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Who Are Industrial Engineers?

Who are Industrial and Systems Engineers?

While other types of engineers design things, industrial engineers (IEs) design the systems that enable those things to work effectively. IEs design, install, improve, and control large, complex systems that include the integration of people, materials, machines, and facilities with wide-ranging applications including:

  • manufacturing
  • healthcare
  • service
  • transportation
  • energy
  • finance
  • entertainment

Is Industrial Engineering for you?

Industrial engineersĀ are problem solvers who use their expertise to solve large, difficult, multi-faceted, often multi-disciplinary problems in challenging environments.

Leadership

Do you have an inquiring mind, always thinking about how things can be improved?

Self-Starter

Are you strongly motivated and do you show initiative?

Problem-Solving Aptitude

Do you like to take things apart to see how they work?

Creativity

Do you have an inquiring mind, always thinking about how things can be improved?

Communications Skills

Can you write well? Are you a persuasive debater and good at verbal articulation? Can you deliver a polished presentation so others see your point of view?

 

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