Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BS IE)


Program Description

Industrial Engineering integrates technical engineering education with technology-related and management disciplines. It is only engineering discipline with close links to management.

It provides students a strong foundation in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, information technology, quality engineering, systems engineering, logistics and supply chain, production systems, ergonomics, optimization, organization and decision making, allowing its graduates to work in both technical and managerial positions.

Industrial Engineering focuses on design, installation and improvement and optimization of integrated systems of people, materials, equipment, information and energy.

*Selected students with exceptional standing during their SHS can take our honor program of straight BS IE and MS IE (BMIE) program subject to grade requirements.

Program Educational Objectives

Within five years after graduation, graduates of the Industrial Engineering program shall have:

  1. Undertaken, singly or in teams, projects that show ability to solve complex engineering problems in the areas of productivity, quality control, methods and process improvement, systems analysis, logistics and supply chain, ergonomics, facilities planning, strategic management, and other related industrial engineering fields;
  2. Had substantial involvement in projects that help in nation building and advancement by successfully demonstrating professional and technical competencies;
  3. Demonstrated professional success via promotions and/or positions of increasing responsibility;
  4. Demonstrated professional advancement towards completion of developmental/continuing education in advanced IE and related degrees; and
  5. Exhibited professional attitude and ethical behavior in industrial engineering practice.

ABET Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students of the Industrial Engineering program shall have developed: 

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; and
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

What Do Industrial Engineers Do?

Industrial engineers find ways to optimize production processes. They develop efficient systems that integrate workers, materials machines, information and energy to make a product or deliver a service.

  • Develop and design process flows and production schedules

  • Determine manufacture processes with maximum efficiency

  • Develop control systems and production plans to ensure products meet quality standards

  • Manage logistics and supply chain

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities can be in the areas of production operations, quality control, logistics and supply chain, information systems, financial management in the following industries

  • Manufacturing (Transportation, Machinery, Computer and Electronics, Consumer Goods)

  • Distribution / Logistics

  • Healthcare Services

  • Information Technology


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