​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

If you’re creative, tech savvy and interested in helping companies achieve efficient and profitable productivity, industrial engineering technology might be the major for you. Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering, this CMU program prepares students for careers in industry with an emphasis on the management of technology applications. Students in this major learn engineering and manufacturing technology and how to make production faster, simpler and more efficient.​​

Points of Pride

  • CMU's undergraduate engineering programs are ranked 86th among the nation's universities that offer bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering by U.S. News & World Report for their 2015 rankings.
  • CMU offers state-of-the-art labs for computer-aided design and manufacturing, electronics, robotics, manufacturing systems, and more.
  • Students receive personal advising and guidance from faculty who work closely with business and industry.
  • CMU students have internship opportunities with leading Michigan industries and gain professional development, resources and contacts through student organizations such as the Industrial Engineering Technology Club.

Put Your Degree to Work

Industrial engineers are versatile workers. Depending on their tasks, they work both in offices and in the settings they are trying to improve.

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Industrial engineer$78,860 per year5% (10,100 more jobs)
Mechanical engineer$80,580 per year5% (11,600 more jobs)
Civil engineer$79,340 per year20% (53,700 more jobs)

For More Information

Visit the engineering and technology website or contact:

School of Engineering and Technology
ET Building 100
Email: etdept@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3033

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

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Industrial Engineering Technology Major

The Industrial Engineering Technology major will prepare graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. Graduates will be prepared for careers in system design, integration, manufacturing, and management. The Industrial Engineering Technology Major is accredited by ATMAE. All Industrial Engineering Technology students are required to complete the following required courses. Students also need to select nine (9) credit hours of Technical Electives in consultation with an advisor. Program Educational Objectives (PEO) for Industrial Engineering Technology The engineering technology programs have established the following expectations for the accomplishments of our graduates in the first several years following graduation: 1. Attain appropriate employment and practice successfully in an Industrial Engineering Technology related profession; 2. Work in multi-disciplinary teams providing technical knowledge and effective communication as engineering technologists; 3. Remain technically current through continuous learning and self-improvement; 4. Understand and exhibit professional, ethical and social responsibility as they pursue their career. Industrial Engineering Technology Student Outcomes By the time of graduation from the Industrial Engineering Technology program, students are expected to have: 1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities; 2. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies; 3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes; 4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives; 5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team; 6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems; 7. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature; 8. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development; 9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity; 10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and 11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Total: 66 semester hours
Required Courses
(57 hours)
EGR 200
Computer Aided Problem Solving for Engineers
3
IET 130
Industrial Materials and Testing
3
IET 154
Engineering Design Graphics
3
IET 170
Manufacturing Processes I
3
IET 181QR
Alternative Energy Analysis
3
IET 226
Parametric Design and Modeling
3
IET 279
Applied Statics
3
IET 291
Applied Circuits
3
IET 326
Manufacturing Methods Analysis
3
IET 327
Industrial Safety
3
IET 365
Manufacturing Processes II
3
IET 375
Robotics
3
IET 377
Computer Numerical Control Programming
3
IET 426
Plant Layout and Materials Handling
3
IET 428
Manufacturing Quality
3
IET 499
Industrial Projects Capstone
3
IET 500
Production Concepts
3
IET 501
Application of Industrial Management Principles
3
STA 282QR
Introduction to Statistics
3
Technical Electives
(9 hours)
Select 9 semester hours of coursework from the following:
CPS 180
Principles of Computer Programming
3
EGR 120
Introduction to Engineering
3
EGR 190QR
Digital Circuits
3
EGR 290
Circuit Analysis I
3
EGR 300
Engineering Economic Analysis
3
ENG 303WI
Technical Writing
3
IET 223QR
Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvement
3
IET 284
Fluid Power Technology
3
IET 324WI
Product Design and Development
3
IET 350
Mechanism Design
3
IET 379
Mechanics of Materials
3
IET 425
Industrial Internship
2-8
IET 450
Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering
3
IET 451
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
3
IET 458
Surface Modeling
3
MTH 133
Calculus II
4