Industrial and systems engineering focuses on the design and optimisation of a whole system rather than individual components. Industrial and system engineers explore problems in their entirety to create holistic solutions and processes for complex projects.
In this engineering major you will learn how to use your analytical and problem-solving skills to make systems more efficient, safe and cost effective.
You’ll learn knowledge and skills in related engineering fields including mechanical and mechatronics, as well as industrial, applied and financial mathematics.
You’ll also develop specialised theoretical knowledge and practical skills in key areas of mechanical design, manufacturing, system control, operations research, modelling, simulation and optimisation of industrial processes.
As a graduate, you’ll be equipped to play an integral role in business and industry where the continual improvement of complex systems and processes is key to success.
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- 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
- develop and apply mechanical engineering and mathematical knowledge to solve complex technological problems and improve/optimise engineering, managerial, operational and physical systems in an interdisciplinary way
- analyse and interpret data and information with reasoning skills in a chosen area of Industrial and Systems Engineering
- use a variety of practical and analytical approaches to problem-solving, design and research
- communicate effectively across disciples with a variety of audiences conveying appropriate knowledge, skills and ideas
- utilise appropriate technologies and a range of different methods, approaches and strategies both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
- seek out new learning experiences and opportunities to improve knowledge skills and experience; share resources
- recognise the impact of engineering solutions in a global, international, environmental and societal context
- value cultural diversity and its impact upon human perceptions, behaviours and decisions in the implementation of engineering works and projects; appreciate language diversity and indigenous perspectives
- be equipped with a foundation of technical ability, practice with high ethical standards, leadership and good communication skills in the context of engineering projects and other professional endeavours