Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty & Staff

Professor Emeritus

  • Sfeir, Abdallah, PH.D., Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professors

  • Akle, Barbar, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Assistant Dean)
  • Khoury, Michel, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Chair)
  • Zouein, Pierrette, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering

Assistant Professors

  • Ali, Ihab, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • Habchi, Wassim, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • Haddad, Marc, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering
  • Issa, Jimmy, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • Mansour, Charbel, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • Sheheitli, Hiba, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering


  • Abi Raad, Feghaly, Joyce, Academic Assistant—Byblos
  • Jamaleddine, Salim, Computer Lab Supervisor —Byblos
  • Wehbe, Nicole, Engineering Lab Supervisor —Byblos

Contact Information


  • Extension 1699
  • Orme Gray Building 306
  • Website


  • Extension 2894
  • Bassil Building 209
  • Website

Degrees and Minors Offered

Career Opportunities

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. Industrial engineering differs from other branches of engineering in essentially two ways. First, it applies to all types of industrial, commercial, and government activities. Second, it is the only branch of engineering that is explicitly concerned with people as well as things.

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.

They are primarily concerned with increasing productivity through the management of people, methods of business organization, and technology. Industrial engineers carefully study the product requirements, use mathematical methods to meet those requirements, and design manufacturing and information systems

They develop management control systems to aid in financial planning and cost analysis, and design production planning and control systems to coordinate activities and ensure product quality.