Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems.

  • Are you a person with an aptitude for mathematics and science that also enjoys working with people?
  • Do you have an analytical mind and do you enjoy exploring possible improvements to existing systems coupled with the ability for creative and practical work?
  • Do you enjoy business transactions and the analysis of why you need money and how you would prefer to spend it?
  • Do you like convincing people of your point of view and sometimes, in this regard, put your ideas down in writing?

If you can reply in the affirmative to these questions, you need not worry any further about which career to choose. Industrial Engineering - one of the youngest and most dynamic professional vocations is the career for you.

Contact us

The Head of Department: Industrial Engineering
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Unisa Science Campus
Private Bag X6

Tel:  +27 11 670-9000