Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Engineering and Sciences

First Advisor

A. Fabregas

Second Advisor

L. Otero

Third Advisor

R. Mesa-Arango

Fourth Advisor

M. A. Shaikh


The basis of this paper was to investigate the system engineering applications on petro-chemical facilities layout designs. This work aims to facilitate and introduce the application of Facility Layout Problems to industrial case studies based on system engineering methodologies and performance measurements. Additionally, an effort was made to present a state-of-the-art literature review of industrial layout problems that exhibits scarcity of system engineering role in the design and implementations of industrial Facility Layout Problems. Facility Layout is one of the demanding large-scale optimization problems. Upon the completion of this report, we found a great sense of vitality of system engineering approach together with necessity for more involvement in the total facilities layout life cycle stages.