Department of Industrial Engineering Technology

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Programme: Industrial Engineering Technology

Industrial Engineers are involved in planning for the processes of storage, movement of materials, and layout of factories. To ensure a co-ordinated work flow and optimal productivity, they organize and manage the relationship between other planners, plan operators and the plant.


Industrial Engineers design and implement systems within organisations to maximize production. They work in conjunction with other engineers to put the theory of mechanical, chemical and electrical engineering into practice.

Career Opportunities

The Department of Industrial Engineering Technology industry relationships provides a platform for work integrated learning opportunities and stakeholder engagement to ensure the production of skilled graduates who are able to think creatively in a range of environments. The Department is continuously engaged with industry to develop new interventions to address the shortage of process engineering skills, particularly within the service sector.

Employment opportunities that exist within the field of Industrial Engineering Technology:

Industrial Engineering Technology​
  • ​Architectural and Engineering Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Cost Estimator
  • Distribution Planning Engineer
  • Ergonomist
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Logistician
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Materials Handling Engineer
  • Materials Planner
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians
  • Operations Analyst
  • ​Process Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Productivity Engineer
  • Project Consultant
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Safety Engineer
  • Sales Representative
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Supply Quality Improvement Engineer
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Time Study Engineer


Head of Department: Professor Madindwa Mashinini