- Major Name: Industrial Engineering
- Degree Program: Engineering
- Degree Designation: AA
- College / School: STEM
What sets industrial engineering apart from other engineering disciplines is its broader scope. An industrial engineer deals with people as well as things, relating to the total pictures of productivity and quality improvement. Productivity in its simplest terms means producing the most for the least input at the best quality.
An industrial engineer looks at the "big picture" of what makes society perform best - the right combination of human resources, natural resources and man-made structures and equipment. Professionals in this field bridge the gap between management and operations, motivating people in addition to determining what equipment, computers, etc., should be used and how they should be used.
In order to earn an Associate of Arts degree in Engineering with a major in Computer Engineering, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of required and elective course work.
Note: ENGR 191 replaces WVUe 191 as a ﬁrst-semester requirement.
Our recent graduates have found a broad array of opportunities in the marketplace. Traditionally, most industrial engineers started their careers in manufacturing facilities, but this trend has been changing. Today about half of our graduates are employed in the service sector while the other half begin their careers in manufacturing.