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Industrial Engineering (MS)

Degree or Minor: 
Graduate Degree
UA College: 
Engineering
Degree/Minor Description: 

Program/Degree

Industrial Engineering (MS) 

Program Description

Industrial engineering focuses on the design and implementation of integrated systems of people, materials, machines, energy and information.  After specifying systems objectives, industrial engineers combine technical knowledge and skill from the physical, engineering and social sciences to design evaluate and monitor system performance.  The industrial engineer is charged with the responsibility of ensuring high quality while simultaneously meeting cost and output goals.  This is accomplished through the optimal allocation of resources throughout the system.  Industrial engineers practice in both administrative and production segments of manufacturing and service organizations.  Industrial engineers are commonly employed in heavy industry (such as steel), medium industry (such as plastics and computers), light industry (such as electronic assembly), health care delivery, electronics, telecommunication, transportation, service, government.  In each of environments, industrial engineers are involved with a variety of systems such as marketing, production and process design, production planning, management information, facility layout, job/workplace design, material flow and distribution.  This program is also offered online.

 

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Systems & Industrial Engineering - http://sie.engr.arizona.edu

The Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) Department at the University of Arizona was established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering.  Since then, the SIE Department has achieved international prestige for its contributions to the inter-disciplinary design of large-scale complex systems involving people, technology, and information.  With the introduction of a modern industrial engineering curriculum in 1972 and a reliability and quality engineering degree in 1987, the department offers a truly diverse and successful graduate program.  Career opportunities for graduates of the Systems and Industrial Engineering programs are outstanding.  Over the years, graduates from these programs have found employment in the nation's leading corporations, research institutes, and universities.