Mechanical engineers have been involved in improvements to and technological advances in engines, power plants, satellites, automobiles, airplanes, household appliances, machine tools, prosthetic devices, surgical equipment, and heating and refrigeration systems, among other things.
The field of industrial engineering brings together the various sciences concerned with technology, the production of goods, performance of services and the way in which people work. Industrial engineers address the efficient utilization of resources to produce quality, as well as cost competitive goods and services in a healthy and efficient work environment.
The industrial engineering curriculum prepares engineers to design, improve, install, and operate the integrated systems of people, materials, and facilities needed by industry, commerce, and society. Industrial engineers solve problems which arise in the management of systems by applying the principles of engineering science, product and process design, work analysis, human factors principles, and operations research. Industrial engineering leads to a wide variety of professional opportunities in manufacturing, service, research and development, and public service enterprises, and to graduate study in industrial engineering, engineering management, business administration, law, and other fields.
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