Industrial Engineering (IE)

System Integrators and Managers.

Industrial engineering is concerned with designing, improving, installing, and managing integrated systems of people, materials, and equipment.

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"Industrial engineers integrate people, information, material, equipment, processes and energy throughout the life cycle of the product, service or program."

- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

The need to manage and integrate engineering systems demands that the IE interact with people from all disciplines and levels within an organization, so people-oriented skills are essential in the industrial engineering profession. The system-wide view and the people-oriented problem-solving characteristic are distinctive features of industrial engineers that set them apart from other traditional engineering professionals.

As an industrial engineer, you might manage business operations or supervise workplace safety and quality control. You might work in the industry to make manufacturing processes more efficient. You will have the option to work in a broad range of industries, from automotive manufacturing, aerospace, mining, healthcare, finance, education, and more.

IEs need to have a background in diverse fields. With that in mind, the four-year curriculum at Texas State includes courses from the following areas: 

  • Science, math, and engineering 
  • Engineering materials, CAD design, industrial statistics, automation, and manufacturing & service systems design 
  • Human factors & ergonomics, supply chains, operations research, safety, and industrial processes
  • Healthcare systems, reliability and quality, renewable energy, transportation, and semiconductor production
  • Humanities and social sciences.

The Industrial Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Industrial and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

115+ Industrial Engineering Majors

within the Ingram School of Engineering attending our program during the Fall 2022 semester!

$103K Annual mean wage of Industrial Engineers in Texas

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for industrial engineers was $88,950 in May 2020.

14% Employment growth from 2020 to 2030

Faster growth than the average for all occupations.

Career Opportunities

As an industrial engineering graduate you will have a variety of job opportunities in fields such as:

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Entertainment
  • Government
  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation

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