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Purdue Polytechnic South Bend | Industrial Engineering Technology

Industrial Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science

Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) prepares you to design new ways to get things done. You'll figure out how to do things better to improve the quality and productivity of any system or process.

From business to industry to government, you will design creative solutions to help your industry work safer, faster, and leaner and be more cost effective. The program provides a hands-on approach to making production and services more efficient. You will use engineering processes and systems to improve quality and productivity as part of the program’s well-rounded methodology. Your work in eliminating waste-of energy, materials, time and other commodities-will save companies money.

Entry-level position titles include: Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Process Improvement Engineer, Project and Operations Management, Quality Control/assurance, Production Manager, Operations Supervisor, Sales Engineer, and Purchasing Manager.

Program Requirements
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.
  • All classes are offered by Purdue unless otherwise noted.

First Year (31 cr.)
First Semester
  • MA 15800 Precalculus – Functions and Trigonometry
  • MET 14400 Materials and Processes II; OR
    MET 14300 Materials and Processes I
  • TECH 12000 Design Thinking in Technology
  • TLI 11100 Introduction to Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems
  • Written Communication Foundation Selective
Second Semester

Second Year (30 cr.)
Third Semester
  • ECON 21000 Principles of Economics; OR
    ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics; OR
    ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (IU South Bend)
  • MET 24500 Manufacturing Systems
  • TLI 21300 Project Management
  • TLI 21400 Intro Supply Chain Management Technology
  • TLI 23500 Intro to Lean and Sustainable Systems
Fourth Semester

Third Year (30 cr.)
Fifth Semester
  • CGT 11000 Technical Graphic Communication
  • TLI 31300 Technology Innovation and Integration: Bar Codes to Biometrics
  • TLI 31400 Leading Innovation in Organizations
  • TLI 31600 Statistical Quality Control
  • TLI 33400 Economic Analysis for Tech Systems
Sixth Semester
  • PSY-P 12000 Elementary Psychology; OR
    PSY-P 103 General Psychology (IU South Bend); OR
    SOC 10000 Intro to Sociology; OR
    SOC-S 161 Principles of Sociology II (IU South Bend)
  • TLI 31500 New Product Development; OR
    TLI 36700 Design and Innovation I
  • TLI 33620 Total Production Maintenance
  • TLI 43530 Operations Plan and Management
  • Technical Elective

Fourth Year (30 cr.)
Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester

CAND 99100

Course that students must enroll when registering for the last course for the certificate. There are no fees assessed for this course. No class attendance is required and no grade will be issued.

Academic Bulletins

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2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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