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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Office: Engineering Building 485

Telephone: 408-924-3301 (Voice); 408-924-4040 (Fax)

Email: industrialsystems-dept@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/ise


Yasser M. Dessouky, Chair (Industrial and Systems Engineering)
Niranjani Patel (Industrial and Systems Engineering)
H.S. Jacob Tsao (Industrial and Systems Engineering)

Associate Professors

Ayca Erdogan (Industrial and Systems Engineering)
Anil Kumar, Human Factors/Ergonomics Director (Industrial and Systems Engineering; Human Factors/Ergonomics)
Dan Nathan-Roberts (Industrial and Systems Engineering; Human Factors/Ergonomics)
Assistant Professors
Gaojian Huang (Industrial and Systems Engineering; Human Factors/Ergonomics)
Hongrui Liu (Industrial and Systems Engineering)
Yupeng Wei (Industrial and Systems Engineering)


Industrial and Systems Engineers figure out how to do things better by engineering processes and systems that improve quality and productivity. ISEs make significant contributions to their employers by saving money, increasing productivity, and making the workplace better for workers. Industrial and Systems Engineers focus on productivity improvement with respect for the human aspect of work. ISE bridges the gap between management and operations by applying six sigma principles, lean manufacturing processes, principles of organizational improvement, continuous improvement, and ergonomics. The undergraduate degree prepares engineers for challenges in manufacturing or service systems analysis and design. Students in our master’s program build on an aptitude already in evidence for advanced professional work in industrial engineering. Our alumni are employed in a variety of industries, businesses and institutions, from retail establishments to manufacturing plants to government agencies to hospitals. The BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org


    Undergraduate Major(s)

    Undergraduate Minor(s)



    Two types of certificates are available: Advanced Certificates  and Basic Certificates . The description of each certificate program identifies the type of certificate. 


      Industrial and Systems Engineering