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 Senior Design Teams Receive Top Honors at West Point Capstone Conference


John WhiteWhite Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Virginia Tech

Chancellor emeritus John A White Jr. was honored with the Marvin H. Agee Distinguished Alumni Award from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Tish Pohl photoI.E. Faculty Member Recognized by National Organization

Tish Pohl, clinical assistant professor of industrial engineering, has been awarded a Certificate of Merit

U of A Shield LogoIndustrial Engineering Annual Student Awards Banquet

Thirty-eight students received scholarships at the annual Industrial Engineering Annual Student Awards Banquet held on April 19 at the Fayetteville Town Center.

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Industrial Engineering Global Study Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Industrial Engineering students to enhance their educational experience

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