Industrial engineers engage in work systems measurement, methodology development and improvement, integration and applications, expert systems, ergonomics and human factors, engineering, safety engineering, reliability engineering, quality assurance, statistical analysis and control, facilities and plant layout, new product development and value engineering, concurrent engineering and project/program management, engineering economy, production planning and control, manufacturing processes, computer modeling and simulation, industrial automation and robotics, materials handling, cost and budgetary control, and operations research studies.
The industrial engineer combines the abilities of an engineer and a manager. These include an aptitude for mathematics, statistics, and economics, as well as the basic engineering sciences, an interest in all kinds of jobs and the machines and people who produce goods, and the ability to analyze, synthesize, and integrate technical knowledge in practical ways.
Industrial engineer's background, experience, and training give them comprehensive knowledge of industrial problems. Recent development, such as widespread industrial interest in systems design, expert/AI systems, and concurrent engineering, have made the industrial engineers' entrance into management even more likely, for their training provides familiarity with qualitative and quantitative methods of systems interaction and control. At present, the demand for industrial engineers exceeds the supply, thus assuring job opportunities, with expanded opportunities expected in the future.
Mission of the Industrial Engineering Program:
The faculty of ISE program are committed to educate industrial and systems engineering students to be well founded in engineering fundamentals and to have the knowledge and skills to serve the nation, and global communities.
Objectives of the Industrial Engineering Program:
The field of ISE embraces a broad spectrum of technical activities that enables and prepares engineering students to pursue careers in their chosen field while meeting the needs of industrial engineering of industry, business, healthcare and government. The graduates will be prepared and motivated to continue learning throughout their career, and gain the knowledge and skills to contribute significantly to society. Specific elements to achieve these objectives are:
- To recruit and retain highly qualified students.
- To pursue resources necessary to recruit and retain the best faculty.
- To develop a dynamic and structured curriculum to meet the needs of constituents.
- Knowledge and skills set to meet the expectations of the private and public employers in manufacturing, retail, service, and government sectors.
- Desire to pursue advanced degrees and professional studies to contribute to the advancement of the Industrial Engineering profession.