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. 

Click here to learn more!

For information:


 Chase Rainwater Honored for High School Robotics Mentoring

Rainwater was honored recently for his outstanding support of the Don Tyson School of Innovation Robotics Team.

 Kim Needy Named Interim Vice Provost for Research and Innovation

Provost Jim Coleman has appointed Dean Kim Needy as interim vice provost for research and innovation, effective Jan. 3, 2018.

 John White Receives the Baum Faculty Teaching Award

The Arkansas Alumni Association hosted its 73rd annual Alumni Awards Celebration Friday, November 3rd, at the Fayetteville Town Center.

Photo of Greg ParnellIndustrial Engineering Professor Named Chairman of National Academy of Engineering Study

Greg Parnell, research professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, has been named chair of a Transportation Research Board/National Academy of Engineering study on the safety and risks associated with offshore oil and gas operations.


 News Archive




Industrial Engineering Global Study Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Industrial Engineering students to enhance their educational experience

More info