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

Phone: 505.786.4100
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
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.598.4580


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010 or 6022

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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 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


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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


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.

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


Industrial Engineering Requirements (122 Credits)

ENG-110   Freshman Composition 3
CS-101   Programming I 3
MTH-162   Calculus I 4
ENGR-130   Engineering Graphics 3
ENGR-123   Computer Skills for Engineering 3
Semester TWO 
EE-101   Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 3
ENGR-103   Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGR-230   Advanced Engineering Graphics 3
ENGR-169   Basic Statistics and Probability 3
ENGR-143   Characteristics of Engineering Materials 3
Semester THREE 
MTH-163   Calculus II 4
CHM-120   General Chemistry I 4
ENG-111   Composition and Research 3
IE-223   Design & Manufacturing Processes I 3
ENGR-236   Inferential Engineering Statistics 3
Semester FOUR 
NAV-221   Navajo Government 3
IE-343   Design & Manufacturing Processes II 3
PHY-111   Algebra Based Physics 4
IE-235   Lean Production 3
COM-130   Public Speaking 3
Semester FIVE 
IE-380   Project Management 3
HUM-170   History of Native Americans in Media 3
ME-345   Statics 3
MTH-410   Linear Algebra 3
ENGR-313   Engineering Economics 3
Semester SIX 
MTH-310   Differential Equations 4
HST-211   American History 1877 to Present 3
IE-323   Human Factors in Product Design 3
ELEC-XXX   Technical Elective - Advisor Approval 3
IE-363   Design of Experiment 3
Semester SEVEN 
IE-413   Quality Control 3
IE-433   Metrology and Instrumentation 3
IE-453   Engineering Optimization 3
ME-354   Thermodynamics 3
Semester EIGHT 
IE-424   Capstone 3
IE-463   Facility Planning and Design 3
IE-473   Inventory Control and Production Plan 3
IE-494   System Simulation 3
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: 505.786.4100
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
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, New Mexico 87417

Phone: 505.598.4580

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010