MS in Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management
The Master of Science in Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Program responds to a need, at the country level, for engineers that can manage and improve integrated systems of people, materials, information, facilities, and technology. The Graduate Program in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management is essentially a hybrid Program that is built by combining specialized knowledge bases, leading to a non-traditional interdisciplinary education. The knowledge bases, referred to hereunder as concentrations areas, consist in part of elective Graduate-level courses from Industrial, Mechanical, Computer, and Civil Engineering Programs, and Graduate courses from Computer Science, Economics, Business, and International Affairs Graduate Programs.
All applicants are encouraged to contact faculty members with areas of research matching their interest.
To find out about the Graduate Assistantships application deadline, check with the Department’s main office.
The program strives to provide students with an in-depth and contemporary education that prepares them to be successful leaders in industrial engineering organizations as well as successful researchers able to pursue doctoral studies.
The objectives of the Graduate Program in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management are to:
- Reinforce the fundamental concepts, skills, and professional knowledge needed for the design of engineered systems.
- Prepare students for doctoral studies by further refining their skills and knowledge through formal education and training, independent inquiry, seminars, and research.
- Advance students professionally in positions of increasing leadership responsibilities with global or socially responsible implications.
- Upon successful completion of the MS program, students are expected to apply their industrial engineering knowledge to solve complex problems and evaluate current and emerging technologies in a chosen focus area of Industrial Engineering.
- Demonstrate breadth of knowledge of Industrial Engineering.
- Assess the impact of their work on society, encompassing environmental, ethical, and global aspects and constraints.
- Demonstrate the ability to independently complete and document a technical project or research paper.
The Program is open to applicants with BE or BS Degrees in the Engineering disciplines. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering will follow the “thesis track” while all other applicants have to follow the “project track”. Applicants with Bachelor’s degree not in Industrial Engineering and interested in pursuing the “thesis track” will be required to complete additional courses as determined by the faculty in the program.
Admission is granted, only, on a selective basis to students meeting the following minimum requirements. Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, or a Bachelor of Engineering, Degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum general Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalent to 3.0, on a 4-point scale, or 3.0 in the Major.
Candidates must submit complete applications to the admissions office consisting of:
- Statement of purpose (not to exceed one page)
- One academic letter of recommendation
- Official transcripts
- Curriculum vitae
Candidates following the thesis track should submit in addition to the above a Statement of Research Interest and need to be selected/approved by an INE faculty who would serve as thesis advisor. It is therefore highly recommended that the “thesis track” candidates contact individual INE faculty with areas of research matching their interest.
The complete application must be received by the deadlines as published by Graduate Admissions.
Transfer of Credits
BE holders with a degree in Industrial Engineering can transfer up to 18 credits from their BE Degree. All other applicants with a bachelor’s of engineering degree from outside the field can transfer up to six credits from their BE degree. Courses are transferable provided that the student has scored at least a grade of “B” on each of these courses. Transfer of credits is governed by the Graduate Program Rules and Regulations.
Preparation & Submission of Thesis/Projects Reports
Theses/projects shall be written and prepared as specified in the “Thesis Guidelines” available using the following link: https://catalog.lau.edu.lb/2020-2021/documents/LAU_Theses_Guidelines.pdf.
Procedure for Thesis Defense & Project Presentation
The thesis/project advisor and the student jointly form the thesis/project committee. A thesis committee shall be made up of three members including the student’s advisor, and a project committee shall be made up of two members including the advisor as well.
At least one member of the thesis committee (besides the advisor) must be a full-time faculty in the department/school concerned. The advisor shall chair the committee.
Graduating students must submit their thesis/project to the committee two weeks prior to the defense/presentation date.
The thesis/project advisor sets the date of the defense in consultation with the student and the committee members. The advisor then notifies the department chair and school dean, in writing, about the details (student’s name, title and abstract of the thesis, date and place of the defense) relevant to the announcement of the defense.
The announcement for the thesis defense or the project presentation shall be circulated by email.
The committee will convene in private following the thesis defense or project presentation to decide on whether the student deserves to pass or if additional work is still required.
To ensure timely graduation in the Fall or Spring semester, the final Thesis (for the thesis track) or Project report (for the project track) must be submitted at least one week before the respective final day of exams.
Students should familiarize themselves with the Graduate School academic rules and procedures accessible using the following link https://catalog.lau.edu.lb/2020-2021/graduate/academic-rules-procedures.php