Industrial and Operations Engineering is concerned with integrated systems of people, machines, environments and information. Drawing upon their specialized skills in mathematical, physical and social sciences (together with principles and methods of engineering analysis), industrial and operations engineers specify, predict and evaluate systems. Applications arise in industrial and manufacturing systems as well as a variety of nonindustrial settings, ranging from health care and education to financial and governmental organizations.
The wide range of tasks an industrial engineer is called upon to perform requires knowledge of operations research, ergonomics, management engineering, statistics, manufacturing engineering and computer information processing.
1877A Industrial and Operations Engineering Building