Career in Industrial Engineering

Engineering is one of the most demanded professions in India after the Medical field. Most of the candidates who have passed class 12th PCM (Physics Chemistry and Mathematics) etc. Appear for the Engineering Entrance Examinations like JEE Mains & Advance etc. There is so craze for careers in the field of engineering. Here in this article, I am sharing with you teh complete details about the Career in the field of Engineering and what are ways to make a career in this field and we will also especially talk about the Career in Industrial Engineering and what are the options available in the field related to Job Opportunites, career growth and overall salary package etc.

A career can be better in any field as per the experts one just need to have the proper knowledge and practical experience about the related field. The World now value more skills and practical knowledge. Obviously, your degree supports your skills and knowledge but practical knowledge is more important. Most of the things that are around us are actually invented or designed by an Engineer.  This field is very broad and one can choose the stream or subject as per their interest, passion and choice. Now let’s get to know about Industrial Engineering.

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What is Industrial Engineering:

Industrial Engineering is about the design, analysis, and management of production and service operations and systems. In the past few years, An associate degree industrial engineer worked in a Manufacturing industrial plant and was involved the in operation potency of employees and machines. Today, industrial engineers are additional loosely involved with productivity and every one of the technical issues of production management and control. They add varied branches of companies: producing, distribution, transportation, mercantile, and Services.

Industrial Engineering

Their responsibilities vary from the look of unit operations to dominant complete production and service systems. They integrate the physical, financial, economic, and human components of such systems to realize given goals. applied science includes tasks like production coming up with and control; quality control; inventory, equipment, warehouse, and materials management; plant layout; and job and work station style. Let’s see teh details about the required eligibility criteria that is mandatory to have to apply for admission in the Industrial Engineering Course.

Skills Required to become Industrial Engineer:

Like Other professions. Here is the list of some skills that are mandatory to have to pursue this and also to get better career growth in the related field. Skills or talents is the only thing that can take a person to the next level. Here are the following:

  • Problem-solving
  • Good math skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent communication
  • Critical-thinking
  • Time management
  • Creativity
  • Technical competency
  • Quality control
  • Excellent communication/salesmanship
  • Resourcefulness
  • Quantitative skills
  • Management of material resources
  • Adaptability etc

Eligibility Criteria:

There is nothing much required, As I mentioned in the above section as well. One needs to have passed class 12th with PCM (Physical, Chemistry and Mathematics) etc. Here are the details related to the eligibility Criteria:

  • One must have passed class 12th from any government recognized board like Central Board or State Board etc.
  • One must have passed 12th with Physics & Mathematics along with the Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology etc.
  • A candidate must have scored at least 55% marks in class 12th.
  • There is no age barrier has been set for admission. But, the age of the candidate must be as per the Indian education Standard.

These details have been shared for admission in the undergraduate course. There are many diploma courses also available in this field as well. Now let’s see a bit of detail about the Admission Process in the field.

Admission Process:

Admission to the course is usually done through the entrance examination. There are some State-Level & National Level Entrance Examination that is specially conducted for admission in the top engineering colleges in India. To get to top colleges like IITs, One will need to clear the JEE Mains and JEE Advanced Examination.

There are also some private colleges as well that has different admission process. They offer admission by conducting their own entrance examination at the institute level or offer admission on the basis of the marks scored in the class 12th board examination etc. But, To get reputed colleges for admission, It is important to clear the entrance exam. The competition is too much in this as well.

Syllabus of the Course:

The Syllabus of the Industrial Engineering Under-Graduate Course has been shared. The duration of the course is four years and these fours has been divide in eight semesters, six months each. Here is the complete syllabus:

Semester One Semester Two
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes Programming and Data Structure
Electrical Technology Engineering Drawing and Graphics II
Engineering Drawing and Graphics Electrical Technology II
Mechanics Introduction to Manufacturing Processes II
Basic Electronics Mathematics II
Semester Three Semester Four
Engineering Economy, Costing and Accounting Production Planning and Control I
Operations Research I Operations Research II
Information Systems I (With laboratory) Breadth II
Workshop Processes
Semester Five Semester Six
Quality Design and Control (with Laboratory) Simulation (with Laboratory)
Facility Layout and Design Management of Inventory Systems
Machine Tools and Machining Casting, Forming and Welding
Breadth III (IT) Elective II
Elective I Project
Semester Seven Semester Eight
Product Development (with Project) Optimization and Heuristic Methods (with Project)
Elective III Elective V-VI
Elective IV Project II
Industrial Training Viva Voce

Top Colleges:

There are many colleges in India that offers Under-Graduate, Diploma or Certificate courses in the field of Industrial Engineering. Here is the list of some best colleges that comes in the ranking of top 10 college for this stream. I have also shared their average fees and Average colleges placement salary.

Name of the College Average Fees Average Placement Offer
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur INR 82,070 INR 2-7 LPA
Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi INR 2.2 LPA INR 2-8 Lakhs
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani INR 4.23 Lakhs INR 2-8 LPA
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee INR 2.22 LPA INR 2-9 LPA
Delhi Technological University New Delhi INR 1.66 LPA INR 2-7 LPA
College of Engineering Trivandrum INR 50000 INR 2-7 LPA
I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University Jalandhar INR 80,750 INR 2-6 LPA
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology Pune INR 1,79,379 INR 2-8 LPA
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram INR 1-3 LPA INR 2-7 LPA
GITAM Hyderabad INR 2,22,200 INR 2-7 LPA

Career Scope & Job Opportunity in Industrial Engineering:

The Career is better in the field of Engineering. The career as an engineer is respectable in the society and this field known for paying well. If you pursue this course from nay better and reputed college. After the completion of the course, it is done that you will get placed in good before even your final exams. It matters a lot that from where you have got education, training, experience etc. Here is the list of some top recruiting companies in this field:

In India:

  • TATA (all sectors)a
  • Reliance Industries
  • Maruti
  • TCS
  • Infosys
  • Wipro etc

In Foreign Countries:

  • Fluor
  • SSOE Group
  • IPS-Integrated Project Services
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Ghafari Associates
  • Hixson
  • Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon
  • Jensen Hughes
  • Thermal Tech Engineering etc

Top Job Profiles in Industrial Engineering :

  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Health and Safety Engineers
  • Industrial Production Managers
  • Logisticians
  • Management Analysts
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • Cost Estimators
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists etc

In foreign countries, You may get paid well as compared to the India. But, India It is not tough to earn lakhs a month in this field. Do proper research and get better college, better education and learn some mandatory skills to move further in this field.

FAQs For Industrial Engineering

What kind of job an Industrial Engineers do?

They do the following: Manufacturing Technician, Quality assurance inspector, Industrial mechanic, Industrial electrician, Professor, Industrial designer, Manufacturing production supervisor and Supply chain analyst etc and more.

Is Industrial Engineering a better career option?

As per the latest survey in the related field, The Job opportunities in this field is about to be rising by 10% or more by the year 2029. There is no shortage of Engineers but there are no sufficient engineers as well (World Wide).

How much does an industrial engineer make?

Well, with just a few years of experience in this field. It is not tough to earn a lakh in a month. Making money also depends on the company you are working with, your position, qualification, experience and skills etc. But, this field is known for paying well. I hope you got the basic idea about it.

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Dasharath Maurya