B.E. in Industrial Engineering
The Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org .
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.
Within a few years of graduation, the graduates of the Industrial Engineering program will:
- Lead successful careers in a wide range of Industrial Engineering areas or succeed in graduate studies
- Be agents of change in dynamic environments
- Establish themselves as responsible professionals.
The students will acquire in their matriculation through the program, following skills, knowledge, and behaviors:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of one’s professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
|ENG202||Advanced Academic English||3|
|ARA2—/3—||Arabic Language / Literature||3|
|ELE305||Introduction to Electrical Eng.||3|
|GNE333||Engineering Analysis I||3|
|GNE331||Probability and Statistics||3|
|PED 2xx||Physical Education||1|
|INE307||Intro. To Deterministic OR Models||3|
|MEE212||Computer Applications in IME||2|
|MEE321||Material Properties & Processes||3|
|—||Engineering Elective (1/3)||3|
|INE308||Intro. To Stochastic OR models||3|
|INE320||Engineering Economy I||3|
|INE346||Production Systems I||3|
|—||Engineering Elective (2/3)||3|
|ENG203||Fundamentals of Oral Com.||3|
|INE446||Production Systems II||3|
|—||Engineering Elective (3/3)||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|
|INE593||Capstone Engineering Design||1|
|INE—||Technical Elective (4/9) [Area 4]||3|
|INE—||Technical Elective (5/9) [Free]||3|
|INE—||Technical Elective (6/9) [Free]||3|
|INE491||Seminar on Contemporary Issues||2|
|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):|
|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
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 AnalysisINE548 [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 SchedulingINE529 [3-0, 3 cr.]Project Contracting
INE599 [1-3, 3 cr.] Topics in Industrial Engineering
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum - 12 credits
|ARA2—/3—||Arabic Language / Literature1||3|
|ENG203||Fund. of Oral Communication||3|
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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The program can be completed in four academic years and three summers after the Lebanese Baccalaureate.
This program is offered on the Byblos campus. The first year of the program may be completed in Beirut.