Industrial Engineering

Overview of the Department

The Industrial Engineering program in USC started to be offered on 1986 under the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with its first batch of graduates conferred with the Industrial Engineering degree in 1991. The program was offered in response to the increasing demand for industrial engineering professionals in the region.

In 1987, it became a charter member of the Philippine Quality and Productivity Movement – Cebu Chapter. In 1991, it started its participation in the USC Engineering-Industry Linkage Program, and at the same time participated the MPEX (Manufacturing Productivity Extension for Export Promotion) program of the DOST. It was in 1995 that USC IE became member of the Consortium of DOST-ESEP (Engineering and Science Education Program) network schools, wherein it represented Central and Eastern Visayas. In 1997, the OJT (on-the-job training) was incorporated in the program in lieu of seminars and plant visits. The IE curriculum was revised in 2002 in which research projects were required from fifth year students, and traditional feasibility study from fourth year students.

A collaborative graduate scholarship for faculty and research was started in 2004 with National Taiwan University of Science and Technology to promote the research culture between participating universities. In 2008, under DOST, the BSIE program, along with the other became a member of the ERDT (Engineering Research and Development for Technology) program. Recently in 2010, the Industrial Engineering program was separated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Department of Industrial Engineering came to be a new department.


Mission of the Department

Our mission is to produce globally competent Industrial Engineers. We are committed to:

  • Introduce state-of-the-art technology in our laboratory facilities and
  • Explore and develop practical applications of the theories involved in our Industrial materials through continuous improved concept.discipline such as, but not limited to, equipment design, power generation, safety, process engineering, industrial management, environmental protection, etc.
  • Provide an environment conducive to holistic growth and academic excellence.



PEO of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Three to five years after graduation, the Carolinian Industrial Engineering graduate will have been:

PEO 1: A productive professional exhibiting competence, leadership and life-long learning in the practice of Industrial Engineering,
PEO 2: A global citizen who is noble in character and community-oriented, and
PEO 3: Able to rise from the ranks due to innovations and commendable applications of the Industrial Engineering discipline and its related fields.