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Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering


ABET-logo.jpgThe Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET ( ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.   ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating, the welfare and safety needs of the public.

Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, material and process.  The industrial engineer designs methods, not machinery. Jobs include plant layout, analysis and planning of workers’ jobs, economical handling of raw materials, their flow through the production process, and the efficient control of the inventory of finished products.


The B.E. in Industrial Engineering strives to support the mission of the School by providing students with a solid and contemporary curriculum in industrial engineering and a broad education that prepares them for successful careers as industrial engineers in a globalized world as well as graduate studies.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the B.E. in Industrial Engineering will:

  1. lead successful careers in a wide range of Industrial Engineering areas or succeed in graduate studies,
  2. be agents of change in dynamic environments, and
  3. establish themselves as responsible professionals.

Student Outcomes

The students will acquire in their matriculation through the program, the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors:

  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 one’s professional and ethical responsibility,
  7. an ability to communicate effectively,
  8. a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and social context,
  9. a recognition of the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning,
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues, and
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and the modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission may apply to either of the two campuses (Beirut or Byblos). Applicants will be evaluated by the School of Engineering Admissions Committee and final acceptance will be based on each applicant’s qualifications and the availability of places. The following documents are required for application:

  1. Scores on English exam as per university regulations.
  2. Scores on the SAT I exam.
  3. Scores on one of the following Official Exams: Lebanese Baccalaureate or equivalent, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or A-Levels.
  4. Grades from the last three years of school.

More details are found in the SOE Admissions Quick Guide.


A total of 150 credits are required to graduate, distributed as follows:

  • Industrial Engineering Major Requirements (86 credits)
  • General Engineering Requirements (28 credits)
  • Math and Science Requirements (18 credits)
  • LAC Core and Elective Courses (18 credits)

A minimum residency of four years, including three summer terms, is required.

Industrial Engineering Major Requirements (86 credits)

  • INE307 Introduction to Deterministic OR Models (3 cr.)
  • INE308 Introduction to Stochastic OR Models (3 cr.)
  • INE320 Engineering Economy I (3 cr.)
  • INE340 Advanced Statistics (3 cr.)
  • INE346 Production Systems I (3 cr.)
  • INE362 Manufacturing Processes (3 cr.)
  • INE363 Manufacturing Lab (1 cr.)
  • INE416 Ergonomics (3 cr.)
  • INE417 Ergonomics Laboratory (1 cr.)
  • INE428 Project Management (3 cr.)
  • INE438 Facilities Planning & Logistics (3 cr.)
  • INE442 Quality Control (3 cr.)
  • INE446 Production Systems II (3 cr.)
  • INE450 Simulation (3 cr.)
  • INE451 Simulation Laboratory (1 cr.)
  • INE491 Seminar on Contemporary Issues (2 cr.)
  • INE498 Professional Experience (6 cr.)
  • INE591 Project I (3 cr.)
  • INE592 Project II (3 cr.)
  • INE593 Capstone Engineering Design (1 cr.)
  • MEE212 Computer Applications in IME (2 cr.)
  • MEE321 Material Properties & Processes (3 cr.)
  • Technical Elective Courses (27 cr.) 1

General Engineering Requirements (28 credits)

  • COE212 Engineering Programming (3 cr.)
  • ELE305 Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3 cr.)
  • MEE211 Engineering Graphics (1 cr.)
  • MEE401 Energy Systems (2 cr.)
  • GNE301 Professional Communication (2 cr.)
  • GNE303 Engineering Ethics (2 cr.)
  • GNE212 Engineering Mechanics (3 cr.)
  • GNExxx SOE Signature Course (3 cr.)
  • GNExxx SOE Signature Course (3 cr.)
  • INE General Elective Courses (6 cr.)

The INE general elective courses  must be non-INE engineering courses or any other course approved by the department, from Computer Science or Business and Economics. Please note that ECO202 is excluded from INE general electives and counts towards LAC- Social Sciences.

INE General Elective Courses (6 credits)

The following outlines the approved subjects with the course exclusions that do not count as industrial engineering elective courses towards graduation.

Courses with the Prefix MEE

Courses with the Prefix COE

Courses with the Prefix ELE

Courses: ELE201ELE591 - ELE498
Lab (1 cr.): ELE303 - ELE402 - ELE423 - ELE443 - ELE540

Courses with the Prefix CIE

Courses with the Prefixes ACC, FIN, ECO, and ITM

ACC399ACC521FIN401ECO304 -ECO332- ECO402 - ECO511  - ITM201  - ITM211 - ITM403  - ITM420 

Courses with the Prefixes CSC and MTH


Math and Science Requirements (18 credits)

  • GNE331  Probability & Statistics (3 cr.)
  • GNE333  Engineering Analysis (3 cr.)
  • MTH201 Calculus III (3 cr.)
  • MTH206 Calculus IV (3 cr.)
  • MTH304 Differential Equations (3 cr.)
  • Science Elective Course (3cr.)

1 Technical Elective Courses (27 credits)


  • INE407 Network Flow (3 cr.)
  • INE501 Linear Programming (3 cr.)
  • INE502 Integer Programming (3 cr.)
  • INE503 Nonlinear Optimization (3 cr.)
  • INE504 Stochastic Processes (3 cr.)
  • INE505 Dynamic Programming (3 cr.)
  • INE507 Advanced Stochastic Processes (3 cr.)
  • INE551 Advanced Simulation (3 cr.)

Production Systems

  • INE436 Materials Handling (3 cr.)
  • INE541 Quality Management Systems (3 cr.)
  • INE542 Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)
  • INE544 Inventory Analysis (3 cr.)
  • INE548 Machine Scheduling (3 cr.)


  • INE563 CAD/CAM (3 cr.)
  • INE564 Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems (3 cr.)
  • INE565 Analysis of Automated Manufacturing Systems (3 cr.)
  • INE566 Advanced Information Technology for Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (3 cr.)
  • INE567 Time Series Control & Process Adjustment (3 cr.)

Industrial Management and Economics

  • INE506 Decision Analysis (3 cr.)
  • INE521 Engineering Economy II (3 cr.)
  • INE522 Cost Engineering & Control (3 cr.)
  • INE523 Financial Engineering (3 cr.)
  • INE524 Advanced Financial Engineering (3 cr.)
  • INE527 Project Scheduling (3 cr.)
  • INE529 Project Contracting (3 cr.)

Special Topics

  • INE599 Topics in Industrial Engineering (3 cr.)

LAC Core and Elective Courses (18 credits)

LAC Core Courses (6 credits): 

  • ENG202 Advanced Academic English (3 cr.)
  • COM203 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3 cr.)

LAC Elective Courses (12 credits):
3 credits from Social Sciences, 3 credits from Philosophy, Religion, History, 3 credits from Literature and 3 credits from Arts

Sample Study Plan

Year One

Fall (16 credits)

  • COE212 Computer Programming (3 cr.)
  • ENG202 Advanced Academic English (3 cr.)
  • GNE212 Engineering Mechanics (3 cr.)
  • MEE211 Engineering Graphics (1 cr.)
  • MTH201 Calculus III (3 cr.)
  • LAC Elective (3 cr.)

Spring (15 credits)

  • ELE305 Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3 cr.)
  • MTH304 Differential Equations (3 cr.)
  • MTH206 Calculus IV (3 cr.)
  • LAC Elective (3 cr.)
  • LAC Elective (3 cr.)

Summer (9 credits)

  • GNE333 Engineering Analysis (3 cr.)
  • GNE331 Probability and Statistics (3 cr.)
  • Science Elective

Year Two

Fall (14 credits)

  • INE307 Introduction to Deterministic OR Models (3 cr.)
  • INE340 Advanced Statistics (3 cr.)
  • MEE212 Computer Applications in IME (2 cr.)
  • MEE321 Material Properties and Processes (3 cr.)
  • Engineering Elective (3 cr.)

Spring (16 credits)

  • INE308 Introduction to Stochastic OR Models (3 cr.)
  • INE320 Engineering Economy I (3 cr.)
  • INE346 Production Systems I (3 cr.)
  • INE362 Manufacturing Processes (3 cr.)
  • INE363 Manufacturing Lab (1 cr.)
  • Engineering Elective (3 cr.)

Summer (11 credits)

  • COM203 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3 cr.)
  • GNE301 Professional Communication (2 cr.)
  • LAC Elective (3 cr.)
  • SOE Signature Course (3 cr.)

Year Three

Fall (15 credits)

  • GNE303 Engineering Ethics (2 cr.)
  • INE442 Quality Control (3 cr.)
  • INE446 Production Systems II (3 cr.)
  • INE450 Simulation (3 cr.)
  • INE451 Simulation Lab (3 cr.)
  • SOE Signature Course (3 cr.)

Spring (17 credits)

  • INE428 Project Management (3 cr.)
  • INE438 Facilities Planning & Logistics (3 cr.)
  • INExxx Technical Elective 1/9 (area 1) (3 cr.)
  • INExxx Technical Elective 2/9 (area 2) (3 cr.)
  • INExxx Technical Elective 3/9 (area 3) (3 cr.)
  • MEE401 Energy Systems (2 cr.)

Summer (6 credits)

  • INE498 Professional Experience (6 cr.)

Year Four

Fall (17 credits)

  • INE416 Ergonomics (3 cr.)
  • INE417 Ergonomics Lab (1 cr.)
  • INE591 Project 1 (3 cr.)
  • INE593 Capstone Engineering Design (1 cr.)
  • INExxx Technical Elective 4/9 (area 4) (3 cr.)
  • INExxx Technical Elective 5/9 (free) (3 cr.)
  • INExxx Technical Elective 6/9 (free) (3 cr.)

Spring (14 credits)

  • INE491 Seminar on Contemporary Issues (2 cr.)
  • INE592 Project II (3 cr.)
  • INExxx Technical Elective 7/9 (free) (3 cr.)
  • INExxx Technical Elective 8/9 (free) (3 cr.)
  • INExxx Technical Elective 9/9 (free) (3 cr.)