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.
Industrial Engineering faculty members and a doctoral student were recognized in Hong Kong last month at the 2019 International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Reliability.
The American Society for Engineering Education heard from multiple University of Arkansas faculty members in mid-June, and three faculty members earned awards in national recognition of their contributions to the work of educating the next generation of engineers.
College of Engineering faculty and students earned more than a dozen awards at the recent annual conference of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers in Orlando, Florida.
Kim LaScola Needy, dean of the Graduate School and International Education and professor of industrial engineering, has been honored twice for her contributions to the profession of industrial engineering.
Four university of Arkansas faculty members have teamed up to create a new podcast to give listeners a chance to learn from top leaders in a variety of fields.
Industrial Engineering Global Study Opportunities
Opportunities exist for Industrial Engineering students to enhance their educational experience