Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
M.Sc. students must complete a total of at least 36 credit hours, within the following guidelines:
- Course work of 18 credit hours, including 6 credit hours as a core course, 9 credit hours as elective courses, and a 3-credit hour Laboratory/Project-Based Learning course.
- Thesis work of 18 credit hours.
M.Sc. students have to pass successfully six courses with three credit hours each.
- IEM 521 – Project Planning and Management
- IEM 531 – Operations Research
- The elective courses are divided into five major areas, as illustrated below. Each course weights three credit hours. Students select nine credit hours of elective courses from the provided list. Students can also select, with the aid of their academic advisors, elective courses from other interdisciplinary graduate programs.
Industrial Engineering Group Courses:
- IEM 501–Global IE 1
- IEM 511 – Advanced Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering
- IEM 512 – Advanced Operations Management
- IEM 513– Operations and Management in the Process Industry
Business Group Courses:
- IEM 522 –Strategic Planning and Management
- IEM 523 – Contemporary Organizational Theory and Behavior
- IEM 524–Technology and Innovation Management
- IEM 525–Accounting for Engineers
- IEM 526–Marketing for Engineers
Mathematics and Information Group Courses:
- IEM 532 – Applied Simulation Modeling and Analysis
- IEM 533 – Applied Multivariable Data Analysis
- IEM 534 – Advanced Soft Computing
- IEM 535 – Management Information Systems
- IEM 536 – Statistical Design of Experiments
Manufacturing Systems Group Courses:
- IEM 541 – Manufacturing Systems Engineering
- IEM 542 – Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Methods
- IEM 543 – Advanced Manufacturing Processes
Systems and Services Group Courses:
- IEM 551 – Systems Engineering and Analysis
- IEM 552 – Systems Thinking
- IEM 553 – Total Quality Management
- IEM 554 – Business Process Management
- IEM 555 – Introduction and Applications of Petri Nets
Project-Based Learning Course:
Master of Science students have to participate in a teamwork project, which is based on self-learning; Students have to present innovative concepts and competitive solutions.
- IEM 701 – Project-Based Learning in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management.
The M.Sc. candidate should prepare and defend a Thesis based on high-valued research work in one research topic in the fields of Industrial Engineering and Systems Management.
About the Department
The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) discipline is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, energy, and money. Those systems include products, manufacturing processes, production systems, service systems, and government units and agencies.
The IME department offers two interconnected majors in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. Industrial Engineering concentrates on designing, installing, and improving procedures and systems for the effective and efficient operation of enterprises in production, service and government systems. Manufacturing engineers transform raw materials, parts, and subassemblies into intermediate and final products and systems. Manufacturing engineering involves designing processes to make high-quality, functional and economical products; developing facilities for efficient production systems; and utilizing advanced manufacturing technologies. Industrial and Manufacturing engineers work closely together in designing, planning and using state-of-the-art technologies in the production of the highest quality products while assuring a competitive level of productivity and competitive cost.
The IME curriculum provides a broad foundation in all engineering disciplines and in-depth exposure to the current ideas, models, and methods of industrial engineering as well as manufacturing processes with emphasis on machining and product development. It also includes the important component of humanities and social sciences to help students understand the societal implications of their work.
This program is the choice of people with the aptitude and interest for careers that blend technology and people, and for those who see themselves as entrepreneurs and leaders in their future communities. Recently, employers from the transportation, warehousing and distribution, healthcare, information systems, software, facilities development, and consulting industries, as well as many of the production sectors have identified the potential and capacities of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers and their significant impact on the organizations they join.
The vision of the IME program is to be nationally and regionally and internationally recognized as a leader in industrial and manufacturing engineering education, for its academic excellence, superior reputation and in an active experimental learning system.
The mission of the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Program of the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology is to prepare students to be life-long learners and valued citizens and successful entrepreneurs through their proficient practice of their profession in careers such as design, research, improvement, and management of systems in manufacturing and service organizations as well as government units and agencies.
IME majors are expected to possess the following student outcomes by the time of graduation.
- The Engineering and Foundational Knowledge in mathematics, engineering sciences, applied probability, computer science, humanities, and social science.
- The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- The ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- The ability to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, energy, and money.
- The 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.
- The professional skills and abilities needed to function on multidisciplinary teams and communicate effectively.
- The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- The understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- The broad engineering education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- The recognition of the need for and the ability to engage in life-long learning.
- The ability to provide leadership in multi-functional teams.
- The intellectual capacities needed to establish a sustainable business.