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Dr. Onal has been awarded for Excellence in Undergraduate Education by Faculty Development Council and Seed Grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP by SIUE Graduate School (2016)

Key Facts on Industrial Engineering at SIUE

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You can have both BS & MS degrees in IE in five years. Read more

IE program offers MS Integrative Studies in Engineering Management in collaboration with School of Business. Read more

An IE senior team won the first place for the 2016 Other40 Business Plan Competition with $5000 cash prize. Another IE student team won the first place for the last year competition as well...Read more

Dr. Cho earns Inaugural Concept Commercialization Award for a research project with SIU School of Medicine

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Dr. Eneyo Receives NSBE Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has presented Professor Emmanuel S. Eneyo of SIUE Industrial Engineering with a 2016 Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Academia..Read more

2015 IE Alumni Newsletter

IE doctoral student, Ali Panahi, has received University’s 2015 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Congratulations to Ali Panahi, who is an IE doctoral student. The Graduate Student Award Committee at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has selected Ali as a recipient of the University’s 2015 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The award includes $500 and a certificate, which Graduate School will present to him at our Graduate Student Honors Day Luncheon on Thursday, October 29th at 11:00 AM that will take place in the Conference Center of the Morris University Center (2nd floor). Ali’s advisor is Dr. Sohyung Cho. More info on Ali’s accomplishments can be found in the attached file.

A company found by 3 IE graduates won the first Gigabit challenge business plan competition

A 3-D printer company, Squarefruit, founded by three recent IE graduates, Chico Weber, Gizem, and Bharath Kishore in May 2013, has been named the winner of the city of Highland’s first-ever Highland Gigabit Challenge business plan competition. In December 2014, Squarefruit Labs of St. Louis was announced as the winning entry. In addition to winning a $15,000 cash prize, the high-tech startup will receive more than $15,000 of in-kind professional services, including free office space in Highland, accounting, legal and marketing and branding services. Squarefruit will also receive one year of a Gigabit internet connection through Highland Communication services at no charge. Read more

Industrial Engineering, Most-in-Demand Eng Jobs: Article on Forbes

The U.S. has approximately 1.6 million engineering jobs that pay $42 per hour in median wages. Civil engineers account for the most jobs of any engineering field (274,000 in 2014), followed closely by mechanical engineers (264,000) and industrial engineers (229,000). Two of the fastest-growing engineering fields also staff two of the largest proportions of older workers: industrial engineers and petroleum engineers. In both, 25% of currently employed workers are 55 years or older. Industrial engineers are vital to many manufacturing firms that struggle to find the right technically oriented talent, so the aging workforce is a threat. ... the pool of skilled talent nationally isn’t keeping up with employer demand. The best example of this is industrial engineers, an occupation with three times more unique monthly postings (24,740) than average monthly hires (7,737) since the start of 2012. ...Read more

IE to Participate in $320 Million Digital Lab Project

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville administrators are enthused about the institution’s role in the $320 million Digital Lab for Manufacturing announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama. SIUE’s principal investigator will be Sohyung Cho, associate professor of industrial engineering in the School of Engineering to investigate advanced manufacturing systems that are agile and flexible with maximized visibility for information and product flow.

How happy are Industrial Engineers?

IE is ranked the ninth in general happiness and the only engineering discipline among top 12 occupations. (“Job Satisfaction in US” by NORC at University of Chicago 2007) Read more

Hot, High-Paying Career Sectors

Manufacturing Engineer - $73,900 After Five Years Experience. Manufacturing engineers may work with commercial and industrial designers to increase production, decrease costs and refine a product's design and may also look into solutions on how manufacturers can edge out the competition.

MS In Industrial Engineering

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program has the following concentration areas; Systems optimization, Manufacturing engineering design, Enterprise and production control, Quality engineering. The program is now accepting applications.

SIUE and ITU Joint Program

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Istanbul Technical University have a joint-degree program in Industrial Engineering. This Program is first of its kind both in United States and Turkey



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