Department of Industrial Engineering

Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Industrial Engineering. We have the challenge and commitment to provide the highest quality curriculum, driven by the needs of the industry, in the training of engineers in the field of industrial engineering. Our students study the most efficient way to make products, to carry out delivery of goods and services, by means of integrated systems of people, machines, materials and information.

Program History

In 1995 the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus (IAUPRBC) launched the B.S. program in Industrial Engineering. On January 1997, the academic program and services moved to the current location at Road 830, Dr. John Will Harris in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. In 1998, the Board of Trustees approved for the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus (IAUPRBC) a new mission focused on programs in Science, Engineering and Technology. The first students’ class was graduated in year 2000.

Options

At present the program does not offer any specific sub-concentration; however, two minors are offered in different areas of the Industrial Engineering field. The two minors are: Quality Systems and Logistics and Operations Research.

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon Campus Mission Statement

The mission of the Bayamón Campus is to produce competent professionals by means of a high-quality academic education that is dynamic, relevant, and responsive to the latest advances in science, engineering, aeronautics, technology, business administration, and the arts. This educational experience is, in addition, framed within ethical, Christian, and ecumenical values. Our academic programs offer pre-university, undergraduate, and graduate levels of study through both traditional and online courses and degree paths. The Bayamón Campus contributes to society by educating individuals from both Puerto Rico and abroad, and from a wide range of socioeconomic sectors. The education we offer is distinguished by its emphasis on social and environmental responsibility, critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our academic community is committed to academic excellence, service to others, and the advancement of knowledge through research. The principles that guide our efforts are:
  • Integrity and behavior representative of ecumenical Christian values.
  • Respect for human dignity, the environment, and cultural diversity
  • Peaceful and democratic coexistence in society.
  • The provision of high-quality services.
  • Operational efficiency and effectiveness.

School of Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Engineering is to develop outstanding professionals in the engineering field, competent to work in different scenarios, and able to contribute with their knowledge, skills, and abilities to the well-being of society.

Industrial Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the Industrial Engineering Department is to provide high-quality education in Industrial Engineering and to promote knowledge, leadership, integration of new process and systems through science and technology for humankind benefit.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the industrial engineering program are expected to attain the following educational objectives within the first few years of graduation:
  1. Apply various Industrial Engineering techniques in an integrated fashion to solve real world problems in process design and/or improvement through the use of modern technology, communication skills, effective team member skills, and ethical behavior in their career.
  2. Successfully complete advanced degrees in industrial engineering or a related field.
  3. Have a long successful career sustained by lifelong learning

Student Outcomes

The Industrial Engineering Student Outcomes are shown below. Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

a) An ability to apply knowledge of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve Engineering problems

f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g) An ability to express ideas effectively in both oral and written communication

h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of Engineering solutions in a global and social context

i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in a continuous professional development

j) A knowledge of contemporary issues

k) Use computer tools and techniques to solve Industrial Engineering problems