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. 

Learn more!

For information:

  • Please email ineg@uark.edu for general department inquiries.
  • Please email iegrad@uark.edu for inquiries regarding graduate study.
  • Phone: (479) 575-3156 

 

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The U.S. Department of State has awarded four University of Arkansas students the Critical Language Scholarship to study critical languages abroad this summer.

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"In the same week, I experienced one my life's most significant events and one of my career's most significant events," said Kelly Sullivan, assistant professor of industrial engineering.

 Industrial Engineering Students Take Third at International Competition

A team of industrial engineering students bested 55 teams from around the world in a recent industrial simulation competition in Orlando, Florida.

 Paper on Lung Tumor Treatment Earns Honors for Industrial Engineering Team

A team of industrial engineering faculty and students was recognized this month for their work to make radiation treatment of lung tumors more effective.

 Industrial Engineering Students Present Projects at Second Annual Capstone Symposium

Industrial Engineering seniors showed off the culmination of their year's work May 2 at the second annual Industrial Engineering Capstone Symposium at the Fayetteville Town Center.

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