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SUMMARY

By nature, industrial engineers have a global perspective, seeing beyond the initial scope of common problems. At Lawrence Tech, the theoretical and practical aspects of the learning process merge, enabling rapid professional achievement. The successful graduate is prepared to develop innovative solutions to global challenges in any industry. In addition, Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering is an excellent beginning to a life of education, providing an advanced problem-solving capability based on process thinking. Michael Pape, manager, ITM Supplier Quality Systems, Global Supplier Quality and e-Extended Enterprise Systems, ITM-Product Development and Procurement Systems, Chrysler, LLC

Industrial engineering focuses on continuous improvement in quality, reliability, processes, systems, enterprises and achieve operational excellence. Industrial engineers find better ways to get things done in virtually every industry. They figure out how to improve quality and reliability of the products and components. They figure out how to shorten the lines of visitors at theme parks like Disney World. They determine how to provide medical care and surgery to patients in the most efficient manner. They also help major manufacturers manage people and supply lines that crisscross the globe so that all the components needed to assemble a product arrive on time, on budget, in sequence, and to the correct assembly line at the correct plant.

Lawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering can literally take you anywhere you want to go: automotive, aerospace, service, retails, business operations — and not even the sky is the limit: NASA employs the skills of industrial operations engineers to coordinate its space missions and the building and launching of its shuttles.

A DYNAMIC CAREER IN A DYNAMIC FIELD

Any industry that uses integrated systems to improve efficiency, safety, and profitability - such as manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace, retails and service industries, the military, and government - employ industrial engineers.

As an industrial engineer, you will find solutions to meet desired goals by collecting and interpreting data, using productivity and optimization models, and conducting experiments. You’ll analyze and design the delivery of goods and services to increase efficiency and improve the coordination of people, information, design, materials, equipment, and economics.

Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering is a comprehensive program that emphasizes on fundamentals of engineering and tools and techniques for continuous improvements in terms of quality, reliability, operations, systems and services. It cover operations research, modeling and simulation, quality, reliability, product development, system design, statistical methods, facility planning, work design and standardization, engineering management, ergonomics, finance, supply chain, logistics, healthcare systems and business operations.

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The program’s emphasis on interfacing managerial techniques with engineering principles will enable you to think strategically and logically in devising system solutions. True to Lawrence Tech’s unique blend of theory and practice, the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering includes a required internship or co-op. This opportunity to gain hands-on, practical engineering experience can give you a distinct advantage with future employers.

ABOUT INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Some of the greatest achievements in the world have been put together using the principals of Industrial Engineering. There was a global trend of manufacturing migrating to developing countries and a growth of service sector jobs in industrialized countries. Now manufacturing is coming back to USA and service industries are expanding as well. At Lawrence Technological University Industrial Engineering bachelor program trains students who have a creative mind to develop engineering solutions to the operation of the global enterprise. Students are prepared with a strong understanding of the underlying engineering fundamentals with applications to manufacturing companies, service industries, healthcare systems, operational excellence, banking and financial sectors, and computers network systems. Our faculty work closely with industry and connect Theory with Practice through in class projects. Finally, our students are trained to make professional decisions that are profoundly beneficial to the environment and society.

The program is available to full time and part time students, along with a co-op option that provides industrial experience. Lawrence Technological University maintains a good reputation within the industrial and corporate community. LTU is ranked in the top third of colleges nationwide, by Standard & Poor that provides leaders to America’s most successful corporations. A new Brookings Institution study (2015) has ranked Lawrence Technological University fifth (out of over 6,100 two- and four-year American colleges) in the nation for value added with respect to the occupational earnings power of our graduates.

To promote active learning and personal attention we maintain small class sizes that are offered to provide you the flexibility to fit your schedule. Students can involve Industry-Sponsored Projects for their senior design projects for solving company’s product development, process and systems improvement solutions. Some of the senior electives can be applied towards masters in other engineering and non-engineering programs, thus making it possible for you to move fast through the academic career path.

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Dr. Ahad Ali
Associate Professor
Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Director, Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group
Phone: 1-248-204-2531
Email: aali@ltu.edu
Personal Website: http://vfacstaff.ltu.edu/aali/

CURRICULUM

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Freshman Year 

FIRST SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
EGE 1001  Fund. of Engr. Design Projects 1
SSC 2303  Principles of Economics 3
    TOTAL 16
     

SECOND SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of Amer. Exp. 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
EGE 1023 Engineering Materials 3
EGE 1102 Engr. Computer Applications Lab 2
EME 1011 Foundations of Mechanical Engr. 1
EIE 2012 Engineering Graphics 2
    TOTAL 18
Sophomore Year

FIRST SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2103 Technical & Prof. Communications 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
EIE 3023 Industrial Mfg. Processes 3
     
     TOTAL 17

SECOND SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2423 Development of Amer. Exp. 3
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
EGE 2013 Statics 3
MCS 3403 Probability & Statistics 3
EME 2011  Engr. Materials Lab 1
LDR 2001  Leadership Models & Practices 1
    TOTAL 18
Junior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
     
EEE 2123  Circuits & Electronics  3
EGE 3003 Thermodynamics 3
EIE 3043 Production Planning and Control 3
MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
EIE 3453 Statistical Methods for Process Improvement 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
    TOTAL 15
     

SECOND SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EIE 3011 Intro. to Indus. Engineering Projects 1
EIE 3353 Intro. to Operations Research 3
EIE 3753 Simulation in System Design 3
EIE 3123 Plant Layout 3
EIE 3653 Stochastic Modeling  3
EIE 3033 Engineering Numerical Methods 3
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar 0
    TOTAL 16
Senior Year 

FIRST SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EIE 4212 Engineering Projects 1 2
EIE 4453 Industrial Operations Research 3
EIE 4653 Industrial & Engineering Finance 3
EIE 4013 Work Design and Management 3
EIE 4/5xx3* Technical Elective* 3
EIE 4/5xx3* Technical Elective* 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
    TOTAL 17
     

SECOND SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EIE 4222 Engineering Projects 2 2
EIE 4553 Occupational Ergonomics 3
EIE 4/5xx3* Technical Elective* 3
EIE 4/5xx3* Technical Elective* 3
LLT/SSC/PSY 3xx3/4xx3 Junior/Senior Elective 3

 

  TOTAL 14

* Technical Electives

Alternative Energy Engineering
Biofuels and Biomass Energy Engineering
Computer Aided Engineering
Energy and Environment Management
Energy Resources and Technology
Engineering Systems Simulation
Fasteners and Bolted Joints
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
Fundamentals of Quality Systems
Optimization of Manufacturing Systems
Polymer Materials and Processes
Product Development
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
Robotics Applications
Safety Engineering
Solar and Wind Energy
Supply Chain and Logistics
Sustainability
World Class Manufacturing

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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OUTCOMES + OBJECTIVES

Educational Objectives

The program education objectives of the Industrial Engineering program are to:

  1. produce graduates capable of applying fundamental science, math, and engineering principles, in conjunction with modern technology, in an interdisciplinary engineering work environment;
  2. produce graduates who are competent to pursue advanced degrees in engineering;
  3. produce graduates capable of working in global technical locations as well as in the automotive-related industries of Southeast Michigan;
  4. produce graduates capable of working in teams, utilizing ethical judgment with strong communication and leadership skills; and
  5. produce graduates capable of understanding contemporary global engineering issues and recognizing the importance of lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Industrial Engineering program at Lawrence Technological University are:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • an ability to design an optimized system, facility, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues; and 
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 
GRADUATES WITH A DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING HAVE MANY CAREER OPTIONS

Industraloperations2.jpgAny industry that uses integrated systems to improve efficiency, safety, and profitability — such as manufacturing, health care, insurance, banking or finance, computers or electronics, the military, and government — employ industrial operations engineers. 

As an industrial operations engineer, you will find solutions to meet desired goals by collecting and interpreting data, using productivity and optimization models, and conducting experiments. You’ll analyze and design the delivery of goods and services to increase efficiency and improve the coordination of people, information, design, materials, equipment, and economics.

Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering is a comprehensive program that combines the fundamentals of classical engineering with operational and financial mathematical modeling. It provides a strong foundation drawn from Lawrence Tech’s highly respected mechanical engineering program and courses that cover operations research, simulation and modeling in system design, definition of market forces, statistical methods, ergonomics, and finance. The program’s emphasis on interfacing managerial techniques with engineering principles will enable you to think strategically and logically in devising system solutions.

True to Lawrence Tech’s unique blend of theory and practice, the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering includes a required internship or co-op. This opportunity to gain hands-on, practical engineering experience can give you a distinct advantage with future employers.
  • Aerospace & Airlines
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Construction
  • Computers/Electronics
  • Defense
  • Entertainment
  • Government
  • Healthcare Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil/Energy
  • Package Delivery
  • Retail
  • Semiconductors
  • Service Industries
  • Space Exploration
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Transportation

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GET STARTED

Complete information on the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering program is available from the program director:
Ahad Ali
248.204.2531
248.204.2550
aali@ltu.edu

Complete information on admissions, financial aid, and university housing is available from the Office of Admissions:
248.204.3160
800.225.5588
admissions@ltu.edu