Industrial Engineering


Industrial Engineering is one of the significant majors in engineering. The Industrial Engineering Program at Almaarefa University has been designed to offer a modern, high-quality program that provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills in physics, mathematics, and using computers which enable them to develop their abilities, and to deploy it effectively in engineering disciplines in general, and industrial engineering in particular.

The graduate of the Industrial Engineering program obtains an excellent background in scientific and technical foundations, integrated knowledge and skills in the field of applied sciences including engineering sciences, industrial engineering and production systems (manufacturing and services).The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the four main areas of specialization including manufacturing systems engineering, industrial process systems engineering, human factors engineering, and quality, safety and maintenance systems engineering.

The study program plan includes a number of curriculum courses spread over five academic years, including the general preparation year. In order to obtain a science degree in industrial engineering, the student must successfully complete 165 credit hours (five academic years). The program begins with the general preparation year (first year: Level 1 and Level 2), which contains an intensive English language program that enhances students' English language skills, in addition to other knowledge and skills in general and basic sciences such as mathematics, computer skills, chemistry and physics, Islamic studies and Arabic language skills. The following four years (levels 3-10) include college and major requirements, compulsory hours for all engineering departments and specialized core courses for industrial engineering, a graduation project, and a practical summer internship. All these courses will give the student a solid background in the basic topics of industrial engineering.


the intended vision of the "Industrial Engineering Department" is to realize the distinction in the education of "Industrial Engineering" locally and regionally and to improve society welfare by promoting the industrial engineering profession and by graduating qualified industrial engineers, who can, adequately,  manage  their works and tasks and responsibilities and with ability to continue learning and acquiring experience, responsiveness to change, contribution to acquire and spread knowledge and to supply innovative products and services.


The graduate of Industrial Engineering at Al-Maarefa University be technically superior, has scientific and practical knowledge of industrial engineering, is equipped with communication skills, is able to meet the needs and challenges of the technical community, and excels in working professionally in various specialized industrial fields.

Industrial Engineering in Vision 2030

One of the objectives of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 is to transform the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into a leading industrial power and a global supply platform by investing its economic potential and its distinguished strategic geographical location to contribute to diversify, sustain, pioneer and maximize the returns of the industrial sector in the GDP.


Industrial Engineering at Almaarefa University

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Almaarefa University is designed and judged locally and globally to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills in physical sciences, mathematics, and computer sciences to develop their abilities and apply them to integrated systems of individuals, materials, information, equipment, methods, and energy, besides the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to determine, predict, and evaluate the results obtained from systems and processes.

The Industrial Engineering Program provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities that qualify them for leadership and creativity after graduation, to enable them to master the basics of engineering design. Summer training in the industrial and service sectors for practical application, as well as preparing their graduation projects, where students choose topics related to a real problem, and conduct analysis, design, develop and provide solutions to it are within the curriculum.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Industrial Engineering Program will be qualified to work in multiple fields, such as:

Production design compatible with environmental requirements.

Designing a safe humanitarian work environment.

Conduct research to develop production processes.

Improve supply chain operations.

Production quality control.

Evaluation of production processes and costs.

Evaluate and improve safety procedures.

Adapting production to maintain the sustainability of materials.

Evaluation and development of employee performance.

Developing administrative control systems.

Micro and macro evaluation of production processes.

Developing industrial technologies localization processes.

Program Outputs:

The outputs of the Bachelor of Industrial Engineering Program meet the requirements of the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and the requirements of the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA), also comply with the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), so that a graduate in industrial engineering program will have:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  • and an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Degree requirements


To obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, the student must successfully complete a total of (165) credit hours (five academic years), which distributed over a number of requirements of general education, general engineering, and specialization requirements, including the graduation project and practical training.

Bachelor of Industrial Engineering

Bachelor of Industrial Engineering

Bachelor of Industrial Engineering