Industrial Engineering Technology (IENG), Bachelor of Science

At Dunwoody College of Technology, the Industrial Engineering Technology program provides a bachelor’s completion degree option with the skills and theoretical knowledge needed to advance graduates into engineering and management positions in their respective industries.

Graduates from this program will be prepared to take on new roles such as: industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, quality engineer, and process engineer.

Students learn how to apply engineering principles to the work environment; how to work collaboratively in a team environment; and how to use tools and data to anticipate and solve issues in the engineering process. Coursework includes study in manufacturing processes and industrial automation, work methods and design, quality and lean, management, and ethics and social responsibility.

Curriculum is project-based so that theoretical engineering principles are reinforced and experienced through hands-on creation and problem-solving.

Arts & Sciences courses help students understand the core mathematical and scientific principles that are the foundation of engineering theory and provide students with the communication and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the profession.

The program also incorporates a senior capstone project in its final semester that gives students the chance to demonstrate real-world industrial engineering experience. 

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the general criteria and the Industrial Engineering Technology program criteria.

Credential Earned: BS
Length of Program: 2 years (4 semesters)
Classes Offered: Evening
Available Starts: Fall Semester; Spring Semester
Accreditation: Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the general criteria and the Industrial Engineering Technology program criteria.
  • ETAC 1: An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.

  • ETAC 2: An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.

  • ETAC 3: An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

  • ETAC 4: An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.

  • ETAC 5: An ability to function effectively as a member, as well as a leader, on technical teams.

Admitted students to Industrial Engineering Technology (IENG) can transfer up to 45 technical and 9 Arts & Sciences credits. A transfer evaluation is required. Not all credits may transfer into the degree program.

Transfer Credits40
General Requirements
COMM3000Professional Communication2
MATH1700Pre Calculus3
MATH1810Calculus I3
MATH1820Calculus II3
PHIL4000Ethical Decision-Making2
PHYS1800Physics I with Lab4
WRIT4020Capstone Technical Writing2
Humanities Elective1
Social Sciences Elective3
General Education Electives14
Technical Requirements
ENGR1110Introduction to Engineering3
IENG3150Manufacturing Processes I with Lab3
ENGR1210Introduction to Programming3
IENG3160Quality & Lean Systems3
IENG3115Statistical Quality Control2
AENT4130Machine Safety & Risk Assessment2
IENG4111Ergonomics & Work Measurement3
ENGR3110Project Management3
ENGR3120Engineering Economics2
IENG4116Supply Chain Management3
IENG4126Production Planning3
IENG4295Senior Capstone4
Upper Division Electives6
Total Credits120

The following sample academic plan demonstrates how a student's schedule might look on a semester-by-semester basis, including elective courses. Your actual degree plan may differ from this sequence, depending on whether you start in the fall or spring semester, what transfer credits you may have (if any), and which General Education courses and electives you take and when you take them.

The sample academic plan is for informational purposes only. To determine your academic plan, please meet with an academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ENGR1110 Introduction to Engineering 3
IENG3150 Manufacturing Processes I with Lab 3
ENGR1210 Introduction to Programming 3
MATH1700 Pre Calculus 3
MATH2250 Statistics 3
 Total Credits15
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
IENG3160 Quality & Lean Systems 3
IENG3115 Statistical Quality Control 2
AENT4130 Machine Safety & Risk Assessment 2
IENG4111 Ergonomics & Work Measurement 3
COMM3000 Professional Communication 2
MATH1810 Calculus I 3
 Total Credits15
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
ENGR3110 Project Management 3
ENGR3120 Engineering Economics 2
IENG4116 Supply Chain Management 3
Upper Division IENG Elective 3
MATH1820 Calculus II 3
WRIT4020 Capstone Technical Writing 2
Social Science Elective 3
 Total Credits19
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
IENG4126 Production Planning 3
IENG4295 Senior Capstone 4
Upper Division IENG Elective 3
PHIL4000 Ethical Decision-Making 2
PHYS1800 Physics I with Lab 4
 Total Credits16


ENGR1110 | Introduction to Engineering | Lecture (3 Credits)

Explore major topics in Engineering. Provides a pathway to success in the School of Engineering programs, including time management, industry software, study skills, teamwork skills, internship availability and career opportunities.

IENG3150 | Manufacturing Processes I with Lab | Lecture/Laboratory (3 Credits)

Examine and apply various manufacturing processes and materials used in product development and manufacturing. Each process is covered from a technical perspective, with an emphasis placed on how multiple processes can be linked together. Several manufacturing processes, such as computer aided design, machining, welding, and electronics are used to design a product.

ENGR1210 | Introduction to Programming | Lecture/Laboratory (3 Credits)

Examine and implement computational problem-solving strategies using computer languages to solve engineering problems. Develop algorithms and translate solutions into computer programs. Distinguish differences in programming languages and software tools with applicability to different types of problem solutions. Apply modular design and clear documentation for efficient problem solving.

IENG3160 | Quality & Lean Systems | Lecture/Laboratory (3 Credits)

Investigate the history and evolution of lean systems and current day applications to manufacturing, service, and business. Apply fundamental lean philosophies and tools to manufacturing, service, and business. Explore the role of culture transformation and change management techniques in the application of lean tools, total quality management, and international standards.

IENG3115 | Statistical Quality Control | Lecture (2 Credits)

Apply statistical methods to study the quality of products and services, determining how to reduce the time required to produce the product and ensure the quality of the product. Topics include probability and statistics, control charts, acceptance criteria and sampling, and case studies.

Prerequisite(s): MATH2250

AENT4130 | Machine Safety & Risk Assessment | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine OSHA machine guarding requirements as they pertain to hazard prevention.

IENG4111 | Ergonomics & Work Measurement | Lecture (3 Credits)

Introduction to ergonomics as applied to the human-machine interface, as well as the fundamental concepts behind work design, with emphasis on measuring work and analyzing work methods. Topics include methods engineering and analysis, time and motion studies, and workplace design considering physical and cognitive ergonomic principles.

ENGR3110 | Project Management | Lecture/Laboratory (3 Credits)

Examine the methods and tools used for effective management of engineering projects. Topics include the analytical methods used to budget, schedule, and control projects, as well as risk management, team leadership, and communication.

ENGR3120 | Engineering Economics | Lecture (2 Credits)

Economic analysis of engineering decisions under uncertainty. Concepts include time value of money, cash flow estimation, rate of return analysis, net present value estimation, and asset evaluation. Applications include comparing different project alternatives accounting for heterogeneity in cost, revenue, taxation, depreciation, inflation, and risk.

IENG4116 | Supply Chain Management | Lecture (3 Credits)

Explain the fundamentals of supply chain management. Topics include the supply chain network, system integration, supply chain strategies, challenges in managing the supply chain, and strategy alignment.

IENG4126 | Production Planning | Lecture (3 Credits)

Utilize aspects of management to maximize productivity in a factory or service environment. Topics include sales & operations planning, inventory and capacity management, material requirements planning, and the theory of constraints.

IENG4295 | Senior Capstone | Practicum (4 Credits)

Demonstrate overall content knowledge of the program outcomes through a major project. Conduct a final presentation of the project and explain how it applies to the engineering program outcomes.

Prerequisite(s): WRIT4020

IENG4211 | Simulation Modeling | Lecture (3 Credits)

Utilize simulation to create, analyze, and evaluate realistic models of real-world environments. Topics include Monte Carlo simulation, queuing theory, selecting input distributions, animation in simulation, and evaluating simulation output.

IENG4250 | Industrial Automation with Lab | Lecture/Laboratory (3 Credits)

Investigate and apply several automated processes used in manufacturing, service, and business processes. Topics include automated work systems, safety, and design of systems.

IENG4260 | Engineering Entrepreneurship | Lecture (3 Credits)

Explain the concept of transforming your ideas from a prototype into a business including customer need, design, launching, and sustaining a business. Topics include strategic thinking, business relationships, dealing with competition, and marketing.

IENG4270 | Manufacturing Processes II with Lab | Lecture/Laboratory (3 Credits)

Use CAD/CAM software to create part geometries, tooling design, tool path, machining parameters and post processes NC code. Design and create parts using other common manufacturing processes. Emphasis on the principles of design for each process. Processes include sheet metal forming, casting, welding, plastic fabrication, injection molding, and sheet metal forming.

PHIL4000 | Ethical Decision-Making | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine major moral theories of right and wrong, such as utilitarianism, deontology, egoism, virtue ethics, and feminism. Apply these theories in sound, ethical decision-making particularly in one’s professional life. Through case studies, the consequences of a decision in terms of responsibilities to the company and the economy, to the people impacted by the decision, and to the environment at large are weighed. Explore the tension often created by the difference between what is morally right and what the company’s code of ethics states or what the society’s laws require.

General Education: Upper Humanities

MATH1700 | Pre Calculus | Lecture (3 Credits)

Preparation for Calculus. Topics include understanding functions from symbolic, tabular, and graphical perspectives. Explore function transformations and composition, polynomial functions, rational polynomial functions, trigonometric functions, exponential functions, and conic sections. The focus is on problem solving using mathematical models to represent real world situations.

General Education: Mathematics

MATH1810 | Calculus I | Lecture (3 Credits)

The fundamental tool used by engineers and scientists to determine critical measurements, such as maximums, minimums and allowable rates of change. Computer software will enable the application of limits, derivatives, transcendental functions, implicit differentiation and related rates.

Prerequisite(s): MATH1700

General Education: Mathematics

MATH1820 | Calculus II | Lecture (3 Credits)

The fundamental tool used by engineers and scientists to determine critical measurements, such as calculating the area under curves or the capacities inside of complex geometries. Computer software will enable the application of the definite integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus, applications of integration, and numerical methods of integration.

Prerequisite(s): MATH1810, Or MATH1811, Or MATH1812

General Education: Mathematics

MATH2250 | Statistics | Lecture (3 Credits)

Descriptive and inferential statistics, frequency distributions, probability theory, and issues related to gathering data; computer spreadsheets facilitate the organization, analysis and display of data.

General Education: Mathematics

PHYS1800 | Physics I with Lab | Lecture/Laboratory (4 Credits)

Introduction to mechanics using differential calculus as a foundation. Topics include kinematics and dynamics of linear motion, static equilibrium, the conservation of energy and momentum, mechanics of solids and fluids, and thermodynamics. The laboratory portion incorporates experimentation, instrumentation, and graphical tools to verify calculations in motion, mechanics and thermodynamics.

Prerequisite(s): MATH1810, Or MATH1811, Or MATH1812

General Education: Physical Sciences with Lab

COMM3000 | Professional Communication | Lecture (2 Credits)

Professional communication in all forms: researching, selecting, synthesizing, and documenting sources; business e-mail and letter writing, as well as public speaking and power point presentation for application in a management setting.

General Education: Upper Communications

WRIT4020 | Capstone Technical Writing | Lecture (2 Credits)

Research, plan, and organize professional documents for the capstone project. Topics include assessment techniques, special audience considerations, professional speaking skills, and presentation aids.

General Education: Upper Communications