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Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering


ABET-logo.jpgThe Bachelor of Engineering 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, materials and process. The industrial engineer designs methods, not machinery. Jobs include plant layout, analysis and planning of workers’ jobs, economical handling of raw materials and their flow through the production process, and 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 for graduate studies.

Program Educational Objectives

Upon 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

Through their matriculation in the program, students will be able to:

  1. apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,
  2. apply both analysis and synthesis in engineering design processes, resulting in designs that meet constraints and specifications, which include societal, economic, environmental, and other factors as appropriate to the design,
  3. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation and testing procedures, and analyze and draw conclusions from data,
  4. communicate effectively with a range of audiences through various media,
  5. demonstrate ethical principles in an engineering context,
  6. recognize the ongoing need for additional knowledge, and locate, evaluate, integrate, and apply this knowledge appropriately, and 
  7. establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk and uncertainty, and function effectively on teams.

Admission Requirements

The application process is the same as for all undergraduate programs (see Admissions). Applicants will be evaluated by the School of Engineering Admissions Council and final acceptance will be based on each applicant’s qualifications and the availability of places. 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)
  • LAS Requirements (18 credits)

Additionally, 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 and Processes (3 cr.)
  • Technical Elective Courses (27 cr.) 1

1 Technical Elective Courses (27 credits)


  • INE407     Network Flow (3 cr.)
  • ​INE599G Six Sigma (3 cr.)
  • INE599I    Industrial Eng. App. In Services Industries (3 cr.)

Production Systems

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


Industrial Management and Economics

  • INE506 Decision Analysis (3 cr.)
  • INE523 Financial Engineering (3 cr.)
  • INE527 Project Scheduling (3 cr.)
  • INE529 Project Contracting (3 cr.)
  • INE599D Intro to System Dynamics (3 cr.)
  • INE599K Risk Assessment and Management (3 cr.)

Special Topics

  • INE599 Topics in Industrial Engineering (3 cr.)

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.)2

2 The INE General Elective Courses must be non-INE engineering courses or any other course from computer science, business or economics approved by the department. Please note that ECO202 is excluded from INE general electives and counts towards LAS social sciences requirements.

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 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

CSC201CSC241CSC243 - CSC480CSC490CSC491CSC495CSC498CSC599MTH101MTH102MTH111MTH201MTH206MTH301MTH304MTH305MTH402 - MTH410MTH498

Math and Science Requirements (18 credits)

  • GNE331  Probability and 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.):

              a. ENV200   Introduction to Environmental Science  (3 cr.)
              b. MTH207  Discrete Structures I (3 cr.)
              c. CHM205  Fundamentals of Chemistry (3 cr.)
              d. BIO201   General Biology I (4 cr.)     

LAS Requirements (18 credits)

Core Courses (6 credits)

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

Elective Courses (12 credits)

  • One course in social sciences (3 cr.)
  • One course in cultural studies, philosophy, religion, or history (3 cr.)
  • One course in literature and languages (English and Arabic language & literature) (3 cr.)
  • One course in arts (fine arts, communication arts, music appreciation, and theater) (3 cr.)

Recommended Study Plan

Year One

Fall (16 credits)

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

Spring (15 credits)

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

Summer (9 credits)

  • GNE331 Probability and Statistics (3 cr.)
  • GNE333 Engineering Analysis (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.)
  • LAS Elective (3 cr.)
  • SOE Signature Course (3 cr.)

Year Three

Fall (17 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.)