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Important Announcement

“B-Tech students wishing to enrol on the Masters programme have until the End of July 2022, we will no longer admit B-Tech students onto our Masters programme starting from next year. These students will only have the Honours programme for Advancement thereafter.”


To be a strategic partner that communicates progressive knowledge of organized human activities and socio·-technical systems.



Our mission is to:

– Strengthen partnership with relevant stakeholders

– Provide innovative teaching and learning practices

– Develop research capacity in Industrial Engineering


What is industrial engineering

Industrial engineering focuses on improving processes. Industrial engineers analyze and optimize systems such as waiting in line at a theme park, boarding an airplane, helping people at a bank, answering calls at a call center, as well as manufacturing processes such as making airplane parts, car parts, household appliances, food, soda, bottled water, and so on. Industrial engineers will have to take a wide range of support classes such as calculus, physics, chemistry, circuits, and materials engineering. Although the most important support class that an industrial engineer will take is statistics. Statistics is crucial because in the real world processes, such as time it takes to help a customer in line, often can follow some kind of distribution, (which can’t be represented by an equation as easily). Overall industrial engineering is great if you enjoy statistics, working with people, and optimizing profits and time for companies.


Industrial Engineering – A Way of Life

Industrial Engineering is a dynamic field with infinite possibilities


Industrial Engineering, an Introduction

Industrial Engineering is an amazing profession with tons of opportunity for its graduates!


Industrial Engineering – An overview

What is Industrial Engineering anyway? It sounds so generic and yet somehow very technical. Watch this video and I will give you a basic overview including: what Industrial Engineering is, what tools Industrial Engineers use, the history of the field, the future and whether or not you may like it.


Hot Job # 24 – Industrial Engineer

From an Industrial Engineers perspective


Department Achievements

Special Issue in Atmosphere, “Cutting Carbon Pollution: Focus on Industrial and Transportation Sectors



Central Applications Office Website (C.A.O)

Industrial Engineers design systems to enable people and society to improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness and the quality of the work environment. The systems that are the subject of Industrial Engineering design are broad and are characterized by a need to integrate both the physical and decision making capabilities of humans, together with all other aspects of the system design.

Applications to this programme must be made via the Central Applications Office (CAO):
Tel: 031 268 4444

Each of the subjects listed above is only offered once in the designated semester


Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) in Industrial Engineering Entrance Requirements
Bachelor of Technology (BTech): Engineering: Industrial Entrance Requirements
Master of Engineering (MEng)  Entrance Requirements 
Doctor of Engineering (DEng) Entrance Requirements

NOTE: Phase out of information for the BTech in Industrial Engineering 

As gazetted in the Government Gazette, Vol. 613, No. 40123, 06 July 2016, the last date for first time entering students enrolling in academic programmes that are not aligned with the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework is the 31st December 2019. This means that you will not be able to enroll for a Bachelor (BTech) Degree at DUT, or at any other institution in South Africa after this date.

Industrial Engineering Short Course – Introduction to Energy Auditing and Assessment

Contact Information

DrDolapo1 Head of Department: Dr Oludolapo Akanni Olanrewaju
Tel: 031 373 6314
Fax: 031 373 2014
Location: S4, L0
Campus: Steve Biko Campus


Kershni Dhavraj Secretary:Mrs K Dhavraj
Tel: 031 373 2445
Fax: 031 373 2014
Location: S4, L0
Campus: Steve Biko Campus