What is Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering is all about making people and processes safer and more effective. The industrial field relates to any trade or manufacturing business that is large enough to be considered its own entity or field. Industrial Engineering is divided into sub fields of information, operations and people.
Industrial Engineers work in their specialisation by improving the workplace through optimisation and good organisation. They use computer simulations and modelling in combination with social sciences to gain a deep understanding of how a business environment can be changed to be more efficient and effective.
Graduates are experts in IT and social sciences; providing them with many possible career paths. Traditionally the manufacturing industry provides the most opportunities for Industrial Engineers, however the health and the military are two fields that are increasingly acquiring the services of Engineers in this discipline.