Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering

203 Wales Hall, 92 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881 USA – 401.874.2524

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ISE LabWelcome to the place where you’ll learn to design the next-generation products and systems on which our society depends. Here we teach students to envision and implement the next big ideas in the automotive, defense, medical or energy industries, to name a few.

Our unique program provides hands-on experience with fully equipped laboratories and senior design capstone projects that let students to tackle a real engineering challenge at a local engineering company. We also place a heavy emphasis on internships and our students have gained valuable experience by working for esteemed engineering companies around the world.

Armed with this experience, our graduates go on to rewarding careers in almost every industry. They are inventors, CEOs, managers, consultants, designers and more. But regardless of their career, they are all on the forefront of engineering innovation.

Department Spotlights

Bottle Rockets

3. 2. 1. Blast Off!

Watch bottle rockets blast off from the Quad during the annual ASME bottle rocket competition.



Zapping microscopic bumps

Industrial engineering Professor Manbir Sodhi received a patent for a novel way to produce very smooth objects direct from a 3-D printer.


Boothroyd Dewhurst

Manufacturing Success

When manufacturers need to reduce costs, they call Boothroyd Dewhurst. The Rhode Island firm founded by URI engineering professors and now run by URI alumni helps hundreds of companies stay competitive.


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