- Texas Tech's Industrial Engineering program began in 1934 as the first IE department in the state of Texas and one of the first in the nation.
- We are heavily recruited by a variety of national and regional corporations, and our graduates generally start with above-average salaries.
- Learn how to solve problems on global, social, and environmental levels.
CREATING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX PROBLEMS
When Texas Tech's Industrial Engineering program began almost 100 years ago, it did
so with the intent of being one of the best in the country. Now that we have conferred
more than 1,600 bachelors, 1,000 masters, and 200 PhDs, our program is indeed distinguished
in this field. Studying the information and techniques from physical, mathematical,
biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences, students learn how to design systems
that address contemporary issues in a wide range of fields. Along with encouraging
students to focus on several different scopes of study and filtering information through
professional and ethical lenses, one of our highest values as a program is producing
a high capacity for continued learning in our graduates. This gives our industrial
engineers the ability to continue to grow and develop as they progress in their careers.
Below, find a link to the Texas Tech University course catalog. You can also look at a sample sequence of courses for an IE student. Note: Course sequence and availability differ slightly between Texas and Costa Rica.
With an ability to understand the unique dynamic between people, systems, and machinery, industrial engineers bring their expertise to a number of different careers in the scientific, manufacturing, and technical fields. Some potential job opportunities are:
INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGISTObserve the behaviors and processes of a natural ecosystem and use your findings to implement industrial systems that are efficient and ethical.
SAFETY AND HEALTH ENGINEEREnsure that the interactions between workers and machinery are at the highest possible standards to ensure maximum production and safety for employees.
MANUFACTURING ENGINEERUtilizing research on industry practices, environmental impact, and productivity, to develop and implement systems that ensure a manufacturer is performing at their highest capacity.
Majoring in Industrial Engineering is a way to learn how to make the world a better place. It is a field that lets you reach your maximum potential and makes you focus on efficiency through qualitative and quantitative methods. I aspire to solve problems in the complex systems we live in, to make Costa Rica a better place. TTU is a family in which you are able to grow, accomplish your goals, and leave a legacy when you go out in the professional world."