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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Kirtland Instructional Site
40 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.609.5020/5017


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010

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Industrial Engineering Mission Statement
The mission of the Industrial Engineering program at Navajo Technical University is to provide the best possible education, research, services, and resources to prepare students for careers in industry, research or academia and to achieve success in life.


Industrial Engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with design and improvement of integrated systems, including human resources, materials, equipment, and energy; using mathematics, physical sciences, and social sciences to maximize production of goods and services. In order to maximize efficiency, industrial engineers study product requirements carefully and then design manufacturing information systems to meet those requirements using physical and mathematical models. In addition, they develop management control systems to help in financial planning and cost analysis, and they design production planning and control systems to coordinate activities and ensure product quality. Furthermore, they design and improve systems for the physical distribution of goods and services and determine the most efficient plant locations as part of facilities planing operations. In a nutshell, industrial engineers determine the most effective ways to use the basic factors or production; namely people, machines, materials, information, and energy to make products and provide services.

The program is designed to help the Navajo Nation, state, and federal agencies and companies prepare for careers in the 21st century. Graduates of Industrial Engineering should be able to seek gainful employment in manufacturing and service companies such as petroleum, pharmaceuticals, automotive, industrial products, transportation, aerospace, food products, consultants, computers, and consumer products, and communications. Also, graduates of this program can be employed in companies that need the following personnel: manufacturing engineers, quality control engineers, process engineers, field engineers, facilities engineer, logistic manager, operations manager, materials engineer, and project manager.

A Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering requires 123-124 credit hours and is designed for a four-year program of study. Students in the baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the upper division courses, i.e., 300 and 400 level courses before they can graduate. The minimum credit load for a full-time student is 12 credit hours per semester.

  • General Education Requirements – 22 Credits
  • Core IE Requirements – 72 Credits
  • Mathematics and Sciences – 26 Credits
  • Technical Electives – 3 Credits


NTU's Industrial Engineering program is accreditated by ABET from October 1, 2015 until September 30, 2024. View accreditation information


Program Educational Objectives for Industrial Engineering
Our engineering alumni will show that they meet expectations by performing within one or more of these parameters in five to seven years after graduation:

  1. Show progress in their career through greater supervisory tasks, advancing to larger managerial responsibility or increasing technical accountability.
  2. Acquire professional engineer’s license, other certifications of expertise in technical areas or attend graduate school in an appropriate technical discipline.
  3. Demonstrate success by continuing employment and/or technical accomplishments as entrepreneurs, civil servants or in commercial or industrial endeavors.


Industrial Engineering Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


FT--full time   PT--part time


Give official term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years. The "current" year means the academic year preceding the on-site visit.


Estimated Cost of Attendance$16,420/academic year
Tuition and Fees $2,360
Housing and Meals $7,360
Books and Supplies $2,600
Transportation $1,600
Personal/Misc $2,500


Mission Statement and Goals ABET Accreditation ABET Self-Study Report Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data


Bachelor of Science Degree – Industrial Engineering Requirements (123-124 Credits)

Semester ONECreditsPrerequisites
ENGL 1110 Composition I 3 ENGL 098
EE 101 Electrical Engineering 3 CS 101, MATH 1215
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4 MTH 150
ENGR 130 Engineering Graphics 3  
ENGR 123 Computer Skills for Engineering 3  
SSC 100 College Success 1  
Semester TWO
CS 101 Programming I 3  
ENGR 103 Introduction to Engineering 3 ENGR 130
ENGR 230 Advanced Engineering Graphics 3 ENGR 130
ENGR 169 Basic Statistics and Probability 3 MATH 1215
PHY 1230C Algebra-Based Physics I 3 MATH 1215
Semester THREE
MATH 1520 Calculus II 4 MATH 1510
CHEM 1120C Introduction to Chemistry 3  
ENGL 2210 Professional & Technical Comm. 3  
IE 223 Design & Manufacturing Processes I 3 ENGR 143
ENGR 236 Inferential Engineering Statistics 3  
Semester FOUR
NAVA XXX Diné Studies Course 3-4  
IE 343 Design & Manufacturing Processes II 3 IE 223
IE 213 Structure & Properties of Materials 3 PHYS 1230C, CHEM 1120C
IE 235 Lean Production 3  
CFA XXX Creative and Fine Arts Course 3  
Semester FIVE
IE 380 Project Management 3  
HUMN 1180 History of American Indians in Media 3  
ME 345 Statics 3 MATH 1230
MTH 410 Linear Algebra 3 MATH 1520
ENGR 313 Engineering Economics 3  
Semester SIX
MATH 2410 Differential Equations 4 MATH 1520
HIST 1120 United States History II 3 Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 098 or permission of the instructor
IE 323 Human Factors in Product Design 3 ENGR 236
XXX Technical Elective - Advisor Approval 3  
IE 363 Design of Experiment 3 ENGR 236
Semester SEVEN
IE 413 Quality Control 3 IE 363
IE 433 Metrology & Instrumentation 3 IE 223
IE 453 Operations Research 3 ENGR 236 & MATH 1520
IE 423 Capstone I 3 IE 380
Semester EIGHT
IE 424 Capstone II 3 IE 423
IE 463 Facility Planning & Design 3 ENGR 313
IE 473 Inventory Control & Production Plan 3 ENGR 313
IE 494 System Simulation 3 ENGR 236
Fundamentals of Engineering Examination NC  
Summer Session
IE 312 Summer Internship 3  


Program Advisors
Harry S. Whiting II, PE, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
Email: hwhiting@navajotech.edu
Phone: 505.786.4163

M.S., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University



Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 848, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

Kirtland Instructional Site
40 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
(505) 609-5020/5017
(Located off of Highway 64 next to Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland, NM)

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010