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What are the off-campus placement opportunities for a Industrial Engineer student?

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RE: What are the off-campus placement opportunities for a Industrial Engineer student?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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The only field of engineering that makes an individual technically equipped , while instilling efficient management techniques is industrial engineering. Industrial engineering is all about designing/ managing methods and procedures to increase productivity , quality and efficiency in manufacturing process. The increasing complexity of industrial operations and the expansion of automated processes in factories is contributing to the demand for industrial engineers. In today's troubled times , companies are trying to cut costs and improve efficiency. Most of them choose to hire skilled and trained industrial engineers. An industrial engineer can find employment with :-




  1. Manufacturing units


  2. Research and development establishment of big companies


  3. Private Consultancy Firms


  4. Medical & Pharmaceutical units


  5. Consumer electronics industry


  6. Textiles industry


  7. Information technology


  8. Other public sector industries like petroleum, steel and chemical industries




The work areas of industrial engineer are as follows :-


An industrial engineer designs better methods and facilities for manufacturing and services. They study the various industrial processes involved, use mathematical models and computer simulation to devise new manufacturing systems that are more efficient.




When new projects come up, an industrial engineer is usually involved in it from start to finish. Industrial engineers determine the suitability of locations for factories depending on the best combination of raw material availability , transportation and other costs.




They also have to work out the best possible system for handling and storage of raw material , setting inventory size as well as packaging and the physical distribution of goods and services. In addition to these services, they are also concerned with worker safety and work environment.


One of themajorresponsibility of industrial engineer involves a decision relating to automation ofa productionprocess. He will have to first determine which aspect of production needs to be automated and if it makes financial sense.


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