Osama, who recently received his PhD, talks about the value of concentrating in Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Engineering and Applied Sciences program at the College of Engineering.
Osama Aljarrah recently received his PhD in Engineering and Applied Sciences with an option in Industrial and Systems Engineering from UMass Dartmouth.
“I enjoyed pursuing the Industrial and Systems Engineering concentration at the College of Engineering,” says Osama Aljarrah, who recently received his PhD in Engineering and Applied Sciences with an option in Industrial and Systems Engineering. “The graduate program allowed me to engage in problem solving based on real-world data that was provided to me directly by industry by my advisors. “
“If you want to work with a highly interdisciplinary team of academics with skills in engineering, statistics, math, computer science and data science, UMass Dartmouth is the place to be,” he says.
“You will have the opportunity to network with other professionals and gain experience by giving presentations to academics and industry. By creating my methodology and developing my own body of teaching and research, my advisers have helped me visualize a similar trajectory for myself. Osama says he has also had the opportunity to attend professional conferences and write for academic journals. “Plus, UMass Dartmouth’s teaching and research models set you apart from the competition when you apply to the best companies. “
Osama is currently working at the Rayen School of Engineering at Youngstown State University as an assistant professor and is a systems consulting engineer for Caterpillar, Inc.