Department of Industrial Engineering


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.


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 Program is to educate competent professionals who can design, analyze, and support work systems for industries and organizations; are able to function in multidisciplinary teams, understand professional and ethical responsibility; recognize the value of lifelong learning and be able to communicate effectively. Thus, the program contributes to society by educating individuals who reside inside and outside of Puerto Rico through traditional and online courses.

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 Industrial Engineering principles and methods to provide solutions to improve productivity of industries and organizations through effective use of technology, communication skills, teamwork, and ethical behavior.
  2. Readiness to pursue advanced degrees in industrial engineering or a related field.
  3. Foster a professional career with a lifelong learning attitude.

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.  
  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.