The history of Industrial Engineering Program (Program Studi Teknik Industri), Bandung Institute of Technology (Institut Teknologi Bandung or ITB) started in 1950s, pioneered by Prof. Dr. Matthias Aroef (from this point forward, IE-ITB refers to Industrial Engineering Program, Bandung Institute of Technology). In those years mechanical engineers working in national industries in Indonesia were mainly dealing with operation of production machineries and facilities, with focus on efficiency and effectiveness of machine load allocation and maintenance activities. The situation brought an idea to offer courses which were relevant with those responsibilities to the students of Mechanical Engineering Program in ITB.
In 1958 several new courses were introduced in the curriculum of Mechanical Engineering Program, such as company management, statistics, production engineering, cost estimation, and engineering economics. In 1963-1966 a number of students graduated from Mechanical Engineering Program with concentration on Production Engineering. More courses related to production engineering were offered, such as work method engineering, machine tools, dimensional measurement, non-destructive test, jig and fixture, and work safety. During 1966-1967 Industrial Engineering-related courses, such as human resource management, industrial administration, plant layout, inventory planning, operation research, and statistical quality control were developed and introduced in the program.
The establishment of Industrial Engineering as a specific undergraduate program, independent from the Mechanical Engineering Program, was initiated in 1968. On January 1st 1971 the Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program, Bandung Institute of Technology was officially established as a part of Faculty of Industrial Technology (Fakultas Teknologi Industri or FTI).
|Development of Industrial Engineering Program - ITB|
|1973-1979||Early Industrial Engineering education had been focused on Production System. In this period the scope was expanded and courses related to systemic approach were introduced as elective courses.|
|1979-1982||In addition to the core Industrial Engineering courses, management contents were included in the curriculum.|
|1982-1987||Manufacturing System was introduced as an integrated learning model in the curriculum.|
|1987-1993||Elective courses were grouped into 7 areas: (i) Production System, (ii) Ergonomics, (iii) System Planning and Optimization, (iv) Industrial Management, (v) Techno-Economics, (vi) Industrial Development Strategy, and (vii) Transportation and Distribution.|
|1993-1998||Industrial Engineering education was focused on two concentrations: (i) Manufacturing System and (ii) Industrial Management.|
|1998-2003||Industrial Engineering education was focused on the development of competencies to design integrated systems (the definition of integrated system refers to IIE’s definition of Industrial Engineering).|
|2003-2008||Integration of bachelor, master, and doctoral programs as one linear stream. The curriculum development was based on trends on professional requirements and development of Industrial Engineering knowledge.|
|2008-2013||In addition to 2003-2008 curriculum, ABET criteria were applied as reference in the curriculum development. Laboratory experiments in the curriculum were further enhanced and integrated.|
|2013-2018||The main building of IE-ITB is renovated in order to enhance academic (education and research) activities. Larger available space can accommodate more classes, laboratory facilities, student halls, etc.|