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
- develop and apply Industrial 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 disciplines 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