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.


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.

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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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