University in serving the community, region, state, nation, and world by producing future leaders in Industrial Engineering with the knowledge, skills, and tools. The PEOs for our graduates are listed below:

1. Apply an exemplary foundation in the basic sciences, computer technology and engineering methods in order to solve industrial and systems engineering problems.
2. Perform industrial engineering design, product design, and analysis using traditional and modern methods of manufacturing, energy, human engineering/ergonomics, and systems engineering.
3. Work in multi-disciplinary and diverse teams to solve a wide variety of both technical and non-technical problems.
4. Apply new tools and techniques utilizing the latest technology to efficiently model, organize, evaluate and solve industrial engineering problems.
5. Communicate complex technical information to a wide variety of audiences in both written and verbal form.
6. Continue professional development and life-long learning as effective leaders in the IE field who practice responsibly and follow the proper code of ethics and values.

Student Outcomes of the students from our B.S. in IE program are learning outcomes whereby graduates are expected to:

  1. Function effectively in a diverse, multidisciplinary, multi-ethnic and multiple-gender teaming environment as an industrial engineering solution provider;
  2. Recognize and be prepared to articulately describe and devise solutions to multifaceted, urban-specific industrial engineering problems and challenges;
  3. Describe, model, design and recognize how to seek improvements to integrated systems and processes that incorporate energy, manufacturing processes, human engineering, service operations and information systems;
  4. Use traditional and modern engineering tools, techniques and skills necessary for industrial engineering practice to conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data;
  5. Develop, formulate and implement the best potential solutions or resolutions to integrated industrial engineering problems or challenges;
  6. Communicate information, investigations and results effectively and articulately, both written and oral;
  7. Understand the importance and need for continuous professional development and life-long expansion of the knowledge base in the industrial engineering domain;
  8. Understand the importance and implications of professional and ethical responsibility.