Like all engineers, industrial engineers are problem-solvers. Their specific task? They bring people, resources, and technology together to find ways to improve processes and increase efficiency. Every industry wants to save time and money, so the opportunities for industrial engineers are wide-ranging. Maybe your career will lead you to health care or information systems. Or maybe utilities, transportation, or the financial world appeal to you. You are limited only by your interests and goals.
Why Penn State Behrend?
At Penn State Behrend, you won’t just study Industrial Engineering in state-of-the-art facilities—you’ll also get hands-on experience conducting research with our award-winning faculty, apply engineering concepts to personalized projects, and have the opportunity to work directly solving a real-world industry problem.
All of your engineering courses will be taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants. And small class sizes and a faculty open-door policy mean that when you need help, you’ll get it. It’s no wonder our School of Engineering is regularly ranked among the nation’s top 50 engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report.
Penn State Behrend's School of Engineering uses:
- Simio simulation software under a grant from Simio LLC for its industrial engineering program.
- RoboDK for simulation and offline programming of industrial robots.
- Siemens PLM Software’s Jack software to simulate ergonomics in its industrial engineering research program.