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 – 22 Credits
- Core IE Requirements – 72 Credits
- Mathematics and Sciences – 26 Credits
- Technical Electives – 3 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 identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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Bachelor of Science Degree – Industrial Engineering Requirements (123 Credits)
|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|
|PHY 1230C||Algebra-Based Physics I||3||MATH 1215|
|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|
|CS 101||Programming I||3|
|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|
|NAVA XXX||Diné Studies Course||3|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|IE 363||Design of Experiment||3||ENGR 236|
|Technical Elective - Advisor Approval||3|
|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|
|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|
|IE 312||Summer Internship||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