Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering

At Texas A&M University-Kingsville, we offer both Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in Industrial Engineering. We are also offering two Graduate Level Certificate Programs to TAMUK students and industrial Professionals (as non-degree students). Our Master of Science program and the two Graduate Level Certificate Programs are offered both in On-Campus format and 100% Online format.

Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering that concerns the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, material and process. Industrial engineering draws upon the principles and methods of engineering analysis and synthesis, as well as mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems. In lean manufacturing systems, Industrial engineers work to eliminate wastes of time, money, materials, energy, and other resources.

Industrial engineering is also known as operations management, systems engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or manufacturing systems engineering; a distinction that seems to depend on the viewpoint or motives of the user. Recruiters or educational establishments use the names to differentiate themselves from others. In healthcare, industrial engineers are more commonly known as management engineers, engineering management, or even health systems engineers.

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