Industrial Engineering Major

An Industrial Engineering major/degree prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, and energy.

Includes instruction in applied mathematics, physical sciences, the social sciences, engineering analysis, systems design, computer applications, and forecasting and evaluation methodology.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Industrial Engineering major/degree (use the College Search feature and enter "industrial engineering" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Industrial Engineering?

With a major/degree in Industrial Engineering, you can find yourself with career opportunities across many sectors.   With an associate degree, you likely qualify for entry-level jobs.  With a bachelor’s, job options may include (but are not limited to) quality control inspector, manufacturing engineer, plant engineer, health and safety engineer, and industrial engineering technologist.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Industrial Engineering

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Industrial Engineering