Industiral Engineering & Management
Department Chair: Prof. Alan Stulman
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Graduates are Eligible for registration in the Architect's and Engineer's Registry
Industrial Engineering is a profession that deals with optimal implementation of resources. Industrial Engineers work as analysts and planners who efficiently operate systems involving humans, materials and equipment. Preparation for this task requires knowledge in the exact science fields, in the fields of behavioral sciences and in computer science.
An industrial engineer is often called a systems analyst. He must review the overall status of a company, the individual components of the company and the relationship between the two in order to create models that will give optimum solutions and decisions for managing the company. Industrial engineers are generally interested in output, quality, cost and management and their effect on the decisions of the systems users.
In affluent times industrial engineers are in demand because they can suggest models for optimum profit production; and in difficult financial periods industrial engineers can use other models for saving and minimizing expenditure levels.
Graduates of this major acquire tools for overall understanding of operating systems and, therefore, can also serve as managers. In the medical field they can be employed in hospitals and health services. They can also be employed in government offices, all branches of the military, financial institutions and hi-tech.
The Curriculum of Industrial Engineering and Management has three phases:
§ Acquiring the necessary tools in mathematics, probability and statistics, computational methods, data systems analysis, introduction to ergonomics, operations research, economics, simulation and quality.
§ Utilizing these tools to observe a company, including management and organization, production, quality, information, accounting, finance, human factors and ergonomics;
§ Combining all the above to obtain a systematic approach for analyzing a factory, company or organization.
Final projects generally include a wide variety of approaches and methodslearned during the first three year of the program in order to conduct an actual research project outside the college.
The industrial Engineering and Management Department offers a basic program of Industrial Engineering. Future expansion of the program will include specialties in Production Systems and Service and Information Systems.