Chairman: Dr. Abdallah Alrashdan, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
Ph: +966 11 215 7767
Web address: https://coe.alfaisal.edu/en/ie-home
General Department Information
Industrial engineering is about choices. Other engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas. An industrial engineering education offers the best of both worlds: an education in both engineering and management.
The most distinctive aspect of industrial engineering is the flexibility it offers. Whether it's shortening a rollercoaster line in an amusement park, streamlining an operating room in a hospital, distributing products worldwide, or manufacturing superior automobiles, these challenges share the common goal of saving money and increasing efficiencies. As companies adopt management philosophies of continuous productivity and quality improvement to survive in the increasingly competitive world market, the need for industrial engineers is growing. Why? Industrial engineers are the only engineering professionals trained specifically to be productivity and quality improvement specialists. Industrial engineers figure out how to do things better. They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy and other commodities. This is why many industrial engineers end up being promoted into management positions. Many people are misled by the term industrial engineer. It's not just about manufacturing.
It also encompasses service industries, with many industrial engineers employed in entertainment industries, shipping and logistics businesses, and health care organizations. Industrial engineers make processes better in the following ways:
- More efficient and more profitable business practices
- Better customer service and product quality
- Improved efficiency
- Increased ability to do more with less
- Making work safer, faster, easier, and more rewarding
- Helping companies produce more products quickly
- Making the world safer through better designed products
- Reducing costs associated with new technologies
Product Design and Development is a project-based course that covers modern tools and methods for product design and development. The cornerstone is a project in which teams of management, engineering, and industrial design students conceive, design, and prototype a physical product.
Introduction, simulated annealing, tabu search, genetic algorithm, ant colony optimization, ant colony, variable neighborhood search and particle swarm optimization.
This course provides basic knowledge about cognitive ergonomics and Human Computer Interaction and to provide insights about those peculiar aspects that link design to ergonomics. Special attention will be given to the “communicative” aspects of user-centered design, both in reference to usability and aesthetic pleasantness, and to the methods developed to evaluate the User Experience.
In this course, students will be introduced to the concept of the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, learn how it is applied in manufacturing, and what businesses should consider as they decide to implement this technology. Considerations include information technology infrastructure, the business value of implementing IIoT, and what needs to happen across the organization to ensure successful implementation.