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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 Four From University of Arkansas Chosen as SEC Academic Leadership Development Fellows

Jeff Murray, Heather Nachtmann, Carol Reeves and Michael Riha have been selected as a 2015-16 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows.

 Engineering Internship and Research Program Welcomes Its Fall Cohort 

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 Department of Industrial Engineering Appoints Two New Professors

The Department of Industrial Engineering added two faculty members this fall, Sarah Nurre and Haitao Liao.

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Industrial Engineering Global Study Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Industrial Engineering students to enhance their educational experience

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