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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in mathematics, physics, 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. Industrial engineers determine how to optimize the system for maximum efficiency, effectiveness, throughput, safety, or some other objective of interest to the stakeholders of the system. Industrial engineering enables students to perform technical, managerial, and consulting functions that require scientific and engineering backgrounds. Courses cover areas of human factors, manufacturing, facilities design, work analysis and design, operations research, process control, production and service systems management, as well as systems simulation. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for direct entry into the engineering profession as well as for graduate studies.

1. PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The program educational objectives (PEOs) of the B.Sc. in IE degree program are designed to guide the preparation of graduates to be successful in their chosen career paths. Specifically, graduates of this program, within a few years of graduation, will be able to:

  1. Apply industrial engineering knowledge in designing, managing and improving integrated systems which include people, equipment, information, materials, and energy.
  2. Gain recognition as potential leaders and entrepreneurs committed to the development of their community and to global ethical values.
  3. Engage in their profession as successful professionals who continuously expand their knowledge as well as their managerial and problem solving skills.
2. STUDENT OUTCOMES

The IE Program follows the accreditation agency “the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology” (ABET) in learning outcome criteria implemented in alignment with AUM’s vision and educational philosophy.

Graduates of Industrial Engineering are expected to be able to demonstrate:

  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.
3. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Industrial engineers determine the most effective ways to use the basic factors of production—people, machines, materials, information, and energy—to make a product or provide a service. The most distinct aspect of industrial engineering is the flexibility it offers. Because of its broad perspective, industrial engineering is used in a wide variety of industries, including: manufacturing, health care, banking, insurance, transportation, construction, utilities, and government agencies. Roles include:

  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing, Production and Distribution
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Productivity, Methods and Process Engineering
  • Quality Measurement and Improvement
  • Program Management
  • Ergonomics/Human Factors
  • Technology Development and Transfer
  • Strategic Planning
  • Management of Change
  • Financial Engineering