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2017-2018 University Catalog 
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Industrial Engineering Technology, BS

About the Program

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 (66 credits)

Other Major Requirements

Internship Experience

Internship Experience - Credit Hours: 0.0

  • Complete an IET-related internship (min 160 hours)
  • Complete an industry cooperative experience
  • Employment during the academic year related to IET
  • Complete an industry-based, undergraduate research experience
  • Student-proposed alternative: must be commensurate with the expectations of the IET internship experience

Globalization Experience

Globalization Experience - Credit Hours: 0.0

  • Complete Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Pre and Post Tests
  • Complete Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) Pre and Post Tests
  • Complete an Intercultural Knowledge and Effectiveness (IKE) component
  • Complete TLI-approved Global Course, Faculty-Led Study Abroad, International Internship, or International Capstone/Collaborative Project

Other Departmental Requirements (37 credits)

Selectives (24 credits)

  • Behavioral/Social Science Selective (satisfies BSS for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Humanities Selective (satisfies HUM for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Science Selective (satisfies SCI for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Oral Communication Selective (satisfies OC for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Written Communication Selective (satisfies WC for univ core) - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Mathematics/Statistics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • History of Science & Technology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Advanced Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.0

Technical Electives (8 credits)

  • Technical Electives - Credit Hours: 8.0

Electives (9 credits)

Free Electives - Credit Hours: 9.0

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:

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Additional Requirements

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Program Requirements

15 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16-17 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

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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Selectives Lists

Technical Electives

Any Purdue Polytechnic or Engineering (ENGR) course not already required on the plan of study.