Industrial Engineering Program

Mission

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (INME) mission is to provide graduates who are technically competent; have basic management and inter-personal skills; contemporary and relevant engineering education to design and improve operations in industry, business, and government for the global economy of the 21st century; and promote life-long learning.

Objectives

The department offers a bachelor degree in industrial engineering (IE). The IE program has the following objectives:
  1. Graduates will be able to identify and implement effective solutions to real problems by applying contemporary industrial engineering tools and cutting-edge technology in production, quality, safety, supply chain, optimization, economic, manufacturing, service and information systems.
  2. Graduates will be able to formulate problems accurately, generate alternative solutions, evaluate those alternatives, and present the best solutions to clients or decision makers in a fashion that facilitates decision-making processes.
  3. Graduates will be able to assume leadership roles with strong communication skills and will be able to work competently and ethically alone and as team members.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program graduates shall be able to:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + ICDL.

Career Opportunities

Industrial engineering differs from other branches of engineering in essentially two ways. First, it applies to all types of industrial, commercial, and government activities. Second, it is a branch of engineering that is explicitly concerned with people, products, as well as processes and operations. Industrial engineers learn to make decisions concerning the best use of people, material, and equipment in achieving an organization’s aims. They are spread across nearly all kinds of manufacturing. Recent data show that employment offers are especially plentiful in automotive, electronic equipment, management consulting, chemicals, and food processing. Students develop skills in mathematics, the sciences, communications, and humanities. Therefore, an industrial engineering (IE) degree qualifies professionals for a diverse array of jobs, including: Engineering Project Manager, Senior Lead Analyst, Cost Systems Analyst, Construction Management Engineer and Industrial Management Engineer. This specialist ensures that industrial emissions are moving safely through the production system. A growing trend in IE work, especially consulting, is in the services sector of the economy — banking, transportation, distribution services, and government.

Program Overview

Old Curriculum - 5 years New Curriculum - 4 years (starting Fall 2017-2018)