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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The Staff Senate announces University of Arkansas Employee of the 2nd Quarter Awards for 2015-16.

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Former Chancellor John White will be speaking at an event hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Bell Engineering 2282.

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The Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics in the University of Arkansas Department of Industrial Engineering and Oracle will host the Driving Value through Innovation in Healthcare Conference, February 4th, 2016.

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Industrial Engineering Global Study Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Industrial Engineering students to enhance their educational experience

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