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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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 



 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.

 CELDi's Spring Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Research Symposium

Students, faculty and industry leaders from across the country gathered last month in Virginia to discuss innovations in logistics and distribution...

 College of Engineering Celebrates Distinguished Alumni

More than 200 alumni, family and friends of the College of Engineering gathered April 20 to celebrate the accomplishments of the college’s graduates.

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