This major sits within the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
Industrial and systems engineers design, install and improve systems that integrate people, materials, equipment, energy, information and finance – all while ensuring that quality, safety, environment and human needs are met. They utilise engineering management techniques with the principles and methods of engineering design and analysis to evaluate and predict the results of change.
Industrial and systems engineers are also key members of teams responsible for timing, costing, layouts, process flows, equipment requirements, plant operations and whole systems – including manufacturing facilities, supply chains, transportation networks and warehouses.
This engineering major incorporates units from engineering, sustainability, management and industrial mathematics.
You will gain specialised theoretical knowledge and practical foundations in engineering design, manufacturing, quality, systems engineering, control, operations research, practice and management, modelling, simulation and optimisation of industrial processes.
Graduates are frontline engineers for the rapid expansion from basic time and motion analysis to digitised automation of operations, maintenance, production monitoring, driverless trucks and unmanned aerial vehicles.
What jobs can the Industrial and Systems Engineering lead to?
- Manufacturing engineer
- Production engineer
- Data modeller
- Logistics specialist
- Material handling, maintenance or scheduling specialist
- Plant manager
- Process control analyst
- Process improvement specialist
- Quality controller.
- Minerals and energy
- Space exploration.
What you'll learn
- Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of fundamental science, mathematics, data analytics, information science, and computing underpinning the broad field of engineering, GC1
- Solve complex Industrial and Systems engineering problems of industrial and societal significance through the application of discipline-specific and integrated bodies of knowledge, design and sustainability principles, GC1
- Make decisions related to the design and implementation of solutions to engineering problems in a safe, ethical, and climate-responsible manner adhering to legal and professional standards and through respectful partnerships with local First Peoples and other diverse cultures as globally responsible citizens, GC4, GC5
- Apply systems thinking for innovative solutions to global Industrial and Systems engineering challenges, discern knowledge and undertake applied research in a discipline of Industrial and Systems engineering, GC2
- Select and use current and emerging technologies to develop and communicate effective and innovative engineering solutions to complex problems, GC3
- Demonstrate lifelong learning habits, teamwork and leadership abilities, project management skills, and the ability to identify opportunities for career-wide professional growth, necessary for advancing a career in engineering and beyond, GC6