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 Honors College will recognize six faculty members at the annual Honors College Faculty Reception on Tuesday, November 7th.

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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.

 New Professor Joins Department of Industrial Engineering

Professor Xiao Liu joined the department from IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York.

 Graduate Dean Tapped to Serve on GRE Committee

Kim Needy, dean of the Graduate School and International Education, has been selected to serve on the GRE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee.

 

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