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Purdue University College of Technology | Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology

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 (32 cr.)
First Semester
  • CGT 11000 Technical Graphics Communications
  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
  • IT 10400 Industrial Organizations
  • MATH-M 115 Precalculus & Trigonometry (5 cr.)
  • TECH 12000 Design Thinking in Technology
Second Semester

English Composition Selective-select one of the following:

  • ENGL 42100 Technical Writing
  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills
  • ENG-W 232 Introduction to Business Writing
  • ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing

Second Year (32 cr.)
Third Semester
  • ECET 22400 Electronic Systems
  • IT 23000 Industrial Supply Chain Management
  • IT 35100 Advanced Industrial Safety and Health Management
  • MET 14300 Materials & Processes I; or MET 14400 Materials and Processes II
  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1; or PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • Humanities Foundation Selective
Fourth Semester

Economics–select one of the following:

  • ECON-E 103 Intro to Microeconomics
  • ECON-E 104 Intro to Macroeconomics

Third Year (30 cr.)
Fifth Semester
  • IT 34200 Introduction to Statistical Quality
  • MET 24500 Manufacturing systems
  • TECH 32000 Technology & the Organization
  • Free Elective
  • Math/Computing Selective
Sixth Semester

Fourth Year (29 cr.)
Seventh Semester
  • IT 44200 Production Planning
  • IT 45000 Production Cost Analysis
  • MFET 30000 Application of Automation in Manufacturing
  • Technical Elective (300- or 400-level)
  • Free Elective
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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