Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


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Content paper: P. Savory (2005) "Details and Description of Industrial Engineering"


This content paper addresses key questions for students interested in pursuing industrial engineering as an academic major: What is industrial engineering? What personality characteristics do Industrial Engineers have? What types of projects do Industrial Engineers work on? What types of jobs do Industrial Engineers have? Where do Industrial Engineers work once they graduate? How much can Industrial Engineers earn? I have never heard of IE, is it a new area? How do Industrial Engineers benefit society and business? What classes will I take as an industrial engineering student? What are examples of problems I will learn how to solve? Are Industrial Engineers only concerned with manufacturing? How is Industrial Engineering like other engineering disciplines? What makes Industrial Engineer different from the other engineering disciplines? What are the basic sciences for Industrial Engineering? Don't all engineers use the same math? How does computing influence Industrial Engineering?