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Industrial engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value experience, so cooperative education engineering programs at universities are also valuable.Education
Industrial engineers need a bachelor’s degree, typically in industrial engineering. However, many industrial engineers have degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering technology, or general engineering. Students interested in studying industrial engineering should take high school courses in mathematics, such as algebra, trigonometry, and calculus; computer science; and sciences such as chemistry and physics.
Bachelor’s degree programs include lectures in classrooms and practice in laboratories. Courses include statistics, production systems planning, and manufacturing systems design, among others. Many colleges and universities offer cooperative education programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education.
A few colleges and universities offer 5-year degree programs in industrial engineering that lead to a bachelor’s and master’s degree upon completion, and several more offer similar programs in mechanical engineering. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as a professor at a college or university or to engage in research and development. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative education plans combine classroom study with practical work, permitting students to gain experience and to finance part of their education.
Programs in industrial engineering are accredited by ABET.Important Qualities
Creativity. Industrial engineers use creativity and ingenuity to design new production processes in many kinds of settings in order to reduce the use of material resources, time, or labor while accomplishing the same goal.
Critical-thinking skills. Industrial engineers create new systems to solve problems related to waste and inefficiency. Solving these problems requires logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to the problems.
Listening skills. These engineers often operate in teams, but they also must solicit feedback from customers, vendors, and production staff. They must listen to customers and clients in order to fully grasp ideas and problems the first time.
Math skills. Industrial engineers use the principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.
Problem-solving skills. In designing facilities for manufacturing and processes for providing services, these engineers deal with several issues at once, from workers’ safety to quality assurance.
Speaking skills. Industrial engineers sometimes have to explain their instructions to production staff or technicians before they can make written instructions available. Being able to explain concepts clearly and quickly is crucial to preventing costly mistakes and loss of time.
Writing skills. Industrial engineers must prepare documentation for other engineers or scientists, or for future reference. The documentation must be coherent and explain their thinking clearly so that the others can understand the information.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as an industrial engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires
The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.
Several states require engineers to take continuing education in order to keep their licenses. Most states recognize licenses from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.Advancement
Beginning industrial engineers usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers. In large companies, new engineers also may receive formal training in classes or seminars. As beginning engineers gain knowledge and experience, they move on to more difficult projects with greater independence to develop designs, solve problems, and make decisions.
Eventually, industrial engineers may advance to become technical specialists, such as quality engineers or facility planners. In that role, they supervise a team of engineers and technicians. Obtaining a master’s degree facilitates such specialization and thus advancement.
Many industrial engineers move into management positions because the work they do is closely related to the work of managers. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.
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Hispanic or Latino9.0%
Black or African American0.8%
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Michigan State University41.9%
Rochester Institute of Technology19.7%
University of Wisconsin - Stout8.2%
Indiana State University2.1%
San Jose State University2.0%
Wayne State University1.8%
Arizona State University1.8%
Georgia Institute of Technology -1.6%
University of Toledo1.4%
University of Massachusetts - Lowell1.4%
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University1.4%
University of Houston1.4%
University of Cincinnati1.2%
New Jersey Institute of Technology1.2%
University of Florida1.2%
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo1.1%
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute1.1%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Engineer, Principal-Packaging||Broadcom Corporation||Andover, MA||Oct 01, 2015||$143,508|
|Staff Packaging Engineer||Edwards Lifesciences LLC||Irvine, CA||Sep 03, 2016||$138,674|
|Packaging Engineer||Texas Instruments Incorporated||Dallas, TX||Sep 19, 2015||$137,000|
|Engineer, Principal-Packaging||Broadcom Corporation||Irvine, CA||Mar 28, 2016||$135,000|
|Engineer, Principal-Packaging||Broadcom Corporation||Irvine, CA||Apr 01, 2015||$135,000|
|Staff Packaging Engineer||RF Micro Device, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Jan 15, 2015||$132,000|
|Staff IC Packaging Engineer||Integrated Device Technology, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 24, 2015||$130,562|
|Principal Packaging Engineer||Edwards Lifesciences LLC||Irvine, CA||Nov 21, 2015||$130,320|
|Staff IC Packaging Engineer||Integrated Device Technology, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Feb 03, 2015||$128,000 -
|Staff Packaging Engineer||Sandisk Corporation||Milpitas, CA||Aug 31, 2016||$127,405|
|Engineer, Principal-Packaging||Broadcom Corporation||Irvine, CA||Apr 21, 2016||$127,000|
|Principal Packaging Engineer||Bristol-Myers Squibb Company||New Brunswick, NJ||Sep 14, 2016||$124,317|
|Staff Packaging Engineer||Dexcom, Inc.||San Diego, CA||Jan 09, 2016||$120,000|
|Packaging Engineer||Texas Instruments Incorporated||Santa Clara, CA||May 08, 2015||$118,573|
|Packaging Engineer||Intel Corporation||Folsom, CA||May 25, 2016||$103,418 -
|Principal Packaging Engineer-Distribution Packaging||Bristol-Myers Squibb Company||New Brunswick, NJ||May 14, 2015||$103,000 -
|Packaging Engineer||Intel Mobile Communications||Santa Clara, CA||Jul 12, 2016||$101,650 -
|Packaging Engineer||Texas Instruments Incorporated||Bethlehem, PA||Aug 25, 2016||$100,008|
|Packaging Engineer||Texas Instruments Incorporated||Bethlehem, PA||Nov 23, 2016||$100,008|
|Packaging Engineer||Texas Instruments Incorporated||Dallas, TX||Aug 03, 2015||$100,008|
|Packaging Engineer||Texas Instruments Incorporated||Dallas, TX||Sep 18, 2015||$100,000|
|Packaging Engineer||Texas Instruments Incorporated||Dallas, TX||Sep 03, 2015||$100,000|
|Packaging Engineer||Mack Trucks Inc.||Hagerstown, MD||Jan 10, 2016||$88,046|
|Software Packaging Engineer||USM Business Systems, Inc.||Fort Worth, TX||Mar 16, 2016||$88,000|
|Engineer, Staff II-Packaging||Broadcom Corporation||Irvine, CA||Jan 01, 2015||$88,000|
|Packaging Engineer||Intel Corporation||Santa Clara, CA||Jul 04, 2016||$87,634 -
|Packaging Engineer-Materials||Intel Corporation||Chandler, AZ||Dec 09, 2016||$85,966 -
|Packaging Engineer-Electrical||Intel Corporation||Chandler, AZ||Aug 25, 2016||$85,966 -
|Packaging Engineer-Electrical||Intel Corporation||Chandler, AZ||Feb 08, 2016||$85,966 -
|Mechanical Package Engineer||Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc.||Houston, TX||Jan 28, 2016||$85,200|
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