The study program

The Industrial Engineering & Management Department at ORT Braude College (OBC) was established in 1992.
Students who complete the four year study program are awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Industrial Engineering & Management.
At the beginning of the program ORT Braude College was accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE) to grant its graduates a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in Industrial Engineering & Management, and the first class of students graduated in 1996. In May 2004, the CHE accredited OBC to grant a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering & Management. In 2007 OBC conferred the B.Sc. degree on its first graduating class of IE&M engineers.

The IE&M study program at OBC is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in sciences and engineering. During the first two years of the program, students take basic courses in mathematics, physics, fundamental engineering and some specialized IE&M topics.
Once they acquire this foundation, they proceed during their third and fourth years in the program to study Industrial Engineering & Management subjects. The emphasis is on students gaining an understanding of engineering concepts, as well as acquiring the tools necessary to solve complex engineering problems.
Starting in their seventh semester, each student chooses elective courses from three out of the four following tracks:

  • Production and Service System Design
  • Production and Service System Operations
  • Information Systems Design
  • Management

Another key component of the IE&M program is students’ requirement to complete one of the following during their last year in the study program:

  • An Internship
  • A Final Project (and additional elective courses).

The Internship requires IE&M Department students to work at least 900 hours in an industrial environment, service organization, or research facility. The Internship is supervised by a lecturer from the IE&M Department; an additional mentor from the company also participates in the supervision. The Internship integrates the knowledge students have acquired in the IE&M study program, sharpens their critical thinking in order to solve real world problems, and ensures that they gain valuable practical experience prior to graduation.