Industrial Engineering

By Julian Ayala


Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with the optimization of complex processes, systems or organizations. Industrial engineers work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, man-hours, machine time, energy and other resources that do not generate value. According to the Institute of Industrial and System Engineers, they figure out how to do things better, they engineer processes and systems that improve quality and productivity.

Required Education

Industrial engineers need several years of education to learn the skills used on the job, and there are several degrees that students and professionals interested in industrial engineering can earn.

Degree options are:

  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Graduate Degree
  • Doctoral Degree

Each degree earned shows how knowledgeable and experienced the industrial engineer is.

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