Industrial engineers design, analyze, and manage complex human-integrated systems such as manufacturing systems, supply chain networks, and service systems. These systems typically consist of a combination of people, information, material, and equipment. In such systems industrial engineers determine how to optimize the system for maximum efficiency, effectiveness, throughput, safety, or some other objective of interest to the stakeholders of the system. To achieve these objectives, an industrial engineer draws upon knowledge of mathematics, the physical and engineering sciences, and the management and behavioral sciences to function as a problem-solver, innovator, designer, coordinator, and system integrator. Industrial engineers are employed in and apply their skills in an extremely wide range of organizations, including manufacturing industries, service industries, and governmental agencies.
Points of Pride:
- Consistently ranked in top five programs in nation by U.S.News & World Report
- Opportunities to work with outstanding faculty who serve as strong mentors and counselors
- Opportunity to earn a minor in more than 40 other disciplines
- Educational emphasis on academic excellence for lifetime learning in professional practice
- Co-operative education opportunities and industrial internships § Research experience opportunities during the senior year with graduate students
- Learn real-life skills through work in the state-of-the-art laboratories (over 23,000 sq. ft. with modern manufacturing machine tools and computers)