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 

 

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 Master of Science in Operations Management Program Offers New Scholarship

MSOM program is now accepting applications for a new scholarship!

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Transportation researchers will continue to lead the nation in maritime and multimodal transportation research with an additional $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

 Industrial Engineering Named Recipient of Daniel E. Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching

The University of Arkansas Teaching Academy and the Office of the Provost recently announced the Industrial Engineering Department, in the College of Engineering, as the second annual recipient of the Daniel E. Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching.

 Industrial Engineering Student Recipient of National Honor Society Scholarship

Grace McGee, a senior industrial engineering student, was the recipient of the Robert and Jean Dryden Service Scholarship presented by the Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society.

 I E Student Receives National Honor Society Scholarship

Emily Matlock, a junior majoring in industrial engineering, has been awarded the John L. Imhoff Globalization Scholarship from Alpha Pi Mu, the Industrial Engineering Honor Society.

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