Department of Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering (IE) is a field that integrates the technical, human, and management aspects of today's sophisticated products and processes. It is at the heart of the systems that are essential to our society. From airlines to online retailers, from hospitals to manufacturers, from telecommunication companies to world-wide shipping companies, industrial engineers design solutions to improve the performance of complex systems of people, technology, and information. In fact, the need for any complex organization to raise its efficiency and productivity through scientific analysis has created a high demand for Industrial Engineers and made it one of the fastest growing career fields.

The Industrial Engineer is involved in designing or improving major systems that encompass the total organisation, whether in the governmental or private sectors, or in the manufacturing or service industries. Consequently, an Industrial Engineer is often in contact with individuals from many segments of the ooganization. With their education and experience, Industrial Engineers develop a global view of many inter-related operations necessary to deliver a firm's goods and services. Because of their management skills and global view of the organization, a large proportion of Industrial Engineers move into management positions, later advancing to top management positions, or to own and operate their own businesses.

Academic Programs
The department offers the following degree programs:
- B.Sc. Industrial engineering
- M.Sc. Industrial engineering
- Ph.D. Industrial engineering
Laboratories
Almost all subjects are augmented by practical work/tutorials. The students will be trained in the following laboratories:
- Central workshops
- Digital control laboratory
- Computer integrated manufacturing laboratory
- Metrology laboratory
- Ergonomics laboratory
- Non-traditional manufacturing laboratory
- Motion and time study laboratory
- Computer laboratory

Practical Training
As a requirement for graduation, every student must complete 800 hours of practical work/apprenticeship in an industry. The students are allowed to complete this requirement during summer holidays but not before the 4th semester.

Field Visits
Industrial visits are regularly conducted to broaden the breadth and depth of technical and practical Industrial Engineering knowledge. People from industries are also invited to share their practical experience with the students.

Research
The Industrial Engineer is involved in designing or improving major systems that encompass the total organisation, whether in the governmental or private sectors, or in the manufacturing or service industries. Consequently, an Industrial Engineer is often in contact with individuals from many segments of the ooganization. With their education and experience, Industrial Engineers develop a global view of many inter-related operations necessary to deliver a firm's goods and services. Because of their management skills and global view of the organization, a large proportion of Industrial Engineers move into management positions, later advancing to top management positions, or to own and operate their own businesses.