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Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

B.E. in Industrial Engineering

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The 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 the most flexible engineering domain. The job opportunities that come along with this domain are endless. But what does an Industrial Engineer do? An IE is responsible for bringing together all the ideas developed by other engineers with the objective of piecing them together to produce the most efficient and productive model or process. A major concern of an IE is management and optimization, how to make the best and most out of the resources at hand. In addition to working with physical resources, the IE also works closely with people; communication skills are key.

Students are trained to apply engineering principles to solve problems encountered in environments and situations where a quantitative basis for decision-making is needed. Six credits of professional experience are also included in the summer of the third year to give students an opportunity to integrate classroom instruction with practical work experience as part of their academic program.

What job opportunities do Industrial Engineers have? IE graduates are flexible. They can work in the health care industry, in banks and other financial institutions, in manufacturing firms, among others. They can be in charge of managing an Emergency room, scheduling working hours for the bank teller and the ship crew, maintaining routines in an airline and managing flights and flight paths. Other options include consultancy, system design, product design, quality control, economic analysis of operational systems, facilities planning, plant operation, and evaluation. It is not uncommon for IE graduates to find themselves taking on leadership positions as most notably demonstrated through Tim Cook CEO of Apple, or Michael Duke CEO of Walmart.


The Industrial Engineering program strives to support the mission of the school by providing students with a solid and contemporary industrial engineering curriculum 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, the graduates of the Industrial Engineering program 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
  3. Establish themselves as responsible professionals.

Student outcomes

The students will acquire in their matriculation through the program, 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 multi-disciplinary 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 societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Student Data

  Enrollment Data   B.E.

Academic Year 



  Graduation Data   B.E.
Academic Year



First year


Number Course Cr
COE212 Engineering Programming 3
ENG202 Advanced Academic English 3
GNE212 Engineering Mechanics 3
MEE211 Engineering Graphics 1
MTH201 Calculus III 3
LAC Elective 3


Number Course Cr
ARA2—/3—  Arabic Language /  Literature 3
ELE305 Introduction to Electrical Eng. 3
ETH201 Moral Reasoning 1
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
MTH206 Calculus IV 3
LAC Elective 3


Number Course Cr
GNE333 Engineering Analysis I 3
GNE331 Probability and Statistics 3
LAC Elective 3
PED 2xx Physical Education 1


Second year


Number Course Cr
INE307 Intro. To Deterministic OR Models 3
INE350 Simulation 3
INE351 Simulation Laboratory 1
MEE212 Computer Applications in IME 2
MEE321 Material Properties & Processes 3
Engineering Elective (1/3) 3


Number Course Cr
INE308 Intro. To Stochastic OR models 3
INE320 Engineering Economy I 3
INE346 Production Systems I 3
INE362 Manufacturing Processes  3
INE363 Manufacturing Lab. 1
Engineering Elective (2/3) 3


Number Course Cr
ENG203 Fundamentals of Oral Com. 3
GNE301 Professional Communication 2
HLT201 Basic Health 1
LAC Elective 3


Third year


Number Course Cr
GNE305 Professional Ethics 1
INE416 Ergonomics 4
INE417 Ergonomics Lab 1
INE442 Quality Control 3
INE446 Production Systems II 3
Engineering Elective (3/3) 3


Number Course Cr
INE428 Project Management 3
INE438 Facilities Planning and Logistics 3
INE— Technical Elective (1/9) [Area 1] 3
INE— Technical Elective (2/9) [Area 2] 3
INE— Technical Elective (3/9) [Area 3] 3
MEE401 Energy Systems 2


Number Course Cr
INE498 Professional Experience 6

Fourth year


Number Course Cr
INE591 Project 1 3
INE593 Capstone Engineering Design 1
INE440 Advanced Statistics 3
INE— Technical Elective (4/9) [Area 4] 3
INE— Technical Elective (5/9) [Free] 3
INE— Technical Elective (6/9) [Free] 3


Number Course Cr
INE491 Seminar on Contemporary Issues 2
INE592 Project II 3
INE— Technical Elective (7/9) [Free] 3
INE— Technical Elective (8/9) [Free] 3
INE— Technical Elective (9/9) [Free] 3

Engineering elective courses

 The following table clarifies the “INE Engineering Elective” requirement in the INE program for students entering Fall 2009 (2010 term):
  • The first column lists the approved courses’ Subjects
  • The second column lists the excluded courses that DO NOT count as INE Engineering elective towards graduation.
Category Exclusions from category
courses with MEE prefix
MEE211, MEE241, MEE498, MEE591, MEE592,  and all Lab courses (1-credit courses).
Current Lab Courses are: MEE312, MEE333, MEE404,  MEE433, MEE516.
courses with COE prefix
COE201, COE211, COE498, COE591, COE592, and all Lab courses (1-credit courses). 
Current Lab Courses are: COE313, COE322, COE324, , COE425.
courses with ELE prefix
ELE201, ELE498, ELE591, ELE592 and all lab courses (1 credit courses).
Current Lab Courses are: ELE303, ELE402, ELE423, ELE443, ELE540.
courses with CIE prefix
CIE200, CIE498, CIE584, CIE601, CIE602, and all Lab and SOFT Courses.
Current Lab /Soft courses are: CIE303, CIE305, CIE307, CIE309, CIE321, CIE323, CIE362, CIE425, CIE427, CIE445, CIE447, CIE461, CIE486.
courses with ACC, FIN, ECO, ITM prefixes
ACC399, ACC521, FIN401, ECO304, ECO330, ECO402, ECO511, ITM201, ITM211, ITM403, ITM420.
Courses with CSC, and MTH prefix
CSC201, CSC241, CSC243, CSC398, CSC480, CSC490, CSC491, CSC495, CSC498, CSC599, MTH101, MTH102, MTH111, MTH201, MTH206, MTH301, MTH304, MTH305, MTH402, MTH406,  MTH408, MTH410, MTH498.

Technical elective courses by concentration areas

The INE Technical Elective courses MUST include at least one course from each of the four concentration areas: Optimization, Production Systems, Manufacturing, and Industrial Management & Economics. The remaining INE Technical Elective courses can be taken from ANY concentration area.

INE407 [3-0, 3 cr.] Network Flow
INE501* [3-0, 3 cr.] Linear Programming
INE502* [3-0, 3 cr.] Integer Programming
INE503* [3-0, 3 cr.] Nonlinear Optimization
INE504* [3-0, 3 cr.] Stochastic Processes
INE505* [3-0, 3 cr.] Dynamic Programming
INE507* [3-0, 3 cr.] Advanced Stochastic Processes
INE551* [3-0, 3 cr.] Advanced Simulation
Production Systems
INE436* [3-0, 3 cr.] Materials Handling
INE541 [3-0, 3 cr.] Quality Management Systems
INE542 [3-0, 3 cr.] Supply Chain Management
INE544 [3-0, 3 cr.] Inventory Analysis
INE548 [3-0, 3 cr.]Machine Scheduling 
INE563 [3-0, 3 cr.] CAD/CAM
INE564 [3-0, 3 cr.] Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems
INE565 [3-0, 3 cr.] Analysis of Automated Manufacturing Systems
INE566 [3-0, 3 cr.] Advanced Information Technology for Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
INE567* [3-0, 3 cr.] Time Series Control & Process Adjustment
Industrial Management & Economics
INE506 [3-0, 3 cr.] Decision Analysis
INE521 [3-0, 3 cr.] Engineering Economy II
INE522* [3-0, 3 cr.] Cost Engineering and Control
INE523* [3-0, 3 cr.] Financial Engineering
INE524* [3-0, 3 cr.] Advanced Financial Engineering
INE527 [3-0, 3 cr.] Project Scheduling
INE529 [3-0, 3 cr.]Project Contracting
Special Topics
INE599 [1-3, 3 cr.] Topics in Industrial Engineering

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum - 12 credits

Number Course Cr
ARA2—/3— Arabic Language / Literature1 3
ENG202 Sophomore Rhetoric2 3
ENG203 Fund. of Oral Communication 3
HLT201 Basic Health 1
PED2— Physical Education 1
ETH201 Moral Reasoning 1

1 ARA2—/3— may be substituted for students exempted from Arabic by the Admissions’ Council, with prior approval, with:

  • SAR221 Developmental Arabic
  • SOC321 Sociology of the Arab World
  • WOS313 Women in the Arab World
  • HST230 History of Lebanon, from Antelias Man to the Ottoman Conquest
  • HST231 History of Lebanon, from the Imarah to the 1975-1990 War
  • HST240 History of the Arab Peoples

2 English Courses Prerequisites

  • ENG202 Sophomore Rhetoric: Prerequisites: ENG102 or EEE score 650 and above or computer-based TOEFL 297 and above or its equivalent.
  • ENG009 Remedial English: Prerequisites: EEE score between 500 and 549 or computer-based TOEFL between 193 and 230 or its equivalent.
  • ENG101 English I: Prerequisites: ENG009 or EEE score between 550 and 599 or computer-based TOEFL between 233 and 260 or its equivalent.
  • ENG102 English II: Prerequisites: ENG101 or EEE score between 600 and 649 or computer-based TOEFL between 263 and 293 or its equivalent.

Liberal Arts Electives - 12 credits

The additional 12 credits of Liberal Arts Electives could be taken from the following disciplines:
3 credits from Social Sciences, 3 credits from Philosophy, Religion, History, 3 credits from Literature and 3 credits from Arts

* Courses Not Offered for the Past Two Years

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