Why Industrial Engineering?

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING?

Industrial engineering (IE) is about choices. Other engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas. IE gives practitioners the opportunity to work in a variety of businesses. Many practitioners say that an industrial engineering education offers the best of both worlds: an education in both engineering and business. The most distinctive aspect of industrial engineering is the flexibility it offers. Whether it's shortening a roller coaster line, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide, or manufacturing superior automobiles, all these challenges share the common goal of saving companies' money and increasing efficiencies. (www.iise.org)

WILL I GET A JOB WITH A BSIE?

The average undergraduate starting salary over the last 3 years was $55,807,  with 75% percent of the students receiving a starting salary of  $50,334 or higher, 50% of the students receiving a starting salary of $57,000 or higher, and 25% of the students receiving a starting salary of $62,200 or higher.

WHAT TYPE OF A JOB WILL I GET?

Almost every industry hires industrial engineers…

Aerospace & Airplanes Entertainment  Military
Banking  Forestry & Logging Mining Oil & Gas
Construction Insurance Retail
Consulting  Materials Manufacturing Shipbuilding
Electronics Assembly  Materials Testing State & Federal Government
Energy  Medical Services Transportation

and they work in many different kinds of jobs (www.iise.org)
Anheuser-Busch Inc., Manager of Distribution and Logistics
Bose Corp., Industrial Engineer
Coca-Cola Inc., Business Process Design Manager
City of Fort Worth, Management Analyst
Deere & Co., Quality Manager
Dell, Inc., Project Senior Consultant
Estee Lauder Inc., Director of Industrial Engineering
Federal Aviation Administration, Industrial Engineer
Hasbro, Business Improvement Manager
Hershey Foods Corp., Director of Manufacturing
Honda of America Manufacturing, Process Engineer Johnson & Johnson, Worldwide Manager of Ergonomics
Kraft Food, Distribution Design Project Engineer
Lockheed Martin, Cost Estimator
Mayo Clinic, Director of Patient Financial Services
Microsoft, User Experience Manager
Motorola, Vice President of Supply Chain
NASA, Spaceport Tech. Development Manager
Nike Inc., Senior Engineer
Target Corp., Senior Recruiter
Toys R Us, Industrial Engineer
Walt Disney World, Director of Costuming & Cosmetology

WHO ARE SOME FAMOUS INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS?

Rejendra Pachuri - Chair of International Panel on Climate Change, co-recipient of 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
Henry Ford - Founder of Ford Motor Company, assembly line pioneer
Joe Girardi - Manager, New York Yankees
Lee Iacocca - Former CEO of Chrysler
Tom Landry - Former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
CEOs - Mike Duke (Wal-Mart);
Michael Eskew (UPS);
John Forehand (Accenture);
Chad Holliday (DuPont); Dick Kovacevich (Wells Fargo);
William Swanson (Raytheon);
Edward Whitacre, Jr. (AT&T);
Yun Jong Yong (Samsung)