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,

Program Educational Objectives

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced competence with the legacy, foundations and emerging areas of their technology discipline
  2. Demonstrate leadership and high-level individual- and team-based critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation competence
  3. Display proficiency in dealing with people in meeting current expectations, and addressing international and/or multicultural aspects of technology trends, standards and emerging capabilities
  4. Demonstrate high level competence with in-person, presentation, and written and oral communication
  5. Exemplify sophisticated assessments of technology and its appropriate interface to human endeavor
  6. Consistently and coherently apply ethical leadership principles to innovation, technological and professional activities,
  7. By virtue of their promotability, have demonstrated the advanced ability to apply knowledge of probability, statistics, engineering economic analysis and cost control, and other technical sciences and specialties necessary in the field of industrial engineering technology
  8. Have evidenced an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning that establishes a focus in an area of systems integration, analysis, computation, or application

Student Learning Outcomes

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

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;

b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

g. 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;

h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and

k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Enrollment Trends

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
West Lafayette 182 184 171 168 164 104 78 69 120 164

Number of Graduates

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
West Lafayette 42 48 64 46 40 35 29 19 14

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
16 75% 100% 0 $52,348