Industrial Engineering at SIUE
Industrial engineers design, produce and deliver quality products (parts or services) to customers at affordable prices in a timely manner. This process involves not only designing and producing value-added products, but also planning and managing people, processes, systems, equipment and other resources efficiently and cost-effectively. In the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at SIUE's School of Engineering, students learn the knowledge and skills necessary in engineering and management and are uniquely positioned to work in a variety of industries, such as automobile and aircraft manufacturing industries, health care organizations, shipping and logistics, and business.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
- Specialization available in Manufacturing Engineering
SIUE graduates of the industrial engineering program are employed as industrial engineers, manufacturing/production engineers, quality engineers/managers, operations/system engineers/managers, and process design engineers at various major corporations. These corporations include Boeing, Caterpillar, Inc., Pepsi, Pinnacle Foods, Schnucks, Kraft Foods, Eaton Corporation, Nestle Purina, Lockheed Martin, Lowe’s, GM, Mallinckrodt, Monsanto, Chrysler, Emerson Electric, Motorola, American Airlines, USPS, Intelligrated Systems, Anheuser-Busch, BJC Health Care, AT&T and MasterCard, among other reputable companies.
In 2015, typical initial salaries of graduates ranged from $63,000 to $70,000 per year. The future is promising in the industrial engineering field. It is the third most in-demand engineering discipline and is one of the two fastest-growing engineering fields, according to Forbes Magazine.