Department of Industrial Engineering | American University of Sharjah

Optimize, Integrate, Improve

Head of Department

From concept stage through to the end user, industrial engineers make systems and processes more efficient, thereby enhancing profitability. Industrial engineers play a crucial role in improving designs and processes to reduce waste of money or resources, making them highly valuable to today’s employers. Industrial engineers also work closely with engineers from other disciplines, as well as scientists. Our department is therefore committed to interdisciplinary learning and forming partnerships across the university and wider workforce. Through our programs we are generating forward-focused industrial engineers ready to tackle the challenges of modern-day business and industry. We invite you to join us.

Moncer Hariga, PhD
Head, Department of Industrial Engineering

Programs

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management
PhD in Engineering - Engineering Systems Management

Faculty

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.

Professor Vian Ahmed
Professor
PhD, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ms. Dina AL-Momani
Lab Instructor
MS, University of Jordan, Jordan
Dr. Hussam Alshraideh
Associate Professor
PhD, Pennsylvania State University,
Dr. Rami Afif As'ad
Associate Professor
PhD, Concordia University, Canada

Alumni

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.

Manufacturing Industry
  • Cummins Middle East
  • ABB
  • Ignition
  • Masafi LLC
  • Marai SA
  • Danone Middle East
  • Schneider Electric
  • GE
  • GEA
FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
  • Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • RB
  • Henkel
  • Nestle
  • L’Oréal
  • Ferrero
  • Unilever

 

 

Consulting Services
  • Ernst & Young
  • PwC
  • McKinsey
  • HNW
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • PDCA Group
  • Global Management Consultant
Oil and Gas
  • Petrofac
  • ENOC
  • Baker Hughes
  • Saudi Aramco
Graduate Schools
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Concordia University, Canada
  • Boston University, USA
  • International University of Applied Sciences, Germany 
Logistics & Supply Chain
  • DHL 
  • FedEx
  • Aramex
Government
  • Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)
  • Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFCA)
  • Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK)

Hear from our Students and Alumni

Student Extracurricular Activities

Student Clubs and Chapters
  • Industrial Engineering Club
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Chapter
  • American Society of Quality Chapter
  • Supply Chain Management Club
INE Study Tours
  • Italy, January 15–21, 2019
    • Industrial Engineering students at Sapienza University of Rome
    • Melete Srl 
  • Portugal, January 7–15, 2018
    • Industrial Engineering students at University of Porto
    • Volkswagen Auto-Europa and Adidas factory
    • South Korea, March 31–April 7, 2017

      • Industrial Engineering students at Seoul National University
      • Hyundai and Samsung
    National and International Competitions
      • American Society for Quality (ASQ) annual student competition EMEA

        • Two INE teams won the first place award for two consecutive years 
        • The INE team placed first in the 2022 competition
      • ASCM Supply Chain Global Case Study Competition
        • A team of four INE students competed with 470 teams worldwide. They were ranked 8th in Asia and qualified for the regional round which was held in London, UK, on February 15, 2019.
        • Unilever Gulf Young Entrepreneur Awards Sustainability Hackathon 

          • INE team won the first prize 
        • APICS Supply Chain Global Challenge (2016) 
          • 2400 students (over 600 teams) from almost 570 universities representing more than 70 countries registered for the challenge
          • Two INE teams participated in the qualification phase and both qualified to the national rounds
          • INE team passed all national rounds and ranked 10th in Asia and 33 worldwide

        Research

        Logistics and Supply Chain Management
        • Optimization of sustainable cold supply chain models with temperature-controlled transportation and refrigeration technologies (Dr. Moncer Hariga, Dr. Rami Assad and Dr. Abdelrahim Shamayleh)
        • Optimization of sustainable food supply chain models under new carbon tax regulatory policies (Dr. Moncer Hariga)
        • Optimization of integrated water supply chain planning with technical, economic and environmental considerations (Dr. Moncer Hariga, Dr. Mohamed Ben Daya, Dr. Rami Assad and Dr. Naif Darwish)
        • An investigation into contributing factors of excess inventory within the cosmetic industry in the UAE (Dr. Vian Ahmed)
        • Real-time green vehicle routing optimization for IOT-based temperature-controlled items (Dr. Mahmoud Awad, Dr. Malick Ndiaye, Ra’afat Abu Rukb)
        • Modeling a machine-to-machine handover in the last-mile delivery problems (Dr. Malick Ndiaye)
        • Applications of blockchain technology in logistics and supply chain (Dr. Malick Ndiaye)
        Quality Engineering
        • Manufacturing processes cost optimization with consideration to quality and environment (Dr. Noha M. Hassan, Dr. Mahmoud Awad)
        • Fault detection of complex systems (oil and gas tools, fire water pipelines, fuel systems, 3D printers, construction) using machine learning (Dr. Mahmoud Awad, Dr. Hussam Alshraideh, Dr. Noha M. Hassan)
        • Economic allocation of reliability growth testing (Dr. Mahmoud Awad, Dr. Abdulrahim Shamyleh)
        • Business process re-engineering for service processes (Dr. Mahmoud Awad)
        • Remaining useful life prediction of mechanical components (cutting tools, brakes, etc.) oil using machine learning and similarity approach (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh, Dr. Mahmoud Awad, Dr. Abdulrahim Shamyleh)
        Materials, Manufacturing and System Automation
        • Novel sandwich panel core design with polymeric foam and structural reinforcement (Dr. Noha M. Hassan, Dr. Zied Bahroun)
        • Designing an impact resistant hybrid fiber reinforced composite using nanofillers and carbon nanotubes (Dr. Noha M. Hassan, Dr. Zied Bahroun, Dr. Mahmoud Awad, Dr. Rami Asad)
        • Production of acidic biochar for soil (PABSA) [Dr.  Noha M. Hassan, Dr. Mahmoud Awad, Dr. Yassir Makkawi (CHE), Dr. Adil K. Tamimi (CVE), Dr. Kazi P. Fattah (CVE)]
        • Optimizing process for manufacturing a novel porous aluminum metal matrix composite foam with graphene reinforcement (Dr. Noha M. Hassan, Dr. Mahmoud Awad)
        • Development of sustainable engineering cementitious composite [Dr. Noha M. Hassan, Dr. Adil K. Tamimi (CVE), Dr. Kazi P. Fattah (CVE)]
        • Energy and performance optimization for high-speed machining of a metal matrix composite (Dr. Noha M. Hassan, Dr. Mahmoud Awad)
        • Automation and advanced manufacturing systems (Dr. Noha M. Hassan)
        Healthcare
        • Sustainability-Oriented Innovation in Healthcare: A Supply Chain Approach (Dr. Abdulrahim Shamayleh and Dr Abdelkader Daghfous)
        • Managing Disruption Risks in the Healthcare Supply Chain (Dr. Abdulrahim Shamayleh and Dr Abdelkader Daghfous)
        • Predictive Maintenance of Medical Equipment (Dr. Mahmoud Awad and Dr. Abdulrahim Shamayleh)
        • An AI based Early Detection and Diagnosis System for Multiple Sclerosis Disorder (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh and Dr. Abdulrahi Shamayleh)
        • Biomarker Discovery in Healthcare Utilizing Big Data Gadgets – The Case of Diabetes in The United Arab Emirates (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh and Dr. Abdulrahi Shamayleh)
        • Healthcare Resources Planning Utilizing Big Data Analytics (Dr. Abdulrahim Shamayleh and Dr Abdelkader Daghfous)
        • Pneumonia detection using x-ray machine learning (Natalie Barakat, Dr. Bassam Abu Naba, Dr. Mahmoud Awad)
        • Quality of Life and Psychological Wellbeing of Cancer Survivors
        • Prediction of COVID-19 Hospital Length of Stay and Risk of Death Using Artificial Intelligence-Based Modeling (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh and Dr. Abdulrahi Shamayleh)
        • Risk assessment of comorbidities on 30‐day avoidable hospital readmissions (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh)
        • Improvement of Dialysis Dosing Using Big Data Analytics (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh and Dr. Abdulrahim Shamayleh)
        • Healthcare Disruption: Assessing Covid-19 Impact on Healthcare Delivery (Dr. Abdulrahim Shamayleh and Dr Hussam Alshraideh)
        Data Analytics
        • Cutting tools predictive maintenance using decision trees and similarity approach ( Dr. Mahmoud Awad, Dr. Hussam Alshraideh)
        • 3D printing Fault detection using Machine learning – Dr. Mahmoud Awad
        • Artificially Intelligent Manufacturing Process for High-Quality Low-Cost Production (Dr. Noha M. Hassan)
        • Biomarker Discovery in Healthcare Utilizing Big Data Gadgets – The Case of Diabetes in The United Arab Emirates (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh and Dr. Abdulrahi Shamayleh)
        • Development and implementation of a sustainable smart storage system for fruit quality preservation (Dr. Noha M. Hassan, Dr. Zied Bahroun)
        • Risk assessment of comorbidities on 30‐day avoidable hospital readmissions (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh)
        • An AI based Early Detection and Diagnosis System for Multiple Sclerosis Disorder (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh and Dr. Abdulrahi Shamayleh)
        • Biomarker Discovery in Healthcare Utilizing Big Data Gadgets – The Case of Diabetes in The United Arab Emirates (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh and Dr. Abdulrahi Shamayleh)
        • Pneumonia detection using x-ray machine learning (Natalie Barakat, Dr. Bassam Abu Naba, Dr. Mahmoud Awad)
        • Prediction of COVID-19 Hospital Length of Stay and Risk of Death Using Artificial Intelligence-Based Modeling (Dr. Hussam Alshraideh and Dr. Abdulrahi Shamayleh)
        • Traffic system modeling and integration of IOT (Dr. Noha M. Hassan, Dr. Malick Ndiaye)
        • Forecasting Solid Waste generation in the UAE Using Machine Learning (Dr. Vian Ahmed)
        • Social Media Analytics for Understanding Students’ Learning Experiences (Dr. Vian Ahmed)
        • A Digital Decision-Support Tool Towards Developing a Smart Campus (Dr. Vian Ahmed)
        Engineering Management
        • Stochastic Cash flow modelling for risk assessment of in construction projects (Dr. Vian and Dr Salwa). 
        • Tracking sustainable development decisions in industry projects (Dr Salwa and Dr. Vian)
        • Decision support tools for social sustainability and metal health and wellbeing of employees in the construction industry (Dr. Vian)
        • The impact of Covid-19 on organizational management, processes and practices (Dr. Vian, Dr Moncer and Dr Hussam).

        Professional Training

        Contact

        Have a question? We would like to hear from you. Get in touch today.

        Department Head

        Dr. Moncer Hariga
        Tel +971 6 515 2938
        [email protected]

        Talk to someone about undergraduate programs

        Senior Administrative Assistant 
        Emily  Laggui
        Tel +971 6 515 4917 
        Fax +971 6 515 2979 
        [email protected]

        Talk to someone about graduate programs

        Academic Programs Coordinator

        Rhodalyn Diola
        Tel +971 6 515 4902
        Fax +971 6 515 2979
        [email protected]

        Postal address

        Department of Mechanical Engineering 
        College of Engineering 
        American University of Sharjah 
        PO Box 26666 
        Sharjah, UAE

         

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