If you answered ‘yes’ to most of the questions above, industrial engineering may well be for you!
Industrial engineers are responsible for the analysis, design, planning, implementation, operation, management and maintenance of integrated systems consisting of people, money, material, equipment, information and energy.
Quite a mouthful! For that reason, a person with a degree in industrial engineering has a very wide choice in terms of work environment, type of employer or self-employment.
Logistics is the management of the flow of resources between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet certain requirements. The resources managed in logistics can include physical items, such as food, materials, equipment, liquids, and staff; as well as abstract items, such as time, information, particles, and energy. The logistics of physical items usually involve the integration of information flow, material handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and often security. The complexity of logistics can be modelled, analysed, visualised, and optimised by Industrial Engineering techniques.
Manufacturing is the production of goods for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Modern manufacturing includes all intermediate processes required for the production and integration of a product’s components.
Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Especially valuable in areas rich with recorded information, analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance.
Management in all business and organisational activities is the act of coordinating the efforts of people to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management comprises planning, organising, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organisation (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal.
The Department of Industrial Engineering hosts two post graduate study domains: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.In each study domain there are three different programmes, i.e. the Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering (PGDip), the Masters in Engineering (MEng) and Philosophy Doctorate (PhD).
The delivery of the MEng programme is split into two different models, i.e. Structured and Research. These options add up to eight different possible post graduate qualifications for students in a variety of research areas:
Senior Analyst/Project Manager
Graduate in Training
Business Process Engineer/Analyst
Industrial and Informatics Engineering
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