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College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 138 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Day
Campuses Al Ain, Abu Dhabi


Industrial Engineering is concerned with the optimization of complex processes, systems, or organizations. This is done through the development, improvement and implementation of integrated systems of people, money, materials, equipment, and energy. It is an engineering approach to the detailed analysis of the use and cost of these resources. Industrial Engineers play a pivotal role in increasing productivity and profit, improving quality, and streamlining operations. They work on methods for improving the operations and controlling production costs, improving the quality of products and services, ensuring worker health and safety, protecting the environment, and complying with government regulations.

The program combines natural sciences, mathematics, computing, social sciences, and management with mechanical engineering and design. You will study state-of-the-art courses in 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Facilities Planning & Asset Management, Project & Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship, and Environmental & Safety Engineering. The first two years of the program are identical to the BSc in Mechanical Engineering, which means you can change between the two programs without losing credit.

With an emphasis on the role of Industrial engineering in the service industries prevalent in the Abu Dhabi economy, quality systems, and operations research and optimization, the program supports Abu Dhabi’s journey towards a less oil-dependent economy.

In addition to specialized industrial engineering laboratories, the program benefits from state-of-the-art mechanical engineering facilities including a machine shop, manufacturing CAD/CAM laboratory, control & mechatronics laboratory, thermo-fluids laboratory, metal cooling facility laboratory, and condition-based monitoring laboratory.

Students can register on the BSc in Mechanical Engineering in Al Ain for the first two years of the program as these are identical to the first two years of the BSc in Industrial Engineering. They will then be transferred to the BSc in Industrial Engineering at the Abu Dhabi campus for the last two years of the program. It is a 2 + 2 program.

Program educational objectives and student outcomes

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

Within the UAE, graduates of the program can expect to find employment in organizations including Schlumberger, Siemens, Caterpillar, Honeywell, Elliot group, ADCO, ADDC, AECOM, Al Jaber Group, Musanada, and Worley Parsons.

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Ministry of Education Schools - General Track
Passing math and sciences in grade 12 with a minimum average of 90%
Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics
Achieving the minimum average of 90% on completing grade 12
Ministry of Education Schools - Advanced Track
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
Successfully passing 3rd level advanced math and advanced physics courses
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
British System (IGCSE & GCE)
Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.

Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
Canadian & American High School Diplomas
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Course outline

General Education
27 credit hours
College Requirements
35 credit hours
Major Requirements
67 credit hours
9 credit hours