The Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering (ISME) department at WSU takes responsibility for instruction and research in design, analysis and operation of manufacturing and other integrated systems of people, material, equipment and capital. ISME Department offers curricula and educational experiences designed and continuously improved through the involvement and contribution of its constituents: students and alumni, potential employers of program graduates, and faculty.
The ISME department offers two undergraduate degree programs; one in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) and another in Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering (PDME). Modern, well-equipped laboratories are available to supplement classroom theory in ergonomics, manufacturing engineering, and computer analysis. The department's laboratory facilities include Graphics Lab, Metrology Lab, CIM Lab, Cessna Manufacturing Processes Lab, Ergonomics/Human Factors Lab, Non-Traditional Machining Lab, Advanced Manufacturing Process Lab, Rapid Prototyping, Virtual Reality Development Lab, Graduate Computing Lab, Open Computing Lab, and Collaborative Robotics Lab. Students in the academic programs offered by the industrial and manufacturing engineering department get ample opportunities to work on real-life problems at local industries as part of course and project requirements.