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Undergraduates
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (BAE)
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Bachelor of Education
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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)
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Graduates
Master in Engineering Management (MEM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 
Programs Accreditation Details
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)
 


 
Overview
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. The program is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Industrial engineers determine the most effective ways for an organization to make a product or provide a service. They design, improve, and install systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. Industrial engineers are the bridge between management goals and operational performance because they are concerned with increasing productivity through the management of people, methods of business, and technology. Industrial engineers often move into top management positions because of their management skills and holistic view of the organization.

 
BSIE Vision
The vision of Industrial Engineering at ALHOSN University is to be first-ranked nationally and recognized regionally as one of the leading programs in education and research in industrial engineering.

 
BSIE Mission
The mission of the Industrial Engineering program at ALHOSN University is to produce graduates with the creativity, knowledge and skills they need to design, model, analyze, implement, improve and manage production systems that include humans, materials, equipments, and other resources for manufacturing and service sectors and prepare them for successful careers in the field of industrial engineering.

 
Program Goals (PG)
The fundamental premise of the Industrial Engineering Program is to provide its students with a broad and high quality education in mechanical engineering that will enable them to apply the principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
The goals of the Industrial Engineering Program are to provide students with:
  • PG-1:  A comprehensive education in the first two years in physical sciences, mathematics, engineering sciences and design.
  • PG-2:  A measure of specialization in the third and fourth year through core and technical elective courses in the areas of Manufacturing system, Risk Assessment, Quality Control and Management, Production/Services engineering and Management, Engineering design, Simulation Modeling and Operations Research.
  • PG-3:  An exposure to complementary studies subjects including engineering economics, engineering management, project management, and communication skills.
  • PG-4:  An exposure to engineering work environments and roles, which is emphasized by the INTERNSHIP program.

 
Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
Consistent with its commitment to provide its graduates with a solid foundation in mathematical, scientific and industrial engineering broad-based knowledge, systematic thinking and effective communication skills, and develop their engineering creativity and curiosity, professional ethics, as well as an environmental and a societal consciousness that will serve them throughout their lifetime, graduates of the Industrial Engineering Program at ALHOSN University are expected to be able to:
  • PEO-1:  Practice their Industrial Engineering profession with professionalism and ethical responsibilities and use effective communication and teamwork for excellence.
  • PEO-2:  Demonstrate the broad nature of industrial engineering disciplines, research, find more information when needed, self-learn and show that university education is only the beginning of a lifelong learning process.
  • PEO-3:  Pursue successful careers in their profession or graduate studies if so desired.

 
Program Outcomes (PO)
The undergraduate industrial Engineering curriculum includes a foundation of mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Engineering courses in fundamental areas constitute the core of the remaining curriculum. Several technical electives allow the undergraduate student to specialize somewhat or to pursue broader understanding. An internship program embeds the junior students to real-world working engineering environments. A senior capstone design experience culminates the curriculum.
The articulated BSIE program outcomes shall lead to the satisfaction of all program educational objectives and embed ABET outcomes (a-k) and the industrial engineering program criteria. Upon completion of AHU Industrial Engineering Program, graduates shall have:
  • PO-A:  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering [ABET (a)]
  • PO-B:  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data [ABET (b)]
  • PO-C:  an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability [ABET (c)]
  • PO-D:  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams [ABET (d)]
  • PO-E:  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems [ABET (e)]
  • PO-F:  an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility of industrial engineers [ABET (f)]
  • PO-G:  an ability to communicate effectively [ABET (g)]
  • PO-H:  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context [ABET (h)]
  • PO-I:  a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning [ABET (i)]
  • PO-J:  a knowledge of contemporary issues [ABET (j)]
  • PO-K:  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice [ABET (k)]
  • PO-L:  Design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy [ABET Specific IE program criterion]

 
Training and Internship
The BSIE degree includes a mandatory training/internship component of one summer semester at the end of the third year of the program (at least 4-week duration full-time or equivalent). This training provides practical on-the-job experience to compliment the university classroom studies. The training/internship is an integral component of the degree program. This work experience helps students develop an understanding of the industry that will need them in their professional capacity in the near future. It will allow students to see the transition between the classroom and the field and creates an aptitude so they can see the big picture of the industry that they will be required to serve and lead. The industrial training/internship program has the specific objective of providing students with the ability to function within the engineering community and the society at large and to lead the society in developing technologies that are environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. Through this program, students will acquire first-hand knowledge of the modus operandi of companies and ascertain the value of their theoretical knowledge when applied to real-world situations. This will create a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability as a professional engineer and secure a track record before even graduating.

 
What is Industrial Engineering
Industrial engineers deal with the optimization of complex processes or systems. They can develop, design, implement, improve, and evaluate integrated systems comprised of people, materials, information, money, knowledge, equipment, energy. Industrial engineering draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems. IE's can develop a better way of doing just about anything. Industrial engineering has grown to encompass any methodical or quantitative approach to optimizing how a process, system, or organization operates. Traditionally associated in large part with planning the layouts of factories and designing assembly lines and other manufacturing likes, today industrial engineering has moved to also work for eliminating wastes of time, money, materials, energy, and other resources.

 
Career Opportunities for Industrial Engineers
Industrial engineers get jobs as production engineers, supply chain managers, operations analysts, quality engineers and information system specialists. They work for just about any business or company that wants a better product.
Many IE's start their companies or go into consulting. Industrial engineering is challenging, rewarding, and full of opportunity, there is almost no limit to the places you can go with a degree in industrial engineering.
  • Process engineer: define proper work methods and processes and ways to measure the performance of these processes. In addition, perform continuous improvement activities to improve capacity and solve problems.
  • Operations engineer/manager: utilizing all resources efficiently and effectively with cost and performance in mind. The need for operation engineers is on the rise: starting from plants, hospitals, hotels, and educational systems.
  • Quality/Reliability engineer: verifying that products and services meet customer requirement over the useful life of the product.
  • Production engineer: optimization of incoming and outgoing material including in-house inventory, managing resources, and maintaining schedules to meet required production and distribution schedules.
  • Manufacturing engineer: work on developing and optimizing methods to manufacture products.
  • Safety, human factor or ergonomics engineer: look for better ways to design products, tools and processes according to human capability.
  • Project manager: manage projects by mapping out who does what, when, and how it can be done more efficiently. Form and direct teams to work toward a specific task and objectives.
  • Supply chain engineers: manage supplier relationships, supplier cost and performance, and work with outsourcing to ensure product or service quality, delivery and cost are on target.
  • Strategic planning engineer: develop long range planning models and identify anticipated investments, develop preliminary financial impacts including profitability and ROI.
  • Financial engineer: determine production and service cost, forecast and develop budgets, and perform cost benefit analysis for prospective projects.

 
Admission Requirements
In addition to ALHOSN University general requirements the mechanical engineering program has explicit admissions and retention policies consistent with high quality undergraduate studies. As a new born program, the mechanical engineering program is committed to excellence and its goal is to attract motivated and up-to-the-challenge students to build a strong reputation. In particular, the grades achieved in math and sciences will be critical in granting admission on a competitive basis; with a minimum grade of 65% in math and sciences strictly required. Moreover candidate students will have to demonstrate their inclination/interest for science and engineering in an admission interview.
Students with math and science grades at 60% level and demonstrated interest for the mechanical engineering profession could be accepted on probation for a period of one year. The students on probation must maintain a minimum of C (2.0) average during the probation period of one year in order to remove the probation status.

 
Curriculum

The Bachelor of industrial engineering requires a minimum total of 127 Credit Hours (+ labs) broken down as follows:
 

  1. University General Requirements (21 CH):
    15 credit hours of compulsory courses
    06 credit hours of elective courses
  2. Faculty Requirements (32 CH):
    26 credit hours of compulsory courses
    06 credit hours of selected elective courses
  3. Program Requirements (74 CH):
    65 credit hours of compulsory courses
    09 credit hours of technical elective courses (list provided below).

The following table shows the courses according to the semesters they are offered:
 

 

Course No

Description

Lect.

Lab.

Tut.

Credits

Freshman Year (I)

First Semester (Fall)

FAS 101

Communication Skills (English)

3

0

0

3

FAS 102  or  FAS 109 

Communication Skills (Arabic)  or  Human Rights in Law and Shar’ia

3

0

0

3

FES 102

Calculus I

3

0

1

3

FES 111

Programming I

3

3

0

3

FES 220

Engineering Chemistry

3

0

1

3

 

Total

15

3

2

15

Second Semester (Spring)

FAS 103

Islamic Culture

3

0

0

3

FBA 100

Introduction to Economics

3

0

0

3

FES 103

Calculus II

3

0

1

3

FAS 106

History of Sciences

3

0

0

3

FAS 120

Scientific and Technical Writing

3

1

0

3

FES 241

Laboratory in Engineering Fundamentals

1

2

0

2

 

Total

17

3

1

17

Sophomore Year (II)

First Semester (Fall)

FES 201

Matrix Algebra for Engineers

3

0

1

3

FES 202

Introduction to Statistics

3

0

1

3

FES 234

Physics I: Waves, optics and Modern Physics

3

1

0

3

IND 213

Statics

3

1

0

3

FES XXX

Math/Science Selected Elective I

3

0

0

3

 

Total

15

2

2

15

Second Semester (Spring)

FES 203

Statistics for Engineers

3

0

0

3

IND 212

Engineering Design and Drafting

2

2

0

2

IND 223

Dynamics

3

1

1

3

IND 270

Materials Science

3

1

1

3

IND 316

Electric Circuits

3

1

0

3

FES xxx

Math/Science Selected Elective II

3

0

0

3

 

Total

17

5

2

17

Junior Year (III)

First Semester (Fall)

IND 301

Engineering Economics

3

0

1

3

IND 303

Work Analysis & Ergonomics

3

1

0

3

IND 305

Manufacturing Processes

3

1

0

3

IND 307

Thermofluids

3

1

0

3

IND 309

Quality Control

3

0

1

3

IND 314

Algorithms & Web-based Systems

3

1

0

3

 

Total

18

4

2

18

Second Semester (Spring)

IND 312

Introduction to Engineering Management.

3

0

0

3

IND 318

Facilities Design

3

0

1

3

IND 401

Operations Research

3

0

1

3

IND 416

Computer Aided Manufacturing

3

2

0

3

IND xxx

Technical Elective I

3

0

0

3

IND xxx

Technical Elective II

3

0

0

3

 

Total

18

2

2

18

Summer

IND 499

Industrial Engineering Internship

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

0

0

Senior Year (IV)

First Semester (Fall)

IND 403

Modeling and Simulation

3

1

0

3

IND 405

Quality Assurance

3

0

1

3

IND 408

Capstone Design Project I

3

2

0

3

IND 412

Production and Inventory Systems

3

0

1

3

IND 414

Project Management

3

0

1

3

 

Total

15

3

3

15

Second Semester (Spring)

IND 409

Capstone Design Project II

3

2

0

3

IND 418

Law & Professionalism

3

0

0

3

IND xxx

Technical Elective III

3

0

0

3

UGR 901

UGR Elective I

3

0

0

3

 

Total

12

2

0

12

 

Minimum Credit Hours:

 

 

 

127

Technical Electives courses aim at providing the student a method, technique and/or skill as a complement to Industrial Engineering. Special care must be taken for the course to be selected as "Complementary" so that its content does not coincide with an IE course. (New courses other than stated below are evaluated accordingly).
A total of 9 hours of technical electives is required, of which 6 hours must be industrial engineering courses. The choice of courses to be taken must be made in consultation with the student's advisor.
 
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (IE)

Course No

Description

Lect.

Lab.

Tut.

Credits

IND 452

Decision Systems

3

0

1

3

IND 454

Risk Assessment

3

0

1

3

IND 456

Flexible Manufacturing Systems

3

0

1

3

IND 460

Product Design and Development

3

0

2

3

IND 462

Statistical Models and Design of Experiments

3

0

0

3

IND 471

E-Commerce

0

3

0

3

IND 472

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

3

0

0

3

IND 473

Financial Engineering

3

0

0

3

IND 475

Safety Engineering

3

0

0

3



 
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