Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

BE 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,, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Industrial  Engineering.

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 identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student Data

Enrollment Data   BE
Academic Year 
  Graduation Data   BE
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
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3


Number Course Cr
ELE305 Introduction to Electrical Eng. 3
GNE333 Engineering Analysis  3
GNE331 Probability and Statistics 3
MTH206 Calculus IV 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3


Number Course Cr
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
Science Elective 3

Second year


Number Course Cr
GNE303 Engineering Ethics 2
INE212 Computer Applications in INE 2
INE307 Intro. To Deterministic OR Models 3
MEE321 Material Properties & Processes 3
SoE Signature Course 3
Engineering Elective  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 3


Number Course Cr
COM203 Art of Public Communication 3
GNE301 Professional Communication 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3

Third year


Number Course Cr
INE340 Advanced Statistics 3
INE450 Simulation 3
INE451 Simulation Lab 1
INE442 Quality Control 3
INE446 Production Systems II 3
INE— Technical Elective (1/9) [Area 1] 3


Number Course Cr
INE428 Project Management 3
INE438 Facilities Planning and Logistics 3
SoE Signature Course
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
INE416 Ergonomics 3
INE417 Ergonomics Lab 1
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
Courses: MEE211, MEE241, MEE498, MEE591, MEE592
Lab (1cr): MEE312, MEE333, MEE404,  MEE433
courses with COE prefix
Courses: COE201, COE211, COE498, COE595, COE596
Lab (1cr): COE313, COE322, COE324, , COE425.
courses with ELE prefix
Courses:ELE201, ELE498, ELE595, ELE596
Lab (1cr):  ELE303, ELE402, ELE423, ELE443, ELE540.
courses with CIE prefix
Courses:CIE200, CIE498, CIE499, CIE584
Lab and Soft courses:  CIE303, CIE305, CIE307, CIE309, CIE321, CIE323, CIE362, CIE425, CIE427, CIE445, CIE447, CIE461, CIE486.
courses with ACC, FIN, ECO, ITM prefixes ACC399, ACC521, FIN401, ECO304, ECO332, ECO402, ECO511, ITM201, ITM211, ITM403, ITM420.
Courses with CSC, and MTH prefix CSC201, CSC241, CSC243, CSC480, CSC490, CSC491, CSC495, CSC599, MTH101, MTH102, MTH111, MTH201, MTH206, MTH301, MTH304, MTH305.

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
INE505 [3-0, 3 cr.] Dynamic Programming
INE506 [3-0, 3 cr.] Decision Analysis
INE551 [3-0, 3 cr.] Advanced Simulation
INE599D [3-0, 3 cr.] Intro to System Dynamics
INE599P [3-0, 3 cr.] Data Analytics using R Language 
INE599R [3-0, 3 cr.] Queuing Theory & Application 
Production Systems
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 
INE599I [3-0, 3 cr.] Industrial Eng. App. In Services Industries
INE599Q [3-0, 3 cr.] Risk Management in Healthcare 
INE563 [3-0, 3 cr.] CAD/CAM
INE599A [3-0, 3 cr.] Lean Manufacturing
INE599G [3-0, 3 cr.] Six Sigma
Industrial Management & Economics
INE521 [3-0, 3 cr.] Engineering Economy II
INE523 [3-0, 3 cr.] Financial Engineering
INE527* [3-0, 3 cr.] Project Scheduling
INE529 [3-0, 3 cr.]Project Contracting
INE599K [3-0, 3 cr.] Risk Assessment and Management
Special Topics
INE594 [3-0, 3 cr.] Undergraduate Research Project
INE599 [1-3, 3 cr.] Topics in Industrial Engineering

Signature Course Electives

  • GNE335 Intro. to Sustainable Engineering
  • GNE337 Introduction to Virtual Reality
  • GNE340 Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • GNE345 Civic Engagement for Engineers
  • GNE430 Management Consulting for Engineers

Science Electives

Number Course Cr
BIO201 General Biology I 4
BIO202 General Biology II 4
CHM201 Chemical Principles 3
CHM202 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM205 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
ENV200  Introduction to Environmental Science 3
MTH207 Discrete Structures I 3

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives - 12 credits

  1. For students entering the program in Fall 2022 or after, the 12 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives should be taken according to Curriculum Z as described below:
    1. Digital Cultures (3 credits)
    2. Change Makers (6 credits)
    3. LAS Free Elective, Arts & Humanities (3 credits)

A list of courses for each of the above categories can be found here

  1. For students entering the program prior to Fall 2022, the 12 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives should be taken according to Curriculum A as described below:
    1. Fine Arts, Communication Arts, Music Appreciation, Theater (3 credits)
    2. Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, Religion (3 credits)
    3. English, Arabic Language, Literature (3 credits)
    4. Social Sciences (3 credits)

A list of courses for each of the above categories can be found here

VIP Courses

Students interested in the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program can register VIP courses that could count towards their degree as per the below list:

Current course Substituted by/VIP credits
SOE signature course [3–0, 3 cr.] Vertically Integrated Project
General Elective [3–0, 3 cr.]

URE Courses

Students interested in the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) program can register URE courses that could count towards their degree as per the below list:

Current course Substituted by/URE credits
SOE signature course [3–0, 3 cr.] Undergraduate Research Experience
General Elective [3–0, 3 cr.]

Teaching the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Number of courses in the Industrial Engineering Program that relate to each of the United Nations 17 SDG

















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