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What will I learn?

Industrial engineering is an interdisciplinary field, requiring knowledge in mathematics, physics, engineering and even social sciences, such as psychology. Industrial engineers apply science, mathematics and engineering methods to complex system integration and operations to eliminate wastefulness.

Industrial engineers develop, design and refine systems and processes focused on improving quality and productivity. This includes systems and processes relating to people, money, information, equipment and energy.

Due to the nature of the work, industrial engineers have expertise in engineering and mathematics principles and methods, and in business fundamentals such as logistics and operations management.

They are also regarded for their strong interpersonal skills and their ability to work well with people to achieve optimised work processes and systems.

This course provides you with a combination of technical depth and business fundamentals.

In this course, you will be involved in major industrial engineering research projects where you will be able to apply your acquired skills to help meet the challenges and opportunities that exist in the real world. In particular, you will have the skills to manage big data and apply business analytics to modern industry.

Career information

There is a strong demand for professionals with higher degree qualifications in industrial engineering from government departments such as those relating to agriculture, treasury, transport and infrastructure and the Forest Products Commission. Graduates also find work in government agencies such as CSIRO and DSTO, and commercial companies involved in the industries of mining and petroleum, banking, communications, defence, transport, logistics and manufacturing.

What you'll learn

The skills necessary to pursue research into developing models and techniques for difficult industry problems for which available methods are either not applicable or else are computationally intractable
A clear and concise understanding of the principles and techniques that can be applied to modelling and optimising a range of industrial systems
A suite of optimisation tools that can be applied to generate a range of accurate and robust outputs that assist management in developing effective strategic, tactical and operational plans
Communicate effectively in language appropriate to the discipline of Industrial Modelling & Optimisation in both the oral and written word through the production of a large and detailed project report
An appreciation of the contribution that modelling and optimisation technology can provide to improve the quality, efficiency and productivity of industry; use established and emerging technologies and applies them appropriately within the field of Industrial Modelling and Optimisation
Demonstrate an ability to be self-motivated and self-directed lifelong learners, keeping up to date with recent developments in the discipline
Understand and appreciate the global nature and impact of industrial modelling and optimisation and the international standards of practice that are relevant to their profession
Appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and individual human rights and how these impact on their profession; work both as an independent professional and within teams, either as a leader or a collaborator, using effective problem solving and decision making skills in an ethical manner
Experience in a significant industry focussed R&D project.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

061489J

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,400.00 (US$ 24,068) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $65,400

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Curtin Malaysia

CDT 250, 98009 Miri Sarawak,

98000, Sarawak, Malaysia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,300.00 (US$ 27,708) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $75,100; Eligible applicants for the Access Support Scholarship will receive AUD $1500 one-off fee remission against their Semester 1 2021 tuition fees for programs at Curtin’s Western Australian campuses.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or equivalent, and at least three years relevant work experience. English Language Requirements: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

For international students

You must have a bachelor degree in science or engineering. Credits for recognised learning may be granted if you have successfully completed an honours or graduate diploma in this field of study.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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