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INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Industrial and systems engineers design and improve processes to make work safe, faster, easier, and more rewarding in service industries, entertainment companies, shipping and logistics companies, and healthcare organizations. Whether shortening a rollercoaster line, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide, or manufacturing superior automobiles, industrial and systems engineers face the challenge and common goal of saving money and increasing efficiency.

Auburn Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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SAMPLE JOB TITLES

Industrial Engineer
Minimum Education: B.I.S.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $50K - $80K
Average Entry Level Salary: $62K

Systems Engineer
Minimum Education: B.I.S.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $54K - 105K
Average Entry Level Salary: $74K

Business Analyst
Minimum Education: B.I.S.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $63K - $88K
Average Entry Level Salary: $64K

Manufacturing Engineer
Minimum Education: B.I.S.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $49K - $72K
Average Entry Level Salary: $60K

Technical Sales Representative
Minimum Education: B.I.S.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $43K - $78K
Average Entry Level Salary: $59K

Salary ranges and averages refer to entry level roles in the United States provided by Glassdoor.com and PayScale.com.

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For example: Business Development, Data & Analytics, Engineering: Civil / Mechanical / Other, Logistics & Supply Chain, Military & Protective Services,  Operations / Production, Product / Project Management, Quality Assurance

RECRUITING COMPANIES

  • Accenture
  • Alabama Power
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • BMW
  • Boeing
  • Briggs and Stratton
  • Capgemini
  • ChevronTexaco
  • Disney
  • ExxonMobil
  • General Electric
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Frito-Lay
  • Honda
  • McKesson
  • Milliken and Company
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Regions Bank
  • Toyota
  • UPS
  • United States Military
  • Xerox
  • Wal-Mart
  • West Rock

This list is a sampling of companies, not reflective of all organizations who recruit AU Industrial and Systems Engineers.

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


STUDENT TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS

  • Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

ALUMNI

BUILD YOUR RESUME

Your Career Roadmap

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enroll in the ISE department email list by contacting simslua@auburn.edu
  • Develop key Career Readiness skills
  • Join professional student organizations
  • Get to know alumni and professionals in your area of career interest
  • Attend the Engineering and Technology Career Fair and/or the Graduate and Professional School Fair
  • Gain experience through internships, co-op, volunteer opportunities, and/or part-time jobs
  • Consider graduate school. Apply to Accelerated Masters Program if qualified
  • Gain research experience by working on faculty projects or as a student employee