Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) started full-fledged undergraduate program of Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE) through the establishment of the department of Mechanical and Production Engineering (MPE) in April, 2010. This program enrolls a total of 100 students per semester. The total enrollment in the four-year (eight semester) B.Sc. Engineering degree program is about 800. A class size of about 50 students is maintained for effective teaching. The program is accredited by the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB). The program is enlightened with expert faculties, professors, a number of young and energetic faculties with Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in relevant fields. More than 1400 students have graduated from the IPE discipline and are now working in Bangladesh and overseas.
Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE) is an engineering discipline that deals with the design of human effort and system efficiency in all occupations: agricultural, manufacturing and service. This discipline deals with the problems concerned with Manufacturing Processes and Control on one hand and on the other hand it deals with problems of Industrial Systems and Modelling. Manufacturing processes and systems explains how parts are made and how manufacturing systems communicate. Manufacturing process deals directly with materials forming, cutting, shaping, and planning. Manufacturing systems focus on the integration of manufacturing process, usually through computer control and communications. Industrial Engineering was originally focused on improving the operation of a system, industrial engineers are now involved in the design of systems and processes to produce and deliver goods and services in all types of organization. We work to integrate systems involving people, materials, facilities, finances, equipment, energy, and information. Our objective is to achieve the best possible results in terms of quality, productivity, and safety. Industrial and Production Engineers are working in manufacturing, banks, hospitals, government organizations, transportation, construction, processing, social services, electronics, facility design, safety, and warehousing.
Students can learn Operations Research, Applied Probability and Statistics, Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Optimization, Simulation, Quality Engineering and Control, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Healthcare Systems Engineering, Production and Distribution Systems, Supply Chain Engineering and Logistics, Ergonomics and Safety Engineering, Data Analytics, Product Design and Development, Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing Processes, Smart and Intelligent Manufacturing, Manufacturing System Informatics and Control, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, Robotics, Metrology, etc. during their undergraduate study periods and research.
Students of IPE have participated in the most diversified competitions and extracurricular activities throughout the years. It ranges from visiting different industries for attachments to winning national and international design competitions. Students from IPE have participated in prestigious competition and certification courses and obtained many awards and professional certification.
IPE students at AUST emerge as the next generation of leaders in industry, research, academia, and beyond. Besides, producing efficient engineers, the department of Industrial and Production Engineering always strives for developing graduates as future leaders of the country who can contribute to the sustainable development of the country through augmenting our industries to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). As Bangladesh has significantly moved towards cleaner and greener manufacturing in recent years; IPE, AUST constantly trying to keep up skills readiness for achieving SDG and adopting Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4). AUST has taken steps to adopt blended learning and enhance outcome-based education (OBE) within the framework of the Washington Accord. COL is supporting AUST in strengthening its capacity to leverage technology-enabled learning (TEL) effectively to improve student learning. As we have a big vision for growth in the future, TEL will be a vital role for the next stage of our industrialization with regards to sustainability, competitiveness and creating decent employment.
We are providing industrial solutions for sustainable manufacturing in many areas of business concerns ranging from process to shipbuilding, and also successfully completed a project in collaboration with Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), and Aalborg University, Denmark called ‘POHS-BD’ with the objective of creating knowledge regarding sustainable co-development between Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and productivity improvement in the Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh. In support of industrial collaboration another project is ongoing with the Embassy of Denmark, BGMEA and the University of Southern Denmark called ‘NIPOSH’.
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Mission of the Program
Vision of the Program
The program endeavors to become recognized among the leading institutions of education and research in Industrial and Production Engineering internationally by providing engineering professionals with global impact. We aim to establish gradual interaction with leading technological institutions, research centers, and industries of national and international repute.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
PEO1 - Professionalism
Graduates will demonstrate sound professionalism in Industrial and Production Engineering.
PEO2 – Continuous Personal Development
Graduates will engage in life-long learning in multi-disciplinary fields for industrial and academic careers.
PEO3 – Sustainable Development
Graduates will promote sustainable development at local and international levels.
Why Should You Choose IPE as a Career?
Industrial engineers improve the way people interact with technologies and systems. Industrial engineers design solutions to improve the performance of complex systems of people, technology, and information that are aimed at improving the design, production, and delivery of products and services. They help organizations run safely, efficiently, and profitably. IPE graduates learn about different industries and how they work and operate. Then they implement those ideas and concepts into their real life. What you learn here is generally what you apply in an industrial level.
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Current Market Demand of IPE
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for Industrial Engineers is about 10% in the upcoming decade, which is far above the average growth rate for other fields. Many job research publications have put Industrial Engineering in the top 5 growth sector in the upcoming 15 years.
Bangladesh has seen a tremendous boost for Industrial Engineers in the last 10 years. It is expected to grow much quicker as Bangladesh is going through an Industrial and Manufacturing economy. To keep up with this demand, many institutions around the country is opening up IPE departments so that their graduates can fill this lucrative void.
Companies and Universities Where Our Graduates Work
After graduation, students can go to the job field or go for higher studies and become faculty members of different institutions. AUST IPE graduates have entered almost every type of industries in our country. They are working for the biggest national and international companies in Bangladesh in various positions.
The biggest portion of IPE graduates go into the RMG sector, followed by the FMCG sector. Other sectors include Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, Automobile, Footwear, Chemicals, Heavy Industries, SMEs, Packaging, Healthcare, Commercial, Logistics and Transportation, etc.
AUST IPE graduates with good CGPA can become faculty members and go abroad to study and do research related work. Currently we are blessed to have alumni and faculty members who are studying in world renowned universities in different countries like- North America, Australia, Canada, UK, Europe, East Asia, Middle East etc.
Job Sectors of IPE
Any field that works with a systematic work flow of goods and services, there is demand for IPE engineers. It can be in any region, country, sector, IPE graduates will be there to optimize the process.
In an industry or company, IPE engineers hold different types of job titles. Here is a general scenario-
Logistics and Freight Forwarding Officer, and so on….