About Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering entails designing and controlling complex systems and procedures for using production resources (people, information, equipment, and materials). The applications of industrial engineering principles can be found in manufacturing, postal/package delivery services, airlines, space programs, hospitals, banks, amusement parks, etc.
Senior design projects consist of a real-world application of IE principles by teaming students with a local industry in Indiana. Teams have taken on full-scale projects like designing floor layouts for factories and hospitals, designing operations to improve system efficiency, reducing time and waste in processing, allocating resources to optimize system performance, and developing a safety plan for preventing work-related injuries.
Disciplines in the major include production, operation research, manufacturing, and human factors.
School of Industrial Engineering
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2023
Phone: +1 (765) 494-5400
Fax: +1 (765) 494-6802
For Graduate Information please see Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Information .