energy management, waste management, water and effluent treatment, sustainability and environmental management. These skills will provide a wider scope for the employment of industrial engineers broadening the industry sectors in which they can operate.
In the current testing economic climate it is expected that the role of the industrial engineer as the catalyst for productivity improvement will have a larger role to play in Irish based industrial, financial and service organisations.
The Industrial Engineer is concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, material and process. In lean manufacturing systems, Industrial engineers work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy, and other resources.
Established in 1955, The IIE is the professional and qualifying body for those involved in Industrial Engineering.
The Institute has affiliations and co-operation agreements with like minded organisations in other countries. To enhance the benefits to members the Institute became a chapter of the American Institute while maintaining its status as an independent national body. The Institute is a founding member of the World Confederation of Productivity Sciences. The Institute is recognised by Government, Unions and Education Organisations in Ireland. The Government has granted the Institute the right to make a nomination to the Industry and Commerce panel of the Irish Senate and is often consulted for its input to Government industry white papers.
The industrial engineering profession has evolved from methods engineering and work measurement, to a profession which now covers a wide range of skills which would be utilised by national and multinational organisations both large and small across all sectors of business. This wider range of skills include, plant layout, computer simulation, production planning, MRP systems, project management, motivation and psychology, industrial relations, engineering mathematics, quality management and resource planning. The next evolution will include topics associated with the green economy. The skills required will include
The IIE Skillnet website, www.iieskillnet.ie has now gone live. The new website will be an invaluable resource for promoting the training programmes and planned events of our Skillnet. The new site makes it easy to browse the IIE Skillnet’s portfolio of courses and is designed to assist employees, employers and the unemployed in making well-informed decisions about training in the context of their unique needs. We would like to thank the web designer, Janet Carey of Redsox Media for her excellent work both in design and optimisation and we suggest you regularly check the site to access the latest information about our IIE Skillnet training and events.
The IIE together with Griffith College have been for some time now working together to develop a B Eng Degree in Industrial Engineering. This collaborative endeavour came about because we are committed to making people more productive, more efficient and more competitive by providing access to leading training programmes.
Griffith College continues the work in the preparation of the submission to QQI for the programme and there is a significant focus in Griffith, and the necessary resources have been put in place, to ensure a kick off in September 2015.
Additional information will be circulated over the next month or so. Those interested in enrolling for the programme can do so by contacting the ‘Special Project Group’ in the Mid-West Branch or calling Head Office at 01 5252527.
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