Industrial Engineering & Management

 The program is given in Hebrew

Program Goals (Bachelor’s Degree)

Industrial engineers are involved in the planning, improvement, and efficient operation of systems that involve people, equipment, and materials. This special branch of engineering studies is fundamentally multidisciplinary, combining knowledge and skills drawn from the fields of exact sciences, engineering, economics, and behavioral sciences. This program of study trains students to:

  1. Solve a broad spectrum of problems using analysis and design tools, including constructing models, verifying them, and applying them;
  2. Make practical use of broad knowledge in engineering, management, and computerized systems in order to deal with problems that face industrial organizations;
  3. Work professionally in a wide range of production and marketing organizations;
  4. Continue their professional development in order to adapt to a changing technological and economic environment.

Industrial engineers and managers must be experts in many subjects in order to successfully carry out their roles. These range from the traditional areas of production engineering (e.g., time and movement study, factory planning, production planning and oversight, and organizational analysis), through advanced technology and flexible computer-integrated systems (e.g., processing machines, computer- and robot-controlled transportation and handling facilities), to complex organizational systems with a heavy emphasis on service, marketing, and extensive contact with clients using advanced information systems.

Studies

Completion of the degree course requires 155 academic credits, of which 106.5 credits are to be earned from mandatory core courses, 28 from major courses, and the rest from elective courses (10 from Faculty elective courses and 10 from open elective courses).

Students choose one of two majors: Production and Service Systems or Business Information Systems.

The Production and Service Systems major provides grounding in the placement, operation, and control of production and service system components.

The Business Information Systems major focuses on analyzing business processes, and selecting and tailoring information systems to fit them. Unlike the joint degree program in Information Systems Engineering, this major emphasizes the implementation of systems, rather than the deeper understanding and development of these technologies (hardware and software).

In addition, students may choose faculty elective courses from five fields: operations research; statistics; reliability and quality engineering; financial engineering; and organizational behavior and human resource management.

Mandatory core courses include standard core subjects (mathematics and exact sciences, English, and computer programming), as well as engineering and methodology subjects (industrial engineering, economics, information systems, management, behavioral sciences, statistics, and operations research). Both majors include mandatory courses and a project.

Elective courses are organized according to areas of interest.

In later semesters, students carry out content projects under the supervision of faculty members or senior professionals. These projects are intended to enable students to apply the knowledge and tools acquired throughout their studies in order to solve real-life problems in factories, organizations, or the national economy.

Graduates of the course are awarded a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.

Preparation for Studies

The program of study emphasizes quantitative subjects, so it is important that students on the program have a suitable mathematical grounding. It is recommended that applicants to the program study for at least five units of mathematics and four units of physics in the Bagrut matriculation exam. Students in the program are required to read a large amount of material in English, so candidates should also have suitable preparation in that language.

Advanced Degree Programs

The Faculty offers programs of study for master’s degrees and for doctorates in a number of fields.