BS in 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 (IET).

This degree offers graduates 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. The IET degree is offered both as hybrid and/or online. Online participants can attend class "virtually", meaning the student can attend class at a designated time/day through the Internet.  Optionally, students can choose not to attend virtually and catch up through video lectures, recorded archives, and/or discussion groups.

  • The Industrial Engineering Technology BS degree program of Kennesaw State University has a mission to provide undergraduate education in industrial engineering technology related fields to serve the manufacturing and service industries. The program prepares graduates for careers that are concerned with the design, implementation, evaluation and improvement of integrated systems of people, machines, energy, information and logistics. IET graduates are well prepared to lead the scientific and economic development of an increasingly complex state, nation and world. Additionally they have an appreciation for the impact that various political and social issues can have on their companies. Our mission is to serve both traditional and non-traditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to empower them with the ability and vision to transform the future.

    Graduates of industrial engineering technology will:

    1. Operate in applied industrial engineering technology positions that require specialized knowledge and skills in work measurement, process and facilities design, quality and logistics
    2. Practice oral and written skills to solve problems, adapt to change, and communicate effectively in teams.
    3. Apply to lifelong learning and continued professional development.
  • Student outcomes describe the knowledge and skills acquired by students who complete the program. Students completing the industrial engineering technology program will have:

    1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
    2. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
    3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
    4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
    5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
    6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
    7. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
    8. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
    9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
    10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
    11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
    12. An ability to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and application practices and procedures.
    13. An ability to apply knowledge of probability, statistics, engineering economic analysis and cost control, and other technical sciences and specialties necessary in the field of industrial engineering technology.

Curriculum

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements in the KSU Catalog.

  • Students must complete 8 Credit Hours for Area D2 and may choose from the following:

    • PHYS 1111 and PHYS 1111L
    • PHYS 1112 and PHYS 1112L
    • PHYS 2211 and PHYS 2211L
    • PHYS 2212 and PHYS 2212L
    • CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L
    • CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L
    • BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L
    • BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L

    • MATH 1112 - College Trigonometry
      or
    • MATH 1113 - Precalculus

    • MATH 1190 - Calculus I

Lower Division Major Requirements

    • TCOM 2010 - Technical Writing
    • IT 1113 - Programming Principles
    • EDG 1210 - Survey of Engineering Graphics
    • IET 2305 - The Role of Industrial Engineering Technology in Industrial Systems

    • PHYS 1111 - Introductory Physics I
    • PHYS 1111L - Introductory Physics Laboratory I
      or
    • PHYS 1112 - Introductory Physics II
    • PHYS 1112L - Introductory Physics Laboratory II
      or
    • PHYS 2211 - Principles of Physics I
    • PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
      or
    • PHYS 2212 - Principles of Physics II
    • PHYS 2212L - Principles of Physics Laboratory II
      or
    • CHEM 1152 - Survey of Chemistry II
      or
    • CHEM 1211 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 1211L - General Chemistry I Laboratory
      or
    • CHEM 1212 - General Chemistry II
    • CHEM 1212L - General Chemistry II Laboratory
      or
    • BIOL 1107 - Biological Principles I
    • BIOL 1107L - Biological Principles I Laboratory
      or
    • BIOL 1108 - Biological Principles II
    • BIOL 1108L - Biological Principles II Laboratory
      or
    • SCI 1101 - Science, Society, and the Environment I

    • Two Credit Hours from Area D

Required Courses Specific to the Major

    • ACCT 2100 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
      or
    • IET 2432 - Introduction to Managerial Costing (not equivalent to ACCT 2100)

    • IET 1000 - Orientation
    • IET 2227 - Introduction to Statistics
    • IET 2449 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • IET 3322 - Work Measurement and Ergonomics
    • IET 3339 - Statistical Quality Control
    • IET 3356 - Quality Concepts and Systems Design
    • IET 3403 - Advanced Statistics with Application
    • IET 3424 - Engineering Economy
    • IET 3433 - Product and Process Costing
    • IET 4115 - Human Resources Management for Engineers
    • IET 4135 - IET Project Management
    • IET 4151 - Operations Management for Engineers
    • IET 4405 - Operations Research - Concepts, Models and Methods
    • IET 4422 - Facilities Design, Plant Layout, and Materials Handling
    • IET 4451 - Systems Simulation
    • IET 4475 - Senior Project
    • IET 4810 - Ethics and Safety

Upper-Level Electives

  • Choose from the list below:

    • IET 3320 - Advanced Logistics
    • IET 3398 - IET Internship
    • IET 3407 - Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
    • IET 3410 - Principles of Team Dynamics
    • IET 3511 - Sustainability Engineering
    • IET 3620 - Warehousing Systems

Free Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (127 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements

See listing of requirements

Note: Program is exempt from the WELL 1000 course requirement.

Graduation Credit Hour Total (127 Credit Hours)

Concentrations

Students may choose a concentration by selecting a combination of specific required and elective courses.

  • The primary objective of the Concentration in Quality Principles is to provide training and education to students interested in quality system principles, methodology, elements and standards.

    Students who successfully complete the Concentration with a grade of "C" or better in each course will be awarded a Green Belt Certificate.

    Required Courses:

    • IET 3339 - Statistical Quality Control
    • IET 3356 - Quality Concepts and Systems Design
    • IET 3403 - Advanced Statistics with Application
    • IET 3407 - Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
    • IET 3410 - Principles of Team Dynamics
    • IET 4135 - IET Project Management
    • IET 4151 - Operations Management for Engineers
  • The primary objective of the Concentration in Logistics is to provide training and education to students interested in entering the Supply Chain industry.

    Required Courses:

    • IET 2227 - Introduction to Statistics
    • IET 2449 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • IET 3320 - Advanced Logistics

    • IET 3511 - Sustainability Engineering
      or
    • IET 3620 - Warehousing Systems

    • IET 4405 - Operations Research - Concepts, Models and Methods
    • IET 4115 - Human Resources Management for Engineers
    • IET 4151 - Operations Management for Engineers

 

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