Industrial engineers apply scientific knowledge to solve problems in manufacturing and other industries, businesses, and institutions, focusing on productivity improvement through better use of human resources, financial resources, natural resources and man-made structures and equipment. Industrial Engineers apply a full range of analytical, simulation, and experimentation tools that are applied to problems in designing, planning, implementing, and operating systems. These problems are found in a wide variety of service organizations (such as, banks, hospitals, social service and governmental agencies), project-based firms (such as, construction and consulting), and product-based firms (such as, processing, manufacturing, and electronics). The focus of industrial engineering is systems integration and improvement.
Modern, well-equipped laboratories are available to supplement classroom theory in ergonomics, manufacturing engineering, and computer analysis. The departments laboratory facilities include: Engineering Graphics Lab, Metrology Lab, Cessna Manufacturing Processes Lab, Ergonomics/Human Factors Lab, Composites Manufacturing Lab,Advanced Manufacturing Process Lab, Rapid Prototyping Lab, Virtual Reality Development Lab, Open Computing Lab.