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Industrial Engineering


This module provides an introduction to the Industrial Engineering (IE) tools and techniques. Students will gain an appreciation of the ways in which these tools and techniques can be used to fully support the Business objectives, usually in the form of standards data and productivity improvements. Opportunities are provided for students to explore applications of the tools and techniques in different situations, in order to understand which to tools to use and how to maximise potential benefits.


On completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how Industrial Engineering can support the Company Strategy
  • Understand the full contribution which Industrial Engineering can make to a modern business
  • Appreciate where and how a range of Industrial Engineering tools, techniques and systematic approach can be used.
  • Use the practical experience gained on the module to enable participants to apply the learning beneficially to other situations


  • Productivity
  • Method Study
  • Work Measurement
  • Estimating
  • Approaches to Change
  • Ergonomics
  • Job Design
  • Standards and Cost Control
  • Materials Handling
  • Facilities Layout
  • The use of IE in lower volume production environments
  • Flow line balancing