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CHED Center of Development

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PTC-ACBET-accredited (candidate status)

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Level III FAAP accreditation (undergraduate program) evaluated by PAASCU

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100% passing rate Certified Industrial Engineering Licensure Examination (2012, 2016)


B.S. Industrial Engineering PEOs and SOs

The Industrial Engineering program started in 1986 under the Department of Mechanical Engineering, graduating its first batch in 1991 in response to the increasing demand for industrial engineering professionals in the region. The section became a charter member of the Philippine Quality and Productivity Movement-Cebu Chapter. It also participated in the USC Engineering-Industry Linkage Program and the Manufacturing Productivity Extension for Export Promotion program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) beginning in 1991. The program was listed in 1995 as part of the offerings of the DOST Engineering and Science Education Program (ESEP) consortium. Two years later, the on-the-job training program was formally incorporated in the curriculum replacing plant visits. In 2002, the curriculum was revised requiring feasibility studies from 4th-year students and research projects from 5th-year students.

Collaborative graduate scholarships for faculty development and research began in 2004 with the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. In 2008, USC was recognized as a delivering institution for the M.S. I.E. program under the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) scholarship. In 2010, the section separated from its parent unit and was established as a Department of Industrial Engineering.

For more information, contact:
Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering
University of San Carlos
4th floor, Bunzel Building
Talamban Campus, Nasipit, Cebu City 6000 Philippines
Trunkline +63 32 230 0100 local 256
Email [email protected]

Programs offered

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (Academic Track)
Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering (Professional Track)

Career tracks

Majority of the graduates of the B.S. I.E. program work in manufacturing and service industries. The roles of our graduates vary from document controllers, systems analysts, logistics coordinators, planners, operations and production supervisors, and even human resource personnel. Other graduates of the program also choose to work in academia, doing research and teaching. Employers of our graduates include:

Food: Fresh Valley Farms, Unilever, Virginia Food
Beverages: San Miguel Brewery
Consultancy and professional services: Accenture, SGV
Real estate: AboitizLand
Furniture: Dedon Manufacturing
Electronics and semiconductors: Taiyo Yuden Phils., Fairchild Semiconductors, Knowles Philippines
Other manufacturing firms: Autoliv Cebu Safety Manufacturing, Pentax Cebu, Timex, Lear Corporation, Lexmark
Oil refining: Petron
Engineering and construction firms: Fluor Daniel Phils.

Facilities and equipment

Methods Engineering and Human Factors Engineering Laboratory – Venue for Methods Engineering, Human Factors Engineering/Ergonomics, and Industrial Materials and Processes laboratory classes.


Human Factors Engineering/Ergonomics Annex Laboratory – An extension of the Methods Engineering and Human Factors Engineering Laboratory, this is a sound-proof facility that specializes in physical ergonomics experiments featuring adjustable light and acoustic levels.


Operations Research Laboratory – Computer laboratory catering to professional courses that use computer software including Microsoft Office Applications, Promodel, and SAP Business One.


Student life

The USC Industrial Engineering Council (IE Council) is the student body representing the department. They organize several student-related activities, including freshmen assembly, acquaintance party, among others. The IE Week is an annual activity organized by the IE Council to highlight undergraduate and alumni work. The council is also actively engaged in community extension activities for societal development and in student activities that help improve student life. The IE Council also serves as a representative of IE students in the Collegiate Engineering Council (CEC) and in the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers Cebu Chapter.