Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering
The Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering offers B.S. degree programs in both Mechanical Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering. Our undergraduate Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
The department also offers M.S. programs in Mechanical Engineering and Systems Engineering and Ph.D. programs in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. Please see our graduate program pages for more information.
In addition, 5 year combined B.S and M.S. degree programs are now offered in either Mechanical Engineering or Industrial and Systems Engineering. Many of our undergraduate students pursue 5 year dual degree International Engineering Program in which they earn a B.S. degree in engineering and a B.A. in either Chinese, French, German, or Spanish. In collaboration with URI's College of Business Administration, students in the Industrial and Systems Engineering can pursue the 5 year "4+1 program" in which they receive a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering coupled with an MBA from the College of Business Administration. Our department also offers a minor in Nuclear Engineering.
If you are a prospective student you will find information about our programs in the links to the left. You can also obtain information about our faculty, staff, facilities, courses, and activities. Feel free to contact me for more information or to arrange for a department tour.
David G. Taggart
Alumnus Sharon Ruggieri appointed Chief Operating Officer
MCE/IEP (Spanish) Class of 2007 alum Sharon Ruggieri has returned to Rhode Island as Chief Operating Officer of Dear Kate, a Providence based lingerie company. (URI News Release)
Lean Manufacturing Applied to Health Care
ISE Prof. Valerie Maier-Speredelozzi is leading a team of researchers that is applying principles of lean manufacturing to a variety of systems at the VA Medical Center in Providence to find faster, better and more cost effective delivey of health care (URI News Release, video).
Consumer Product Sustainability
At a recent meeting led by ISE Prof. Manbir Sodhi, industry representatives, sustainability advocates and researchers met to discuss sustainable manufacturing of consumer products.