The bachelors’ degree in Industrial Engineering for students at Tsinghua requires 170 credits totally, including spring & fall courses 142 credits, summer practicum 13 credits, and thesis project 15 credits. The 170 credits constitution involves General Education (26 credits), Humanities and Social Sciences (13 credits), Mathematics and Basic Sciences (26 credits), Basic Engineering (16 credits), Major core Courses (34 credits), Practical Courses (20 credits), Free development Courses (20 credits), and Thesis Project (15 credits). Table 6.1 shows structural requirement of the undergraduate program.
2. Program Educational Objectives
§ Employ industrial engineering theories and analytical and management skills to increase efficiency and quality and to reduce cost of industrial and service systems;
§ Demonstrate peer-recognized critical thinking skills, innovation mind-set, system perspective, communication and organizational skills to promote the improvement of processes or systems;
§ Assume managerial and leadership roles in their professional careers or graduate programs while working in intercultural and multidisciplinary teams;
§ Act with global, professional, and ethical responsibility and adapt to rapid social and technological development through lifelong learning.
3. Student Outcomes
§ an ability to apply the principles of mathematics, science, and environmental engineering;
§ an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret experimental data;
§ an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet the desired needs within realistic constraints;
§ an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
§ an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
§ an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
§ an ability to communicate effectively in writing, making oral presentation, and interpersonal/team communications;
§ the broad education to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
§ a recognition of the need for life-long learning, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
§ a knowledge of contemporary issues;
§ an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.