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 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 – 19 Credits
- Engineering Design – 51 Credits
- Mathematics and Sciences – 32 Credits
- General Engineering – 21 Credits
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:
- Show progress in their career through greater supervisory tasks, advancing to larger managerial responsibility or increasing technical accountability.
- Acquire professional engineer’s license, other certifications of expertise in technical areas or attend graduate school in an appropriate technical discipline.
- Demonstrate success by continuing employment and/or technical accomplishments as entrepreneurs, civil servants or in commercial or industrial endeavors.
Industrial Engineering Student Outcomes
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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Industrial Engineering Requirements (123 Credits)
|ENG-110 Freshman Composition||3|
|IT-105 Introduction to Programming||3|
|MTH-162 Calculus I||4|
|ENGR-103 Introduction to Engineering||3|
|ENGR-123 Computer Skills for Engineering||3|
|NAV-101 Navajo Language||4|
|HUM-170 History of Native Americans in Media||3|
|ENGR-130 Engineering Graphics||3|
|ENGR-169 Basic Statistics and Probability||3|
|ENGR-143 Characteristics of Engineering Materials||3|
|MTH-163 Calculus II||4|
|CHM-120 General Chemistry I||4|
|ENG-111 Composition and Research||3|
|ENGR-230 Advanced Engineering Graphics||3|
|ENGR-236 Inferential Engineering Statistics||3|
|HST-211 American History||3|
|PHY-111 Algebra Based Physics||4|
|IE-235 Lean Production||3|
|COM-130 Public Speaking||3|
|IE-223 Design and Manufacturing Processes I||3|
|MTH-410 Linear Algebra||3|
|ENGR-313 Engineering Economics||3|
|MTH-310 Differential Equations||4|
|ME-353 Fluid Mechanics||3|
|IE-323 Human Factors in Product Design||3|
|IE-343 Design and Manufacturing Processes II||3|
|IE-363 Design of Experiment||3|
|IE-380 Project Management||3|
|IE-413 Quality Control||3|
|IE-433 Metrology and Instrumentation||3|
|IE-453 Engineering Optimization||3|
|IE-463 Facility Planning and Design||3|
|IE-473 Inventory Control and Production Plan||3|
|IE-494 System Simulation||3|
|Technical ELECTIVE Choose one:||3|
|IE-483 Rapid Prototyping|
|AMT-311 Laser Scanning Methods and Technique|
|AMT-370 Robotics / Offline Programming|
|PHY-121 Calculus Based Physics|
|IE-312 Summer Session||3|
|TOTAL REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS||123|
Harry S. Whiting II, PE, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University