Industrial Engineering - 5-Year Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health in Occupational Safety and Health

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP), has a goal of addressing the grand challenge of overcoming the human and economic burden of diabetes and heart disease in underserved communities. The proposed combined program, BS in Industrial Engineering and MPH in Occupational Safety & Health, helps satisfy the need for engineers with formal education in health to bolster the quality of life to the public in underserved areas. In particular, our engineers will be immersed in the practical health related issues prevalent in these areas and help engineer technologies that can overcome the barriers usually faced by point-of-care devices. A second goal of the PATHS-UP program is to recruit and educate a diverse group of scientists and engineers who will lead the future in developing enabling technologies to improve health in underserved communities. This combined program is targeted at accomplishing this second goal, thus enabling the first.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, environmental engineering, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, interdisciplinary engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering degrees in that students take CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II - Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Fundamentals of Chemistry II 4  
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGR 217/PHYS 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 1 2
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 3
MMET 181 Manufacturing and Assembly Processes I 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 1 3
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
Select one of the following: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts  
Structured Programming in C  
 Semester Credit Hours18
ISEN 310 Uncertainty Modeling for Industrial Engineering 1 3
ISEN 210 Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering Design 1 4
ISEN 230 Informatics for Industrial Engineers 1 3
MATH 304 Linear Algebra 3
MEEN 221 Statics and Particle Dynamics 3
Select one of the following:  
Technical and Business Writing  
Writing about Literature  
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
ISEN 320 Operations Research I 1 3
ISEN 330 Human Systems Interaction 1 3
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MSEN 222/MEEN 222 Materials Science 3
Select one of the following: 3
Engineering Thermodynamics  
Principles of Electrical Engineering  
Principles of Thermodynamics  
 Semester Credit Hours15
ISEN 340 Operations Research II 1 3
ISEN 350 Quality Engineering 1 3
ISEN 355 System Simulation 1 3
ISEN 370 Production Systems Engineering 1 3
High Impact Experience 7 0
Professional Development  
University Core Curriculum 6
 Semester Credit Hours18
Fourth Year
PHEO 618 Occupational Safety 3
SOPH 601 Thinking in Populations: The Public Health Mindset 2
SOPH 602 Investigation and Control: Acute Public Health Events 3
SOPH 603 Assessment and Intervention: Wicked Problems in Public Health 3
Technical elective 6
 Semester Credit Hours17
ISEN 460 Capstone Senior Design 1 3
PHEO 640 Industrial Hygiene 3
PHEO 678 Occupational Biomechanics 6 3
SOPH 604 Framing and Persuasion: Public Health in the Public Sphere 1
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
PHEO 684 Practicum 3
University Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Fifth Year
ISEN 630
Human Operator in Complex Systems
or Cognitive Systems Engineering
PHEO 630 Environmental/Occupational Diseases 3
PHEO 682 Industrial and System Safety 3
PHEB 602 Biostatistics I 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
PHEO 655 Human Factors 3
PHEO 679 Ergonomics of the Upper Extremities 3
SOPH 680 Public Health Capstone 3
Select one of the following: 3
Health and Safety at Hazardous Waste Sites  
ISEN/PHEO elective 8
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours127

The program includes a total of 170 hours which up to 12 hours may be applied toward both the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and the Master of Public Health in Occupational Safety and Health.

Total Program Hours 170