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Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

College of Education and Professional Studies

Industrial Engineering Technology (IET)

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, and production supervision.

Students pursuing this degree should work closely with their department advisor to assure that they have met the prerequisites for the upper division electives.


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 contracts

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