The bachelors’ degree in Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua requires 170 credits totally, which include: spring & fall courses 142 credits, summer practicum 13 credits, and thesis project 15 credits. The 170 credits constitution is: General
The Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering is offered to all students who finish the Industrial Engineering program in usually 2 years. Besides the required Master’s thesis, the Industrial Engineering program requires 30 credits, con
The Philosophy of Doctor Degree in Industrial Engineering is offered to all students who finish the Industrial Engineering program in at least 3 to 5 years.
PEOThe current PEO is:Employ industrial engineering theories, and analytical and management skills for incre
The Department of Industrial Engineering is devoted to solving efficiency, quality, cost and safety problems in industrial and service systems.
The challenges in contemporary society are mostly complicated system problems, such as management of global production networks, establishment of efficient public healthcare systems, construction of traffic and transport systems and their operation networks, and maintaining secured and effective energy supply systems. These challenges involve not only c
We apply state-of-the-art decision science and statistics knowledge to the development of the Chinese economy. To be specific, we use data-driven decision...
The Engineering system group in the Department of Industrial Engineering of Tsinghua University endeavors to improve understanding about the nature of operations in engineering systems, such as, production systems, service systems (logistics, healthcare,
Human Factor and Ergonomics studies the correlations and interactions between human, tool, machine and environment in system, and promote the total productivity of human-machine system as well as people's health, security and the quality of life.
The research centers at the department are platforms for the collaboration and communication between the department and industries. They serve through research, technology transfer, management consulting, and continuous education & training. Below are research centers run by the department:
The IE department has four laboratories: Human Factors Engineering Lab (HFEL), Logistics Engineering Lab (LEL), Production Engineering Lab (PEL), and Computing and Simulation Lab (CSL).
The department is well structured by a team of 30 highly qualified faculty members, including 7 full professors, 17 associate professors, and 6 assistant professors. The founding chaired professor and department head is Dr. Gavriel Salvendy, who is a prof
Dr. Gavriel SalvendyPurdue Universtiy(清华大学名誉教授)www.ie.tsinghua.edu.cn/salvendyDr. Shu-Cherng FangNorth Carolina State Un
Dr Hubertus ChristPresident of VDI ( Verein Deutscher Ingenieure,Germany)Time of appointment: 2002-2008Mr. Tome LeamonVi
【Title】On the Appropriate Objective Function For Post-Disaster Humanitarian Logistics Models: Social Cost and Deprivation Cost Functions
【Speaker】Dr. José Holguín-Veras, Director of the Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
【Time】10:00-11:00am, 5th July, 2018
【Venue】RM510, Shunde Building
The department has one associate chair as the department-level student advisory board director. The board has an undergraduate branch and a graduate branch. Each branch is formed by class advisors, class assistants, student union, Youth League, and Science/Technology Association.
The IE department has eight undergraduate classes (each grade has two classes of about 70 students). Also we have two faculty members as the advisors for the freshmen, two for the sophomores, one for the juniors, and o
The students are required to participate in extracurricular activities in order to prepare themselves with not only knowledge in IE, but also Teamwork and interpersonal skills, Leadership, and Social responsibilities.
The university-level student advisor
The Bachelor program requires 173 credits, consisting of 136 credits in spring/fall semesters, 4 credits in senior projects, 18 credits in summer practice and military training, and 15 credits of a final thesis. The courses are classified into five categories: Humanities and Social Sciences, core engineering courses, core Industrial Engineering courses, summer practice and internship, and a thesis component.
International programs have been initiated since 2001 including Tsinghua-Aachen joint master program and Tsinghua-Gatech exchange program. And a two-year, professional-orientated master’s program in Management Science and Engineering (Global Manufacturing) was founded in 2009 for students with a global vision in management science and engineering, with special focus on the manufacturing industry in China.
The doctoral degree program usually lasts 3 to 5 years. Students with Master’s degree usually spend 3 to 4 years. The program has 22 credits consisting of 13 credits of core courses, and 5 credits of research requirements. Students without an IE related Master’s degree shall take prerequisite courses suggested by the advisor.
Admissions to the International Program of Master of Engineering Management (iMEM)
Human Factor and Ergonomics studies the correlations and interactions between human, tool, machine and environment in system, and promote the total productivity of human-machine system as well as people's health, security and the quality of life. Our institute owns a excellent and fast growing team, including four professors, three associate professors and one lecturer, all of which have doctorial degree and overseas academic experience. There are more than 40 PhD candidates and Master candidates in institute. The institute always keeps endeavors in high level scientific research, personnel training and production and learning conversion. Our institute wins many honors and keep stable cooperative relationships with many institutions and companies at home and abroad. Now our institute has become a platform providing collaborations of industries, education and research.
Rau, Pei-Luen is the Director of Institute of Human Factor and Ergonomics, and the Professor of Industrial Engineering Department at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He earned his PhD in engineering at Purdue University. He has founded and directed Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Usability research center at Tsinghua University. He is the associate editor of the International Journal of Safety Science and Universal Access in the Information Society. He is the editorial board of International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction and Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. He was the chair of China board and program board in HCI International 2007 in Beijing.
Research direction: Human Factors Engineering, Human-computer interaction, Cross-cultural design, Design for Elderly, Web Usability, Mobile Interaction, Game Study, Human-Robot Interaction, and Customer Experience Management.
Li, Zhizhong is the Professor in Institute of Human Factor and Ergonomics. He earned his PhD in engineering at Tsinghua University. Dr. Li served as Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics (2006.1–2010.5, 2011.1-present), Applied Ergonomics (2007.5–2010.3) and Human factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries(2009.1–present). He also served as a Regional Chinese Submission Editor for the international journal of Reliability Engineering & System Safety during 2004-2007. Dr. Li is an academic member of National Standardization Technology Committee on Ergonomics (TC7), National Standardization Technology Committee on Personal Protective Equipments (TC112), Reliability Committee of Chinese Operations Research Society, and Committee member of Chinese Ergonomics Society. Dr. Li is a member of several academic societies, such as HFES, IIE, IEEE, CMES, CES, and CORS. In 2005, Dr. Li was selected into the "Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University" of Department of Education, China.
Research direction: Human modeling and simulation, 3D anthropometric measurement, Human performance in safety-critical systems, Dependability estimation of complex systems.
Zhang, Wei is the Professor in Institute of Human Factor and Ergonomics. He earned his PhD in engineering at Tsinghua University. He is editorial member of the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries, Universal Access in the Information Society, International Journal on Injury Control and Safety Promotion and International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing. He is Deputy committee member of Chinese Ergonomics Society, Vice chair of Organization Ergonomics Technical Group and Committee member of Virtual Reality Technical Group of China Graphics and Images Society. In 2008, Dr. Zhang was selected into the "Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University" of Department of Education, China.
Research direction: Driving safety, Human-system simulation, Virtual Reality and its applications.
Yu, Ruifeng is an Associate Professor in Institute of Human Factor and Ergonomics. He earned his PhD in management at Tsinghua University. He is Executive member of Chinese Ergonomics Society. He was member of Scientific Advisory Board in International Conference AHFE2010.
Research direction: Ergonomics, Consumer behavior, Consumer satisfaction, Promotion, and Logistics and supply chain management.
Gao, Qin is an Associate Professor in Institute of Human Factor and Ergonomics. She earned her PhD in engineering at Tsinghua University. She is editorial board of International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction and secretary of China Chapter-Tsinghua of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Research direction: Human-Computer Interaction, User Interaction in Ubiquitous Computing, Social computing, IT Product Design and Usability Engineering.
Ma, Liang is an Associate Professor in Institute of Human Factor and Ergonomics. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at Ecole Centrale De Nantes, France.
Research direction: Human computer interaction, Virtual reality, Biomechanics, Digital human modeling.
Excellent course, Beijing – Human Factors, 2009
The President's Medal awarded by the Ergonomics Society of UK, 2008
John L. Imhoff Award by ASEE, Prof. Gavriel Salvendy, 2008
Military Science & Technology Award, the General Logistics Department of Chinese People's Liberation Army, first prize, Prof. Li Zhizhong, 2007
Award for New Academics in Tsinghua University, Prof. Pei-Luen Patrick Rau, 2007
John Fritz Medal award by American Association of Engineering Societies, Prof. Gavriel Salvendy, 2006
National Friendship Medal for foreign expert, Prof. Gavriel Salvendy, 2006
National Science & Technology Award, the State Council of P.R. China, first prize, Prof. Li Zhizhong, 2005
Collaboration and Communication
Institute of Human Factor and Ergonomics always endeavors to make comprehensive and deep academic communications with international famous universities and institutions. The image below illustrates the primary cooperative organizations in recent years.
Institute of Human Factor and Ergonomics uses different methods, such as check experiment, psychophysical measurement, anthropological observation, computer simulation and data mining, to study the physical, mental, behavioral and social characteristics of human. The results of studies are applied for the design and improvements of operations, products, industrial systems and ambient environment. More than 140 academic papers and some monographs have been published by teachers and students, including 80+ papers in international journals. Teachers and students of Institute of Human Factor and Ergonomics have ever organized and participated many academic conferences at home and abroad. More than 100 papers were published in international academic conferences.
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Behavior, Complexity, and Error of Human-Machine Interaction in Digital Industrial Systems (Key Project)
Study of Interaction Performance Framework of Mobile Communications Devices
Ergonomics Study of Computerized Emergency Operation Procedures
Cooperation Mechanisms and Implementation Methods of Supply Chain
Statistic Analysis of Three-Dimensional Anthropometric Data for Fitting Design for Population
Cross-Cultural Research on Human-Robot Interaction
Testing and Analysis of Driver's Hazard Perception and Evaluation of Simulation Interventions
Fundamental Study on Collaborated Design and Rapid Manufacturing Technology
National "863" Program
Large Screen Multi-user Interaction Technology and Prototype Development
The European Commission, 7th Framework Programme
Open Architecture for Accessible Services Integration and Standardization
Computer Modeling for the Behaviors of Aged People
Computer Aided 3D Face Imaging Data Processing
Fatigue in the Simulation Task Research
Cross-Cultural Design of Digital Maintenance Document
Physical Fatigue Evaluation in Aircraft Assembly Task
Population Model for Virtual Humans
Tsinghua-Liberty Mutual (USA) Joint Projects
Balance Control on Flexible Wooden Boards on a Simulated Scaffold by Chinese Construction Workers Hired from Farms
Driving Safety Research, the Behavior, Attitude and Intervention
Three Dimensional Anthropometric Measurement and Geometrical Modeling of the Hands of Chinese Females
Physiological and Perceptual Responses in Chinese Construction Workers in Combined Materials Handling Tasks
Physiological and Psychophysical Responses in Handling Maximum Acceptable Weights under Different Footwear-Floor Slipperiness Conditions
The Traffic Sign Design of China
Cross-Cultural Effects on Warning Traffic Signs Design and Awareness of Danger: China vs. US
China Railway Container Transport
Research on Container Management Mode
Research on Management System of Performance Evaluation in Workshop
Evaluation and Improvement of Service Quality for Railway Station
Requirement Model of Mobile Services for Young People
Research on Readability of Chinese Characters
Information Security, Screen Magnifier, Acceptance of Rural User, Mobile Performance Modeling
Other Cooperative Projects
Information Product Design
NTT：Design Guidelines Framework of Protal User Interface for Old Users
Midea: Human-Machine Interaction Study of Home Appliances
Samsung: Usability Testing of Digital TV
SAP: Cultural Difference and its Effect on User Interface Design
IBM : Cultural Difference and its Effect on Work Flow Software Design
Safety and Simulation
MHI: Digital Operation Evaluation Based on Motion Tracking and Simulation
Nissan: Vehicle Safety Device Usefulness Research Aim at Chinese Typical Car-Death Accident
Tsinghua University: Emergency Escape Activities in Vital Accident based on Virtual Reality
Asia Research Center of Tsinghua University: Design and Research System of Customer Service Experience and the Quality Evaluation of Fast-Food Chain
Beijing Subways: Evaluation and Analysis of Passenger Satisfaction
Guidelines and Standards
Research on Human Factors Design Guidelines and Related Standards
CNIS: Ergonomics Guidelines of Work System Design
International Conferences Ever Organized
International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
The International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
International Conference on Quality and Reliability
International Conference on Human Factors and Computer System
Participated Academic Journals
Reliability Engineering and System Safety
Journal of Safety Research
Behavior and Information Technology
Computers in Human Behavior
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics