Industrial Engineers enable people, technology, information, materials, methods and money to work together productively and effectively. Industrial Engineering originated more than a century ago from the industrial revolution when industries started to search for the best, cheapest and fastest way to manufacture products. However, today it is imperative to employ Industrial Engineers in various industries due to advancements in technology and the current demand of the market place.
Industrial engineering is under the top 10 scarce skills in South Africa.
As an industrial engineer you will work in South Africa or abroad in the following industries:
- Manufacturing, mining and energy
- Food and beverages
- IT and telecommunications
- Logistics and supply chain
- Aerospace and aviation
- Banking and finance