Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering is a five-year degree program that offers an inter-disciplinary training aimed towards the optimization of systems involved in the transformation of resources into goods and services.

Today, the Industrial Engineering profession requires a higher level of competence and skill than was contemplated a few years back. In response to this challenge, the curriculum includes the art and applications of the system concept, the formulation, analysis, synthesis, and the solution of management problems through the use of quantitative approaches and of higher mathematics. The traditional tools of time study and value analysis as well as the study of basic management concepts are retained in the program.

The first two years give the basic knowledge and skills both in the field of humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and the physical sciences. These provide the student with opportunities to develop skills for problem identification, analysis, division making through the use of the scientific methods. It also develops his ability to synthesize abstract solutions into meaningful constructs, and to enhance his cognitive skills in applied mathematics and statistics.

The last three years offer courses for professional development in the areas of methods engineering, systems dynamics, operations research, and basic engineering sciences. To prepare the student for entry into the professional world, the curriculum offers the student electives from the four available modules: corporate planning, production, marketing, or administrative applications of the profession.

General Objectives

To prepare students for professional Industrial Engineering career including a leading role in the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy. Graduates of the curriculum must have specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems.

Specific Objectives

A graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) Program:

must be prepared to create, build, improve, and install industrial systems which are efficient, effective as well as robust. These industrial systems are not confined to a manufacturing setting but also cover service systems such as banks, hospitals, utility firms, transportation, schools, government and other productive organizations;

is expected to perform services in the form of consultation, design, preparation of plans, specifications estimates, implementation, and supervision of:

Work Standards

Statistical Process Control Systems

Production Planning and Materials Control Systems

Advanced Manufacturing Systems

Design and Analysis of Manufacturing and Service Facilities

Operations Research Models for Production and Operations

Information Systems

is expected to be environmentally conscious

must be knowledgeable of his professional responsibilities on ethics and laws;

must be a total engineer utilizing his knowledge of arts, sciences and engineering;

must be prepared for graduate work and research in at least one area of the IE field of practice.