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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David D. FoustOutstanding I.E. Alumni Honored by College of Engineering

The College of Engineering Alumni Awards annual banquet was held Saturday, April 9th, at the Fayetteville Town Center.

Gov. Asa HutchinsonGovernor Hutchinson Speaks to U of A Students for Homeland Security Course

Gov. Asa Hutchinson was guest lecturer Monday evening, April 18, for the class “Homeland Security for Operations Managers,” a course in the Master of Science in Operations Management program in the College of Engineering.

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Industrial Engineering Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious Scholarship

Payam Parsa, University of Arkansas doctoral student in industrial engineering, has been awarded the Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship by the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc.

Dr. Sarah NurreNew Honors College Grant Supports Faculty, Undergraduate Research

Sarah Nurre, assistant professor, industrial engineering and Sarah V. Hernandez, assistant professor, civil engineering, received a grant from the Honors College for their collaborative research.

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Industrial Engineering Global Study Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Industrial Engineering students to enhance their educational experience

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