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. 

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 Industrial Engineering Professor’s Textbook Published in Second Edition

Recently, the second edition of Simulation Modeling and Arena was published by Wiley Publishing. Authored by Manuel Rossetti, the book emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning statistical analysis and model building...

   Industrial Engineering Alumnus Receives Andrew T. Boggs Service Award

Bill Harrison, B.S.I.E. 1966, and Past President/Life Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, received the Andrew T. Boggs Service Award.

  Distinguished Industrial Engineering Alumnus Receives Award

Larry Stephens, Chairman of the Board of Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs, has been awarded Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers.

 

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Industrial Engineering Global Study Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Industrial Engineering students to enhance their educational experience

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