BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Dr. Ghalib Kahwaji, Department Chair
gykcad@rit.edu

 

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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.

CO-OP INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our Co-op Internship program ensures that a student graduates with practical experience of working with industry and gains valuable contacts, networks, and skills that give him/her a competitive edge in the engineering field.

View Mission, Educational objectives & Student Learning Outcomes here

ACCREDITATION

In addition to its accreditation in the United States as part of the University in New York, the program has been approved by the Commission of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs (MOE-HEA) in the UAE and recognized by the KHDA in Dubai
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POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS

Industrial Engineering, one of the fastest growing professions in the world, integrates people, capital, material, equipment and information in an efficient way to manufacture and distribute goods and services with high quality at an optimum cost. The Industrial Engineering program designed by RIT 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.
 
As companies adopt management philosophies of continuous productivity and quality improvement to survive in the increasingly competitive world market, the need for industrial engineers is growing. Why? Industrial engineers are the only engineering professionals trained as productivity and quality improvement specialists.
 
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 will use their technical base as a springboard to careers in management, consulting, manufacturing, sales, healthcare, law, and education

Curriculum

Industrial Engineering, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2015

 

Course

Sem. Cr. Hrs.

First Year

 

 

 

LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar

3

ISEE-120

Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering

3

UWRT-150

Writing Seminar

3

CHMG-131

General Chemistry for Engineers

3

 MATH-181, 182

Project-Based Calculus I, II

8

 

LAS Perspective 1, 2

6

PHYS-211

University Physics I

4

ISEE-140

Materials Processing

3

Second Year

 

 

ISEE-200

Computing for Engineers

3

PHYS-212

University Physics II

4

MATH-221

Multivariable and Vector Calculus

4

MATH-251

Probability and Statistics I

3

MATH-252

Probability and Statistics II

3

 

LAS Perspective 3,4

6

MECE-200

Fundamentals of Mechanics

4

MATH-233

Linear Systems and Differential Equations

4

ISEE-345

Engineering Economy

3

 EGEN-009

Engineering Co-op Preparation

0

Third Year

 

 

ISEE-499

Cooperative Education (fall and summer)

Co-op

ISEE-301

Operations Research

4

ISEE-350

Engineering Management

3

ISEE-330

Ergonomics and Human Factors (WI)

4

 ISEE-323

Facilities Planning

3

 MECE-304

Fundamentals of Materials Science

2

MECE-306

Materials Science with Applications Laboratory

1

Fourth Year

 

 

ISEE-420

Production Planning and Scheduling

3

ISEE-460

Applied Statistical Quality Control

3

ISEE-510

Systems Simulation

3

 ISEE-421

Design and Analysis of Production Systems

3

 

LAS Immersion 1

3

 ISEE-499

Cooperative Education (spring and summer)

Co-op

Fifth Year

 

 

ISEE-561

Linear Regression Analysis

3

ISEE-497

Multidisciplinary Senior Design I

3

 

Professional Electives

9

 

Free Electives

6

 

LAS Immersion 2, 3

6

ISEE-498

Multidisciplinary Senior Design II

6

 

 

 

 

 

129

Total Semester Credit Hours

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information. (WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

OPTIONS 

GENERAL DEGREE OPTION 

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
Any one course from the supply chain management option

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 IE program and options click here

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