You’ll learn skills that apply across engineering disciplines, such as sound business practices, that are foundational in industrial engineering. Industrial and Systems Engineering is the type of engineering that’s most applicable across a wide range of industries. Industrial and systems engineers apply math and science technologies to improve processes and benefit society.
Is this Major Right for Me?
An Industrial and Systems Engineering degree could be right for you if you like any of the following:
- Making discoveries and learning
- Finding innovative solutions for everyday problems
- Science and applied mathematics
- Improving and organizing processes
- Realism and practicality
You’ll receive individual attention from your professors while you learn the fundamentals that will allow you to build a career in any direction:
- Manufacturing processes
- Modeling and simulation
- Engineering management
- Safety/occupational health
- Workplace ergonomics
There are more than a dozen student organizations available in the College of Business and Economics, such as The Association of Supply Chain Management Student Chapter. There are also a variety of internship and work experiences available.
Companies need engineers who understand the fundamentals and are capable of adapting them to their specific operations. You’ll find career opportunities in a variety of fields:
- Supply Chain
- Education & Research
- Defense & Aerospace
- Financial Services
- Information Technology
- Military & Homeland Security
- Public Service
- Technical Sales & Marketing