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How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by zealousayo(m): 11:11am On Sep 15, 2021
Good day, elders.
Please I would love to ask two questions. The first question is, how good and promising is a career in Industrial Engineering?
The second question is, can someone with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering do a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering?

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by YourBestSelf: 1:00pm On Sep 15, 2021
Instead of wasting time on industrial engineering.

Why not go for electrical and electronics engineering?

The demand for automation experts in manufacturing industries within and outside Nigeria has skyrocketed.

While you can switch to automation after industrial engineering. An electrical and electronics degree gives you a solid foundation to branch out into any engineering subfield.

Mechanical is pretty limited. Don't go that route. Unless you're CALLED!

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by zealousayo(m): 1:09pm On Sep 15, 2021
YourBestSelf:
Instead of wasting time on industrial engineering.

Why not go for electrical and electronics engineering?

The demand for automation experts in manufacturing industries within and outside Nigeria has skyrocketed.

While you can switch to automation after industrial engineering. An electrical and electronics degree gives you a solid foundation to branch out into any engineering subfield.

Mechanical is pretty limited. Don't go that route. Unless you're CALLED!
The reason why I asked is, I'm about to round off my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, and sincerely, I've lost interest in the course. So, I want to know where I could switch to with first degree in Mech Eng.
Apart from all these, do you have any career advice for me, sir?

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by RichThugg: 1:14pm On Sep 15, 2021
Employers across multiple industries seek skilled industrial engineers for their ability to improve the efficiency and quality of production processes.

On a scale of 10... I’ll go with 7..


Thanks cool

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by ojmaroni247(m): 1:14pm On Sep 15, 2021
Pls run from it....Electrical and ICT is where the employment is. I studied Mechanical engineering and majored in Industrial production Engineering (IPE) from a good Nigerian uni. No job till now . All the jobs flying around are Electrical Engineering and IT. NOTE: I am at the Location where Engineering trives (PortHarcourt). I also did some other certification courses to add to it under Electro-Mechanical(pumps,valves,HVAC,Actuators,P&ID). And still job hunting...I went further to add Pipe fitter certification(trade test class2). And I am still job hunting...pls if u see this and have any Vacancies available for me ,pls reach me via call/watsapp 08067880681.

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by emmabest2000(m): 1:15pm On Sep 15, 2021
There are over one million jobless graduates in 9ja cheesy

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by Jas80: 1:15pm On Sep 15, 2021
As good as having buhari as your president

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by Lugianostar(m): 1:16pm On Sep 15, 2021
As fast as you can switch to marketing?

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by Nozino: 1:16pm On Sep 15, 2021
I read mechanical Engineering and I’m applyin To industrial Engineering Programs currently.

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by haslaw(m): 1:16pm On Sep 15, 2021
Is Industrial Engineering even a real course?

Don't waste your time studying crap courses.
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by nkiliuzo(m): 1:18pm On Sep 15, 2021
which one is industrial engineering, I don't think I've heard of it... is that a new course? no vex e don tey since I comot
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by chloride6: 1:18pm On Sep 15, 2021
Hi,

I can give you second hand advice...

It's the best thing you can do with your life...

You will be exposed to traditional engineering topics, in fact you will be a 70% mechanical engineer...

Now, the best part of that you will be exposed to various discipline including economics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, accounting, etc...

At the end you will develop an OPTIMIZATION mindset...

Industrial Engineering is all about Optimization, that why you have to learn across disciplines across board...

And because you have that all round knowledge, fit anywhere!!!

I know this because my close friend studied this at UI...

His first Job was as an Investment banker but now he is a Petroleum Engineer..

So go for it!!!

Modified: I forgot to add statistics, you will do a lot of statistics...

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by osuofia2(m): 1:20pm On Sep 15, 2021
forget the name, which industry de here?

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by Tythomas: 1:20pm On Sep 15, 2021
Have never heared abt this
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by wunmi590(m): 1:21pm On Sep 15, 2021


As good as the course sound, the problem of Nigeria is getting a suitable job in the labour market that would suits your certificate....


Nigeria has lost touch of equipping and managing what they have judiciously until they lost them to another country....

US is where it is today because they give outsider an opportunity to come in and use their brain to develop their country too....

My brother, when you get work, try and plan your life to jakpa and do your masters in a sane country where your experience would be needed..

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by Skyehigher1: 1:21pm On Sep 15, 2021
Since you good opportunity to do degree, I think if you can add civil engineering so by the time everything is working out for, any contract can come your way at any point in time, God bless you
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by GreaterFuture(m): 1:21pm On Sep 15, 2021
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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by zealousayo(m): 1:22pm On Sep 15, 2021
Nozino:
I read mechanical Engineering and I’m applyin To industrial Engineering Programs currently.
Could you please enlighten me more about it sir? I've read about it on google, but I need experienced people to shed more light on it.
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by Skyehigher1: 1:22pm On Sep 15, 2021
Since you have good opportunity to have degree
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by tmtech: 1:22pm On Sep 15, 2021
Try as much as possible to know how to use engineering design softwares before u finish school... It will help you a lot.

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by LegendHero(m): 1:23pm On Sep 15, 2021
zealousayo:
Good day, elders.
Please I would love to ask two questions. The first question is, how good and promising is a career in Industrial Engineering?
The second question is, can someone with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering do a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering?

Firstly you don’t state whether your options is open to both home and abroad. I’ll advise based on what I know.

I don’t know much about how Industrial Engineers currently fare in Nigeria but in countries like USA, it’s a nice course and if you can try to apply for masters in Industrial Engineering to USA, you will be very glad you did.

To start with, industrial Engineering is like the bridge between Engineering and other disciplines so whether you study Mechanical or Geology as undergrad, you will be admitted to Industrial Engineering master’s easily. (Note: I don’t know much about Naija universities master’s requirements but I might guess it’s the same).

After you graduate, you can work in virtually all sector because the philosophy is that industrial engineers are there to improve the process and make it efficient and optimal. So you get jobs well in Consulting firms, Engineering companies, IT companies, Banks, infact if you improve yourself well and learn programming skills, an Industrial Engineering Master’s with programming skills will land you lot of top tier IT jobs.

I don’t know the curriculum much in Naija, but if I am to choose between mechanical and Industrial in Nigeria, I will choose Industrial. Besides the fact that you won’t go too much into core Engineering, it will avail you with the chance to explore diverse minor like Quality Management, Supply Chain, Data Science & Analytics, Product Development, and other core IE minors. With these range, you can adapt almost anywhere and make impact. Even in Naija, building yourself well in one of this should get you a good job if merit is involved.

Lastly, it’s your life and desire. If Industrial Engineeeing is what you want please go for it because I don’t see any major life changing difference between Industrial or Mechanical. Infact in some schools they are fused into the same department like Mechanical & Industrial Engineering dept.

Help: Visit this thread on questions on USA admission and general inquiries for your MS. https://www.nairaland.com/6354180/general-usa-student-visa-enquiries-part

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by Bahamas95(m): 1:23pm On Sep 15, 2021
zealousayo:

The reason why I asked is,I'm about to round off my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, and sincerely, I've lost interest in the course. So, I want to know where I could switch to with first degree in Mech Eng.
Apart from all these, do you have any career advice for me, sir?
Oga why are you trying to discourage me

You are going nowhere, this Mechanical Engineering.....We will die here!

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by zealousayo(m): 1:24pm On Sep 15, 2021
haslaw:
Is Industrial Engineering even a real course?

Don't waste your time studying crap courses.
It's real course. University of Ibadan offers it. I want to know know more about, that's why I asked. Btw, thanks for your advice sir.

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by zealousayo(m): 1:24pm On Sep 15, 2021
Bahamas95:
Oga why are you trying to discourage me

You are going nowhere, this Mechanical Engineering.....We will die here!
Are you studying Mechanical Engineering?
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by stabilizer: 1:25pm On Sep 15, 2021
Na for Nairaland you go see banker asking about mech or tech engineering matters.
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by NwokoloOwa: 1:26pm On Sep 15, 2021
Just go for the traditional Engineering Degrees (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical). You can always navigate round the most of the other ''newcomers''.

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by zealousayo(m): 1:26pm On Sep 15, 2021
RichThugg:
Employers across multiple industries seek skilled industrial engineers for their ability to improve the efficiency and quality of production processes.

On a scale of 10... I’ll go with 7..


Thanks cool

Thanks for your contribution sir.
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by Omohena: 1:26pm On Sep 15, 2021
You will be a hot cake.Nestle plc needs such so well oo

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by stabilizer: 1:27pm On Sep 15, 2021
zealousayo:

Are you studying Mechanical Engineering?

Good Question
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by zealousayo(m): 1:28pm On Sep 15, 2021
ojmaroni247:
Pls run from it....Electrical and ICT is where the employment is. I studied Mechanical engineering and majored in Industrial production Engineering (IPE) from a good Nigerian uni. No job till now . All the jobs flying around are Electrical Engineering and IT. NOTE: I am at the Locatoin where Engineering trives (PortHarcourt). I also did some other certification courses to add to it under Electro-Mechanical(pumps,valves,HVAC,Actuators,P&ID). And still job hunting...I went further to add Pipe fitter certification(trade test class2). And I am still job hunting...pls if u see this and have any Vacancies available for me ,pls reach me via call/watsapp 08067880681.
It's well, God will pave a way for you.

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Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by Bahamas95(m): 1:29pm On Sep 15, 2021
zealousayo:

Are you studying Mechanical Engineering?
Yes, I know it's dirty but the rewards after is worth it.
Re: How Good Is A Career In Industrial Engineering by michaelponle(m): 1:30pm On Sep 15, 2021
You are already in finals in mechanical, so branching to industrial engineering is not bad.
I studied mechanical n majored in industrial engineering.
One thing is to be grounded in whatever you are doing, then u can add more, if u have interest in automation fine and good.

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