What is Industrial Engineering?
Industrial engineers encourage people to collaborate and help businesses, laboratories and other institutions run more smoothly.
We have all experienced situations that could use the skills of an industrial engineer: long lines at the bank, paperwork that gets lost in the mail, stores that run out of products.
Industrial engineers are often called “big picture” engineers, because they look at systems as a whole and come up with ways to improve them. They help people accomplish tasks safely, quickly and cost effectively.
As an industrial engineer, you could design warehouses that store goods more efficiently, or you might use ergonomics to make workplaces safer for employees. You could even work at amusement parks, finding ways to move customers more easily through long lines. Industrial engineers can be found working in hospitals, banks, airline companies and government agencies.Learn more
With a new $1.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Transportation, researchers at the University of Arkansas and their collaborators at five other institutions have renewed the status of the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center, or MarTREC, as a Tier 1 University Transportation Center.
The Arkansas Alumni Association honored its third class of Seniors of Significance during a reception at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House on Dec. 2.
The Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution in the Department of Industrial Engineering hosted its fall 2016 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Research Symposium at the University of Missouri in Columbia on Oct. 25-26.
Four faculty members at the University of Arkansas have been selected as a 2016-17 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows.
Industrial Engineering Global Study Opportunities
Opportunities exist for Industrial Engineering students to enhance their educational experience