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Industrial Engineering

The branch of engineering concerned with the design and operation of industrial processes.

EDUCATIONBachelor of Science and Engineering in Industrial Engineering, Industrial & Operations Engineering
WORK EXPERIENCENone
WORK ENVIRONMENTIndustrial Engineering
STATE AREA DATAExplore resources for employment and wages by state and area for Industrial Engineering
ICONIC PEOPLERavindra K. Ahuja
COMPANIESHercules Hoists , NEPC
HIGHER STUDIES Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi , Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with the optimization of complex processes, systems or organizations. Industrial engineers work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, man-hours, machine time, energy and other resources that do not generate value. According to the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, they figure out how to do things better, engineering processes and systems that improve quality and productivity.

Industrial engineering is concerned with the development, improvement, and implementation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, materials, analysis and synthesis, as well as the mathematical, physical and social science together with the principles and methods of engineering design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems or processes. While industrial engineering is a longstanding engineering discipline subject to (and eligible for) professional engineering licensure in most jurisdictions, its underlying concepts overlap considerably with certain business-oriented disciplines such as operations management.

Depending on the sub-specialties involved, industrial engineering may also be known as, or overlap with, operations engineering, systems engineering, manufacturing engineering, production engineering, management science, management engineering, ergonomics or human factors engineering, safety engineering, or others, depending on the viewpoint or motives of the user.