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Industrial engineers determine the most effective ways to use the basic factors of production-people, machines, materials, information, and energy-to make a product or provide a service. They are primarily concerned with increasing productivity through the management of people, methods of business organization, and technology. To maximize efficiency, industrial engineers carefully study the product requirements and design manufacturing and information systems to meet those requirements with the help of mathematical methods and models. They develop management control systems to aid in financial planning and cost analysis, and design production planning and control systems to coordinate activities and ensure product quality. They also design or improve systems for the physical distribution of goods and services and determine the most efficient plant locations. Industrial engineers develop wage and salary administration systems and job evaluation programs. Many industrial engineers move into management positions because the work is closely related to the work of managers.
First, freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements . In addition, you should also complete the following core courses.
|Required High School Courses||Unit/Credits|
|Mechanical Drawing (in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade)*||1|
|Mathematics (including 2 units/credits in algebra, 1 in geometry, and 1/2 in either elementary analysis or analytical geometry)||4|
And obtain the following standardized test scores.
|Rank in Class||Minimum Test Scores|
|SAT I Total and SAT Critical Reading||or||ACT Composite and ACT English|
|Top 10 %||970 and 480||22 and 19|
|I Quarter||970 and 480||22 and 19|
|II Quarter||1050 and 480||24 and 19|
|III Quarter||1180 and 480||26 and 19|
|IV Quarter||Not Admissible|
First, applicants are required to meet general university transfer admissions requirements . In addition, applicants who have finished 15 semester hours or more need a 2.50 GPA for all college courses taken as well as a 2.50 GPA on all college-level mathematics, chemistry, physics, English, and engineering courses. Applicants should also attempt one college-level math course and at least one physics or chemistry course. International Student applicants need a TOEFL score of 550 on the written examination, 213 on the computerized test, or 79-80 on the internet based test, unless they meet the terms of the exemption .
UH Engineering Alumni have received offers as Technical Consultants, Support Engineers, Consultants, Project Engineers, Application Developers, Test Engineers, Field Service Engineers, Plant Engineers, Completions Engineers, Reliability Engineers, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .
Contact InformationDepartment of Industrial Engineering E206 Engineering Building 2
Houston, TX 77204-4008