In order to support high demands of Industrial Engineering competence, Industrial Engineering (IE) Undergraduate Program was established on April, 27, 1998 at Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Universitas Gadjah Mada. The Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program has started to operate in the academic year of 1998/1999. Accordingly, in the same year, with the addition of the Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program, the department’s name had finally changed from Department of Mechanical Engineering to the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Since 2008, Industrial Engineering has launched its master program, and has also founded its doctoral program in 2016. Industrial Engineering Program has now consisted of undergraduate, master, and doctoral programs.
Industrial Engineering Program has grown significantly with respect to student body, faculty staffs, and facilities. Admission to IE Undergraduate Program is quite competitive. For instance, during 2016/2017 admission, one of 40 candidates is admitted in IE Program. IE Program also strengthen its position as a reputable undergraduate program in Indonesia by recruiting high competent faculty members and facilities. IE Program has currently consisted of 439 students and 25 faculty members. Recruitment of additional two faculty members in this year is still underway.
Recent IE curriculum is 2016 IE Curriculum which is outcome-based curriculum. The curriculum was developed to consider all constituents of IE such as advisory board, students, faculty members, alumni, and users. 2016 IE Curriculum has covered IE body of knowledge formulated by Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) in 2016. First year study begins by strengthening fundamental sciences (math, chemistry, and physics). Basic Industrial Engineering is also introduced in the first year. IE students are also equipped with basic knowledge and skills needed in engineering practices such as engineering drawing, numerical methods, and probability. IE students are given IE principles and IE design in the second year and third year respectively. IE students are also developing their IE skills through hands-on experience by six laboratory works, i.e., Product design and development lab-work, production process lab-work, tools and statistics lab-work, simulation system lab-work, ergonomics lab-work, as well as, production system and supply chain lab-work. In parallel to those IE courses, students also learn entrepreneurship, project management, to exercise their soft skills. At the final stage of their undergraduate, the students are trained to synthesize and apply their accumulated knowledge and skills to identify needs, to design, improve, and install integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy by working in group, as well as, to communicate their findings. This is realized through integrated capstone project course. To enhance student’s knowledge and skills in various specific areas of IE, a set of elective courses are offered. Guest lectures are also provided to keep students updated with contemporary issues. The elective courses are provided to support individual final project which is carried in the last semester and defended through oral examination.
The structure of the curriculum is regularly reviewed every five years to evaluate whether the curriculum has facilitated required competences to meet the needs of society and to deal with the fast advancement of knowledge and technology particularly in Industrial Engineering field. Course syllabus, effectiveness of learning and teaching methods, and the attainment of student outcomes are reviewed yearly.
The Industrial Engineering Program is regularly assessed by internal and external quality assurance bodies. Internal assessment are conducted annually by the Office of Quality Assurance (Kantor Jaminan Mutu, KJM), which is a quality unit managed by the university. External assessment are carried out by National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi, BAN PT) every five years. The most recent accreditation was in 2013 and Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program has obtained the A predicate (highest level). The next accreditation would be in 2018. In addition, Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program has also been certified by ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) in 2015 and achieved the score of 5.5 out of 7.00, indicating the IE program is in general in between better than adequate (score of 5) and example of best practices (score of 6).