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Industrial Engineering Education At The University Of Florida And The Ned University, Pakistan

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



Conference Session

International Engineering Education I

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9.725.1 - 9.725.7



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Fazil Najafi

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Session 1660


Hammad Chaudhry1/ Muhammad Ali Abbas2/Dr. Fazil T. Najafi3 1,2 Graduate student, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Florida/ 3 Professor, Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering, University of Florida


The science of Industrial Engineering (IE) is concerned with design, analysis, and control of production, service operations and systems. Traditionally, IE had focused on optimizing the operating efficiencies of plants and workers in a manufacturing environment. Today, IE finds itself intimately involved with a wide range of industrial and non-industrial systems. These systems pertain to government, banking, medical, engineering, military sectors, etc.

Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw (NED) University of Engineering and Technology is the only university in Pakistan that offers an undergraduate degree in IE. The University of Florida (UF), on the other hand, is among the national leaders in IE education. IE at UF is known for its cutting edge technology, innovative research and distinguished faculty and students.

This paper compares the IE undergraduate curriculum at NED and UF with special reference to the socioeconomic, national and industrial needs of both countries. The paper analyzes current curriculum deficiencies within the NED Curriculum and makes recommendations for a new curriculum track related to the systems aspect of Industrial Engineering.


Industrial Engineering (IE) is a field that integrates and manages people, information, materials, and equipment. It finds its applications in almost every industry, including communications, e-commerce, entertainment, finance, food, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, sports, travel, and transportation. IE has a significant influence on the socio-economic conditions of a country. This field is relatively new in South Asia and is a very novel field in Pakistan. “Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2004, American Society for Engineering Education”

Najafi, F. (2004, June), Industrial Engineering Education At The University Of Florida And The Ned University, Pakistan Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--12991

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