Thrust Areas

Operations and Process Optimization

o This encompasses Operations Management, Quality Engineering, Facility Design and Layout, and Decision Analysis and Optimization. o It involves the design, operation, and improvement of production systems to ensure efficient resource utilization, quality assurance, and informed decision-making. o Techniques such as lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, statistical process control, and mathematical modelling are employed to optimize processes and systems. o Manufacturing Systems Engineering deals with designing, implementing, and operating manufacturing systems. Industrial engineers working in this field design production lines, select equipment, and develop processes to optimize production efficiency and meet customer demand.

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Supply Chain Management

o This combines Supply Chain Management and Information Systems and Technology. o It focuses on integrating and coordinating activities across the entire supply chain, including sourcing, production, distribution, and information management. o Key aspects include logistics, inventory management, supplier relationship management, and the use of information technology to improve communication and decision-making.

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Ergonomics & Sustainability

o This focuses on designing systems that consider human factors. Human Factors and Ergonomics create a safe, comfortable, and user-friendly workplaces and products. o Quality Engineering: Implementing quality control systems to ensure consistent and high-quality output. (While quality can be tied to systems optimization, it also has a strong human-centred aspect in its focus on user experience). o Sustainability practices such as ergonomic design, environmentally friendly manufacturing, and risk identification and mitigation contribute to ensuring safety, compliance, and business continuity.

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Message from the HOD

Dr. T. Paul Robert


          Industrial Engineering has always been Integration Engineering. While the traditional role of Industrial Engineers has always been to integrate human, material, equipment, and financial resources into productive systems, the current emphasis is on integrating computers, information, and technology to operate and control complex systems. Industrial Engineering is concerned with designing, improving and installing integrated systems of people, materials, equipment, information and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems. The definition of Industrial Engineers has changed from that of "efficiency experts" and "productivity people" to "knowledge workers". There is a need for Industrial Engineers who can relate to rapidly changing technology and keep up with the high degree of ongoing innovation. From the offices of corporate presidents to the floors of modern factories, new ways of getting work done are being intensely studied, and where work methods are at issue, Industrial Engineers play a leading role. Our Industrial Engineering programs are designed to teach students how to make sound managerial decisions, demonstrate independent learning and perform professionally and ethically as a part of a diverse team in a global society.