Industrial Engineering Technology

  • IET

    What is Industrial Engineering Technology?

    If you like to be at the center of the action, designing creative solutions that make business and industry work safer, faster, and leaner, making organizations more efficient, productive, and cost-effective then the career for you is Industrial Engineering Technology.

    This Bachelor of Science degree offers the graduate a challenging career in business, industry, or government. Graduates deal primarily with the process management of money, materials, and labor in a business and industrial environment.

    Career opportunities involve problem solving in the fields of:

    Quality Control, Production/Materials Management, Information Systems, Process Improvement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Systems Simulation, Salary and Compensation Plans, Workplace Design, Personnel Management, Occupational Safety, Health and Ethics, Project Management, and Economic Analysis/Cost Control.

    Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

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    Admission Requirements


    This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required.

    General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

    Area A2: Students must take MATH 1113 or higher.

    Area D1: Students must take MATH 1190 or higher.

    Area D2:  Students must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L*, PHYS 1112/L, PHYS 2211/L*, PHYS 2212/L, BIOL 1107/L, or BIOL 1108/L.

    *Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

    Concentrations Available

    • Quality Principles Concentration
    • Logistics Concentration

    Related Minors or Certificates Available

    • Logistics Certificate
    • Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate


    Sample Classes

    • This course will focus on work design and ergonomics in manufacturing. Topics will include work methods and production processes to improve operator effectiveness and reduce production costs. Techniques studied include operation analysis, motion study, work sampling, time study, line balancing and ergonomic applications.

    • As an introduction to the effect of the time value of money, this course will use equivalent annual cost, present worth, internal rates of return, and benefit to cost ratios in making economic analysis.  Tax consequences, replacement theory and economic life will be examined in the analysis of engineering problems.

    • Students will learn the skills and techniques to succeed as a team member in the workplace. Topics include leadership and communication skills, social influences, decision making, problem solving techniques, and team development.

    • This course explores various methods and systems dealing with warehousing systems including such areas as management systems, operations, storage and handling strategies, work flow, automation, transportation modes and performance benchmarking.