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Textbooks for ISE courses in Fall 2023 semester

(updated on Aug 29)

  • ISE 5204 has a new textbook and cancelled one of the original textbooks.
  • Some textbooks in ISE 4424, 4644, 4984 (Fundamentals of Systems Eng), 5424, 5714, 5804, 6454, and 6514 have free eBook versions available via VT Library or the publisher's website. Direct links to those eBooks are included in the individual courses' TEXTBOOK section.
  • ISE 5015 has a materilal (2023-24 Baldrige Excellence Framework: Business, Non-Profits) that VT Bookstore website hasn't been able to post due to lack of ISBN. The courses has 4 materials.
  • This page presents the correct textbook status (REQUIRED, Recommended). Some books in the VT Bookstore website show "Required" even though they should be "Recommended".
Course Textbook
ISE 2004
Intro to ISE
No Textbook: materials will be provided from slides.
ISE 2014
Eng. Economy

1. Engineering Economy (17th Ed., 2019) by Sullivan, Wicks, Koelling; Pearson; ISBN 978-0134870069 (hardcover), 978-0134838137 (loose-leaf, student value version), REQUIRED

2. MyLab Engineering (online access, 2019)  by Sullivan, Wicks, Koelling; Pearson; ISBN 978-0134831671 (with eTextbook), Recommended

ISE 2214
Manuf Proc Lab
No Textbook: course materials will be provided in class
Course Textbook
ISE 3034
Technical Communication for Engineers
Technical Communication (12th Ed., 2017) by Mike Markel, Stuart A. Selber; Bedford/St. Martin's; ISBN 978-1319058616, REQUIRED
ISE 3204
Manufacturing Processes
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes (2011) by Mikell P. Goover; Wiley; ISNB 978-0470632284; REQUIRED
ISE 3214
Facilities Planning & Logistics
Facilities Planning (4th Ed., 2011) by James A. Tompkins, John A. White, Yavuz A. Bozer, J. M. A. Tanchoco; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; ISBN 978-0470444047, Recommended
ISE 3414
Prob OR

1.  Modeling Random Processes for Engineers and Managers (1st Ed., 2009) by James Solberg; Wiley; ISBN 978-0470322550, Recommended

2.  The Little Book of Probability: Essentials of Probability for Stochastic Processes and Simulation (2nd Ed., 2012) by Michael Taaffe and Bruce W. Schmeiser; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; ISBN 978-1452882925, Recommended

ISE 3434
A Gentle Introduction to Optimization (2014) by B. Guenin, J. Könemann, and L. Tunçel; Cambridge University Press; ISBN 978-1107658790; REQUIRED
ISE 3614
Intro to HF Eng

1. Designing for people: An introduction to human factors engineering (3rd Ed., 2017) by John D. Lee, Christopher D. Wickens, Yili Liu, and Linda NG Boyle; CreateSpace; ISBN 978-1539808008; REQUIRED

2. The design of everyday things (2013) by Don Norman; Basic Books; ISBN 978-0465050659; REQUIRED

Course Textbook
ISE 4004
Theory of Organization

1. Management: A Modern Perspective by Ryan Greenbaum; Top Hat; ISBN 978-1773306315. REQUIRED

2. Leading Virtual Teams: Managing from a Distance During the Coronavirus (2020) by Catherine Mattiske; TPC - The Performance Company; ISBN '978-1921547997; REQUIRED

ISE 4005
Proj Mgmt & Sys Design I
No Textbook
ISE 4404
Stat Quality Control
Introduction to Statistical Quality Control (8th Ed., 2019) by Douglas Montgomery; Wiley, ISBN 978-1119723097; REQUIRED
ISE 4424
Logistics Engineering
Supply Chain Engineering (2011) by Marc Goetschalckx; Springer; ISBN 978-1441965110; Link to ebook in pdf from the publisher's websiteREQUIRED
ISE 4624
Work Physiology
No Textbook
ISE 4644
Occup Safety & Haz Ctrl
System safety engineering and risk assessment: a practical approach (2nd Ed., 2018) by Niocholas J. Bahr; CRC Press; ISBN 978-1466551602; Link to Link to ebook on the publisher's websiteREQUIRED
ISE 4984
Carrers in ISE
(by Dr. Van Aken)
No textbook
ISE 4984
Fundamentals of Systems Eng
(Dr. Topcu)

Suggested books:

1. Applied Space Systems Engineering (2009) by Larson, Wiley, Douglas Kirkpatrick, Jerry Sellers, Lawrence Thomas, and Dinesh Verma; Space Technology Series; Link to the book page on the publisher

2. Systems engineering principles and practice (2020) by Alexander Kossiakoff, Samuel J. Seymour, David A. Flanigan, Steven M. Biemer; Wiley;

Course Textbook
ISE 5015
Management of Change, Innovation & Performance in Organizational Systems, Pt 1

1.. 2023-2024 Baldrige Excellence Framework (Business, Non-Profits) by NIST; Link to the publisher's page for purchase: registration (free) is required for purchasing. REQUIRED

2. Leading Change (2012 or older versions) by John Kotter; Harvard Business Review; ISBN 978-1422186435; REQUIRED

3. The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization (1990) by Peter Senge; Doubleday; ISBN 978-0385517256; REQUIRED

4. The resilient enterprise: overcoming vulnerability for competitive advantage (2005) by Yossi Sheffi; MIT Press Books; ISBN 978-0262195379; REQUIRED

ISE 5024
ISE Seminar
No Textbook
ISE 5034
Mathematical Probability and Statistics for Industrial Engineers
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (8th ed., 2019) by Robert T Hogg, Joseph McKean, Allen T Craig; Pearson; ISBN 978-0134689128. Recommended
ISE 5044
Production System Analysis

1. Factory Physics by Wallace Hopp, Mark Spearman; (2007 version) McGraw Hill/Irwin, ISBN 978-0072824032; (2011 version) Waveland Pr Inc, ISBN 978-1577667391. REQUIRED

2. The Goal (30th Ed., 2014) by Eliyahu Goldratt, Jeff Cox; North River Press; ISBN 978-0884271956. Recommended

ISE 5054
Engineering Discourse

1. Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond (2014) by Gill, C.; Penguin; ISBN 978-1599637594; REQUIRED

2. Better Presentations (2016) by Schwabish, J.; Columbia University Press; ISBN 978-0231175210; REQUIRED

3. The craft of research (Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing) (2016) by Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M.; University of Chicago Press; ISBN 978-0226239736; Recommended

ISE 5104
Operations Research
Introduction to Operations Resesarch (11th ed., 2021) by Frederick Hillier and Gerald Lieberman; McGraw Hill; ISBN 9781259872990. REQUIRED
ISE 5124
Management of Quality and Reliability

1. 2023-2024 Baldrige Excellence Framework (Business, Non-Profits) by NIST; Link to the publisher's page for purchase: registration (free) is required for purchasing. REQUIRED

2. Managing for Quality and Performance Excellence (11th Ed., 2020) by James Evans & William Lindsay; Cengage; ISBN 978-0357118269 (e-book); Recommended

3. Steinway and Sons (1981) by David Garvin, Harvard Business School Case # 682-025; Recommended

4. Hank Kolb, Director, Quality Assurance (1981) by W. Earl Sasser, Harvard Business School Case # 681-083; Recommended

ISE 5154
Applied Human Factors Engineering
A guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics (2nd ed., 2006) by Martin Helander; Routledge; ISBN 978-0415282482. REQUIRED
ISE 5164
Transfer and Application of Emerging Technology

1. Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change (7th Ed., 2020) by Joe Tidd and John R. Bessant; John Wiley & Sons; ISBN 978-1119713302; REQUIRED

2. Willing at New Products: Creating Value Through Innovation (5th Ed., 2017) by Cooper; Basic Books; ISBN 978-0465093328; REQUIRED

3. Revolutionizing Product Development: Quantum Leaps in Speed, Efficiency and Quality (2011) by Wheelwright; Free Press; ISBN 978-1451676297; REQUIRED

4. The Intellectual Property Guide: IP Literacy and Strategy Basics for Supporting Innovation (2019) by Myra Tawfik and Karima Bawa; Brush Education; ISBN 978-1550597950; REQUIRED

ISE 5204
Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Factory Physics (3rd ed., 2011) by Wallace J. Hopp, Mark L. Spearman; Waveland Press; ISBN 978-1577667391. REQUIRED

1. The Goal (2014) by Eliyahu Goldratt, Jeff Cox; North River Press; ISBN 978-0884271956. REQUIRED

2. Manufacturing Systems Engineering (1996) by Katsundo Hitomi; Routledge (Taylor & Francies group); ISBN 9780748403240. Link to eBook on the publisher's websiteREQUIRED


Course Textbook
ISE 5314
Industrial Robotics

1. Robot Modeling and Control (2nd ed., 2020) by M. W. Spong, S. Hutchingson, and M. Vidyasagar, Wiley; ISBN 978-1119523994. Recommended

2. A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation (1994) by Richard M. Murray; CRN Press; ISBN 978-0849379819. Recommended

ISE 5405
Optimization I
Introduction to Linear Optimization (1997) by Dimitris Bertsimas and John N. Tsitsiklis; Athena Scientific; ISBN 978-1886529199; REQUIRED
ISE 5424
Simulation I
Foundations and Methods of Stochastic Simulation (2013) by Barry L. Nelson; Springer; ISBN 978-1461461593; Link to ebook via VT LibraryRecommended
ISE 5434
Economic Evaluation of Industrial Projects

1. Contemporary Engineering Economics (7th Ed., 2022) by Chan Park; Pearson; ISBN 9780137633296; REQUIRED

2. Managing by the Numbers (2000) by Chuck Kremer, Ron Rizzuto, John Case; Basic Books; ISBN 0738202568; REQUIRED

ISE 5474 / STAT 5474
Stat Theory of Qual Contrl
Introduction to Statistical Quality Control (8th Ed., 2020) by Douglas Montgomery; Wiley; ISBN 978-1119723097. Recommended
ISE 5604
Human Information Processing
Engineering Psychology and Human Performance (5th Ed, 2022) by Wickens and Hollands; New York, NY: Psychology Press; ISBN 978-1032011738; REQUIRED
ISE 5614 / BMES 5214
Human Physical Capabilities
Occupational Biomechanics (4th Ed., 2006) by Don B. Chaffin, Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Bernard J. Martin; Wiley; ISBN 978-0471723431; Recommended
ISE 5654
Human Factors System Design
Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics (5th Ed., 2021) by Gavriel Salvendy, Waldemar Karwowski; Wiley; ISBN 978-1119636083; REQUIRED
ISE 5714
Usability Engineering
The UX Book: Agile UX Design for a quality user experience (2nd Ed., 2018) by Rex Hartson, Pardha Pyla; Elsevier; ISBN 978-0128053423; Link to e-book via VT LibraryREQUIRED
ISE 5734
Occup Health Safety Practicum
No textbook
ISE 5804
Foundamentals of SE

Suggested books:

1. Applied Space Systems Engineering (2009) by Larson, Wiley, Douglas Kirkpatrick, Jerry Sellers, Lawrence Thomas, and Dinesh Verma; Space Technology Series; Link to the book page on the publisher

2. Systems engineering principles and practice (2020) by Alexander Kossiakoff, Samuel J. Seymour, David A. Flanigan, Steven M. Biemer; Wiley; Link to the book page via VT Library

ISE 5854
Mission Engineering I
No Textbook: the instructor will upload course materials to Canvas


Course Textbook
ISE 6014
Proposing IE Research
No textbook
ISE 6424
Dynamic Programming
No textbook: course materials will be shared with students in class.
ISE 6454
Stoch & Robust Opt

Robust optimization (2009) by Ben-Tal, A., Ghaouni, L. E., & Nemirovski, A.; Princeton University Press. Link to the book via VT Library. REQUIRED

Introduction to stochastic programming (2nd ed., 2011) by Birge, J. R. & Louveaux, F. Springer-Verlag. Link to the book on the Publisher's website. REQUIRED

Lectures on stochastic programming: Modeling and theory (2009) by Shapiro, A., Dentcheva, D., & Ruszczynski, A. MOS-SIAM Series on Optimization. Link to the book via VT Library. Recoomended

ISE 6514
Adv. Topics in Math Programming
Lectures on modern convex optimization: analysis, algorithms, and engineering applications (2001) by Aharon Ben-Tal and Arkadi Nemirovski; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics; ISBN 978-0-89871-491-3. Link to the book page on SIAM website
ISE 6624
Adv. Topics in HF
No Textbook: the instructor will provide a textbook in class.