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Why Industrial Engineering?

Amazon, FedEx, Disney, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla - just a few major economic giants who have recently advertised for Industrial Engineers. This internationally mobile and varied career can be applied in leadership roles across a multitude of sectors, be it manufacturing or professional, technical, and scientific services - and the industry is growing year on year. Aerospace, architecture, automotive, machinery, artificial intelligence, healthcare – the sky is the limit with this practical and multi-faceted degree choice.

Who Should Apply?                         

This four-year undergraduate program produces versatile Industrial Engineers who can integrate science, engineering and socio-economic knowledge, and can go on to lead within the sector. If you have good interpersonal skills alongside a strong interest in mechanics, Industrial Engineering will bring out the inventor and innovator inside you. If you also have a strong basis in mathematics and science, plus a streak of creativity, then Industrial Engineering is the right program for you.

Program Content

The core IE curriculum is built on a broad foundation of math and science modules, combined with computer science, mechanics, and engineering design. Advancing to incorporate electrical engineering, tech entrepreneurship, machine learning and the science of materials - with an emphasis on operational application throughout – Industrial Engineering combines technical and management skills, encouraging analytical thinking and problem solving. This flexible degree program also delves into a range of systems and technologies with applications in energy production, robotics, environmental systems, materials, composites, transportation, manufacturing, machine design and many more.

With electives offered across business and professional services as well as computer science and even tourism, our Industrial Engineers are well-versed in not only the practical side of their field. They are also given the awareness of how their skills enhance companies and products, enabling them to take on leadership roles in a variety of sectors.

Course Information

English Requirements (9 credits)

ENGL 101 - Composition I

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course is an overview of expository writing, including the development and revision of paragraphs and essays using various rhetorical strategies, as well as reading and discussion of selected essays, short stories and poems. In addition, the course introduces writing about literature, incorporation and documentation of material from primary sources.

ENGL 102 - Composition II

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course emphasizes documented critical writing based on an introduction to fiction, drama, and poetry. 

Prerequisite: ENGL 101

ENGL 205 - Business English

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course emphasizes on techniques for communicating successfully through sound, honest written and oral business messages. The content is directed primarily to careers that involve precise writing skills, as well as general strategies involved in job related functions.

Arab Heritage Requirements (6 credits)

Mathematics Requirements (6 credits)

MATH 151 - Calculus I

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces functions limits and continuity, derivatives of functions of one variable, application of the derivative, related rates, maximum and minimum values, the mean value theorem, the integral and indefinite integrals and integration rules, inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse trigonometric functions, hyperbolic functions, and L’Hospital’s rule.

MATH 152 - Calculus II

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course involves the applications and techniques of integration, including integration by substitution, integration by parts and integration by partial fractions, application of integration and parametric equations and polar coordinates.

Science Requirements (8 credits)

CHEM 201 - General Chemistry 1

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
1
Total:
4

This course introduces the general principles of chemistry with emphasis on inorganic materials.

Prerequisites: High school chemistry and 2 years of high school algebra

PHYS 101 - Principles of Physics

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides an overview of the fundamental principles of physics in areas of mechanics and oscillatory motion. Topics include standards and units, vectors and coordinate systems, kinematics, dynamics of work energy and power, conservation of energy, dynamics of system of particles, collisions, rotational kinematics and dynamics, equilibrium of rigid bodies, and oscillations. The course is designed for students requiring calculus-based physics.

Prerequisites: High school physics and MATH 151

Social Science Requirements (9 credits)

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

The course is a survey of topics such as research methodology, biological bases of behavior, perception, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, development, intelligence, personality, mental disturbance, and social influence.

SOSC 100 - Introduction to Sociology

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides a broad overview of sociology and how it applies to everyday life. Major theoretical perspectives and concepts are presented, including sociological imagination, culture, deviance, inequality, social change, and social structure. Students also explore the influence of social class and social institutions, such as churches, education, healthcare, government, economy, and environment. The family as a social structure is also examined.

Core Requirements (17 credits)

CIVL 200 - Engineering Mechanics – Statics

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course is an introduction to the concept of modeling and basic principles of rigid bodies, equivalent systems of forces, equilibrium of rigid bodies, analysis of planar rigid body systems, distributed forces, normal and shear forces and moment diagrams, and virtual work principle. Prerequisite: PHYS 101

CMPE 160 - Introduction to Computer Programming and Applications

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces computer organization and operation. Topics include binary representation of information, fundamentals of computer programming using a C family language, data types, selection and iteration structures, functions, arrays, pointers, scope and duration of variables and the systematic design and development of computer programs. Prerequisite: MATH 151

ENGR 201 - Methods of Analysis

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course involves selected topics—from ordinary differential equations, the Laplace transform, Fourier series, and linear algebra—with engineering applications. Prerequisite: MATH 151

MATH 252 - Calculus III

Lecture:
4
Laboratory:
0
Total:
4

This course emphasizes on vector functions (continuity, derivatives, and integrals), parametric curves and surfaces, polar coordinates, as well as functions of several variables (including continuity and partial derivatives, gradient, directional derivatives). Topics also include the chain rule, double and triple integrals, iterated integrals, integration using polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates, change of variables, line and surface integrals (including surface area), curl and divergence, and the integral theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss. Prerequisites: MATH 151 and MATH 152

PHYS 102 - Principles of Physics II

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

The course provides an overview of the fundamental principles of physics in areas of electricity and magnetism. Topics include electric field, Gauss law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, current and resistance, direct current circuits, magnetic fields, sources of magnetic fields, Faraday’s law, inductance, alternating current circuits, and electromagnetic waves. The course is designed for students requiring calculus-based physics. Prerequisites: MATH 152 and PHYS 101

Major Lower Level Requirements (16 credits)

ELEC 204 - Principles of Electrical Engineering

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on circuit analysis, phasor diagrams, single-phase and three-phase power, semiconductor devices and applications, and energy conversion devices. (This course is not open to electrical or computer engineering majors.)

Prerequisites: MATH 152 and PHYS 102

MATH 260 - Probability and Statistics

Lecture:
4
Laboratory:
0
Total:
4

This course is an introduction to probability, operations on sets, counting problems, definition of probability, conditional probability, Bayes' theorem, one- and two-dimensional random variables, mathematical expectation and variance, basic discrete and continuous probability distributions, moment generating functions, law of large numbers, and limit theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 151

MECH 101 - Solid Modeling I

Lecture:
2
Laboratory:
0
Total:
2

This course focuses on computer-aided solid modeling, including engineering documentation, dimensioning and tolerancing per ASME Y14.5M-1004. Elementary sketching and dimensioning of orthographic and pictorial drawings and sections are also discussed.

NDSE 120 - Introduction to Industrial Engineering

Lecture:
1
Laboratory:
0
Total:
1

This course is an introduction and orientation to industrial engineering. Topics surveyed include concepts and approaches, illustrations of main methods and applications presented by a series of lectures given by the NDSE faculty. The course also involves an overview of departmental laboratories, basic information technologies, and software including mathematical packages and Web-based applications.

NDSE 202 - Operations Research I: Linear Models

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on modeling concepts, linear programming, problem formulation, simplex and dual-simplex methods, duality and sensitivity analysis, transportation, transshipment and assignment problems, integer programming, cutting plane algorithms, and branch and bound techniques.

Major Upper Level Requirements (44 credits)

CMPE 390 - Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Analytics

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This data science course is an introduction to machine learning and algorithms. You will develop a basic understanding of the principles of machine learning and derive practical solutions using predictive analytics. We will also examine why algorithms play an essential role in Big Data analysis.

ECON 341 - Engineering Economic Analysis

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides an overview of the foundations of engineering economy, effects of time and interest rates on money, nominal and effective interest rates, present worth analysis, annual worth analysis, rate of return analysis, benefit/cost analysis, replacement and retention decisions, selection from independent projects under budget limitation and breakeven analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 152

MGMT 404 - Technology Entrepreneurship

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on the creation of investable technology-based start-ups. Topics include identifying and evaluating opportunities, human capital, key operations, lean start-up methodology, pitch deck and elevator pitch, start-up funding rounds (FFF, business angels, venture capitals, media for equity). Different actual businesses are studied through case-study analysis.

NDSE 303 - Operations Research II: Nonlinear Models

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on nonlinear programming, optimization in one variable, convexity, unconstrained and constrained optimization in many variables, Kuhn-Tucker optimality conditions, direct search and gradient methods, computational complexity, and major heuristic approaches, such as simulated annealing, neural networks, tabu search, and genetic algorithms. Prerequisite: NDSE 202

NDSE 304 - Operations Research III: Stochastic Models

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
1
Total:
4

This course emphasizes on decision making under uncertainty and is an introduction to stochastic processes. Topics also include Markov chains, probabilistic dynamic programming, Markov decision processes, stochastic inventory theory, Poisson processes, and queuing and reliability models. Prerequisite: NDSE 303

NDSE 306 - Systems Simulation

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces basic concepts of discrete-event simulation modeling and analysis. Topics include event-scheduling versus process-interaction approach, as well as random number and random variate generation, inverse transformation and other selected techniques, input data analysis and goodness-of-fit tests, specific computer simulation languages, and analysis of simulation output and model validation. Prerequisite: MATH 260

NDSE 312 - Facilities Design and Planning

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on the nature and classification of production systems. Topics include product design; forecasting methods, such as simple linear regression, moving average and exponential smoothing methods; capacity requirements planning; design of discrete production systems, such as product-based layout and assembly line balancing; process-based layout and design of work stations; group technology and cell design; material handling and storage systems; and facility location, including discrete and continuous space location models.

NDSE 381 - Safety Engineering

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on human protection systems, emergency and accident handling, hazard identification techniques, safety vs reliability and systems safety quantification

NDSE 413 - Supply Chain Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
1
Total:
4

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of supply chain management and enterprise resources planning (ERP). Topics also include aggregate production planning (static, dynamic, nonlinear, and lot sizing models), operations scheduling (flow shops and job shops), materials management and materials requirement planning (MRP), capacity resources planning (CRP), distribution system management, and implementation of manufacturing management strategies. Prerequisite: NDSE 312

NDSE 423 - Quality Engineering

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides an overview of the principles of quality control systems, process control concepts, specification and tolerances, process capability studies, control charts, acceptance sampling plans, cost aspects of quality decisions, quality improvement programs, and quality information systems. Prerequisite: MATH 260

NDSE 495A - Engineering Design: Capstone Project I

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

Capstone Projects I and II each have 3 credits. These courses involve the application of industrial engineering principles and design techniques to the design, build, and testing of an engineering system. Issues related to ethics and engineering practice are also discussed. A single project is completed in this two-course sequence and is judged completed upon presentation of an oral and a written report.

Professional Elective Options (9 Credits)

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering must complete a minimum of minimum of 9 elective credits in industrial engineering (NDSE) coursework offered at or above the 400 level or approved courses from other departments.

(Choose 3 courses) Each of the following courses bear 3 credit units:

CMPE 270 - Digital Systems

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
1
Total:
4

This course focuses on modeling, analysis, and design of digital systems, primarily at the logic design level. Topics also include combinational and sequential networks. Prerequisite: MATH 152

CMPE 271 - Computer Organization

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides an overview of the organization and operation of computer hardware and software. Topics also include operating system shell and services, program design and development, input-output programming, multimodule and mixed-language programming, and assembler and C language. Prerequisites: CMPE 160 and CMPE 270

CMPE 361 - Windows Programming

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on graphical user interface programming, including dialog boxes, menus, toolbars, status bars, fonts, icons and bitmaps. Content also involves event-driven programming, processes, event message processing, timers, on-idle processing, multithreaded programming and C++ Windows-class libraries, such as integrated development environments, application framework and document view architecture. Prerequisites: CMPE 160 and CMPE 271

CMPE 375 - Embedded Systems Programming

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on embedded system architecture. Topics include IO programming using parallel ports, serial ports, timers, and D/A and A/D converters, as well as interrupts and real-time programming, program development and debugging tools and C language and assembler. Prerequisites: CMPE 271

CMPE 475 - Microprocessors

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course emphasizes on business design, memory design, interrupt structure and input/output for microprocessor-based systems. Prerequisites: CMPE 375 and CMPE 470

ELEC 210 - Circuit Analysis I

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides an overview of circuit analysis by reduction methods, source transformations, and mesh and nodal analysis. Topics also include operational amplifier model, transient analysis, alternating current circuits, impedance, power, phasor diagrams, and three-phase balanced networks, as well as computer programming and application of computer software for circuit analysis. Prerequisites: MATH 152 and PHYS 102

ELEC 310 - Circuit Analysis II

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on transient and frequency response of RLC circuits, mutual inductance, network analysis using Laplace transformations, network functions, stability, convolution integrals, Bode diagrams, two-port networks, and computer analysis of circuits. The course requires filing an approved master plan with the department chair. Prerequisites: ELEC 210 and MATH 252

FINC 101 - Essentials of Financial Analysis

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course is an introductory comprehensive analysis of the main concepts prevailing in the area of finance. The course begins with basic concepts, focusing on the economic environment (including financial markets), risk and the valuation process, and then shows how specific techniques and decision rules can be used to help maximize the value of the firm. Prerequisites: ACCT 101, ECON 101, MATH 115, and MATH 131

FINC 111 - Banking

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides an overview of the functions and services performed by banking and other financial institutions, as well as introduces the legal basis of the banker/customer relationship and facilitates awareness of the scale of competition within the financial services market.

FINC 211 - Financial Services

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on the scope and characteristics of the market for financial services and the operation constraints imposed.

FINC 231 - Managerial Finance

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the structure of optimal decisions relative to the functional areas of corporate financial decision making. Emphasis is placed upon developing an understanding of applications and limitations of decision models, financing and dividend decisions of the corporation and leasing as a capital budgeting problem.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

FINC 311 - Corporate Finance

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on the scope of multinational corporate finance, foreign exchange risk, and political risk and emphasizes how companies react to such risks in order to hedge. Emphasis is also given to long-run investment and financing and, in particular, the foreign investment decision, capital budgeting, international capital markets, and cost of capital and financial structure of international companies. The course also covers working capital management and control and performance evaluation of international firms.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

FINC 312 - International Finance

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on ways in which international trade is undertaken, settled, and financed. Course content focuses on the appreciation of the types and needs of customers engaged in international trade and the features and benefits of services provided by banks.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

FINC 321 - Investments

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides sound and practical advice on the savings and investment opportunities available to the general public and identifies how to deal appropriately with customer problems and needs.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

FINC 331 - Portfolio Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces the basic concepts of portfolio management, illustrates how to build and manage a sound portfolio, and shows how to create value and reduce risk by active portfolio management.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

FINC 341 - Financial Analysis

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces a wide range of securities and the characteristics. Course content focuses on using tools of analysis to evaluate securities and make better investing decisions.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

FINC 351 - Starting a New Business

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces the fundamentals of small business build up. The course is designed to develop the skills necessary to run a small business and provides the tools necessary for entrepreneurs who want to start a small business.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

FINC 361 - Mergers and Acquisitions

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course brings together conceptual and empirical material in a systematic way and provides a basis for understanding mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and restructuring.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

FINC 371 - Financial Markets and Institutions

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces the nature and workings of financial markets and use by corporations, investors and others. Course content focuses on the acquisition of skill in modern valuation techniques, including the pricing of fixed-income securities, equities, foreign exchange and derivatives. Topics also include the principles of finance, including arbitrage, market efficiency, asset pricing models, portfolio theory description, financial Intermediaries, financial Innovation, global stock markets and the role of the government in financial markets.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

HOSP 340 - Management of Conventions, Meetings and Events

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

The course aims to provide knowledge regarding the formulation of strategies for managing events and familiarizes students with the organization of events and their operations. The course introduces students to events and to clarify the significance of events for tourism and supplies knowledge regarding the planning, organizing and evaluation of events. Finally, the course underlines the importance of marketing tools and the integrated marketing communications (with special emphasis on public relations) for the successful communication and organization of events. Prerequisite: HOSP 110

HOSP 375 - Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This is an advanced major course aiming to provide the student with a broad understanding of the whole concept of food, beverage, and labor cost control starting from revenue and expense, forecasting, food cost and beverage cost, food and beverage production process, food and beverage pricing, labor cost, other expenses, income statement analysis, and the role of technology. Prerequisite: HOSP 110

HOSP 382 - Human Resources Management in Tourism and Hospitality

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

The course aims to demonstrate the comprehension of the unique aspects/concepts of human resource management in the tourism and hospitality. The course identifies key factors that allow the efficient management of human resources in tourism and hospitality and provides knowledge regarding the criteria for employee recruitment, selection, performance management, compensation, delegation, or reward policies and procedures. Finally, the course identifies the emerging issues in human resources management regarding the workforce diversity in tourism, hotel and hospitality industries. Pre-requisites HOSP110

MECH 210 - Materials Science

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on materials and properties. Topics also include atomic bonding and arrangements, structural imperfections, atom movements, deformation of materials, physical properties, industrial alloys, modification of properties of materials through changes in structure, and nonmetallic materials. (This course is for non-mechanical engineering students.)

Prerequisite: CHEM 201

MGMT 101 - Principles of Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course explores the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, motivating, and controlling the contemporary environment.

MGMT 205 - Organizational Behavior

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides an overview of the complex issues surrounding contemporary organizations in an internal environment and examines the contribution of behavioral science to the management process from a theoretical and functional perspective. This course also deals with people in business enterprise and organizational relations. Prerequisite: MGMT 101

MGMT 301 - Operations Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course involves an in-depth look at human behavior in organizations. Incorporating current management theory and research, the course explores the factors that influence individual and group performance. Topics may include perception, personality, attitudes, values, motivation, decision making, leadership, power and politics, conflict and negotiation, groups and culture. Prerequisite: MGMT 101

MGMT 302 - Managing Human Resources

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course examines the foundations, functions, and activities involved in the managing of human resources, striking a balance between current theory and practice. The course includes the following topics: manpower planning, recruitment and selection, policy and procedures, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, training, safety and industrial relations. Prerequisites: MGMT 101

MGMT 303 - Management and Leadership Development

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on the necessary skills and abilities of the successful leader and manager. The course introduces students to these success factors and challenges them to both assess and develop their own managerial and leadership skills throughout the course. Prerequisite: MGMT 101

MGMT 305 - International Business

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course explores the nature and scope of international trade and investment, international institutions, the international monetary system and exchange markets, and some of the major issues involved in the functional aspects of international business and management. Prerequisite: MGMT 201

MGMT 350 - Business Ethics

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces the ethical dimensions of business as related to the various stakeholders inside and outside the organization. Topics include business ethical theory, ethical decision making, typical dilemmas, and corporate social responsibility.

Prerequisite: ENGL 205

MGMT 401 - Business Policy and Strategic Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides a basic understanding of the strategic management and business policies in modern organizations. This course is designed to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills in business situations that involve the organization as a whole and integrate knowledge and skills acquired from all areas of business. Prerequisites: Business senior standing, MGMT 101, MKT 201, and FINC 201, or by permission of department

MRKG 101 - Principles of Marketing

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course explores the marketing mix of ingredients. Emphasis is also placed on the analysis of the external factors of the business environment that influence marketing decisions.