Industrial Engineering Requirements
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Industrial engineers are needed in virtually all enterprises engaged in product design, process planning and scheduling. An industrial engineering degree will give an individual the ability to design, install, improve and control integrated systems of people, materials and facilities in a wide range of organizations that produce goods or offer services.
Along with an introductory industrial and manufacturing engineering course, students will take courses in basic engineering science, math and statistics, chemistry and physics, and oral and written communication. Core coursework includes work design, production planning and control, statistical quality control, facilities design and operations management, simulation, and information systems, and materials and manufacturing processes.
Industrial Engineering Careers
The career trajectory of people with an Industrial Engineering degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Industrial Engineering degrees have experience in is Industrial Engineer, followed by Drill Press Operator, Engineer, Drafter, Supply Chain Manager, Industrial Production Manager, Quality Control Inspector, Mechanical Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, and Data Analyst.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Drill Press Operator||5.4%||0.0%||479.9×|
|Supply Chain Manager||1.6%||0.1%||14.2×|
|Industrial Production Manager||2.1%||0.1%||37.1×|
|Quality Control Inspector||2.4%||0.2%||13.9×|
Industrial Engineering Salary
Industrial Engineering graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||-|
|Median (average earners)||-|
|75th (top earners)||-|
Industrial Engineering Underemployment
Industrial Engineering graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|We are still collecting information for this degree|