Industrial engineering positively impacts the efficiency and effectiveness of the production and service systems, being the set of disciplines oviented towards the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems for people, materials, information and equipment, in order to improve productivity.

Student Profile

The student of industrial engineer must be a person interested in knowing how things are manufactured and how processes are organized to improve them continuously. In addition, you should like work in teams made up of professionals from different specialties, to solve problems of organization.

Professional Profile

The industrial engineering professional of the Icesi University is prepared to face productive and logistical challenges, always considering the environment and applying engineering techniques that contribute to efficient solutions.

Areas of Action

An industrial engineer can be played as:
- Project engineer
- Quality engineer
- Process engineer
- Industrial management analyst
- Customer service coordinator
- Purchasing planner
- Coordination of planning and control of production
- Shipping logistics and the supply chain
- Human capital coordinator
- Businessman

Special Events

- IOlimpiadas
- Gamestemic Icesi


What is your name and function in Icesi? 

My name is Katherine Ortegon, she is a professor in the industrial engineering department of the Icesi University.

Why young people should study at Icesi university?

Because Icesi is a high-quality institution, which has high-quality accreditations like ABET whit which few universities have.

Why young people should study a career in engineering school? 

She believe that engineering is the discipline that provides the skills to survive in the environment, in the future, gives the student different tools.

What is the best career for you? Why? 

She believe that industrial engineering, because it is very practical and flexible, allows you to work in multiple areas and know different processes, it is very complete.

What is the career that you think has the greatest difficulty? 

Probably interactive media design, she doesn't know and she doesn't sure, but she think that it depends a lot on the ability of the students.

What proportion of incoming students to they graduate in 5 years?

She doesn't sure, but from my experience she could say that ninety-five percent of those who enter, graduate in five years and the remaining percentage graduates less or doesn't graduate.