This branch of engineering is concerned with optimizing complex processes, organizations, and systems. As a broad engineering field, the term “industrial engineering” can be misleading as the practice encompasses the methods of engineering design along with mathematical, physical, and social sciences in order to assess and solve a particular challenge. There is also overlap with business-oriented disciplines such as operations management, depending on the subspecialty of the engineer. Many industrial engineers seek careers in fields such as supply chain management, financial engineering, engineering management, operations research, systems engineering, ergonomics/safety training, cost and value engineering, and facilities planning.
The following courses are designed to introduce the viewer to this multifaceted discipline and provide a solid foundation with the concepts and principles successful industrial engineering students are expected to gain a mastery in.