Industrial Engineering Technology Program

Learn the skills necessary to improve quality and productivity while enhancing safety, streamlining processes, reducing costs, and managing people in a wide variety of manufacturing and technical settings.

An accredited program in Industrial Engineering Technology (with majors in Industrial Engineering Technology and Supply Chain Management Technology) will prepare graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. Graduates will be prepared for careers in higher levels of system design, integration, and management.


‚ÄčABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission: The Industrial Engineering Technology Program at Purdue University 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.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Industrial Engineering Technology will:

  1. Deliver services and support to both internal and external clients by applying technical knowledge, problem-solving techniques and hands-on skills in traditional and emerging areas of the industrial engineering technology discipline
  2. Actively pursue ongoing professional development, professional growth and increasing professional responsibility in the industrial engineering technology discipline
  3. Effectively communicate ideas (oral and written) with technical and non-technical people, including international and/or multicultural audiences
  4. Work effectively in teams, demonstrating critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation competence
  5. Work within the accepted standards of professional integrity and conduct, applying ethical principles to technological and professional activities

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Industrial Engineering Technology will achieve the following learned capabilities:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, or technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems;
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems;
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improves processes;
  4. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  5. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

Enrollment Trends

  Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023
West Lafayette 187 191 204 171 134 123
Anderson 8 12 10 4 6 6
Columbus 8 4 3 5 6 4
Kokomo 9 8 10 10 8 6
New Albany 9 11 8 12 8 5
Richmond 2 3 8 9 5 5
South Bend 18 21 16 10 10 6

Number of Graduates

  2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
West Lafayette 56 50 70 69 47
Anderson 2 1 4 1 3
Columbus 3 1 1 2 0
Kokomo 0 3 1 3 2
New Albany 1 1 1 0 2
Richmond 0 1 0 2 0
South Bend 2 2 4 1 3

Enrollment Trends and Number of Graduates data is sourced from Purdue’s Office of Enrollment Management's Data Digest.

Placement Data*

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Continuing Education Average Salary
45 86.67% 97.44% 1 $69,397