Industrial Engineering

By: Edwin Mich.

Introduction

Industrial engineer is a career where you can design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination. I choose this career because when I was a child I saw my father doing his job. He is not an engineer but his job is related to this career. So I got a little of experience about what to do and I really like that since my childhood.
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Career reserch

Daily Tasks & Responsibilities:

Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization. Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities.


Education and Training:

Industrial engineer need a bachelor's degree, typically in industrial engineering. Some 5-year over 6-year cooperative education plans combine classroom study with practical work, permitting students to gain experience and to finance part of their education.

Preferred Job Skills:


  • Creativity
  • Math skills
  • Critical-Thinking Skills


Job Outlook:

The median annual wage for industrial engineers was $78,860 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half of the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,180, and the top 10 percent earned more than $118,300.


Salary:

$78,860 per year

$37.92 per hour
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High school Preparation.


Courses:


  • Intro Engineering design: Students will learn principles of engineering design. The major focus of this course is to expose students to design process, analysis, teamwork, communication, global impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation.


  • Principle of engineering: Students will learn how engineers address concerns about the social and political consequences created by technological change. Students may receive college credit for successful completion of his course and cumulative exam.



Extra-Curricular activities:


  • Engineering Club: Engineering Club is open to any student interested in furthering their skills or gaining information in the field of engineering. One of the benefits to join at this club is that you can learn more about this career and talk with professional people that can help you with your doubts.


  • Math Team: This club helps you to get more experience in all the aspects of mathematics, algebra, etc. This club allows you to participate in many competitions to show your skills on Math.



Work/Volunteer experience:

There are not many areas where someone can take experience as an engineer. As we know to work in that area is requiered too much study and experience.

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References

Frank Holthouse - Teacher of Engineering at East Leyden High School

Dr. Veltman - Teacher of Engineering at West Leyden High School

Conclusion

I learned more about this area of engineering and I really liked it. I look for information about industrial engineering and I've noticed that a lot of education is required and be in a good economic situation to pay for college or university. The whole process has helped me a lot to have an idea of what I need to do before take the career and a little of what can happen after taking it.