At the beginning of its establishment, the Industrial Engineering Program at the University of Hasanuddin was put under the Department of Mechanical Engineering, together with the Mechanical Engineering Program. Its all began in 1995 when the Department of Mechanical Engineering decided to open the Industrial Management concentration as part of the course in this department. The opening of the concentration was a response to the needs of the industrial market as well as the input from the local communities and alumni of mechanical engineering at the time.
In 2001, the Industrial Engineering Programs was opened after granted the operating license from the Directorate General of Higher Education Ministry of National Education No. 1874 / D / T / 2002 dated September 3, 2002. At that time, the students that became the first class were the students form the Industrial Engineering concentration. Then in 2002, The Industrial Engineering program recieved new students enrolled through the national selection of UMPTN.
Based on BAN-PT SK No. 047 / BAN-PT / Ak-XV / S1 / XII / 2012, rank (score) of the current accreditation of the Industrial Engineering Program is “B”. The accreditation is valid until December 2017.