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

Industrial Engineering Technology

Industrial Engineering Technology

A major in Purdue's Industrial Engineering Technology Program

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, quality engineer manager and more.

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


  • 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.
  • Benefit from faculty experience in industrial careers.
  • If you participated in PROJECT LEAD THE WAY courses during high school, you can redeem up to 12 credit hours toward this major.


IET Major

What can I do?

Industrial engineer
Manufacturing engineer
Production manager
Quality control engineer

Where can I go?

General Mills


The industrial engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s general criteria and program criteria for Industrial Engineering Technology and similarly named programs.


This degree is offered at the following locations:

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Advisor: David Riegle
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Advisor: Dr. Nancy Lollar

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Advisor: Brooke Sale
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Advisor: Christy Snip
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Advisor: Allison Buddemeyer
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