The Industrial Engineering curriculum is composed of 143 Credit Hours (CRHs) divided as follow

  1. General Education Requirements (53 CRHs)
    1. Mathematics & Statistics (21 CRHs)
    2. Basic Sciences (12 CRHs)
    3. Humanities (20 CRHs)
  2. Core Requirements (90 CRHs)
    1. Industrial Engineering Courses (43 CRHs)
    2. College of Engineering Courses (41 CRHs)
    3. College of Business Courses (3 CRHs)
    4. Technical Electives (3 CRHs)
    5. Summer Internship (0 CRHs)
1. Mathematics & Statistics (21 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
MAT 101 Calculus I 3 3 0 0
MAT 112 Calculus II 3 3 0 0 MAT 101
MAT 211 Calculus III 3 3 0 0 MAT 112
MAT 212 Linear Algebra 3 3 0 0 MAT 112
MAT 213 Differential Equations 3 3 0 0 MAT 112 MAT 112
MAT 224 Numerical Methods 3 3 0 0 MAT 212, CSC112 or equivalent
STA 212 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3 3 0 0 MAT 112
2. Basic Sciences (12 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
CHM 102 Introduction to Chemistry 3 3 0 1
CHM 102 L Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1 0 2 0 CHEM 102
PHU 103 Mechanics and Waves for Engineers 3 3 0 1 MAT 101
PHU 103 L Mechanics and Waves for Engineers Lab 1 0 2 0 PHU 103
PHU 124 Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers 3 3 0 1 PHU 103 & MAT 101
PHU 124 L Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers Lab 1 0 2 0 PHU 103 & MAT 101 PHU 124
3. Humanities (20 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co- Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
ENG 101 Freshman English I 3 3 0 0
ENG 112 Freshman English II 3 3 0 0 ENG 101
ENG 222 Technical Writing 3 3 0 0 ENG 112
PHL 101 Engineering Ethics 3 3 0 0
ISL 101 Islamic Studies I 2 2 0 0
ISL 112 Islamic Studies II 2 2 0 0 ISL 101
ARB 101 Arabic Language and Literature I 2 2 0 0
ARB 112 Arabic Language and Literature II 2 2 0 0 ARB 101
1. Industrial Engineering Courses (43 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co- Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
IE 301 Operations Research I 3 3 0 1 MAT 212
IE 302 Operations Research II 3 3 0 1 IE 301, STA 212
IE 304 Production and Service Systems Planning I 3 3 0 1 IE 301
IE 305 Production and Service Systems Planning II 3 3 0 1 IE 304
IE 307 Work System Analysis & Design 3 3 0 1 STA 212
IE 307 L Work System Analysis& Design Lab 1 0 2 0 IE 307
IE 309 Human Factors and Ergonomics 3 3 0 1 STA 212 IE 307
IE 309 L Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab 1 0 2 0 IE 309
IE 315 Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis 3 3 0 1 Department Approval
IE 330 Simulation 3 3 0 0 SE 100, STA 212
IE 330L Simulation Lab. 1 0 2 0 IE 330
IE 401 Network Models and Project Management 3 3 0 1 IE 301
IE 406 Quality Engineering 3 3 0 1 IE 305
IE 415 Production Information Systems 3 3 0 0 IE 305
IE 450 Management for Engineers 3 3 0 0 Department Approval
IE 490 Industrial Engineering Capstone Project 4 0 8 0 Department Approval
2. College of Engineering Courses (41 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
EE 207 Foundations of Electrical Engineering 3 3 0 1 PHU 124 MAT 213
EE 207 Lab. Foundations of Electrical Engineering Lab. 0 0 2 0 PHU 124 MAT 213
SE 100 Programming for Engineers 3 3 0 1
SE 100 L Programming for Engineers Lab. 0 0 2 0 SE 100
ME 201 Materials Science and Engineering 3 3 0 1 CHM 102
ME 201 L Materials Science and Engineering Lab. 1 0 2 0 CHM 102
ME 203 Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics I 3 3 0 1 PHU 103, MAT 112
ME 205 Introduction to Computer Aided Design 3 3 0 0
ME 206 Thermal Fluids Engineering 3 3 0 1 PHU 103
ME 206 L Thermal Fluids Engineering I Lab. 1 0 2 0 PHU 103
ME 208 Mechanics of Materials I 3 3 0 1 ME 201
ME 208 Lab Mechanics of Materials I Lab 1 0 2 0 ME 201
ME 305 Manufacturing and Workshop Training 3 3 0 1 ME 201
ME 305 Lab. Manufacturing and Workshop Training Lab. 1 0 2 0 ME 201
ME 306 Instrumentation and Control Engineering 3 3 0 1 EE 207
ME 306 Lab Instrumentation and Control Engineering Lab. 1 0 2 0 EE 207
ME 308 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3 3 0 1 ME 305
ME 308 Lab. Advanced Manufacturing Processes Lab. 1 0 2 0 ME 305
ME 405 Engineering Safety and Risk Analysis 3 3 0 1 STA 212
3. College of Business Courses (3 CRHs)

Select three courses with their labs and two courses without labs from the following list:

Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
ECO 110 Economic Principles 3 3 0 0 Department Approval
4. Technical Electives (3 CRHs)

Select from the following courses:

Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
IE 420 Reliability & Maintenance Engineering 3 3 0 1 IE305
IE 430 New Product Development 3 3 0 1 IE305
IE 435 Undergraduate Research in Industrial Engineering 3 0 6 0 Department Approval
5. 0 Summer Internship (0 CRHs)

Select from the following courses:

Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
IE 390 Industrial Engineering Summer Internship 3 Department Approval

4 Year Curriculum: 143 Credit Hours Total

Each course below follows the following format: Course code, Course Title, and Course Credit Hours (Lecture contact hours – Lab contact hours – Tutorial contact hours)

1st Year
Fall Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ENG 101 Freshman English I 3 (3-0-0)
MAT 101 Calculus I 3 (3-0-2)
PHU 103 Mechanics and Waves for Engineers 3 (3-0-1)
PHU 103L Mechanics and Waves for Engineers Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
SE 100 Programming for Engineers 3 (3-0-0)
SE 100L Programming for Engineers Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
CHM 102 Introduction to Chemistry 3 (3-0-1)
CHM 102L Introduction to Chemistry Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
Total 18
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ARB 101 Arabic Language I  2 (2-0-2)
ENG 112 Freshman English II 3 (3-0-0)
MAT 112 Calculus II 3 (3-0-2)
PHU 124 Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers 3 (3-2-1)
PHU 124L Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
ME 201 Materials Science and Engineering 4 (3-2-1)
ME 201L Materials Science and Engineering Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
Total 17
2nd Year
Fall Course Code Course-Title CRHs
MAT 212 Linear Algebra 3 (3-0-0)
MAT 211 Calculus III 3 (3-0-0)
EE 207 Foundations of Electrical Engineering 3 (3-0-1)
EE 207L Foundations of Electrical Engineering Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
MAT 213 Differential Equations 3 (3-0-0)
ME 203 Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics I 3 (3-0-1)
ENG 222 Technical Writing 3 (3-0-0)
Total 19
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
MAT 224 Numerical Methods 3 (3-0-0)
STA 212 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3 (3-0-0)
ME 305 Manufacturing and Workshop Training 3 (3-0-0)
ME 305 Manufacturing and Workshop Training Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
ME 208 Mechanics of Materials I 3 (3-0-1)
ME 208 L Mechanics of Materials I Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
ME 205 Introduction to Computer Aided Design 3 (3-0-0)
ME 206 Thermal Fluids Engineering I 3 (3-0-1)
ME 206 L Thermal Fluids Engineering I Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
Total 21
3rd Year
Fall Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ISL 101 Islamic Studies I 2 (2-0-0)
IE 301 Operations Research I 3 (3-0-1)
IE 309 Human Factors and Ergonomics 3 (3-0-1)
IE 309L Human Factors and Ergonomics 1 (0-2-0)
IE 307 Work Systems Analysis & Design 3 (3-0-1)
IE 307 L Work Systems Analysis & Design Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
IE 304 Production and Service Systems Planning I 3 (3-0-1)
Total 16
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
IE 302 Operations Research II 3 (3-0-1)
ME 308 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3 (3-0-0)
ME 308 L Advanced Manufacturing Processes Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
IE 330 Simulation 3 (3-0-0)
IE 330 L Simulation Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
ME 306 Instrumentation and Control Engineering 3 (3-0-0)
ME 306 Instrumentation and Control Engineering Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
IE 305 Production and Service Systems Planning II 3 (3-0-1)
Total 18
Summer Course Code Course-Title CRHs
IE 390 Industrial Engineering Summer Internship 0
Total 0
4th Year
Fall Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ISL 112 Islamic Studies II 2 (2-0-0)
IE 490 Industrial Engineering Capstone Project I 3(0-6-0)
IE 401 Network Models and Project Management 3 (3-0-1)
IE 415 Production Information Systems 3 (3-0-0)
ME 405 Engineering Safety and Risk Analysis 3 (3-0-0)
Total 14
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ARB 112 Arabic Language II 2 (2-0-0)
IE 4xx Industrial Engineering Technical Elective 3 (3-0-0)
IE 450 Management for Engineers 3 (3-0-0)
IE 315 Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis 3 (3-0-1)
IE 406 Quality Engineering 3 (3-0-1)
IE 491 Industrial Engineering Capstone Project I 3(0-6-0)
Total 17
Course Code Course Name CRHs Pre-Requisite Course Code
IE 420 Reliability and Maintenance Engineering 3 (3,0,0) IE 305
IE 430 New Product Development 3 (3,0,0) IE 309
IE 435 Undergraduate Research in IndustrialEngineering 3 (0,6,0) Department Approval

In this section we give the course descriptions of Architectural Engineering courses of the program. Each course below follows the following format:

Core Courses

IE 301 Operations Research I 3 (3-0-1)
The course includes deterministic operations research modelling concepts; linear programming modelling, simplex theory, duality and sensitivity analysis with economic interpretation; transportation and assignment problems; integer programming; branch and bound techniques; nonlinear optimization problems; multi-criteria decision making.
Pre-requisites: MAT 212 Co-requisites: None
IE 302 Operations Research II 3 (3-0-1)
This course introduces probability models used to investigate the behaviour of industrial systems. It teaches decision making under uncertainty, elementary counting processes, Markov chains and Markov processes. Stochastic programming and applications. Stochastic models in queuing systems, inventories, and equipment reliability are also addressed.
Pre-requisites: IE 301, STA 212 Co-requisites: None
IE 304 Production and Service Systems Planning I 3 (3-0-0)
The course teaches theory and concepts involved in model formulation for the analysis and control of production proc esses, including systems for planning and controlling production and service systems to achieve productivity and efficiency. The course addresses the basic issues in production planning, including aggregate production planning, master production schedule, materials requirement planning, and capacity planning. Flexible manufacturing systems, lean manufacturing, Just - in-time (JIT), and new concepts in manufacturing are addressed. Various production systems are described, including job shops, flow shop, cellular manufacturing covering scheduling and optimization.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: IE 301
IE 305 Production and Service Systems Planning II 3 (3-0-0)
The course teaches aspects of planning and design of logistics and inventory management in production and service systems. Optimization issues in supply chain management, distribution systems and routing, inventory control and warehousing, distributed networks, centralized and decentralized networks, facility location and layout, supply chain and strategic partnerships are addressed.
Pre-requisites: IE 304 Co-requisites: None
IE 307 Work Systems Analysis and Design 3 (3-0-1)
The course teaches survey of methods for assessing and improving performance of individuals and groups in organizations. Techniques include various basic industrial engineering tools, work analysis, data acquisition and application, performance evaluation and appraisal, work measurement procedures and motion study. Layout design of work environments will include material handling systems and warehousing.
Pre-requisites: STA 212 Co-requisites: None
IE 307 L Work Systems Analysis and Design Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with work systems analysis and design.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: IE 307
IE 309 Human Factors and Ergonomics 3 (3-0-1)
The course teaches analysis of tools, work spaces and activities to achieve efficiency in modern work environments are introduced. The effects of vibration, noise, illumination, control display design, age and shift work on the performance of workers are discussed. Physiological and psychological capabilities and limitations in human factors, ergonomic measurement methods and analytical techniques, design of tools and the working ergonomic environment are addressed.
Pre-requisites: STA 212 Co-requisites: IE 307
IE 309L Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with human factors and ergonomics.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None
IE 309 IE 315 Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis 3 (3-0-1)
The course teaches economic analysis in an engineering environment considering the time value of money. Methods for evaluation of alternatives: present worth, annual equivalent worth, rate of return, payback method and benefit-cost ratio method. Replacement analysis, depreciation, inflation and cost estimation. Sensitivity and risk analysis are also considered .
Pre-requisites: Department Approval Co-requisites: None
IE 330 Simulation 3(3-0-0)
This course teaches simulation modelling and analysis of production and service systems, including simulation methodology, model building in a computer environment, analysing performance measures and assessment of different policies. It also teaches simulation languages, basic and advanced modules, and statistical aspects of simulation such as fitting of input and output distributions. Validation and verification of simulation models are also covered.
Pre-requisites: SE 100, STA 212 Co-requisites: None
IE 330 L Simulation Lab. 1 (0-2-0)
Laboratory experiments dealing with the implantation of discrete-event simulation models.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: IE 330
IE 401 Network Models and Project Management 3 (3-0-1)
The course teaches the terminology of graphs and networks, network flow problems, algorithms and solutions. Project management, defining the project, scheduling issues in projects, project duration optimization, resources planning, evaluation and progress, estimating times and costs, critical processes in the projects, applications of project-planning and software in the strategy of projects, integration of organization with projects and probability issues in project planning are addressed .
Pre-requisites: IE 301 Co-requisites: None
IE 406 Quality Engineering 3 (3-0-1)
The course teaches Quality Assurance in an industrial system and compares it with the existing standards and protocols, including an introduction to quality engineering, quality standards ISO 9000 and QS 9000, TQM, quality cost analysis, process modeling and hypothesis testing, statistical process control for long and short production runs, process capability analysis, capability indexes, Weibull analysis, Six sigma acceptance sampling and design of experiments.
Pre-requisites: IE 305 Co-requisites: None
IE 415 Production Information Systems 3 (3-0-0)
The course teaches the design and analysis of production information systems, critical success factors for companies, effectiveness and efficiency through information systems usage in production and service systems, success cases in industry. Investigation of data modelling, storage, acquisition and utilization in Industrial Engineering via manual and computerized methods. Development of effective spreadsheet applications, design and implementation of relational databases via E-R modelling, relational schema, normalization, SQL (Standard Query Language), web-based database applications, interface design, the system development life cycle applied to data management applications, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software and decision support systems are addressed..
Pre-requisites: IE 305 Co-requisites: None
IE 420 Reliability and Maintenance Engineering 3 (3-0-1)
This course provides an introduction to the life-cycle costing concept for equipment maintenance and replacement. Emphasis will be on the development of mathematical and simulation models for determining optimal maintenance and replacement policies for both capital equipment and components.
Pre-requisites: IE 305 Co-requisites: None
IE 430 New Product Development 3 (3-0-0)
This course presents state-of-the-art Product Development techniques focusing on the interdisciplinary nature of the product design activities.
Pre-requisites: IE 309 Co-requisites: None
IE 450 Management for Engineers 3 3 (3-0-0)
The course focuses on learning to see and understand the fundamental activities of businesses as practiced worldwide and how to manage them. Successfully performing these activities requires vision, passion, leadership, teamwork, and integrating the many functional disciplines of business.
Pre-requisites: Departmental Approval Co-requisites: None
IE 435 Undergraduate Research in Industrial Engineering 3 (0 -6-0)
Students participate in supervised research with a faculty member. Supervised research can be: 1) independent research undertaken by the student (thesis, independent study), or 2) assistance on a faculty member's research project. Students must find a faculty member who is willing to supervise him/her as an assistant on an existing project or as the author of an individual project. The student and the faculty supervisor will complete and sign a research contract which will be turned in to the chair of the Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department. Drafting the contract will allow the student to develop ideas about what should be accomplished and what the faculty supervisor's expectations are. All academic requirements are at the discretion of the supervising faculty member. Students should agree on a plan for the semester with the faculty mentor before the research begins. The plan should include academic requirements, the basis for grading the experience, and a plan for student/professor meetings for the semester. It is the student's responsibility to report progress and seek guidance when needed. Students are expected to be active and reliable participants in the research experience.
Pre-requisites: Departmental Approval Co-requisites: None
IE 490 Industrial Engineering Capstone Project 4 (0-8-0)
Students work in teams as professional engineering consultants on an independent engineering project under the supervision of a project advisor. The design process is emphasized, encompassing project definition, feasibility analysis, evaluation of alternative designs, and design computations. For each project, the scope of work is developed and negotiated between client and student consultants. The scope of work may also include fabrication, device testing, and field-testing. Projects are arranged by the students with approval of the instructor. Progress reports and a final written report are submitted to the student's project advisor. Oral presentations of reports are made before the faculty and students. A student who selects a project suggested by industry has the opportunity of working with an industry sponsor in an actual engineering experience.
Pre-requisites: Departmental Approval Co-requisites: None

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