A graduate engineer of the department will acquire the skills and knowledge to initiate, develop, operate and manage modern industrial and management systems. Emphasis is given to the operation and management of large, complex and sophisticated systems that integrate various disciplines by using advanced engineering principles.
Graduates will be prepared to work in large companies, industrial plants and organizations, government and service agencies, defense industries, multi-company conglomerates, banks, transport companies, etc.
Students are required to complete general engineering courses and study basic subjects in industrial engineering and management. They may choose between two optional specialty tracks:
a.Production and operations
Keeping current with new systems and technologies is a priority of the department where studies emphasize relatively new subjects such as CRM, ERP, computer assisted production systems, computer integrated control systems and robotics. The topics are studied within the context of information theory, decision-making processes and optimization.
The department’s program of studies is modeled on the program offered by Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world.
Structure of the B.Sc. Program
Students are required to take courses in:
- Mathematics: including differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, harmonic analysis and differential equations, introduction to probability theory and statistics.
- Physics: including mechanics, electricity and magnetism.
- Industrial Engineering and Management: including introduction to computer science and C programming, object oriented programming and design, work measurements and work system improvements, data bases and storage, information systems, cost accounting, organizational behavior, principles of finance and marketing, planning, computer communications, introduction to operations research, stochastic models, logistics and inventory theory, operations management, optimization, quality assurance, applied Internet technology, ergonomics, manpower management, introduction to experimental and industrial psychology, industrial economics, project management, simulation, computerized production systems, multi-plant planning, analysis and planning of information systems.
Students are also required to participate in various laboratory classes.
Every Afeka College graduate is required to choose (or propose), plan and implement an individual project relevant to the program of studies.
- Information Systems
- Operations Management