​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 must complete the coursework in major requirements and electives. IET Mission Statement The mission of the Industrial Engineering Technology program in the BS in Engineering Technology degree is to prepare students to be competent in the area of applied industrial engineering with the potential for growth in management and leadership. Program Educational Objectives (PEO) for Industrial Engineering Technology The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of BSET-Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) program at CMU describe the expected accomplishments of the BSET-IET graduates during their first few years after graduation. The main goal of the BSET-Industrial Engineering Technology program at CMU is to provide a competitive curriculum and learning environment that prepares graduates who will be able to: 1. Attain 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 careers. Industrial Engineering Technology Program Criteria In addition to the Engineering Technology Student Outcomes, graduates of the Industrial Engineering Technology program will demonstrate the ability to: 1. accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and application practices and procedures; 2. apply knowledge of probability, statistics, engineering economic analysis and cost control, and other technical sciences and specialties necessary in the field of industrial engineering technology. Engineering Technology Student Outcomes All Engineering Technology programs share the following Student Outcomes : By the time of graduation from any of the Engineering Technology programs, 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 ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development; 9. An understanding of and 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 ; 11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Total: 66 semester hours
Required Courses
(60 hours)
EGR 200
Computer Aided Problem Solving for Engineers
EGR 300
Engineering Economic Analysis
IET 130
Industrial Materials and Testing
IET 154
Engineering Design Graphics
IET 170
Manufacturing Processes I
Alternative Energy Analysis
IET 226
Parametric Design and Modeling
IET 279
Applied Statics
IET 291
Applied Circuits
IET 326
Manufacturing Methods Analysis
IET 327
Industrial Safety
IET 365
Manufacturing Processes II
IET 375
IET 377
Computer Numerical Control Programming
IET 426
Plant Layout and Materials Handling
IET 428
Manufacturing Quality
IET 499
Industrial Projects Capstone
IET 500
Production Concepts
IET 501
Application of Industrial Management Principles
Introduction to Statistics
Technical Electives
(6 hours)
Select 6 semester hours of coursework from the following:
EGR 120
Introduction to Engineering
Digital Circuits
EGR 290
Circuit Analysis I
Technical Writing
Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvement
IET 284
Fluid Power Technology
Product Design and Development
IET 350
Mechanism Design
IET 379
Mechanics of Materials
IET 450
Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering
IET 451
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
MTH 133
Calculus II