Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the ISE Dept. Office located, what are its hours, telephone number, etc.?

A: Located at: College of Engineering Bldg., 4th floor, Room Engr 485. Right by the corner of San Fernando and 7th St. in Downtown San José, Office hours: 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Address: San José State University ISE Department One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0085 Telephone: 408-924-3301 Fax: 408-924-4040 E-mail:

Q: Can I register for classes through the web? How about checking my grades?

A: You can register on-line at: MY SJSU. You can also check your grades and transcripts on-line at the same website.

Q: Who is the ISE Chairperson?

A: The ISE Department Chairperson is Dr. Yasser Dessouky.

Q: I was told I need to see an advisor, but I don't know who my advisor is.

A: FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: You need to see Dr. Yasser Dessouky in Engr 485D. FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: You need to see Dr. Jacob Tsao in Engr 485H If you are still unsure of who to speak with about advising, you should speak with someone in the ISE Dept. Office in Engr 485.

Q: Where is the information for the Computer Engineering, General Engineering, and Software Engineering section/website?

A: The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department has been made into a separate department since June 1, 2001. This website you are visiting is for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. To go to the Computer Engineering or General Engineering Departments click their respective links below: 

Q: Are there any student organizations in ISE?

A: Yes, the organization is called IIE and is listed as SJSU IIE on the navigation bar.