Aim at higher productivity by adopting integrated design, and efficient planning and operative systems. The work involves the design and installation of integrated systems for men and
materials, equipment and processes for increasing the productivity of goods, and detailing the optimum quality, which is economically viable. These engineers are concerned with planning, measuring and controlling all activities within the organization, besides designing the production process for a product.
To become a production and industrial engineer one needs to have done at least BE (Production and Industrial Engineering) of four years duration. Short duration courses in industrial engineering and production engineering are offered by the National Productivity Council, New Delhi.
A strong base in computer applications is an important element of the course, which facilitates component production, process planning, production planning, etc. Furthermore, systems engineering, industrial automation, process engineering, and management subjects are taught.
Because of the broad-based nature of the course, production and industrial engineers can work with all types of engineering and manufacturing industries in the private and public sectors.