Industrial Engineering Major
Industrial Engineering is among the most broad and far reaching disciplines of engineering. Industrial Engineers develop integrated systems consisting of people, knowledge, equipment, energy and materials. Beholden to no specific industry, Industrial Engineers are commonly found practicing in service industries such as package delivery and health care, software development, financial institutions, government organizations, and of course, all kinds of manufacturing from sensitive electronics to heavy equipment. Because of the flexibility and value of Industrial Engineering skills, employment opportunities for Industrial Engineers are numerous and diverse.
With the rapid growth in the global economy and increased global competitiveness, Industrial Engineers’ abilities to improve productivity, reduce waste and preserve natural resources while at the same time maximize profit are in increasingly high demand. As such, Industrial Engineering is among the fastest growing fields in engineering. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), in 2006 Industrial Engineers made up approximately 13 percent of all engineers employed, making them the third largest group of practicing engineers. Think 13 percent seems small? Consider this. The largest group, Civil Engineers, made up just 17 percent.
Industrial Engineers are involved in practically all types of businesses, government organizations and not for profit organizations. Below is a partial list of easily recognizable organizations that Industrial Engineers are involved in:
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Industrial Engineering Department
Learn about the Industrial Engineering faculty, research, news and more.
Click here to learn about Industrial Engineering credit information, prerequisites, requirements and electives.
The undergraduate bulletin provides course descriptions for Industrial Engineering courses.
Related Student Organizations
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Industrial Engineering Major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
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