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Purdue University College of Technology | Industrial Technology

Student at Purdue University College of Technology at IU South BendIndustrial Technology


Students may complete the certificate program by satisfactorily completing all courses listed with a grade of C or higher. Transfer credit applied to the certificate is limited to no more than 6 credit hours.

Foundation (6 cr.)
  • IT 10400 Industrial Organization
  • IT 21400 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing
Broadening (6 cr.)
  • IT 23000 Industrial Supply Chain Management
  • IT 35100 Advanced Industrial Safety and Health Management
Specialization (6 cr.)
  • IT  33000 Industrial Sales and Sales Management
  • IT 33200 Purchasing, Inventory, and Warehouse Management
  • IT 34500 Automatic Identification and Data Capture
  • IT 38100 Total Productive Maintenance
  • IT 38500 Industrial Ergonomics

Bachelor of Science

Industrial Technology (IT) is an academic discipline that integrates technological and managerial sciences. As such, the IT curriculum is a management-oriented technical curriculum built upon a balanced program of studies drawn from a variety of disciplines related to manufacturing technology. Included is a sound knowledge and understanding of materials and production processes, supply chain management, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, automation, lean concepts, communications, and other relevant technical skills that permit the graduate to resolve technical-managerial and manufacturing production problems.

Given the high concentration of manufacturing companies and related employment opportunities in Michiana, local delivery of Purdue’s IT degree helps to fill the area’s demand for educated technologists. Entry-level position titles include: facilities planner, industrial engineer, industrial trainer, manufacturing engineer, product manager, production supervisor, quality assurance engineer, safety systems specialist, sales engineer, statistical process control specialist, and technical manager.

In addition to the technical core, the program contains several technical and general electives. This flexibility makes the program very accommodating to individuals with some college or an associate degree wishing to earn a Purdue University degree in technology. Students with no prior postsecondary experience find the broad treatment of technical topics appealing.

Program Requirements

(All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.)

First Year

First Semester

  • ENG-W 131 Elem. Composition
  • IT 10400 Industrial Organizations
  • MATH-M 115 Precalculus & Trigonometry
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking
  • TECH 12000 Technology & The Individual

Second Semester

  • CNIT 13600 Personal Computer Tech & Apps
  • IT 21400 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

English Composition Selective-select one of the following:

  • ENGL 42100 Technical Writing
  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills
  • ENG-W 232 Intro to Business Writing
  • ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing
  • ENG-W 315 Writing for the Web

Economics–select one of the following:

  • ECON-E 103 Intro to Microeconomics
  • ECON-E 104 Intro to Macroeconomics
  • PHYS-P 221 General Physics I (5 cr.)
Second Year

Third Semester

  • CGT 11000 Technical Graphics Communication
  • ECET 21400 Electricity Fundamentals
  • IT 23000 Industrial Supply Chain Management
  • Math or Computing Selective
  • MET 14300 Materials & Processes I

Fourth Semester

Third Year (29 cr.)

Fifth Semester

  • IT 34200 Introduction to Statistical Quality
  • MET 24500 Manufacturing systems
  • TECH 32000 Technology & the Organization
  • Lab Science Selective (5 cr.)   

Sixth Semester

Fourth Year (30 cr.)

Seventh Semester

  • IT 44200 Production Planning
  • IT 45000 Production Cost Analysis
  • MFET 30000 Appl of automation in Manufacturing
  • Technical Elective (300 or 400 level)
  • Technical Elective (300 or 400 level)

Eighth Semester

CAND 99100

Students MUST enroll in CAND 99100 in conjunction to their last courses(s) for graduation. This is the student’s application for graduation. There are no fees for this course. No class attendance is required and no grade will be issued.

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