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General Information of Industrial Engineering
COLOMBIAN HIGHER EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM CODE (SNIES): 103149
Approved by Resolution: 3372 of March 14, 2014.
Creation of Program - Academic Council Agreement: Agreement 2 of January 28, 2014.
Current Academic Agreement: Agreement 43 of August 27, 2015
Degree: Industrial Engineer
Duration: Ten academic semesters
Modality: on-campus
Dean: Carlos Eduardo López Bermeo
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Head of Program: Felipe Isaza Cuervo
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Program Description

History

University of Medellin's Industrial Engineering program was created through Agreement 2 of January 28, 2014 by the Academic Council, obtaining its approval before National Educational Ministry on March 14 2016. The Industrial Engineering program was created to offer an oriented engineering program to solve problems related with different industrial activities in companies in the real sector and services.

Our undergraduate program intends to train an industrial engineer with solid principles in mathematics, physics and chemistry. They will require skills in their field of action as in research operations, process modeling, management systems; control programming and management of production, quality and logistics in distribution chains, industrial manufacturing processes and concepts of industrial administration and corporate finances. They will focus on decision making on a restricted access environment of production, financial and human resources, considering the restrictions imposed by environmental change that demand a rational and efficient use of supplies and resources for the development of industrial activities.

Objective

The program is aims to train highly skilled Industrial Engineers to work in any industry or service company. They focus on resolving problems through application tools related to field of engineering proper to basic sciences and specific to industrial engineering considering all access restrictions imposed for production resources and a rational or effective use of these resources on organizational production chain.

Student Profile

An Industrial Engineering student must focus on problem solving applying replicable methods based on use of appropriate engineering tools, which are supported in different branches of basic sciences: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Furthermore, an Industrial Engineer Student is recognized by having a trend to find optimal solutions of problems that present multiple variables and objectives, such as a systemic thinking that allows students to understand each variable affecting problems that will face in their professional practice.

Professional Profile

University of Medellin Industrial Engineers can work in management activities and industrial processes design in an uncertain environment, under environmental and access restrictions to different economical and production resources. This professional profile is oriented to the following activities:

• Resolving industrial problems in different functional areas of industrial and services organizations.
• Analyzing and optimizing operations in different functional areas of organizations.
• Production and Quality Management of productive processes.
• Supply Chain Logistics and Management.
• Industrial and administrative operation management and human resources and technological resource management.
• Financial decision-making related to industrial organizations.
• Project, innovation and technological management oriented to problem solving in industrial organizations.
• Contributing to research, development and innovation of the best practices and industrial processes.

Competencies

Industrial Engineering program are developing skills that allows an engineer to make decisions oriented to optimization and solution of industrial organizations problems. This made through a solid formation in mathematics, physics and specific knowledge of Industrial Engineering, like analysis of mass and energy transformation processes, operations research, human resources and technological management, and productive system scheduling and administration. The specific competencies are:

• Competencies for quantitative analysis, statistics, modeling and optimization of processes and industrial systems.
• Competencies for production resource management under restrictions and uncertainty.
• Competencies for mass transformation and energy transfer process analysis.
• Competencies for problem solving under sustainability and access restrictions to production resources
• Competencies for financial decision-making in organizations.

Occupational Profile

Industrial Engineers may work in a vast labor market based on their specific training and on basic engineering sciences, developing skills that allow them to achieve a high employment potential to work in different professional industrial areas, including:

• Production and Processes analysts or engineers for production plants in manufacturing companies, resource extraction companies or trading companies.
• Production Planners and Scheduling analysts or engineers in industrial manufacturing companies.
• Industrial Security analysts or engineers in industry and service companies.
• Analysts or managers of operation resources like raw material inventories, products being processed, finished products and supply chain management.
• Logistic analysts or engineers in industry and service companies.
• Supply Chain engineers or managers in industry and service companies.
• Analysts of methods and processes, oriented to analysis, design and optimization of processes that take place in industrial organizations.
• Managers in Strategic Business Units (UEN) in any industry and service organization.
• Quality engineers or analysts
• Leaders of continuous improvement processes and total administration production systems.
• Financial Analysts of operational business units in industry and service companies
• Leaders, analysts or engineers of projects in different stages: Evaluation and execution and implementation.
• Teaching and research.

Contact Information
Dean of the School of Engineering: Carlos Eduardo López Bermeo
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Head of the Program: Felipe Isaza Cuervo
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• Telephone: (574) 340 52 22 - 340 54 22.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The following program is based on Agreement 43 of August 27, 2015:

Semester 1

Course

Credits

Algebra and Trigonometry

3

Geometric Analysis

4

General Economics

2

Written Expression

3

General Chemistry

3

Sports and Cultural Activity

1

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

2

TOTAL CREDITS

18

Semester 2

Course

Credits

Science and Liberty

2

Differential Calculus

3

Linear Algebra

3

Principles of Programming

3

Principles of Accounting and Costs

2

Graphic Expression

2

Inorganic Chemistry

3

TOTAL REDITS

18

Semester 3

Course

Credits

Materials Science   

3

Integral Calculus

3

Elective I

2

Physics I (Mechanics and Heat)

3

Financial Analysis

3

Principles of Automation and Control

2

Engineering Product Drafting

2

TOTAL CREDITS

18

Semester 4

Course

Credits

Multivariate Calculus

3

Manufacturing Processes  

4

Financial Mathematics

3

Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)

3

Financial Planning

3

Statistics and Probabilities

2

TOTAL CREDITS

18

Semester 5

Course

Credits

Elective II

2

Differential Equations

3

Thermodynamics

3

Fluids Mechanics

3

Operations Research I

3

Applied Statistics

3

TOTAL CREDITS

17

Semester 6

Course

Credits

Elective III

2

Numerical Methods

3

Mass and Energy Balance

3

Constitution and Commercial Law

2

Operations Research II

3

Econometrics

3

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 7

Course

Credits

Production and Sustainable Consumption

3

Engineering of Industrial Processes

3

Productive System Organization    

3

Project Formulation and Assessment

3

Modulation and Optimization of Productive Systems

3

Research Methods

2

TOTAL CREDITS

17

Semester 8

Course

Credits

Production Planning, Scheduling and Control  

3

Quality Management of Products and Processes

3

Plant Design  

4

Project Management

3

Logistic Systems

2

Line of emphasis I

3

TOTAL CREDITS

18

Semester 9

Course

Credits

Ergonomics, Health and Industrial Security

2

Industrial Operations Management

3

Human Talent Management

3

Innovation and Technological Management

3

Supply Chain Management

3

Line of emphasis II

3

TOTAL OF CREDITS

17

Semester 10

Course

Credits

Graduation Project

9

Line of emphasis III

3

TOTAL CREDITS

12

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS   

169