Improve quality and safety, streamline processes, cut costs, and manage people in a variety of manufacturing and technical settings.

Industrial Engineering Technology

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 research to design to implementation. Coursework is enhanced with an overview of business and economics. Some of your first year coursework includes: design thinking in technology and foundations of technology leadership.

When you major in industrial engineering technology at Purdue University, you will gain skills to prepare you for a wide variety of industries: manufacturing plants, government agencies, hospitals, healthcare organizations and retail companies. Graduates are prepared for variety of roles: consultant, analyst, industrial engineer, manager and more.

During your pursuit of an industrial engineering technology degree, you’ll work with faculty in the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation who have years of experience in industry and are experts in helping organizations improve amongst technology nuances.

Special Features

  • Broaden your scope of expertise by adding coursework to earn a Six Sigma certification or minors in organizational leadership, biometrics and more.
  • Take advantage of real-world and global experiences with internships and international opportunities. Industrial engineering students have the opportunity to take courses abroad at partner institutions in Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Peru without delaying time to graduation.
  • Gain real-world experience with courses in facility design and total productive maintenance. Solve design challenges with 3D printing and parametric modeling software in a state-of-the-art rapid prototyping lab.
  • Mold your curriculum to fit your talents and interests. Your plan of study is a hybrid of set courses and electives that range from business to engineering technology topics. 
  • Industrial engineering technology majors can take advantage of annual career fairs from Purdue University and the Polytechnic.
  • Benefit from faculty experience in industrial careers.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

What can I do?

Industrial engineer
Manufacturing engineer
Sales engineer
Purchasing manager

Where can I go?

General Mills
Majoring in industrial engineering technology has been a perfect fit for me. I am very much a hands-on learner. Learning is tough with just textbooks! In IET, we get to see exactly what we are learning and the end goal.
Taylar Worrell
Industrial Engineering Technology

What to expect in Industrial Engineering Technology

Core courses

TLI 11100 Gateway to Technology Leadership and Innovation
TLI 11200 Foundations Of Technology Leadership
TLI 21300 Project Management
TLI 21400 Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technology
TLI 31300 Technology Innovation and Integration: Bar Codes to Biometrics
TLI 31400 Leading Innovation In Organizations
TLI 31500 Innovative Product Development and Testing
TLI 31600 Statistical Quality Control
TLI 41400 Financial Analysis for Technology Systems
TLI 23500 Introduction To Lean And Sustainable Systems
TLI 33400 Economic Analysis For Technology Systems
TLI 33520 Human Factors For Technology Systems
TLI 33620 Total Productive Maintenance
TLI 43530 Operations Planning & Management
TLI 43640 Lean Six Sigma
TLI 45700 Technology Policy and Law
TLI 48390 IET Capstone I: Problem Identification & Analysis
TLI 48395 IET Capstone II: Facility Design

What it's like to be a TECHIE!

The Polytechnic learning environment

Our learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in their chosen discipline, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

About the department

The Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation tackles the global challenge of preparing leaders for the 21st century. With a focus on technology-driven careers, the degree programs allow students to lead the development of high-tech solutions. Research projects also focus on improving current processes and practices.

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