Industrial Engineering and Management Studies
What happens when an amazing idea meets outstanding technology? Probably nothing… if it happens without the presence of an industrial engineer – the most critical factor of every significant industrial process. The most notable technological breakthroughs of the past decade presented new challenges within the industry both in Israel and across the globe. Throughout this eruptive technological and electronic era of revolution, there is a clearer need for engineers that will produce templates and plan the optimal processes for every new challenge and innovation. There is no shortage of good ideas; the challenge lies in the ability to develop the methods necessary to realize them.
Industrial engineering and management is a comprehensive field which integrates a wide range of topics in engineering, economics, information, organization and management. This field implements principles and scientific-engineering methods of planning, design, operation and problem solving for integrated systems comprised of equipment, materials and people.
An industrial engineer is inherently a multi-disciplinary professional that maintains a command of numerous engineering aspects and tools for making managerial decisions, such as: engineering design, manufacturing processes, mathematical models, performance analysis, statistics and marketing. Integrating the wide range of knowledge in these areas and others creates synergy in the engineer's work, leading to a high level of planning and management.
Industrial engineering and management studies provides graduates with a broad spectrum of tools, and grants them the ability to be involved in a variety of fields required for decision making and problem solving for new circumstances: system management and operation, process analysis, planning and information system integration in organic systems, analytical examination and optimization for complex systems, planning and decision making in conditions of uncertainty, work method research, financial analysis, marketing, management, quality control and more.
The program includes fundamental studies in mathematics, physics, engineering as well as theoretical and practical courses in all areas of industrial engineering and management of the most advanced technological interfaces. In addition to the comprehensive theoretical knowledge, the program places emphasis on imparting wide ranging knowledge and real world experience through practical work and the execution of an extensive project.
The degree program in industrial engineering and management comprises 125 credits in required courses and 35-40 additional credits in elective courses. During their 3rd year of studies, students that have met the department's academic requirements and who have acquired enough credits will be divided into three specialization tracks:
Information Systems – This track trains students to fulfill the significant role of being responsible of mediating between the business and administrative activities of organizations and the computerized information systems that enable these activities.
Industrial Systems – This track trains students to work in heavy industry, assuming roles that require knowledge, technology, and the use of automation, robotics and embedded systems for industrial applications. The studies in this track will enable a deeper understanding of the engineering knowledge and technological skills required in industrial systems.
Managing Engineering Projects – A unique track in which students study advance courses in project management, including: construction project management, software project management, industrial project management, project management lab, using software to monitor and control projects, methods for summoning projects, amongst others. Students may choose to specialize in construction and building systems in the framework of this track.
Graduates of the department will receive a B.Sc. in industrial engineering and management and may be registered in the Association of Engineers and Architects. Graduates of the department are employed by leading enterprises and companies in the market, including Intel, Teva, Elta, Amdocs, Negev Nuclear Research Center, El-Op, Israel Aerospace Industries, amongst others.