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Industrial engineers encourage people to collaborate and help businesses, service industries, and even non-profit organization run more efficiently. 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.
Why Industrial Engineering at UTA?
UTA's Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize efficiency in the business and manufacturing sectors. After graduation, students will oversee manufacturing processes and work to develop and streamline systems.
What Do Industrial Engineers Do?
Industrial engineers focus on critical decisions that enable organizations to achieve their goals efficiently and effectively by balancing cost, personnel, technology, system constraints, safety, and the environment.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Industrial engineering is all about choices - it is the engineering discipline that offers the most wide-ranging array of opportunities in terms of employment, and it is distinguished by its flexibility. While other engineering disciplines tend to apply skills to very specific areas, industrial engineers may be found working everywhere: from traditional manufacturing companies to airlines, from distribution companies to financial institutions, from major medical establishments to consulting companies, from high-tech corporations to companies in the food industry.
Industrial engineering has very close links to management - many industrial engineers move on to successful careers in management. If you think that one day you might want to start and run your own company, an industrial engineering program will provide you with the best training for this - regardless of what your company will make or what service you will offer!
WHERE DO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS WORK?
Our graduates are recruited by large corporations, small businesses, government, and service industries. These include manufacturers, health care providers, transportation companies, engineering consulting firms and defense manufacturers and agencies.
Our graduates begin their careers in a variety of technical positions, including quality engineering, manufacturing engineering, technical sales, logistical planning and management engineering. Most then move into supervisory and management roles and many become executive leaders in their chosen industries.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Outlook Handbook for Industrial Engineers
- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
- Problem Solved: The IISE Podcast
The program in industrial engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (https://www.abet.org), under the General Criteria and the Industrial Engineering Program Criteria.
Requirements for Licensure or Certification
All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
Degrees & Certificates
- B.S. in Industrial Engineering
- Fast Track B.S. to M.S. in Industrial Engineering
- B.S. to Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering
- Certificates in Unmanned Vehicle Systems
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)
Projected growth through 2032: 12%
Get a head start on your UTA industrial engineering degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.
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