The UPLB Department of Industrial Engineering is the home to Industrial Engineering students, faculty, and staff. To ensure that its students experience optimal learning aligned with Honor and Excellence, the department provides the most appropriate classroom environment for its future industrial engineers. The building consists of one lecture hall which can accommodate up to 60 students and four (4) air conditioned rooms (3 classrooms and 1 computer laboratory) fully equipped with white boards, lectern, and CCTV security cameras. In addition, LCD Projectors are present for room 100 and room 101, HD flat screen 60’’ TV for room 103 and 104, and lastly an HD flat screen 42’’ TV for room 102. The department’s computer laboratory can accommodate more than twenty (20) students equipped with software installed to support the course requirements of Industrial Engineering students.
In addition to these facilities, students are allowed to use ergonomics laboratory equipment subject to any rules and regulations that apply. It includes measuring tools such as spirometers which are used to perform experiments related to airflow and lung flow, pyrometers that measure electromagnetic radiation, EKG Sensors for electrical potential waveforms, O2 and CO2 gas sensors, anemometers, barometers, etc.
Aside from that, the department also has equipment that studies human capacity. These are hand grip and heart rate monitor, blood pressure sensors, force plates, goniometer, anthropometer, electromyography, etc.
To ensure the safety of its staff and students, the Industrial Engineering Department at UPLB, which stands out for its isolation from the other departments, has CCTVs installed throughout the area. The cameras also support the students’ commitment to academic integrity by serving as a constant reminder that integrity comes before excellence.
“New Normal” Setup
In a world still confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, the Industrial Engineering Department has made active measures in establishing a “New Normal” setup in accordance with the Philippine government’s health and safety protocols. Minimum health standards are practiced inside and within the perimeter of the department building, and all rooms are sanitized daily to assure the safety of the students, faculty members, and administrative staff, as well as guests visiting the department, to prevent workplace illnesses and injuries.