Department head: Prof. Issachar Gilad
Since its establishment in 1994, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management has evolved into a top-notch educational and research institution.
Industrial Engineering and Management deals with a broad spectrum range of engineering subjects and quantitative analysis techniques. These include planning, design, control, and management of complex organizations and systems. An industrial engineer must consider not only the behavior of inanimate objects governed by the laws of physics, but also the behavior of people as they interface with inanimate objects and interact among themselves. The curriculum includes the basics of engineering, economics, behavioral sciences and management.
The knowhow we provide to our engineering students stresses innovation, how to find optimal processes to enhance productivity in manufacturing and service industries. Our students study a wide range of quantitative and qualitative topics providing them a comprehensive education in subjects such as operations research and statistics, performance measurement and productivity, autonomous vehicles and robotics, engineering production and management, machine learning and artificial intelligence, inventory control and distribution systems, ergonomics and human factors.
Graduates of the department earn a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree recognized by the Council for Higher Education in Israel on three main tracks:
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Management Information System
- Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering
Students are exposed to lab work in computers, automation and robotics, decision making and human factors.
The department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering, autonomous system ergonomics and human factors.