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Industrial and Systems Engineering

University of Michigan - Dearborn

48 months
890 USD/year
890 USD/year
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The Industrial and Systems Engineering program at University of Michigan - Dearborn provides educational opportunities to talented students to acquire the advanced knowledge needed to become creative researchers as well as technical leaders and technology innovators in industrial and systems engineering. 


The Ph.D. ISE program offers concentrations in integrated design and manufacturing, decision science and operations research, and human factors and ergonomics.

The Industrial and Systems Engineering program at University of Michigan - Dearborn requires the core, concentration, and cognate coursework; qualifying and dissertation proposal examinations; a written dissertation; and an oral defense of the dissertation. The Ph.D. ISE degree is offered to exceptional students who have completed, with distinction, a master’s degree in engineering or a closely related field.

Programme Overview

Learning Goal 1: To provide students with analytical skills that enable them to develop creative solutions for complex engineering problems

Learning Goal 2: To prepare students to conduct high-quality original research in areas of industrial and systems engineering

Learning Goal 3: To prepare students for the varied responsibilities and opportunities of careers in research in areas of industrial and systems engineering 

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Optimization
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Research Methods in Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Production and Operations Engineering 
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Quantitative Methods in Quality Engineering
  • System Simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A master’s degree in engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or a physical science from an accredited program.
  • To be eligible for the program, students are required to have completed three semesters or 12 credit hours of calculus and a course in linear algebra.
  •  One course in operations research, one course in calculus-based probability and statistics, and knowledge of computer programming. 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale for the B.S. degree and 3.5 or higher on a 4-point scale for the master’s degree.
  • All students are required to submit valid official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    890 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 445 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 445 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Dearborn

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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