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Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

College of Education and Professional Studies

B.S. Industrial Engineering Technology

About the B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology (IET)

Do you want to be a multi-faceted thinker and leader in your field?  Considering a major in industrial engineering?  Our program will help equip you with the real-world skills needed to be successful in a wide variety of industry jobs.  From manufacturing to project management, this pathway allows the interdisciplinary flexibility needed to make your educational journey your own. 

Why Study Industrial Engineering Technology at CWU?

The IET curriculum includes technology, management, and business concepts so that graduates are prepared to work at the intersection of these disciplines. Almost all of the technology courses are lab-based to give the students a hands-on learning experience. Students have the opportunity to receive credit for a cooperative education experience, or internship, where they can gain invaluable work experience with an industrial employer or government agency. 

Central’s experienced professors understand what it takes to succeed in today’s competitive markets. Through hands-on learning—where you get the opportunity to try out what you learn in your classes—and instructors who care and want to see you do well, Central is the right place for you to begin your pursuit of a career in industrial engineering technology.


Degree Explanation

Offered at the Ellensburg campus location, this degree offers you the opportunity to explore coursework ranging from robotics to supply chain management.  A truly interdisciplinary experience, a major in industrial engineering technology will take your professional development to the next level. 

Students pursuing this degree should work closely with their department advisor to ensure they have met the prerequisites for the upper-division electives. Students may be able to complete an additional minor concurrently depending on total credits and courses taken upon program admittance.

For information regarding admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog. To learn more about cost, visit the registrar website.

Major Requirements: 109-110 Credits

Course Title Credits
CHEM 111/111LAB or 181/181 LAB 5
PHYSICS 111/111LAB 5
MATH 154 Pre-Calculus II


WRITING ADMG 385 or ENG 310 4 (ADMG 385) or 5 (ENG 310)
COM 345 Business and Professional Speaking


EET 221 Basic Electricity 4
EET 312 Basic Electronics 4
EET 332 Electrical Machines 4
ETSC 150 Engineering Graphics 5
ETSC 241 PLC 4
ETSC 242 Instrumentation 4
ETSC 277 Introduction to Robotics 4
ETSC 300 IET Fundamentals 2
ETSC 301 Engineering Project Cost Analysis 4
ETSC 380 Quality Control 4
ETSC 385 Product Design and Development 4
ETSC 455 Engineering Project Management 4
ETSC 490 or ETSC 485 Cooperative education/internship or Capstone 4
MET 255 Basic Machining 4
MET 310 Hydraulics/Pneumatics 4
MET 345 Lean Manufacturing 4
SHM 325 Manufacturing Safety 3
ADMG 201 Introduction to Business 3
SCM 310 Supply Chain Management 5
RMT 340 Priciples of Selling 4
300 Course Department Approved Elective 4


IET Academic Program Mission:
The Industrial Engineering Technology program mission is to prepare students for industrial roles that combine knowledge of technology and interdisciplinary problem solving skills.

IET Academic Program Values:
All decisions made concerning the IET program will reflect the following values:
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Practicality
• Leadership

IET Program Educational Objectives:
1. Graduates will be employed in the industrial environment of their choice upon graduation.
2. Graduates with execute their job duties with integrity and professionalism
3. Graduates will demonstrate servant-leadership in interdisciplinary and diverse teams to solve technical problems.
4. Graduates will maintain an inquisitive disposition, and always seek to expand their knowledge and abilities.

IET Academic Program Outcomes (aka Student Outcomes):
Students should be able to:

General Skills
1. Act in a professional and ethical manner
2. Research and interpret technical literature using modern tools and methods
3. Communicate clearly and concisely in writing and verbally
4. Be able to handle, analyze, and visually communicate data

Technology and Engineering
5. Define and describe fundamental analog electrical terms and principles
6. Define and describe the most common types of electronic instrumentation and their applications, including how to display and use the output data
7. Explain the purpose of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and the fundamentals of their programming
8. Explain how PLCs, instrumentation, and other devices are networked together to control automated equipment
9. Read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical and fluid power schematics, and process and instrumentation diagrams.
10. Recognize the applications of common industrial materials and the manufacturing processes used to work them
11. Describe the advantages, limitations, basic principles, and standard components for all three types of power transmission: mechanical, electrical, and fluid

12. Implement the basic concepts of lean manufacturing as part of continuous improvement processes
13. Apply the basic techniques and methods of quality control
14. Describe and enhance the process involved in bringing a product to market and the stages of the product life cycle
15. Use the basic techniques and tools of project management, including budgeting and scheduling
16. Identify and describe the fundamental aspects of manufacturing safety

17. Perform basic retail financial calculations
18. Identify the role supply chains and distribution networks play within an organization
19. Conduct sales presentations to individuals and groups
20. Demonstrate an understanding of business contract

  • Andrew Kastning, Puget Sound Energy
  • Jeremy Dickson, Boeing
  • Steve Leal, Fastenal
  • Michael Cox, CWU Facilities Management
  • Jeff Tomson, J Lawrence Industries

Careers and Outcomes

The Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) major prepares students to be interdisciplinary problem solvers by equipping them to interface with multiple areas of an organization including engineering, production, sales, and management. The curriculum is characterized by an emphasis on practical, application-based topics rather than theory.  Students are well suited to careers in such fields as:  

  • Manufacturing 
  • Technical Sales 
  • Industrial Distribution 
  • Project Management 
  • Field Service 
  • Production Supervision 

Students often pair the following minors with this major:

Questions? Contact us. 

Michael Andler
Program Coordinator, Senior Lecturer

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