The graduate program in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management draws on LAU’s substantial and growing experience in undergraduate industrial engineering education to provide those coming from other engineering disciplines a significant opportunity to specialize in the management and optimization of engineering systems.
This program responds to a national need for engineers that can manage and improve integrated systems of people, materials, information, facilities, and technology.
The graduate program in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management is essentially a hybrid program that is built by combining specialized knowledge bases leading to a non-traditional interdisciplinary education. The knowledge bases referred to hereunder as concentrations areas consist in part of elective graduate-level courses from Industrial, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering programs, and graduate courses from Computer Science, Economics, Business, and International affairs graduate programs.
Applicants for admission to this program must have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering degree from a recognized university with a minimum grade point average (GPA) equivalent to 2.75 (on a 4-point scale) general or 2.75 in the major. If the bachelor’s degree is not in the field to be pursued and/or if the GPA is less than 2.75, the applicant may be admitted as “Special” as described in sections 1.2.4 and 1.2.5 of the Graduate Programs Academic Rules and Regulations.
The GRE general exam is required of all applicants (GRE subject exams are not required). All applicants must submit scores for the GRE general exam (includes verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing scores). Your GRE test scores are an important part of your application. GRE test scores that are more than 5 years old will not be accepted.
The admissions committee considers several factors when making admission decisions: your academic performance at prior institutions (grades, rankings, and GPAs) and your GRE test score. The rate of graduate assistantship (GA), when requested, is directly related to your GPA and GRE scores. Letters of recommendation are optional; however, three letters are recommended, two of which to be completed by faculty who are familiar with your academic performance.
The mission of the graduate program in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management is to capitalize on skills and theories learned in disciplines other than Industrial Engineering to uniquely prepare students for successful engineering management careers.
Objectives of the graduate program in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management are to
- Provide engineers coming from other engineering disciplines with a significant opportunity to specialize in the management and optimization of engineering systems
- Introduce engineers to the state of the art tools and methods used in the design, management or improvement of integrated systems of people, materials, facilities, information, and technology
- Provide students with a unique non-traditional interdisciplinary education that is tailored to the student professional needs and interest
The students will acquire in their matriculation through the program, the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors:
- Ability to use knowledge of math and science to model and improve complex integrated systems of people, materials, facilities or technology
- Broad knowledge that encompasses the fields of production systems and manufacturing, construction engineering and management, finance and economics
- Ability to use data analysis and optimization for decision making
- Ability to provide support for systems engineering and project management
- Ability to function as a professional in the discipline
- Develop an ability to grow through lifelong acquisition of knowledge
- Advanced proficiency in student-selected topics in optimization, production systems and manufacturing, infrastructure and construction management or finance and economics.
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