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Are you a big picture thinker? Do you like to save time? Does the idea of designing for efficiency excite you? Then you might just have the mind of an industrial engineer. Foundation University is the only university in Negros Oriental to offer an education in industrial engineering, which is rife with opportunities both around the nation and the world. In this field, you get to engineer solutions to improve integrated systems, i.e. creating methods to speed up and save material for multiple sectors, including automobiles, electronics, and manufacturing lines. We have the latest software for you to gain hands on experience in as well as collaborations around the island to get you industry ready long before graduation! The Kawayan Collective in Dauin, the Southern Negros Agri-Fisheries Cooperative in Siaton, Polar Bear Dressing Plant in San Jose, and so much more! Learn how to think outside the box, both as an invaluable team member and also flying solo. Industrial engineers are bred for the purpose of excellence in everything that they do, whether it’s grasping the true value of time or improving an entire system, Foundation University’s School of Industrial Engineering hones the excellence in you. Industrial engineers are highly sought after so there are countless opportunities just waiting for you to seize. See what we have to offer and what skills you’ll master at FU.

Technical Courses

Calculus I

Learn the basic concepts of calculus, such as limits, continuity and differentiability of functions, and more. 

Chemistry for Engineers

Study the principles of vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, impulse and momentum, rotation, dynamics of rotation, elasticity, and oscillation. 

Calculus II

Explore the concepts of integration and application to physical problems, such as evaluation of areas, volumes of revolution, force, and work. 

Physics for Engineers

An introduction on the field of industrial engineering that discusses the role of IE in operational excellence through productivity and efficiency. 

Differential Equations

Discover how to use differentiation and integration in solving first order, first-degree differential equations, and linear differential equations of order 'n'. 

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

A course on the field of industrial engineering with an emphasis on basic concepts and principles, including systems optimization, variability in systems, and production systems. 

Computer-Aided Drafting

A course on the concepts of computer-aided drafting (CAD), a CAD environment, its technologies, and the general operating procedures and techniques in executing commands. 

Computer Fundamentals & Programming

An overview of basic information technology concepts, fundamentals of algorithm development, high-level language and programming applications, and computer solutions of engineering problems. 

Engineering Drawing

The practices and techniques of graphical communication as well as the application of drafting instruments, lettering scale, and units of measure. 

Engineering Mechanics

Explore the concepts of force, moment, and motion as well as an analysis of particles and rigid bodies in static and dynamic equilibrium using vector mechanics, energy, and momentum methods. 

Engineering Economics

An overview of the concepts of time time value of money and equivalence; basic economy study methods, decisions under certainty; decisions recognizing risk; and decisions admitting uncertainty. 

Basic Occupational Safety & Health

Study occupational safety and health concepts, principles, and practices in order to determine existing and potential safety and health hazards. 

Technopreneurship 101

Learn the philosophy of building a career or perspective in life with the value of professional and life skills in entrepreneurial thought, investment decisions, and action in starting technology companies or an R&D project as a career. 

Principles of Economics

An introduction to economic theory and its applications. 

Financial Accouting

Learn the basics of financial accounting within the context of business and business decisions, as well as accounting information. 

Managerial Accounting

A course on the uses of accounting information for managerial planning and control, including topics on activity based costing and management, cost behavior and classification, and cost volume profit analysis. 


A course on thermodynamic properties of pure substances, ideal and real gases, and the application of the laws of thermodynamics in the analysis of processes and cycles. 

Elementary Electrical Engineering

An introduction to the principles, basic laws, and theorems used in analyzing electrical circuits in both direct and alternating current conditions. 

Environmental Science

Explore the ecological framework of sustainable development, pollution environments, waste treatment processes, government legislation, and environmental management systems. 

Professional Courses

Advanced Math for Industrial Engineering

A course on matrices, determinants, systems of linear and nonlinear equations, elements of error analysis, real roots of an equation, and more. 

Industrial Materials & Process

Explore various industrial materials and processes as well as their effects on production systems decisions. 

Industrial Organization & Management

Learn how decision-making, the functions of management, and managing production and service operations all work together in a system. 

Statistical Analysis for Industrial Engineering I

Learn the basics of statistical concepts and principles, probability distributions of random variables and their uses, linear functions of random variables and their applications to data analysis and inference. 

Statistical Analysis for Industrial Engineering II

Discover regression, correlation, analysis of variance, design of experiments, and their applications in industrial engineering. 

Work Study & Measurement

A course consisting of topics on process charting and analysis, work sampling, time study, and more. 

Operations Research I

Explore the development and application of fundamental deterministic optimization models and various solution methods. 

Operations Research II

An overview of concept and solution approaches of advanced optimization models and their application to engineering. 

Quality Management Systems

Learn the principles and practices of quality management systems as well as tools and techniques utilized in these systems. 

Project Feasibility

Explore the phases of project feasibility studies through project development, project evaluation, and management. 

Ergonomics I

A course that encompasses physical ergonomics with a focus on its visual sense, auditory sense, vestibular sense, anthropometry, biomechanics, and musculoskeletal disorders. 

Ergonomics II

A course on the cognitive ergonomics with emphasis on signal detection theory, vigilance, information processing, learning, memory, mental workload, and visual and auditory displays. 

Operations Management

A course on the production control, inventory policy, facilities planning, and methods for improvement. 

Industrial Engineering Industry Immersion

A course designed for on-the-job training or industry internship for industrial engineering. 

Supply Chain

Learn the basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers. 

Information Systems

Discover the concepts and frameworks of information systems as well as how to analyze and design information systems.

Systems Engineering

Learn how total systems analysis and design work, including integration of subsystems with concentration on optimal total systems implementation. 

Industrial Engineering Capstone Project

Experience a real-world team based project in industrial engineering, systems design, and delivery cycle. 

Computer Application in Industrial Engineering

Explore common tools, such as spreadsheets and databases, applied to engineering application. 

Cleaner Production

A course on the basic concepts and principles of cleaner production techniques and its application for pollution minimization. 

Data Analytics

A course on data and its collection and process as well as how to create presentations and predictions with data, provide insightful information, and make the right decisions. 

Project Management

A course providing a systematic and thorough introduction to all aspects of project management, such as projects and the strategic goals of organization. 

Elective Courses

Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Learn the fundamental concepts in design and manufacturing automation strategies, high volume discrete parts production systems, numerical control manufacturing systems, computer-aided manufacturing, support systems of manufacturing group technology, and flexible manufacturing systems. 

Lean Manufacturing

This course is about creating value, from how it starts for the ultimate customer to providing the right product at the right time for the specified price. 

Total Productive Maintenance & Reliability

This course develops understanding of total productive maintenance, its application and uses in business organizations. 

Product Design & Development

A course on product development and design processes, their methods, including product specifications, concept development, engineering drawings, design for prototyping, and manufacturing. 

Enterprise Resource Planning

An introductory course on enterprise resource planning with an emphasis on its related technologies, functional modules software, and implementation. 

Systems Simulation

A course on the application of computer simulation to industrial settings, where areas covered include system structure, system analysis, model construction, data collection, and computer simulation languages. 

Lean Six Sigma

Learn about Lean Six Sigma and the details of the tools and methodology that comprise it, as well as how it relates to business process improvements. 

Systems Dynamics

An introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics modeling applied to strategy, organizational change, and policy design. 

Intellectual Property Rights

A general overview of intellectual property beginning with an analysis of the competing policies underlying intellectual property laws. 

Special Topics & Problems in Industrial Engineering

A course on problems and topics of current interest in industrial engineering with an emphasis on actual company evaluation and recommendation in finding ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes and devise efficient systems. 

Energy Management

Explore the importance of energy and its conservation, its impact on society, various energy sources, energy conversion processes, energy management, energy audit, and energy conservation measures. 

Internship Opportunities

Kawayan Collective

Southern Negros Agri-Fisheries Cooperative (SONAMCO)

Polar Bear Dressing

No. 1 Supplier Inc.


What soft skills are beneficial for an industrial engineer? 

-Essential soft skills for an industrial engineer include problem solving and critical thinking capabilities because they must be able to improve systems for the better. With this comes the ability to think ahead, provide quality management, and incessantly plan. Industrial Engineers develop both a meticulous eye to make small adjustments as well as big picture thinking to take in the system as a whole. 

What are the core values for the School of Industrial Engineering at FU?

-Our core values consist of fostering excellent work, being a team player, and volunteering for the community whenever you can. We want the industrial engineers we cultivate to always provide the very best for their organizations with effective communication. It's important to learn how to not only work well with others in this field but become as dependable as possible. And at the heart of any successful organization, be it community, non-profit, etc., is the invaluable effort of putting in our time to make it better. 

What's the career outlook for an industrial engineer? 

-Industrial engineers are currently in high demand since they help organizations and companies improve their efficiency, cut back costs, create products and services people are in need of, minimize pollution. Whether you're in Cebu or Australia, FU has sent its IE graduates all over the world to build successful careers. 

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