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2019-2020 University Catalog 
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Industrial Engineering Technology, BS

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About the Program

The Industrial Engineering Technology major is part of the Industrial Engineering Technology program.  The Industrial Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

When you major in industrial engineering technology at Purdue University, you will gain skills to prepare you for a wide variety of career options: manufacturing plants, government agencies, hospitals, healthcare organizations, retail companies, and more. You will focus on both technical and human-centered approaches to technology management. You will learn how to manage and coordinate engineering operations and lead projects from design to implementation. Coursework is enhanced with an overview of business and economics.

Industrial Engineering Technology Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Department/Program Major Courses (40 credits)

Other Departmental Requirements (72 credits)

Selectives (47 credits)

  • Behavioral/Social Science Selective (satisfies Behaviorial/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities Selective (satisfies Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Lab Science Selective (satisfies Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Mathematics Selective (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Oral Communication Selective (satisfies Oral Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written Communication Selective (satisfies Written Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Advanced Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Advanced Written Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Computer  Programming Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • History of Science & Technology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Manufacturing Automation Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Materials & Processes Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Graphic Selective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Technical Electives - Credit Hours: 9.0

Electives (8 credits)

Any course, any subject - Credit Hours: 8.00

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Additional Requirements

Click here for Industrial Engineering Technology Supplemental Information .

Program Requirements

Fall 1st Year

16 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

14 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

14 Credits


  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • 32 credits of upper division courses (30000 level or higher) must be taken at Purdue University, West Lafayette.

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