IPE Review

What is IPE?

When we hear the name IPE, the first question which arise in our mind is, what is IPE? And which mater does it deal with?

IPE is the combination of Industrial Engineering (IE) and Production Engineering (PE).According to the American Institute of Industrial Engineering, Industrial engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated system of men, material and equipment. It draw upon specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems. The prime objective of industrial engineering is to increase productivity by eliminating waste and non-value adding operations and improving the effective utilization of resources.

Production engineering is a combination of manufacturing technology with management science. A production engineer typically has a wide knowledge of engineering practices and is aware of the management challenges related to production. The goal is to accomplish the production process in the smoothest, most-judicious and most economical way.

Specialty of IPE

IPE is the bridge between engineering and management. That’s why IPE is called an applied engineering.

Conventional engineers basically deal with machine, materials design and so on. On the other hand IP engineers deal with successive and sustainable development of prevailing system for the betterment of human being. In this regards an IP engineer concentrates not only to the development of machine but also human skill. An IP engineer knows how to improve the efficiency of human. Because for the improvement of a system, both machine and human have to be efficient simultaneously. While developing the design of an efficient machine, an IPE engineer bears in mind its financial aspects. So an IPE engineer has to learn both technological knowledge and business policy. That’s why Industrial and Production Engineering is special from other engineering.

Bangladeshi Institutions which provide BSc in IPE

RUET

BUET

KUET

SUST

AUST

BUTex

JSTU

Academic course of IPE

Engineering mathematics

Engineering graphics

Production process

Engineering mechanics

Computer programming

Probability and statistics

Engineering economy

Operation research

Product design

Material handling

Supply chain management

Ergonomics

Modeling and Simulation

CAD/CAM

Ergonomics

Organizational behavior

Some essential skills other than theory course

Essential software skill

Communication

Leadership

Group work

Negotiation skill

Listening skill

Good common sense

Technical competency

Good math skill

Creative problem solving

Scope of higher study

There are huge opportunity to obtain higher degree on IE or PE from renowned university. Interested person can visit following web address for getting more details information

http://www.isye.gatech.edu/

http://ioe.engin.umich.edu/overview/

http://www.ohio.edu/engineering/ise/

http://engineering.tamu.edu/industrial

http://www.eng.fsu.edu/ime/

Sectors of IPE

Aerospace

Steel

Banking

Glass & Ceramics

Garments

Media

Hospital Management

Plastics & Forming

Shipbuilding

Construction

Petroleum & Mining

Insurance

Pharmaceuticals

Leather & Footwear

Government

IP Engineer’s post in different industry

Industrial Engineer

Quality Engineer

Manufacturing Manager

Project Manager

Inventory Controller

Systems Consultant

Process Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Systems Analyst

Manufacturing Consultant

Production Supervisor

Consultant

Quality Control Supervisor

IPE is introduced in our country not many days ago. But the popularity of this subject is getting higher within a short period. The reason behind the rising of its popularity is its effectiveness in our economy. Our country is a developing country. So our resources are very limited and the basic theme of IPE is ensuring the maximum utilization of limited resources which is very relevant to our economic condition. That’s why nowadays industries are very much interested to recruit IP engineers.