What is the difference between industrial engineering and information engineering?
UVA has a systems and information engineering major and Virginia Tech has a systems and industrial engineering major. How do these majors differ?
Question answered by ruggerjvd
An industrial engineering looks at methods to improve productivity in industry. It requires knowledge of QA/QC and statistical methods and financial analysis. Information Engineering probably deals with managing databases of information with extensive use of computer and information science. If you are looking to pick a major, I'd pick information. Industrial is becoming less in demand as the manufacturing sector declines in the US. Information eng has many transferrable skills that different employers would consider valuable. Good luck!
What are the differences and similarities between industrial design and industrial engineering?
For an undergraduate course, degree.
I've heard Northumbria university is good for product design though criteria is low for a levels: 3 C grades. Johnathan ive, chief designer of apple, graduated from there. Very skills based.
For industrial engineering, my local university, national university of Singapore, has a high benchmark of 3 A grades. It is called industrial systems and engineering.
Then why did johnathan ive take product engineering?
He designed the products.
Question answered by mariskalen kampf Strudl v.Wurst!
Two completely different things.
Industrial engineering is mostly about administrative and economic aspects of engineering.
Industrial design is about esthetic and functional aspects of engineering products.
Product engineering designs products, correct. Industrial design is a part of product engineering.
Nevertheless, these terms can mean different things in different universities.
What type of jobs+companies do you work for after getting a Industrial Engineering undergrad with econ minor?
I am thinking of going to either UMICH, Georgia Tech, or University of Illionis at Urbana Champaign as a Industrial Engineering major and an economics minor.
I am wondering what types of companies and jobs most people get right out of undergrad with this degree. For instance, I know that from Georgia Tech, most people work in consulting companies like Deloitte and Accenture. I am wondering what the other schools' job opportunities are.
Thank you for your help in advance
Question answered by C7S
You can work in many job titles as an Industrial Engineer such as:
Product Develeopment Engineer
Supply Chain Analyst
Supply Chain Manager
Director of Engineering
You can work in nearly any field or industry with nearly any company.
WalMart /Staples, etc. warehouses
Supermarkets improving processes, lowering costs, making it easier for people to find things.
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Army, Navy, Pepsi, Coke, Hershey, Ford, GM, anywhere.
What should I do if I want to shift from journalism to industrial engineering? Any tips?
I'm a freshman journalism student right now. I want to shift to industrial engineering next year. Any tips?
Question answered by nellie
Even tho you're in journalism, you're probably having to take a bunch of required courses (with maybe a few journalism electives thrown in). Point is, you shouldn't have a lot of trouble "catching up" if you switch majors to industrial engineering. See your counselor ASAP and make sure your schedule for next year reflects your desire to change majors. If it looks like you might be "behind," taking some courses over the summer would go a long way to putting you on the right track. Good luck, whatever you decide!
Which books should an industrial engineering student read?
I am a sophomore Industrial Engineering student. I've read Eliayhu Goldratt's The Goal and It is not Luck about Theory of Constraints and I am planning to read more of him. What I am really looking for is a book based on manufacturing or management or both. I am not looking for textbooks.
Question answered by Jon
Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook, Vol 1 - 3
These are very expensive, but they are the standard for the field.
What does an industrial engineer do?
I am considering going into industrial engineering. I like the idea of coming up with creative solutions to problems. I also like the fact that it seems very people oriented. There seem to be many different places to work and many different types of projects to work on. Is this an accurate picture of what an industrial engineer does? Do people resent industrial engineers for correcting them, or telling them how to do things better? Is it easy to find a job as an industrial engineer? Is it an enjoyable job? What types of opportunities are out there?
Thank-you so much for your input!
Question answered by Ajay
Industrial engineering is the branch of engineering that concerns the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, knowledge, equipment, energy, material and process. Industrial engineering draws upon the principles and methods of engineering analysis and synthesis. It eliminates waste of time, money, materials, energy and other resources. Industrial Engineering is also known as Operations management, Production Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Manufacturing Systems Engineering depending on the viewpoint or motives of the user. In healthcare Industrial Engineers are more commonly known as Management Engineers or Health Systems Engineers.
Whereas most engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas, industrial engineering is applied in virtually every industry, like shortening queues at a theme park, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide, and manufacturing cheaper and more reliable automobiles. Even though the term industrial engineering is originally applied to manufacturing, it has extended it's service to similar fields like operations research, systems engineering, ergonomics and quality engineering.
Eligibility: A candidate who have passed his/her 10+2 or equivalent with science as a subject is eligible for the admission to the Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering
Job Prospects: The job of an industrial engineer centers around the use of people, materials, energy, information and machines in the most effective way
Remuneration: Those engineers, who choose to work in the private sector, negotiate their terms and conditions with the management themselves
Can i do a masters in civil engineer if i have a bachelor in industrial engineering?
I currently live in Peru and i am studyng industrial engineering. In 6 months i will graduate. I love maths so much, and i am not really happy with industrial engineering. I wanted to know if i could get into a graduate school in the US and study a master in civil engineer or something.
Question answered by Bomba
You can enter a Masters program in Civil Engineering if you first have a Civil Engineering Bachelors degree. Since you will be receiving your Industrial degree in 6 months, you could use what electives you may have remaining for Civil Engineering prerequisite courses. Then after graduation as an Industrial, continue-on to finish the curriculum for the Civil degree or pursue the prerequisited needed to enter the Masters program. You might also want to look at the Masters in Industrial. Talk to your advisor and interview some practicing Industrial Engineers.
There are many practical appications of Industrial Engineering where math, statistics and logic are employed. A few are Planning and Estimating including Economic Evaluation, Process and Systems Analysis, involving correlations.
What is the difference between Industrial Engineering and Operations Managers?
There is so many opinions out there about what the difference is between these two and which one has more oppurtunities and so on. I would love to know what the most direct difference is between these two fields, they seem so similar. Obviously the name Operations Manager hints at managing, but to me it seems like it is a more business-like approach to industrial engineering.
Question answered by C7S
Operations Management is a subset of Industrial Engineering. It is one of the many job titiles an Industrial Engineer could get. As an Operations manager, you would be in charge of operations and manage some engineers and supervisors. These operations could be preventative maintenance, manufacturing, trainings, time sheets and hours of employees, etc.
Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are two sides of the same coin. Most classes are shared.
Industrial Engineering is a side of Mechanical Engineering that focuses a bit more on manufacturing, project management, process improvement, etc, and less on HVAC and plumbing and mechanical component design of springs, screws, bolts, nuts, brackets, etc. Mechanical Engineering is the other half that focuses more on that stuff but less on manufacturing, process improvement, project management, etc.
As an Industrial Engineer, you learn lots of things that allow you to work in various fields and industries. It is a very broad major. These are some of the following job titles you can get with a degree in Industrial Engineering:
Product Development Engineer
Civil Engineer (I did get job offers for CE and EE out of college even though my background is in IE)
Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Analyst
How was your life/courses in college like when majoring in industrial engineering?
I'm currently majoring in biological sciences. Throughout high school I was not interested in engineering because of a misconception. Now that I looked into industrial engineering I feel that it strongly describes my interests and passions. Although I planned to go to med school, but now I'm not too sure. Engineering might be for me, but I also like my current major.
Does anyone know a website that might help me with my decision?
Question answered by mdkruse2
Industrial engineering is kind of a "jack of all trades" in a sense. If you think about engineering as a design field, then mechanical engineers design mechanical systems, electrical engineers design electrical systems, and so on. Industrial engineers design industrial systems, where these systems are the workings from beginning to end of any industry. The classes are structured in a way so that upon graduation you would be able to walk into any industry and provide input on how to make any "system" of their organization more efficient. These systems could be inventory, manufacturing, financial, logistics... anything. The classes get more involved and more difficult as you proceed, and should be structured in a way so that future courses include a lot of the abilities you learned in past courses.
You start off as any other engineer, taking physics, chemistry, calculus, technical writing. entry mechanics and electrical engineering courses. Once you start to focus in on your degree (usually starting the middle of 2nd to 3rd year) you put more emphasis on statistics, programming, manufacturing, engineering economics, operations research, operations management, timestudies, facilities planning, and logistics.
The idea of Industrial Engineering is that you could be able to take a problem within an industry and treat it as an inefficiency. You then simply solve the problem by systematically determining the causes of the inefficiencies and provide solutions to make the system more efficient. There is a big emphasis on metrics, verification and validation, and reporting.
A lot of Industrial Engineers go on to be supply chain engineers, operations research analysts, entreprenueurs, production planners, and even R&D engineers for product development. In my time as an industrial engineer I was fortunate enough to get some hands on experience with different industries while I was in school. I developed a computer simulation to analyze the output efficiency of a pharmacy, analyzed the safety risks of a production line and proposed a new layout to reduce risk of injury, and creating a computer simulation to analyze the production and inventory levels of a manufacturing line - the proposed new production plan saved the company $60,000 and $10,000 a year on 3% of their production. I also wrote several research papers on RFID as well.
I would visit the Institute of Industrial Engineers website for more information at www.iie.org. If you have any other questions you can send me a message.
How do industrial engineers impact people?
Im doing a presentation on industrial engineers. For this i need an interesting hook. I was thinking something that shows the impact of the engineers. Something like imagine if...(something bad)...that could be possible if it wasn't for industrial engineers. Fill in the blank or I'm open to completely different ideas.
Question answered by Vash TS
Comment on increased costs on almost every consumer product due to inefficient manufacturing. Industrial engineers maximize efficiency and productivity in factories, saving money for the company, and, in turn, the consumer.