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The Industrial Engineering department at The University of Jordan is dedicated to preparing students for impactful roles in both manufacturing and service industries. Much like industrial engineers, who encourage collaboration to enhance operational efficiency, our programs instill skills that empower graduates to address real-world challenges. Our Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, accredited by ABET, serves as a foundation. At the same time, our master's programs in Engineering Management, Design and Manufacturing, Maintenance Engineering, and Quality Management offer advanced expertise in efficient production systems.

Industrial engineers are renowned as "big picture" professionals, evaluating systems comprehensively to devise improvements. Our department echoes this approach, emphasizing multidisciplinary collaborations and real-world applications. With a legacy since 1986, we have graduated over 3100 industrial engineers, contributing to industries globally. Whether designing warehouses for optimal efficiency or enhancing workplace safety through ergonomics, our graduates are poised to excel in diverse fields, mirroring the versatility of industrial engineers in hospitals, banks, airline companies, and government agencies. 




What is Industrial Engineering?

Industrial Engineering is a multifaceted discipline at The University of Jordan, centered on decision-making, improvement, and analysis. It is a field that combines a business-driven approach with a people-oriented focus. Our programs equip students with essential skills, including quantitative modeling, statistical analysis, computing, work systems improvement, economic reasoning, and effective management and communication.

This field is about designing, implementing, and controlling efficient production systems for services and physical products. The core objective is to integrate all available resources optimally—workforce, machines and systems, materials and supplies, money and capital, and management and information—to achieve production goals effectively.

Industrial Engineering graduates from our institution have excelled in various renowned, highly reputable, and high-profile companies. Furthermore, our alumni have been accepted into graduate engineering and MBA programs at prestigious institutions for those pursuing further education.

In the 21st century, in our intricate and interconnected world, Industrial Engineers from The University of Jordan play a crucial role in facilitating cooperation and accomplishment in various industries.


Department Programs:

In addition to the undergraduate program, the following three master programs are being offered:

(1) M. Sc. in Industrial engineering/Engineering Management

(2) M. Sc. in Industrial engineering/Design and Manufacturing

(3) M. Sc. in Maintenance Engineering and Quality Management. Such programs are developed to prepare students for management responsibilities and leading roles in manufacturing and service industries.

Student enrollment for the last five years:














B.Sc. in

Industrial Engineering

M. Sc. in Maintenance Engineering and Quality Management     15
M.Sc. /Engineering Management   3  ​

Example Areas of Study Include

  • Engineering Management and Economic Analysis:

Leverage science, engineering, and management skills to make strategic decisions that enhance the competitiveness of companies. Graduates might find themselves in roles such as overseeing sales divisions, akin to a corporate vice president, contributing to the overall success of organizations.


  • Operations Research and Simulation:

    Utilize mathematical and computer modeling to optimize the procurement, storage, transportation, and delivery of goods, emphasizing efficient resource utilization. For instance, students could apply these skills in the context of a clothing company, determining optimal inventory levels and creating streamlined delivery systems.

  • Ergonomics and Work Measurement:

    Enhance employee efficiency, safety, and productivity by studying the ergonomic aspects of human interaction in the workplace. Graduates might engage in the manufacturing industry, focusing on designing innovative hand-held tools that mitigate issues like carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Quality Assurance:

Apply statistical analysis and management techniques to elevate the quality of finished products. For instance, graduates may play a pivotal role in a car manufacturing operation, using statistical insights to enhance the overall quality of vehicles.


  • Logistics:

Effectively manage and control the flow of goods, energy, information, and resources from production sources to the marketplace. This involves overseeing the seamless movement of products, services, and people, aligning with the multidisciplinary approach emphasized by The University of Jordan's IE department.


  • Manufacturing Engineering:

Apply scientific, engineering, and management expertise to drive decisions that enhance company competitiveness. oversee and optimize manufacturing processes, making strategic advancements to enhance efficiency and overall production. This involves a holistic approach that integrates technical, engineering, and managerial aspects to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge in the manufacturing sector.


Dr. Mohammad A. Shbool


Industrial Engineering Department