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BSc in Industrial Engineering

HoP - Dr. Alaa Ameer

BSc in Industrial Engineering

Why study a BSc in Industrial Engineering (IE) at The British University in Dubai?

Preparing for the upcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution requires engineers with a different mind-set to much traditional engineering.  A new breed of engineers is needed, one that is knowledgeable in the fields of manufacturing techniques & strategies, multiple levels of control & automation systems, robotics & Artificial Intelligence (AI), supply chain arrangements & optimisation, and economic analysis all the while ensuring workers’ safety as well as enhancing users’ experiences (ergonomics). This is the role of an Industrial Engineer. An Industrial Engineer can apply his/her knowledge in a wide range of public and private industries such as extraction & processing of natural resources, manufacturing facilities, supply & delivery services, transportation, major infrastructure services, and control & operation of facilities. In a world characterised by fast-paced developments and innovations, organisations require “lean” professionals that are able to understand, appreciate and act on new opportunities.
An Industrial Engineer is tasked with implementing the latest technological developments (physical and digital), the optimisation of available resources (physical and human), reducing waste (physical resources and time), enhancing productivity (quantity and quality), and increasing profitability (reducing costs and enhancing added value). An Industrial Engineer strikes the right balance between knowledge in a range of relevant engineering disciplines as well as financial and human resources management skills. This is why Industrial Engineers have an important role in the sustainability and future success of most organisations and are expected to be in high demand in years to come. Our Industrial Engineering BSc programme is meticulously designed to produce such well-rounded Industrial Engineering graduates that can work across a wide range of industries.


Career opportunities   

The different attributes of Industrial Engineering are an integral part of the structure and functionality of many operations, systems and institutions. The world demand for goods and services is increasing at a very high rate. The combination of increased population numbers and higher standards of living is placing a heavy burden on our planet. Earth is ailing under this pressure, which is being manifested in the form of depletion of resources and increased pollution. That is why every business is aiming to optimise its operations, supply chain, resource procurement, and waste generation. This is the case for large scale industries such as oil & gas, electricity, water & waste water, transportation, manufacturing, infrastructure development, health, hospitality, and so on. Small and medium size organisations also need to adopt such practices if they are to survive and thrive in a highly connected and competitive world. Such organisations are in need of well-rounded employees that can contribute to both engineering requirements and resources management.  Thus, the potential career opportunities of an Industrial Engineer are vast and are expected to continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Graduating with our BSc in Industrial Engineering degree is the first step in building your professional Industrial Engineering career.


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Minimum Score Required

UAE Curriculum & ADEC

General Track (Business & Computer Science Programmes)


Advanced Track (Business & Computer Science Programmes) 60%

UAE Curriculum and ADEC

General Track ( Architecture and Engineering Programmes)


Candidates from the General track must also have a score of 90% or above in Math and Science. Also they  must pass a preparatory Module in physics.

Advanced Track ( Architecture and Engineering  Programmes)

For ADEC Track advanced Mathematics (Level III) and advanced Physics (Level III) are required


GCC Curriculum

General Secondary School Certificate


Indian Curriculum

Indian School Certificate awarded by ICSE or CBSE



At least 7 GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects
A combination of GCSE (O level) and AS/A levels is acceptable provided that the subjects cover at least four of the following fields:




Humanities and Social Sciences

Arts and Design

Students must complete a minimum 12 years of schooling and a School Leaving Certificate must be provided.

The minimum grade for each level is:
C for the O level
D for the A / AS levels

American Curriculum

American High School Diploma providing grade 10, 11 and 12 Mark Sheets

Overall average of Grade "c” or minimum 60% ( 2.3 out of scale of 4)


International Baccalaureate Diploma

 (24 Points)



Preparatory Modules (Non-Credit Bearing)

General Mathematics (to be offered to students who after testing show a requirement.

English learning and communication skills (to be offered to students entering the programme with TOEFL between 500 and 530)

Placement Tests

English: students with a score less than the minimum required must take English Language Modules and will be placed at the appropriate level.

Math:  student must provide the Math score required for their respective education track or pass a Math placement test.

Students who have not satisfied the Math requirements or passed the Math Placement test may be granted a conditional admission but they cannot register in any Math or any other modules that have Math as a perquisite until they satisfy the Math requirements. 

Probational Entry Requirement:

  • Candidates having school average of less than 70% but 60% or more may be considered for admission subject to following conditions:
  • The student has achieved 70% in at least one of the three most relevant subjects, as specified for each programme separately; and
  • An interview/ assessment/ other records of achievement submitted as part of the student application.
  • Similar student cases from other National Systems will be considered on case-to-case basis.
  • The non-English native speaking candidates must obtain an English Language proficiency equivalent to TOEFL score of PBT 500/iBT 61 or IELTS 5.0, or an equivalent using a standardized test approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Candidates having 11 years of Education in British System (O levels/GCSE) may be considered for admission subject to an interview/ assessment as part of the student application.
  • Students who have completed 13 years of education may be considered exempt from equivalent first year modules in-line with the University policy on Advanced Standing as detailed later in this document.


English Language Requirement:

  • English Language proficiency equivalent to TOEFL score of PBT 500/iBT 61 or IELTS 5.0, or the UAE Ministry of Education EmSAT score of 1100.


Credit Transfer

  • BUiD does not normally award credit for experiential learning.
  • BUiD does consider credit transfer arrangements towards their undergraduate programmes from other higher education institutions subject to the following conditions.
  • The applicant meets BUiD’s formal entry requirements.
  • The relevant Faculty is able to determine that the coursework was taken at undergraduate level and is at least equivalent to the credit rating available for one module of the programme for which the credit transfer is being considered.
  • The student attained a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent for the credit of a module to be transferred.
  • The institution at which the programme was taken is recognised by the MOHESR or licensed or officially recognised by the Department/Ministry of Education in the home country (and so attestable by MOHESR)
  • The Faculty only allows exemptions from modules with content equivalent to that qualification providing the transferable points.
  • Credit points can only be transferred where the work done for the previous qualification would allow the student to successfully perform the assessment exercise for the exempted module.
  • The decision as to whether a previously taken qualification or credit accumulation serves to exempt a student from a current module rests with the Board of Examiners on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty.
  • Credits which have already formed part of an award are not acceptable for transfer.
  • Credit transfer will not be awarded for study completed as part of a credit-bearing programme of continuing education. 

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