Bachelor in Industrial Engineering

General

Program Description

Industrial engineering is ideal for those who enjoy both technology and working with people. Industrial engineers frequently spend as much time interacting with other engineers and product users as they do at their desks and computers. A degree in industrial engineering off¬ers students a significant opportunity for a flexible long-term career.

Because of the flexible nature of the major, an industrial engineering student can gain a breadth of knowledge in many di¬fferent areas of industrial engineering, including, but not limited to, advanced manufacturing, distribution/logistics, ergonomics/human factors, modeling/simulation, and sustainable design and development. Students may choose free and professional electives for this purpose.

Our BS in Industrial engineering curriculum covers the principal concepts of engineering economics and project management, facilities planning, human performance, mathematical and simulation modeling, production control, applied statistics and quality, and contemporary manufacturing production processes that are applied to solve the challenges presented by the global environment and economy of today.

Starting in their third year, the students have the choice of a general degree in industrial engineering or a specialization in an option. The general degree and program options encourage a team approach. Students may work with students in other engineering disciplines to solve problems for clients outside of RIT Dubai.

Possible Career Options

Industrial Engineering, one of the fastest growing professions in the world, integrates people, capital, material, equipment, and information in an efficient way to manufacture and distribute goods and services with high quality at an optimum cost. The Industrial Engineering program designed by RIT covers the principal concepts of engineering economics and project management, facilities planning, human performance, mathematical and simulation modeling, production control, applied statistics and quality, and contemporary manufacturing production processes that are applied to solve the challenges presented by the global environment and economy of today.

As companies adopt management philosophies of continuous productivity and quality improvement to survive in the increasingly competitive world market, the need for industrial engineers is growing. Why? Industrial engineers are the only engineering professionals trained in productivity and quality improvement specialists.

It is important to mention here that given that UAE is becoming an international logistics hub and that most of the countries in the region are diversifying their non-oil industrial bases, the need for logistics engineer, supply chain analyst, production planner, quality engineer, and maintenance engineer will necessarily continue to grow to support and sustain the industrial development observed in the Gulf region. Industrial Engineering graduates from RIT Dubai will use their technical base as a springboard to careers in management, consulting, manufacturing, sales, healthcare, law, and education

Curriculum

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
ISEE-120 Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering 3
UWRT-150 Writing Seminar 3
CHMG-131 General Chemistry for Engineers 3
MATH-181, 182 Project-Based Calculus I, II 8
LAS Perspective 1, 2 6
PHYS-211 University Physics I 4
ISEE-140 Materials Processing 3
Second Year
ISEE-200 Computing for Engineers 3
PHYS-212 University Physics II 4
MATH-221 Multivariable and Vector Calculus 4
MATH-251 Probability and Statistics I 3
MATH-252 Probability and Statistics II 3
LAS Perspective 3,4 6
MECE-200 Fundamentals of Mechanics 4
MATH-233 Linear Systems and Differential Equations 4
ISEE-345 Engineering Economy 3
EGEN-009 Engineering Co-op Preparation 0
Third Year
ISEE-499 Cooperative Education (fall and summer) Co-op
ISEE-301 Operations Research 4
ISEE-350 Engineering Management 3
ISEE-330 Ergonomics and Human Factors (WI) 4
ISEE-323 Facilities Planning 3
MECE-304 Fundamentals of Materials Science 2
MECE-306 Materials Science with Applications Laboratory 1
Fourth Year
ISEE-420 Production Planning and Scheduling 3
ISEE-460 Applied Statistical Quality Control 3
ISEE-510 Systems Simulation 3
ISEE-421 Design and Analysis of Production Systems 3
LAS Immersion 1 3
ISEE-499 Cooperative Education (spring and summer) Co-op
Fifth Year
ISEE-561 Linear Regression Analysis 3
ISEE-497 Multidisciplinary Senior Design I 3
Professional Electives 9
Free Electives 6
LAS Immersion 2, 3 6
ISEE-498 Multidisciplinary Senior Design II 6
Total Semester Credit Hours 129

General Degree Option

The General Degree option would have a course from each of the program options available. Three (3) courses would be needed to be completed for the general degree options:

  • ISEE-760 - Design of Experiments
  • MGIS-755 - Information Technology Strategy and Management
  • ISEE-704 - Logistics Management
  • MECE-404 - Robotics

Any one course from the supply chain management option

Supply Chain Management Option

The Supply Chain Management Program Option provides a further study in the design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of distribution and logistics activities with the objective of ensuring the cost-effective delivery of products and services globally. The following courses need to be completed:

  • MGIS-755 - Information Technology Strategy and Management
  • ISEE-703 - Supply Chain Management
  • ISEE-704 - Logistics Management

Accreditations

The Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs (MOE-HEA) and is licensed by the KHDA.

Last updated Aug 2018

About the School

Established in 2008, RIT Dubai is a not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a sto ... Read More

Established in 2008, RIT Dubai is a not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a storied 185 year history. RIT Dubai offers highly valued Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business and leadership, engineering, and computing. The curriculum provides students with relevant work experience through an innovative cooperative education program that helps students stand out in today’s highly completive job market. Read less