The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management at the Technion
is the oldest suchdepartment in Israel
. The department is currently headed by and is based in the Cooper and Bloomfield buildings at Technion
City. The department employs 54 faculty members, who in 2006 served a total of 600 graduate and 1000 undergraduate students.
IE&M (Industrial Engineering
) was launched as a Technion
academic Department in 1958. The Department grew under the visionary leadership of the late Professor Pinchas Naor
, who served as its founding Dean. In a more traditional disciplinary model, which is still quite common today, Industrial Engineering
(IE), which is typically associated with an engineering school, is separated from management programs that are taught in business schools. In contrast, Naor's vision was to combine IE with management by creating a large, inherently multi-disciplinary unit covering a wide spectrum of activities, from applied engineering to mathematical modeling; from economics
and behavioral sciences
to operations research
. He saw all of these areas, and more, working in harmony to produce graduates who would form a highly skilled managerial elite for Israeli industry, as well as graduates who would pursue research careers to further enrich the academic community from which they graduated.
Undergraduate degree programs
The IE&M faculty offers three programs of study towards the... Read More