Bachelors in Industrial Engineering

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Bachelors
Bachelors in
          in Industrial
             Industrial
Engineering
Engineering
Faculty
Faculty of
        of Engineering,
           Engineering, University
                        University of
                                   of Malta
                                      Malta
Outline


 • What is Industrial Engineering?
 • Why study for B.Ind.Eng.(Hons)?
 • Course structure
 • Who offers this course?
 • What to expect as a student in this course?
 • Conclusions
What is Industrial Engineering?

  Concerns the development,
  improvement, implementation and
  evaluation of integrated systems of
  people, money, knowledge, information,
  equipment, energy, materials and
  manufacturing processes.
Outline


 • What is Industrial Engineering?
 • Why study for B.Ind.Eng.(Hons)?
 • Course structure
 • Who offers this course?
 • What to expect as a student in this course?
 • Conclusions
Benefits of B.Ind.Eng.(Hons)
               Course is aimed at meeting the
                 local industry needs

               Course equips the graduate with
                 multidisciplinary skills covering a
                 range of engineering fields:

                     mechanical;

                     electrical and electronics;

                     manufacturing and materials;

                     management
Benefits of B.Ind.Eng.(Hons)
             Gives students more flexibility on
               possible fields of specialization at
               postgraduate (M.Sc, Ph.D.) levels:
                   production engineering;
                   nanotechnology;
                   industrial robotics;
                   surface engineering;
                   integrated product development
             Offers better employability as
               graduates have a breadth of
               knowledge…
Career Prospects of B.Ind.Eng.(Hons)
               The broad perspective of the
                 curriculum qualifies the graduates to
                 be employed in a wide variety of
                 industrial organizations including:
                     Electronics;
                     Phamaceuticals;
                     Medical;
                     Automotive;
                     Machinery;
                     Aircraft.
Outline


 • What is Industrial Engineering?
 • Why study for B.Ind.Eng.(Hons)?
 • Course structure
 • Who offers this course?
 • What to expect as a student in this course?
 • Conclusions
Course Structure
                                         A 4-yr degree with 60ECTS each

  YEAR
  YEAR 11                                A range of modules covering




             60ECTS each =
                                          design, manufacturing processes




                             240 ECTS
  YEAR
  YEAR 22
                                          & material engineering

  YEAR
  YEAR 33
                                         Leads to a 90 ECTS MSc

  YEAR
  YEAR 44
                                         Difference from a 3 year degree:
                                            students get one other
  YEAR
  YEAR 55
                                             year of stipend
90ECTS MSc
                                            a shorter (90ECTS) MSc
Why a duration of 4 years?
             To enable students to effectively
               acquire knowledge in an
               interdisciplinary manner at the right
               training pace
             To produce high quality students after
              a 4-yr degree, knowledgeable in a
              range of fields
             Allows a mix of theoretical
              foundations + participation in
              industrial visits, both local and abroad
             An extra year is an asset for
              employability
Outline


 • What is Industrial Engineering?
 • Why study for B.Ind.Eng.(Hons)?
 • Course structure
 • Who offers this course?
 • What to expect as a student in this course?
 • Conclusions
Who offers this course?
 Course is offered JOINTLY by the:

    Department of Industrial & Manufacturing
      Engineering

       http://www.eng.um.edu.mt/~dme

    Department of Metallurgy and Materials
      Engineering


       http://www.eng.um.edu.mt/dmme
Dept of Ind. & Manuf. Engineering

http://www.eng.um.edu.mt/dmme/


  Goal:

  DiME carries out research and undergraduate and
  postgraduate knowledge transfer activities in the
  field of product development methodologies and
  technologies.
Dept of Ind. & Manuf. Engineering
Knowledge Transfer Activities:
                   Undergraduate course

                   MSC in Integrated Product Development
                    (IPD), approved by Malta Enterprise for
                    tax refunds for participants




http://www.eng.um.edu.mt/~dmeu/msc/
Dept of Ind. & Manuf. Engineering
Knowledge Transfer Activities:
             A range of product development technologies and
             methodologies are taught by DiME including:
                 Engineering Design Methodology
                 Computer-Aided Engineering Design
                 CNC Machining
                 Engineering Metrology
                 Manufacturing & Assembly Processes
                 Mechatronics
                 Industrial Robotics & Automation
                 Environmental Engineering
                 Micro and Nano-scale fabrication
Dept of Ind. & Manuf. Engineering
Research Activities:
                 Industrial Robotics & Mechatronics
                 Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
                 Miniature CNC Machining
                 Clean Production Technologies
                 Simulation Modelling
                 Intelligent CAED
                 CAD/CAM
                 Concurrent Engineering
                 DFX
State-of-the-art labs
 CAD Systems Lab      Advanced Manufacturing Lab




  CNC Machining Lab   Industrial Automation Lab




                       New equipment is coming…
Dept of Ind. & Manuf. Engineering

International Collaborations:

  University of Strathclyde (UK)
  Technical University of Denmark (DK)
  CNR (IT)
  University of Cambridge (UK)
  Richmond University (UK)
                                          CNR, Italy
  Troyes Technical University (FR)
Department of Metallurgy and Materials

http://www.eng.um.edu.mt/dmme

Goals:
     Teaching in fields related to Materials Engineering at
      undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
     Research and Development
     Promote Technological Progress by:

           Providing well prepared engineers
           Providing services in materials’ related problems
           Helping industry cut down tooling cost, and improve
            productivity and quality of finished product.
Department of Metallurgy and Materials
Knowledge Transfer Activities:

 Joint Degrees
 Student / Staff Exchange
 Teaching several study units,
  some examples being:

Material Science , Physical Metallurgy   , Polymer Materials ,
Ceramic Materials , Composites ,         Joining Processes ,
Degradation of Materials , Material      Characterization and
Surface Engineering among others.


http://www.eng.um.edu.mt/dmme/
Department of Metallurgy and Materials
Research Activities:

   High Quality Research
   Problem Solving Competence
   Product Improvement
   EU Projects
                                 Source: Fenech M. 2008
Department of Metallurgy and Materials
Research Activities:

• Development of coatings and surface
  modification technologies

• Laser tool repair and rapid            Source: Betts J. 2008
  manufacturing                         • Austempered
                                          Ductile Cast Iron
                                          (ADI)

                                        • Modification of
                                          biomaterials
                                          using plasma
                                          thermochemical
        Source: Betts J. 2008             treatments
Department of Metallurgy and Materials
Promotes Technological Progress:
  Tool Repair
  Strong collaboration with
   industry
  Product Improvement
  Customized Service
Department of Metallurgy and Materials
 Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Plant:
            • Vacuum Furnace with 6 bar quench facility
            • Ion implantation with evaporative facility
            • 9 KW CO2 Laser with 4 CNC axis
            • Plasma Nitriding
            • Gas Nitriding
            • Nitrocarburizing
            • PVD plant
Department of Metallurgy and Materials
Testing and Ancillary Equipment :
        • Fatigue testing machines with furnace attachment
        • Micro and macro hardness testing machines
        • Tensile testing machines
        • Accelerated salt Spray cabinet
        • Electrochemical corrosion test
        • XRD with grazing incidence facility and furnace
          attachment
        • Cleaning / washing machines
        • Ultrasonic cleaning machines
Department of Metallurgy and Materials
 Collaboration
 Universities:
 Birmingham (UK), Liverpool (UK),
 Leeds (UK), Clausthal (Germany),
 Bologna (Italy), Miskolc (Hungary),
 Pierre & Marie Curie (France) …..

 Industry:
 SZUV (Hungary), Bodycoat (Germany),
 ZFW (Germany), Tecvac (UK),
 SC Plasmaterm (Romania), Micro
 Materials (UK) ……

 Institutes:
 IOM3, IFHTSE, COE
Contacts
  Dr. Ing. Jonathan C. Borg
  Head – Department of Industrial &
  Manufacturing Engineering

  Email: jonathan.borg@um.edu.mt
  Phone: 2340 2366/ 21343577

  Dr. Ing. Stephen Abela
  Head – Department of Metallurgy and
  Materials Engineering

  Email: ssabel@eng.um.edu.mt
  Phone: 2340 2068 / 21343567
Outline


 • What is Industrial Engineering?
 • Why study for B.Ind.Eng.(Hons)?
 • Course structure
 • Who offers this course?
 • What to expect as a student in this course?
 • Conclusions
What to expect as a student in this course?

                           Learning the theoretical
                            foundations + hands-on
                            practice

                           Exposure to the local
                            manufacturing
                            industry

                           Study visits abroad,
                            including Peugeot,
                            Airbus, VW!!!

                           Fun
Past students’ experience on degrees run by DiME

“I can confidently say that they have been fruitful even
though at times very hectic. DiME has helped me develop
certain skills, namely leadership, initiative and
management, that are crucial to have both as a
professional and to be able to deal with everyday life.”
     Alexia Grech, former undergraduate engineering student…presently enrolled as an Ph.D. student at DiME




                     “The DiME provides high-technology equipment which
                     allowed me to work in perfect conditions and to enrich
                     my technical knowledge in various areas such as CAD
                     and Manufacturing Processes. This work acted as an
                     excellent bridge to the world of work.”
 Florent Masson, an undergraduate engineering student from the Clermont-Ferrand University
 France, who spent a semester at DiME
Past students’ experience on degrees run by DiME

“Meeting with engineers coming from a spread of
different companies has led us to discuss our
common problems and learn from others' practices. I
find that this is an invaluable part of the learning
experience."
             Samantha Runco, third year postgraduate student (MSC in Integrated Product Development)




                  “This MSc in IPD provided the appropriate timing,
                  scope and subject mix to allow me to augment the
                  technical tool kit and shore up management skills
                  through effective intense training sessions delivered in
                  a well structured manner."
    Joseph Bartolo, third year postgraduate student (MSC in Integrated Product Development)
Outline


 • What is Industrial Engineering?
 • Why study for B.Ind.Eng.(Hons)?
 • Course structure
 • Who offers this course?
 • What to expect as a student in this course?
 • Conclusions
Conclusions

 The need of graduates in Industrial Engineering
  in the local industry

 Course is offered jointly by two small, yet
  dynamic departments

 Course offers a mix of theory + hands-on practice
  + exposure to the state-of-the-art equipment


                 Industrial
                  Industrial engineering
                                engineering ––
     aa challenging,
         challenging, yet
                       yet exciting
                           exciting and
                                    and rewarding
                                         rewarding career
                                                    career
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