According to the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Industrial Engineering is concerned with "The design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, equipment and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical and the social science together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems." 

It draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in mathematics, basic and applied engineering sciences, engineering management and social sciences. Industrial engineers specify, predict, evaluate and design systems with a view to improve efficiency, productivity, quality and safety.  In this program, students are prepared to deal with issues regarding production management, manufacturing systems, quality management, facilities planning, simulation and safety engineering, and are involved in preparing, reviewing, and updating technical documentation.  

Domain of Work

With an expected outlook of more industrial growth, more complex business operations, and the greater use of automation in factories and in organizations, graduates with a degree from the Industrial Engineering department will have best job prospects in the following fields: 

    • Manufacturing.
    • Public service (Government).
    • Simulation.
    • Automation.
    • Optimization.
    • Banking, finance and services industry.
    • Engineering project management.
    • Information technology sector.
    • Systems engineering.
    • Supply chain.
    • Healthcare.
    • Operations management.
    • Education and research.