Other degree options for a career in industrial engineering

I have been trying to find a branch of engineering that speaks to me and I finally did. Industrial engineering, problem is that none of the schools around me offer the program at anything other than a masters level. Are there any other options that are similar to this field? I feel lost.
posted by Kirsten, Vancouver on August 30, 2013

Answer by Jessye Bemley

Hello Kirsten,

I am assuming you would like to stay local. Here are some options below

1. If you do not want to stay consider a program that may be outside of where you stay. This can be a great way to experience a new environment and there might be more resources.

2.Consider a System Engineering or Operations Management type program those are closely related to the field. Depending on what concentrations you liked within Industrial Engineering there could be other disciplines. Currently my focus is more Operations Research which is using mathematical modeling to solve problems. You can also do Manufacturing, Human Factors and Business side (i.e. cost analysis, Engineering Economy. 

Just take some time to see exactly what you want to focus on that would make it clear. I hope this helps if you have any other questions feel free to send another questions.