The role of an Industrial Engineering Technologist is to determine the most effective way to produce a product or provide a service and ultimately, help organizations exercise better control of production, service, quality, costs and deployment of resources. To do this, Industrial Engineering Technologists need to understand and examine factors such as production, people, machines, materials, information and energy requirements. Using mathematical methods, such as operations research and work measurement to solve organizational, production and related problems, they design and deploy lean production principles to achieve business goals.
In this program, you develop problem-solving skills dealing with things like the location and layout of plant facilities, materials handling, ergonomics, simulation, quality management systems, occupational safety and health and economic cost studies. The hands-on component of this work, for the most part, involves observing and working with others and their use of tools, equipment and process and the ability to collaborate and identify opportunities to facilitate improvements; a critical element to your success. To prepare you for this work, the program emphasizes skills in communication, teamwork and professional conduct.