Program Accreditation
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET(

The Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) focuses on the engineering and management of production and service systems, whic include discrete manufacturing, process industry, banking and investment, and the public sector. Industrial engineers design, operate, and manage these systems for the purpose of improving efficieny, quality, productivity, and safety at minimum cost, while protecting people, property, and the environment.  

Due to their unique educational background, which consists of both engineering and management sciences, industrial engineers have the capability to make significant contributions to different organizations by performing a wide range of activities and tasks. IMSE is considered as the most people-oriented discipline among various engineering disciplines. One of the key activities of the industrial engineering profession is to improve productivity, which may be defined as "maximizing the output with minimum input or resources". This requires finding the optimum 'mix' of limited resources, such as capital, material, equipment, labor, and other inputs, to maximize the output, to minimize the costs, or to optimize other organizational objectives. With strong background in operational analysis, Industrial engineers have the ability to manage complex projects and systems.  

The IMSE program atKuwait University focuses on such areas as quality engineering and management, economical engineering decision support system, productivity and supply chain management, and ergonomics and safety. Various compulsory and elective courses are offered in the department to give a strong background to the IMSE students and to prepare them for their career.

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the IMSE program are expected within a few years of graduation to:

  1. have engaged in careers in a broad range of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering areas, or successfully pursued advanced studies.
  2. have assumed leadership roles, and engaged in continuous professional development in response to technological and social challenges.
  3. have contributed to the welfare of society and the development of the profession through active participation in societal and/or professional activities.


Student Outcomes 

Achievement of the following student outcomes would indicate that the graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve the program educational objectives. 

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering . 
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments related to deterministic or stochastic systems, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Ability to identify, formulate and solve Industrial and Management Systems Engineering problems.
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively.
  8. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global,  economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. Ability to engage in life-long learning and appreciate the need for continual self-development.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and the modern engineering tools necessary for Industrial and Management Systems Engineering practice.
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