Working in different fields around the globe, industrial engineers aim to make technologies and systems better—more sustainable, higher efficiency, lower cost, more productive, and safer.

Whether you want to excel in supply chain management or improve the way hospitals care for their patients, industrial engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst helps students use data science, analytics, and problem solving to make immediate impacts in their careers.

At UMass Amherst, students go beyond the classroom to learn in hands-on environments, collaborating with faculty, peers, and business partners through the Energy Transition Institute, the Human Performance Lab, and others.

In today’s era of big data and digitalization, the analytics and decision-making skills our students develop are more sought-after than ever. In fact, Forbes Magazine recently wrote about how operations research analyst, a career path our students are very well suited for, is “the fastest-growing job you’ve never heard of.”