industrial engineering


Definition of industrial engineering

: engineering that deals with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems (as of people, materials, and energy) in industry

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industrial engineer noun

Examples of industrial engineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alexander Kho, an industrial engineering major, earned the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Clemson University. cleveland, "Vendors offer recycled goods and fresh produce in an outdoor setting: Olmsted Dates and Data," 29 June 2020 Led by John Zachry, Zachry Group took over industrial projects in the power and petrochemical sectors, industrial engineering and maintenance. Madison Iszler,, "Bartell Zachry, force in construction industry, dies at 86," 10 June 2020 Education: Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Republicans try to stand out in crowded Indiana 5th District race," 31 May 2020 Small behavior changes are having huge effects, and the industry is having trouble keeping up, said Karen Smilowitz, a professor of industrial engineering at Northwestern University. Laura Reiley, Anchorage Daily News, "The industry says we have enough food. Here’s why some store shelves are empty anyway.," 15 Apr. 2020 After earning his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering and a master’s in business, Rodriguez was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army, serving from 1970 to 1973 in Okinawa and leaving as a captain. Mike Finger,, "On track and in life, William Rodriguez left lasting legacy," 11 Apr. 2020 Krauze earned an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering and a doctorate in history. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "‘My Very Modest Utopia’: A Visit with Enrique Krauze, Part I," 5 Mar. 2020 Zahra Rahmani, an 18-year-old industrial engineering student who follows the long black veil conservative dress code, questioned the decision of government officials. Somayeh Malekian, ABC News, "Stores in Tehran told to stop selling Valentine's Day gifts," 13 Feb. 2020 Looked at as industrial engineering, the goal is to turn a standing tree into heat as efficiently as possible. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of industrial engineering

1911, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jul 2020

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“Industrial engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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