The engineering process comprises a series of interrelated operations driven by decisions. Therefore, an effective design process greatly relies upon an effective decision making. This paper seeks to analyze literature done on engineering decision making methods. From the literature, an appropriate method is chosen for further analysis. There are various decision making methods that exist and are applicable to several fields of ISE. A major characteristic of these decision making applications is that they attempt to resolve one decision making problem at a time. The MADISE method was found to overcome this predicament and was chosen for discussion in this paper.