The Industrial Engineering Program of DLSU was established in 1971 to fulfill the growing demand for industrial engineers. At that time, the name of the program is Industrial Management Engineering (IME) with two options for minors: Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. These two minors were offered because the industry’s need for engineering managers in manufacturing plants.
Due to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) directive to standardize all industrial engineering programs in the country, DLSU phased out the minor in chemical and mechanical engineering in 1997 and offered BSIE. However, a tracer study conducted by the department in 2000 showed that many graduates of the program had careers in information technology and service management. This led to the offering of the BSIE minor in information technology and service management in 2005.
The department also offered the ladderized program in industrial engineering, which allows a student to earn both bachelors and masters degrees in a span of five years. This program caters to excellent students who have obtained grade point average of better than 3.0 at the end of their junior year. IE had been very successful in recruiting students to take this program since its introduction in 2011.
Graduate programs in IE started to be offered in 1992 with the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE). This was followed by the non-thesis program, Master of Engineering Program in IE (MEPIE) that caters to graduate students who are working in the industry.
The PhD program in DLSU started in 1996. The program was offered to cater to the needs of academic institutions offering IE to send their staff for advanced studies. Until now, DLSU is the only institution in the country offering PhD