Welcome to the Department of Industrial Engineering at American University of Sharjah.
Our department offers an undergraduate program in industrial engineering and a master’s and PhD program in engineering systems management. These programs prepare students to apply their creativity in the design, implementation and control of data-driven solutions for complex systems, approach unstructured problems, and evaluate the impact of their solutions in the broader context of an organization or society.
A leader in providing a meticulous and forward-looking education, our department focuses on experiential learning, strong collaborations with industry leaders, and integration of sustainability, artificial intelligence and innovation within its curriculum. In our state-of-the-art laboratories, students experience hands-on learning that gives them a feeling of the real-world problems they will face in the workplace.|-BREAK-|
All of our programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division. The Industrial Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Industrial and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.
Industrial engineering is considered one of the fastest growing professions in the world, integrating people, capital, materials, equipment and information in an efficient way to produce and distribute high-quality goods and services at a low cost. The industrial engineering undergraduate program offers an application-oriented and industry-driven curriculum, with teaching and research strengths in areas including supply chain and logistics engineering, quality and maintenance engineering, and manufacturing. In keeping up with the market needs, the program has extended its focus in recent years to include areas such as data science, smart manufacturing, healthcare and energy systems. The industrial engineering program complements the extensive engineering majors AUS offers, making the college and university unique in the region in the variety of engineering programs available.
The Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management program is the first of its kind in the entire region. It is the premier choice for engineers whose goal is to work in areas that integrate technical engineering skills with managerial and economics skills. The curriculum is designed to enhance management and technical skills of all engineers, regardless of their discipline, to meet the needs of the marketplace in the UAE and other Gulf countries.
The PhD in Engineering - Engineering Systems Management (PhD-ESM) was launched in 2018. It was developed to produce the next generation of leading academics and industry experts in the different fields of ESM. The program addresses fundamental research problems of national and global importance for the 21st century, including but not limited to supply chain management, sustainable construction project management and smart cities management. The PhD-ESM students are motivated to work with faculty at the forefront of their fields, who are engaged in a wide range of disciplines and hail from some of the world’s best universities. The faculty’s commitment to research, in cooperation with other academic institutions and major industrial and government organizations, creates an ideal environment for candidates to acquire cutting-edge knowledge and cultivate their own research interests.
The programs’ highly qualified faculty have the required knowledge and expertise in their fields of specialization to deliver quality education. They have earned their degree from leading universities in the United States, Canada and Europe. Faculty research efforts are broad, interdisciplinary and current.
The department prepares its students to undertake professional certifications such as Certified Supply Professional (CSCP); Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD); Project Management Professional (PMP); Certified Associate in Project Management (MAPM); Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP), Lean Sigma Green Belt; Industry 4.0; SAP Certified Associate; and Certified Value Specialist (CVS).
Our graduates are the top choice of employers in the UAE. They are highly employable and have joined the workforce with local and multinational companies both in the UAE and abroad. Examples include GE, SAP, Schlumberger, Amazon, Schneider Electric, Petrofac, Henkel, Siemens, Cummins Middle East, Procter & Gamble, PwC, EY, Nielsen, Bee'ah, Adnoc, Expo 2020, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.
Beyond the classroom, our students benefit from a wealth of other opportunities. Students are actively engaged in four professional program related chapters, which are the Institute of Industrial Engineering AUS Chapter, the American Society for Quality Student Chapter, the Supply Chain Management Club and the Industrial Engineering Club. They also have opportunities to participate in exchange, study abroad, internships, business incubation programs, research, and a large number of student clubs and honor societies for extracurricular activities. Also, our students have competed in and won many local and international competitions, such as the L'Oreal Brandstorm Challenge, ASQ Case Study, APICS Case Study and Unilever Hackathon.
If you are looking for an ever-evolving career that is in high demand, explore the options we have available to you.
Abdulrahim Shamayleh, PhD, CSCP
Head| Department of Industrial Engineering
Meet our acclaimed faculty, renowned for progressing important sub-fields of industrial engineering through world-class research and scholarship. Students of industrial engineering at AUS enjoy close relationships with faculty, assisting with hands-on projects and contributing to articles published in peer reviewed journals.
Our students are provided with practical learning experiences, helping to develop professional know-how and skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. This learning sees our graduates well-placed for success in the workforce or further education. Our focus on university-industry collaboration ensures our market-ready graduates can apply strong analytical and technical skills to address real-life challenges. Here are just some examples of where our alumni are now.
SEE WHERE OUR ALUMNI ARE HAVING AN IMPACT.
South Korea, March 31–April 7, 2017
American Society for Quality (ASQ) annual student competition EMEA
Unilever Gulf Young Entrepreneur Awards Sustainability Hackathon
Have a question? We would like to hear from you. Get in touch today.
Dr. Abdulrahim Shamayleh
Tel +971 6 515 4907
Senior Administrative Assistant
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Academic Programs Coordinator
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Department of Industrial Engineering
College of Engineering
American University of Sharjah
PO Box 26666