Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the ISE department located? 

A: The ISE deparment is located at San José State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0085 in the College of Engineering Building, 4th Floor, Room ENG 485. We are right by the corner of San Fernando and 7th St. in Downtown San José.

Q: What are the office hours?

Our office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. However, please note that we are closed for a one hour lunch break from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

Q: How do I contact the department?

You can call our main telephone line at 408-924-3301 or send us an email at

Q: Can I register for classes through the web? How do I check my grades?

A: You can register online and check your grades at My SJSU.

Q: Who is the ISE department 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: Undergraduate students must see Dr. Yasser Dessouky. Graduate students must see Dr. Jacob Tsao. If you are unsure of who to speak with about advising, ask the ISE staff for further assistance.

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

A: The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department has been a separate department since June 1, 2001. This website you are visiting is for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department only.

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.