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Engineering - Industrial-Engineering

  • Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Debbieh
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Department: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Program Description

Chairperson Hadi Abou Chakra.
Associate Professors Walid Shatila.
Assistant Professors Ramzi Fayad, Rola Samoura.
Lecturer Zeidoun Zeidan, Adbelkader AlSaiidi, Rami Saleh.
The Industrial Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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

The Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering (IE) is the only undergraduate degree awarded by the Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management Department at BAU. The Industrial Engineering (IE) program educational objectives were set and approved by the IE program’s constituencies, i.e. Faculty, Alumni, Advisory Board, and Employers. The program has as its objectives that within a few years our graduates must:

  1.  be competent 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, economics, manufacturing, service and information systems.
  2.  be competent in formulating problems accurately, generating alternative solutions, evaluating those alternatives, and presenting the best solutions to clients or decision-makers in a fashion that facilitates decision-making processes.
  3. assume leadership roles with strong communication skills and will be able to work competently and ethically alone and as a team member.


The IEEM department has adopted the ABET Students Learning Outcomes (SLOs) “1 to 7” to ensure the quality of the Industrial Engineering Program Educational Objectives. Upon completion of the program graduates must attain:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering consists of 150 credit hours of coursework + IC3 + 30 credits transferred from the Lebanese Baccalaureate or its equivalents.

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, materials, and equipment in achieving organizational aims. They are spread across nearly all kinds of manufacturing. Recent data show that employment offerings are especially plentiful in manufacturing and service sectors, 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, Supply Chain and Operations Manager, Quality Engineer, Industrial Scheduling Engineer, Maintenance and Safety Engineer, Production Process Engineer, Service Process Engineer, Construction Management Engineer, and Industrial Management Engineer. A growing trend in the IE profession, especially consulting, is in the services sector of the economy such as banking, transportation, logistics, and government.

The Student’s Study Plan is provided to every IE student upon his/her enrollment. The IE curriculum consists of the following components:

Common Requirements Credits
General University Requirements 20
Basic Sciences and Mathematics 24
General Engineering topics 12
IE Program-Specific Requirements Credits
Industrial Engineering core 77
Industrial Engineering Technical Electives 12
Final Year Project 4
Internship 1
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  • Engineering Materials Laboratory
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  • Computer Aided Design Laboratory
  • Computer Numerical Control Laboratory

Year
Debbieh
2019/2020
19
2020/2021
13
2021/2022
13
2022/2023
18
2023/2024
15

Year
Debbieh
2019/2020
37
2020/2021
33
2021/2022
14
2022/2023
16

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Cr.:3 Lec) BSMC
COMP208 Programming I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) GE
MATH281 Linear Algebra 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE201 Engineering Drawing And Graphics 3 (3Crs.: 1Lec,4Lab) GE
PHYS281 Electricity and Magnetism 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. CUR
Second Semester
CVLE210 Statics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
INME204 Introduction To Industrial Engineering 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME206 Production Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab IECC
INME221 Engineering Economy 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
MATH282 Calculus 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
PHYS282 Material Properties and Heat 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
Summer I
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
ENGL001 GENERAL ENGLISH 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Third Semester
ENGL211 Advanced Writing 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
INME211 Engineering Materials Technology 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) IECC
INME321 Management Information Systems 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME321L Management Information Systems 1 (1Crs.: 0Lec,2Lab) IECC
INME322 Organization Design 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
MATH283 Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MATH381 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
Fourth Semester
INME212 Metal Shaping 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) IECC
INME214 Manufacturing Processes 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME222 Operations Research 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME312 Computer Aided Design And Manufacturing 3 (3Crs.:1Lec,4Lab) IECC
INME326 Industrial Process Design 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) IECC
MATH284 Numerical Analysis 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
Summer II
ENGL300 Speech Communications 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MGMT002 Entrepreneurship I 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec, 0Lab) GEC
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Fifth Semester
INME324 Production And Operation Management 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME325 Stochastic Operation Research 3 (3Cr.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME333 Facility Planning And Design 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME335 Quantitative Methods For Decision Making 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME341 Engineering Safety 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME500 Research Methodology 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) IECC
INMExxx Technical Electives I 3 (3) E
Sixth Semester
INME332 Industrial Management And Inspection 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME422 Engineering Logistics And Supply Chain 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME423 Project Planning And Management 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Tut) IECC
INME434 Statistical Quality And Process Control 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME442 Ergonomics 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) IECC
INMExxx Technical Electives II 3 (3) E
MCHE410 Mechanical Vibrations 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) MECC
Summer III
INME499 Internship 1 (1Cr.) IECC
Seventh Semester
INME431 System Modeling And Simulation 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME431L System Modeling And Simulation Lab 1 (1Crs.: 0Lec,2Lab) IECC
INME433 Maintenance Planning And Technology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME501 Final Year Project I 1 (1Cr.) IECC
INME531 Production Systems Automation 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME535 Advanced Engineering Statistics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INMExxx Technical elective III 3 (3) E
Eighth Semester
ENGR001 Engineering Ethics 1 (1Crs.: 1Lec, 0Lab) GEC
INME502 Final Year Project II 3 (3Cr.) IECC
INME521 Total Quality Management And Six Sigma 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INME522 Management Of Global Operations 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) IECC
INMExxx Technical elective IV 3 (3) E