Industrial Engineering (INEG)

What is Industrial Engineering? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links UofA Industrial Engineering

What is Industrial Engineering?

According to the Industrial Engineering department at University of Arkansas, "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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Related Skills

Ability to Improve Processes & Operations Creativity People Skills
Background in Engineering Principles, Computer Systems, Mathematics & Design Independent Problem Solving Skills
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Organization Skills Team Player

Job & Internship Search Links

Boeing Industrial Engineer Jobs - Lists professional positions for electrical engineers, although positions in related disciplines are listed too.

Engineering Central - Lists professional positions nationwide for both entry level and experienced engineers and computer professionals. Jobs - Lists professional positions for civil engineers nationwide, with resources and links of potential interest to civil engineers. - Provides resources, news, and links to jobs in construction and architecture.

Industrial Engineer Jobs

Industrial Engineering Jobs - Lists professional position nationwide in the field of mechanical engineering, with links to corporations hiring mechanical engineers.

Society of Women Engineers - Provides no-cost membership and job listings, with job information from corporate recruiters forwarded by e-mail. - Check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

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Professional Association Links

Association for Manufacturing Excellence

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Institute of Industrial Engineers

National Society of Professional Engineers

Society of Manufacting Engineers

Miscellaneous Links

Industrial Engineering Magazines