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Future Students

* Why choose OSU?
   * Why choose Industrial & Systems Engineering?
     * Why choose the Integrated Systems Engineering Department at OSU?

Our faculty and students share their perspectives on these questions...

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The jobs that our department prepares students for are often truly interesting. The alumnus is often right in the middle of the greatest concerns to management and there is a pleasing mix of abstraction and concreteness. In some cases, the application of sophisticated mathematical methods plays a key role in achieving improvements that substantially improve peoples' lives.


-- Dr. Ted Allen


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Why ISE? Since my interest was in human factors engineering and this area of study comes under the ISE umbrella I have become part of the ISE dept. Why ISE at OSU? ISE at OSU has a holistic approach to preparing the students to face real world situations. The students in the department are constantly encouraged to work with team projects that provides exposure to hands on application of what is taught in the class room. Students are provided with individual attention by faculty members according to specific needs of the students. This I say through personal experience. As a graduate student I have been given leadership opportunities to develop my personal skills through an academic society such as OSU's student chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. This has been a great opportunity to form connections between the industry and the academic world. Overall I have enjoyed my first year of graduate school in the ISE dept.


-- Monica Johnson, Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Associate


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The Industrial and Systems Engineering Program at Ohio State provides all the benefits of a large university combined with the feel of a small personal college. Any class, club or activity that you want to participate in is available to you because of the large size, but you still get the personalized attention that you would expect at a small, private college. I loved my experience as an undergraduate at Ohio State and that combined with the prestige and excellence of the Ergonomics group within the Integrated Systems Engineering department, my decision to attend Ohio State for graduate school was the simplest decision I ever made.


-- Sarah Nelson, Masters Student (pursuing dual degrees in ME and ISE) (MS awarded 2007)


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