BS in Industrial Engineering

General

Program Description

Industrial Engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with the optimization of complex processes or systems. Industrial engineers work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, man-hours, machine time, energy and other resources that do not generate value.

Career Opportunities

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Energy manager
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Production manager
  • Quality manager

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Quality control engineer
  • Sales engineer
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Project manager
  • Production manager

Admissions Criteria

  • American / Canadian Diploma
  • UAE / GCC / Egyptian Secondary School Certificate
  • UAE / GCC / Egyptian Secondary School Certificate
  • British IGCSE / GCE Leaving School Certificate(A School Leaving Certificate must be provided, showing the last grade (year) completed)
  • Iranian Diploma
  • Indian / Pakistani /Bangladesh Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Syrian Secondary School Certificate
  • SABIS Diploma
  • WAEC / NECO

Mission

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering program at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) mission is to create, acquire, assimilate, apply, and transfer knowledge for the design, analysis, improvement, and implementation of production systems that include humans, materials, equipment, and other resources for manufacturing and services sectors, in addition to leading-edge research activities driven by the economic and technologic development needs for society. The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering program at AURAK educates students to become qualified engineers who are capable of generating effective solutions by using engineering approaches in the field of Industrial Engineering. The graduates of the program will be well versed in technology and in social and economic issues. Industrial Engineering program requires students to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics; to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes; and prepare students to work professionally in both engineering management and manufacturing systems areas. The program provides students with an excellent foundation in the core technical competencies of the discipline: manufacturing technologies, engineering mechanics and materials, management sciences and human factors in production and workplace. In addition, an array of technical electives is offered to enable students to tailor their industrial engineering education to best suit their career goals. The technical focus is complemented with topics in general education leading to a well-rounded member of the global society.

Vision

With the commitment of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life, the vision of the program of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering is to be a first-ranked industrial engineering program nationally as well as regionally recognized for providing education, research, outreach, and engineering management consultancies.

Program Goals and Objectives

The Program Goals describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after graduation. The program goals have been derived from and support the mission statement of the American University of Ras al Khaimah. The Graduate of the Industrial Engineering Program is expected to:

  • Possess proficiency in science and management to adequately solve the problems encountered in the actual work field.
  • Acquire appropriate engineering design, computer, and experimental skills.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills and professional responsibilities.
  • Have the awareness to professional and ethical issues related to industrial engineering.
  • Pursue a successful career in the industrial engineering profession and life-long learning.

Program Outcomes

AURAK has adopted ABET’s a-k outcomes for Industrial Engineering Program plus additional outcomes which are articulated by the program. The outcomes for the program are shown in the table below:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and engineering management.
  • 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, health and safety, and manufacturability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, further studies and life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern management tools necessary for industrial and other organizations.

As with any program, the Industrial Engineering Program is essentially the sum of its constituent courses and in order to graduate, a student must complete all courses at an appropriate level. Each course in the curriculum has specified objectives which link directly to the Program Objectives. In addition, each course has specified outcomes related to the course objectives, which in turn link to Program Outcomes. Program Outcomes are not of equal importance and consequently, equal weighting cannot be given to all outcomes. Some outcomes link to large numbers of individual course outcomes, but some link to only a few. In a similar manner, attention to achieving some outcomes only occurs in a few courses. In practice the more technically related Program Outcomes have contributions from many courses.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is an independent, public, state-owned, non-profit, coeducational institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. AURAK is an institution ... Read More

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is an independent, public, state-owned, non-profit, coeducational institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. AURAK is an institution of higher education that provides comprehensive academic programs based on the North American model and the cultural characteristics of the Gulf region. Read less
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