The Industrial Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Industrial Engineering. Industrial Engineering is the application of engineering methods and the principles of scientific management to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. The industrial engineer is concerned with the design of integrated systems, and is the leader in the drive for increased productivity and quality improvement.
The industrial engineering profession uses a variety of specialised knowledge and skills. These include the mathematical, physical, and social sciences, together with the methods of engineering analysis and design. The industrial engineer is often involved in designing or improving major systems that encompass the total organisation. Consequently, he/she is often in contact with many segments of the organisation and develops a global view. Because of their management skill and global view of the organisation, a large proportion of industrial engineers move into management positions, and later advance into topmanagement positions.
Although industrial engineering is especially important to all segments of industry, it is also applied in other types of organisations, such as health care, public utilities, agriculture, transportation, defence, government, and merchandising. Industrial engineering is finding increasing application in service industries.
The undergraduate program provides an interdisciplinary approach for its graduates to understand, to model and find solutions for systems. The Industrial Engineering curriculum develops both the engineering theory and the practical background and personal skills necessary to design the optimal productive work and management control systems for an organisation.
In GAU, the theoretical foundations of Industrial Engineering are offered to the students to provide them with the skills and talents to solve a wide range of engineering problems related to manufacturing and service sectors.
The Industrial Engineering curriculum in GAU is designed to provide the student with a sound theoretical background while being oriented toward applied problem solving. Students enrolled in BSc program, are required to complete forty courses with 125 credits.
In the first two years, students learn the foundation of mathematical, computer sciences and engineering sciences. The basics of social sciences, economics and management are also introduced. Students receive foundations of industrial engineering courses such as work study, operations research, production planning and control, quality planning and control, system simulation, production systems during junior and senior year. Students are required to select one free elective in their third year and 5 technical elective courses in the last year.
Computer Integrate d Manufacturing Laboratory
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Laboratory is designed for education and for research. The main focus of the GAU CIM laboratory is the integration of the design and manufacturing functions in the computerintegrated manufacturing environment. The laboratory consists of a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) cell with a robot. The robot is integrated with a Linear Slide Base for performing CNC machine loading/unloading tasks as well as material handling within the FMS work cell. The students learn to configure, program and operate the robot and the FMS work cell. Additionally, the quality control module is used as integrated to the robot for simple simulations of quality control cases.
Work Study & Ergonomics Laboratory
The Work Study and Ergonomics Laboratory provides facilities to perform methods analysis and time study with actual or pre-recorded (motion film/video) operator performances. Manufacturing-related cases as well as servicerelated cases are exemplified. Equipment installed in this laboratory includes, video recording/playback systems, time study equipment, anthropometric kits, ergometer and various assemblies. Human physiology and dexterity, fatigue, workplace comfortrelated tests and measurements are also to be conducted in this facility. Students will become familiar with human capabilities and limitations at work; measurement of workloads, designing and testing work methods for human comfort.
Industrial engineering programme graduates have job opportunities in aerospace & airplanes, aluminum & steel industries, banking, materials testing, medical services, military, construction, consulting, mining, oil & gas industries, forming, electronics assembly, energy, retail, ship building, insurance, state government, transportation, etc.