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 design to implementation. Coursework is enhanced with an overview of business and economics.

When you major in industrial engineering technology at Purdue University, you will gain skills to prepare you for a wide variety of options: manufacturing plants, government agencies, hospitals, healthcare organizations, retail companies, and more.

It is common for students to combine the Industrial Engineering Technology and Supply Chain Management majors to get a double major that is highly valued by employers. Ask an advisor for more information.

Special Features

ATTN: IT students

Current industrial technology (IT) students can use the same resources listed on this page. IT plans of study remain active for those students already enrolled at Purdue prior to the summer of 2015.

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 21400 Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technology
TLI 21300 Project Management
TLI 23500 Introduction To Lean And Sustainable Systems
TLI 31300 Technology Innovation and Integration: Bar Codes to Biometrics
TLI 31400 Leading Innovation In Organizations
TLI 31600 Statistical Quality Control
TLI 33400 Economic Analysis For Technology Systems
TLI 33520 Human Factors For Technology Systems
TLI 31500 Innovative Product Development and Testing
TLI 33610 Risk Analysis And Assessment
TLI 33620 Total Productive Maintenance
TLI 43640 Lean Six Sigma
TLI 43530 Operations Planning & Management
TLI 41400 Financial Analysis for Technology Systems
TLI 45700 Technology Policy and Law
TLI 43540 Facilities Planning and Material Handling

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 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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