Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

An industrial engineering degree designed to optimize, design, and manage the operational and manufacturing processes by which goods are made and distributed.

Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and ABET

Program Overview
Industrial engineering is ideal for those who enjoy both technology and working with people. Industrial engineers frequently spend as much time interacting with other engineers and product users as they do at their desks and computers. Industrial engineers design, optimize, and manage the process by which products are made and distributed across the world as well as the way services are catered for in industries such as banking, healthcare, energy, or entertainment.

Many practitioners say that an industrial engineering education offers the best of both worlds: an education in both engineering and business. Hence, a degree in industrial engineering offers its graduates a significant opportunity for a flexible long-term career.

Because of the flexible nature of the major, the industrial engineering student can gain a breadth of knowledge in many different areas of industrial engineering, including, but not limited to, advanced manufacturing, distribution/logistics, ergonomics/human factors, modeling/simulation, and sustainable design and development. Students may choose free and professional electives for this purpose. Faculty members are committed to high-quality engineering education as well as the program's educational objectives.

The industrial engineering curriculum covers the principal concepts of engineering economics and project management, facilities planning, human performance, mathematical and simulation modeling, production control, applied statistics and quality, and contemporary manufacturing production processes that are applied to solve the challenges presented by the global environment and economy of today. The curriculum stresses the application of contemporary tools and techniques in solving engineering problems.

Starting in their third year, the students have the choice of a general degree in industrial engineering or a specialization in an option. The general degree and program options encourage a team approach. Students may work with students in other engineering disciplines to solve problems for clients outside of RIT Dubai.

It is important to mention here that given that UAE is becoming an international logistics hub and that most of the countries in the region are diversifying their non-oil industrial bases, the need for logistics engineer, supply chain analyst, production planner, quality engineer, and maintenance engineer will necessarily continue to grow to support and sustain the industrial development observed in the Gulf region. Industrial Engineering graduates from RIT Dubai can use their technical base as a springboard to careers in management, consulting, manufacturing, sales, healthcare, law, and education.

Mission Statement 
The department will provide an education that integrates experiential learning and applied research, with a student-centered approach, resulting in graduates who make immediate and long-lasting contributions in manufacturing, service, government, and academia.

Program Educational Objectives
The Industrial Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The Industrial Engineering faculty, in conjunction with its constituents, has established the following program educational objectives:

PEO 1: “Systems-Based Solutions” Produce graduates who will draw upon the fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of Industrial engineering to develop scale-appropriate system-based engineering solutions that satisfy constraints imposed by a global society.

PEO 2: “Life-Long Learners” Produce graduates that will enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.

PEO 3: “Professional Responsibility” Produce graduates who will work independently as well as collaboratively with others, and demonstrate leadership, accountability, initiative, and ethical and social responsibility.
PEO 4: “Graduate Education” Produce graduates who will successfully pursue graduate degrees at the Master’s and/or PhD level 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • “Engineering Foundations and “Problem Solving” - An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • “Engineering Design”- 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.
  • “Communication Skills” - An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • “Professional Awareness and Responsibility”- 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
  • “Teamwork and Leadership” - 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
  • “Experimentation” - an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyse and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • “Life-Long Learning”- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


Click here for Enrolment data for the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Program.


Industrial Engineering is one of the fastest growing careers in the world. Industrial Engineers are the only engineering professionals trained as productivity and quality improvement specialists. As companies adopt management philosophies of continuous productivity and quality improvement to enhance their competitiveness, the need for professionals in this field is growing. As a graduate of this program you will have the ability to assimilate people, capital, material, equipment and information in an efficient way to manufacture and distribute goods and services with high quality at an optimum cost. These skills will be in high demand, particularly in the UAE as it grows its global logistics hub.

Typical Course Sequence

Year One

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours


Islamic Culture course


ISEE - 120

Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering


UWRT - 150

General Education – First-Year Writing: UWRT-150 FYW: Writing Seminar (WI) 3

CHMG - 141

General and Analytical Chemistry I


MATH - 181, 182

Project Based Calculus I, II


General Education - Artistic Perspective
General Education - Ethical Perspective


PHYS - 211

University Physics I


ISEE - 140

Material Processing


Year Two

ISEE - 200

Computing for Engineers


PHYS - 212

University Physics II


MATH - 219

Multivariable Calculus


MATH - 220

Vector Calculus


MATH - 251

Probability and Statistics I



General Education - Global Perspective

General Education-Social Perspective


MECE - 200

Fundamentals of Mechanics


MATH - 233

Linear Systems and Differential Equations


ISEE - 345

Engineering Economy


EGEN - 99

Engineering Co-op Preparation


ISEE - 325

Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments


Year Three

ISEE 499

Co-operative Education


ISEE 301

Operations Research


ISEE 350

Engineering Management


ISEE 330

Ergonomics and Human Factors (WI)


ISEE 323

Facilities Planning


MECE 304

Fundamentals of Material Science


MECE 306

Material Science with Applications Laboratory


Year Four

ISEE 420

Production Planning/Scheduling


ISEE 560

Applied Statistical Quality Control


ISEE 510

Systems Simulation


ISEE 499

Co-operative Education


ISEE 561

Linear Regression Analysis


General Education - Immersion I


Year Five

ISEE - 497

Multidisciplinary Senior Design I


ISEE - 498

Multidisciplinary Senior Design II


Professional Electives


Free Electives


General Education - Immersion II, III

Total Credits - 129

The General Degree option would have a course from each of the program options available. Three (3) courses would be needed to be completed for the general degree options: 


  • ISEE - 760: Design of Experiments

  • MGIS - 755: Information Technology Strategy and Management

  • ISEE - 704: Logistics Management

  • MECE - 404: Robotics

One course from the supply chain management option


The Supply Chain Management Program Option provides a further study in the design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of distribution and logistics activities with the objective of ensuring the cost-effective delivery of products and services globally. The following courses need to be completed: 

  • MGIS - 755: Information Technology Strategy and Management

  • ISEE - 703: Supply Chain Management

  • ISEE - 704: Logistics Management


For information about the RIT New York, Industrial Engineering program and options click here

  • Click here to view/download the flowchart of the BS Industrial Engineering (student who joined Fall 2020-2021 onwards)

  • Click here to view/download the flowchart of the BS Industrial Engineering ( student who joined before Fall 2020-2021)

  • Click here to view/download the flowchart of the BS Industrial Engineering Professional Electives

To graduate, students need to complete all the requirements as listed in the curriculum. Click here for the graduation policy.

Click here to download undergraduate catalogue for complete descriptions of each course within the program.


Industry 4.0 and Robotics Lab

The Robotics and Industry 4.0 LAB is designed to support and present research in the future of Industry. The main objective is to provide a platform to test and develop universal solutions to optimize the industrial processes given the technological and other industrial advances. This infrastructure is already available to the academic and research community both private and public.  The Intelligent Supply Chain LAB (Located alongside the Industry 4.0 Lab) provides a test and experimentation platform to students and researchers from both industrial and academic communities to experiment and develop solutions to the integrated supply chain because of the ever-changing environment. It includes modular elements to simulate similar industrial contexts. The lab includes experiments that serve in a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses, such as ISEE 120, ISEE 301, ISEE 420, ISEE 560, ISEE 323b, and some elective courses. Besides supporting undergraduate students in their course work, the laboratory is also utilized to support graduate students working on their masters projects and/or theses in the related area.


Human Factors Lab

The human factors Laboratory (Research Center) is an interdisciplinary space that allows students and researchers to explore and experiment with the Human Machine Seamless and Safe “Integration”.

In addition to traditional ergonomics teaching, we have positions that explore aspects of Worker, Athlete, Driver, and Pilot safety, the Center started a collaboration with the Center of Advanced Neurosciences in RIT, NY  in the field of Neuro-engineering where we are leveraging advances of Research in neurosciences, robotics, computer, Cognitive sciences, and Engineering to advance our understanding of how brains operate and develop applications to support Human Capabilities Augmentations through Human Machine Integration.


Research Center

This laboratory provides a large working space and equipped with data acquisition equipment to be used by the senior students in their final year graduation projects, also by the graduate students and faculty for their research. The research laboratory is placed next to the mechanical workshop to facilitate the design and manufacturing activities. The research center serves a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses, not limited to MECE 301: Engineering Application Lab, Multidisciplinary Senior Design I & II, MECE-300: Intermediate Machining and Fabrication Lab, MECE 104: Engineering Design Tools.

Materials Science Lab

The Materials Science Laboratory is primarily used by the Mechanical Engineering students to support relevant courses and research activities. The Material Science laboratory consists of equipment such as destructive tensile testing, hardness testing, creep testing, impact testing, metallographic specimen preparation, and microscopic examination, etc. The experiments are designed to support theoretical concepts taken by the students in the lecture sessions. The students will learn the procedure of measurement, software used in data acquisition, and familiarity with the practical apparatus.


Mechanical Workshop

The Mechanical Workshop at RIT Dubai is a well-equipped laboratory with a variety of conventional and non-conventional machine tools such as machining, grinding, casting, welding, laser cutting, and 3D printing. This laboratory offers a strong hands-on training component of the study to all undergraduate and graduate students. The laboratory also offers an interdisciplinary innovative space for both instructional and research activities. The lab also serves as a workshop for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.


Dr. Wael Abdel Samad

Associate Professor and Chair

Dr. Amol Gore


Dr. Ghalib Kahwaji


Dr. Salman Pervaiz

Associate Professor

Dr. Mohamad Samaha

Associate Professor

Dr. Dua Weraikat

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohammed Abdulrahman

Assistant Professor