Why should I study Industrial Engineering?

What is Industrial Engineering?

Industrial engineering is the study of the optimisation of complex processes or systems. A degree in electrical engineering focuses on key notions about the design, planning and optimisation of production and manufacturing processes.

Three reasons to study Industrial Engineering:

  1. Work in every sector: you will find Industrial Engineers at most companies and in many sectors. This means that you will find a job easily after graduation.
  2. Technical skills and business acumen: many universities offer business modules as part of their industrial engineering programmes. You will gain a good grasp of the business side of a company.
  3. Understand big data: big data is a growing field and most companies want to make better business decisions by making use of complex chunks of data. Industrial engineering provides you with the foundations for working in this domain.

How to study Industrial Engineering?

Students in this field receive a multitude of skills throughout their studies. The curriculum includes advanced algebra, geometry, calculus and statistics, basic engineering, mechanical engineering and design principles, basic finance, the psychology of human productivity and error, production, processing and quality control as well as many other factors that impact on industrial efficiency.

What kind of jobs can I get by studying Industrial Engineering?

A degree in industrial engineering can lead to jobs in various sectors, as nearly all companies are concerned with safety and productivity, while optimising for efficiency with their time and money.

How can U-Multirank help me find the best Industrial Engineering study programme for me?

If you’re considering pursuing a degree in industrial engineering, then let us help you find the best university for you. U-Multirank’s ‘For students track offers personalised university comparisons, so you can find the university that best matches you. U-Multirank’s subject rankings provide the feedback of more than 100,000 current students studying at the respective universities, offering a unique student perspective to the rankings via our Teaching & Learning dimension. Create your own personalised rankings today, and compare universities according to what matters most to you.  To start, make sure to select industrial engineering as your subject of interest and we’ll help guide you through the rest.

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