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 Salvendy
Chair of the Review Board
University Distinguished Professor
University of Central Florida,and President Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida
Member of National Academy of Engineering, US
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[Time] 2:00pm-3:00pm, May 14th, 2019, Tuesday
[Venue] Room N412, Shunde building
[Speaker] Dr. Yulan Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
[Title] Sustainability Building of an Agricultural Supply Chain with a Capital-Constrained Farmer in Developing Economies
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)
In today’s global society, cultural misunderstandings and ignorance can no longer be tolerated. For so long, the world has revolved around the West, catering to its culture and lifestyle, but this is now changing. China has been growing up to be a key player in the world.
On the 29th of November, together with my classmates from the IMEM program we set for yet another immersion class to Shanghai and Ningbo. Our plan was to visit some of China's manufacturing giants (Shanghai Electric, Baosteel and IKD) and to attend an international conference on project management for getting an understanding on the key challenges that China and the world are faced with volatility and uncertainty.
Arrived at Shanghai in the evening from Beijing via high-speed railway.
Group photo at the Bund
First visit of the trip was to Shanghai Electric Gas Turbine Co. Ltd（上海汽轮机厂）, one of China's great energy and power companies. Students visited the manufacturing and production facility of turbine blades and vanes, together with a company’s personnel in charge. Through his insight, students have gained comprehensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes involved. The history of the factory shows that the market for this type of companies is no longer friendly as people start to use alternative energies and that there is a need of diversifying their portfolios.
The group then spent the following afternoon visiting Baosteel company（宝钢）, the world's fifth largest steel producer. In the 3-hour visit, students had the chance to experience the brilliance of China’s largest steelmaker manufacturing plant up close. This visit has been insightful as we got a glimpse on how a steel production line works and the complexities and challenges of processing the raw material and managing waste.
Group photo at Shanghai Electric Gas Turbine Co. Ltd
Day 3 & 4
In the next two days, students were given the privileged to attend a forum on “International Forum on Chinese Characteristic & Cross-culture Project Management 2018”, an eye opening conference related to Project Management under VUCA conditions. The forum, acting as an important platform for academic exchange and application sharing of project management personnel, has helped students gain an overall impression with regards to the development of project management in China. Students also were lucky to see how project management is viewed by academia, project management professionals and consulting companies as the representatives and speakers were great professional achievers from across the globe (EU and Australia professors, EU professionals, China professors and professionals). During the forum, Professor Wei Zhang, the director of MEM Education Center, Tsinghua University, also gave a speech on the topic “Exploring International Master of Engineering Management (IMEM) Education to Promote B&R Talent Cultivation”.
Professor Wei Zhang giving a speech at the Forum
Group photo at the Forum
The last day was spent in Ningbo City, a modern international port city. The final stop of the immersion class was to IKD Company Co. Ltd.（爱柯迪股份有限公司）, an aluminum die casting manufacturing factory. During the visit, students learned a lot about the business scope and operational aspects of the company. The main area of focus concentrates on the factory digital infrastructure. Hence, students were able to get first-hand experience on the full traceability process of an integrated factory management system. Students also had a good look at the advanced high-performance and high-precision equipment necessary for manufacturing such specialized products.
Conference at IKD
Factory tour at IKD
Group photo at IKD
Having these opportunities creates on us a vision on how things are done in China and where this giant next steps are. On the other hand, learning from different types of industries gives us diverse tools and ways of thinking so we can approach problems in our daily and professional life with a unique outlook.
——Gabriel Henriquez(IMEM 2018, Venezuela)
IKD is one of the biggest suppliers of the automotive vehicles’ parts in the world. The concept of industry 4.0 was being observed there and to my amazement, the use age of technology by the IKD was simple yet extremely effective e.g. WeChat was being used to track the procedures and communication among manpower. They manufacture steering wheel assembly, wiper assembly etc.
——Sayyed Ibraheem Saleem(IMEM 2018, Pakistan)
This trip enable me to deepen my knowledge not only about the manufacturing in China, the production process and the supply chain of the products, but also the marketing, strategy, and business process of the companies especially when we had an eye opening interview with the executives of these companies. This trip also gave me more motivation to further develop myself into knowing more about the business culture and strategies used by the Chinese manufacturer.
——Ricky Albert(IMEM 2018, Indonesia)
This factory(IKD) is one of the biggest and up-to-dates companies in field of production of aluminum parts and their biggest customers was Valeo and Bosch. The digitalize factory project was the major topic of visiting and presentation. Also their new plan for globalization which is going on by opening new factory in Mexico was discussed. One of the most interesting parts was about their integrated system where you can find all useful information on PDA, computers and even WeChat. The security of their online system and the convincing process of management was also discussed. We asked about opportunities in IKD and they answered this question like this: according to our globalization program, we will need lots of local partners in other countries who can help IKD to establish its new sites there.
——Pishbin Seyed Mohammadali(IMEM 2018, Iran)
PM in Europe tend to be more human-centered, focusing on team building, communication, relationship among parties and foster team creativity, taking a qualitative approach. PM in China is focused on achieving the seemingly impossible, focusing on super-large-scale projects, focusing on the long-term and taking a practical approach. The differences can be accounted by the nature of the industries undertaking these projects, and what particular stage is a team focusing on.
——Han Alex Bochao(IMEM 2018, Canada)
In conclusion, our main learning was that Chinese companies are looking for overseas expansion and that they are trying to become globally competitive. At the same time, we appreciate that all the managers we met were open about their shortcomings such as the lack of tradition and expertise in foreign markets and their lack of global partnerships. They are trying to overcome these by forming global partnerships with overseas companies and exploring fostering overseas talent into management roles.
Writer：Alex Wui-Kiat Soon(IMEM2018, Brunei), Nasulea Mihai Bogdan(IMEM2018,Romania)