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Industrial Engineering

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What is Industrial Engineering?

Industrial Engineering solves problems through the integration of engineering and business principles. Industrial systems engineers work to improve performance and productivity using problem solving. This major creates leaders who often serve as a link between engineering and management. Upon graduation, you will know how to manage budgets and projects. This major may be for you if you’re interested in:

• Streamlining processes

• Evaluating and reducing strain on workers and the environment

• Saving companies money

• Eliminating waste of time, money, materials, energy, and other commodities

Career Options

  • Automotive, control systems, & manufacturing
  • Business systems integration & consulting
  • Communication & computer systems
  • Construction
  • Engineering administration
  • Marketing & product testing
  • Operations & quality control
  • Robotics

Post-Graduation Success1

86% employed or continuing education

76% employed after graduation

10% attending graduate school

$63,879 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Caterpillar, AIG

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, London Business School

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

30 - 33 ACT Score

1380 - 1480 SAT Score

3.48 - 3.90 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $39,400
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $59,094
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