Industrial Technology BS Degree
Multi-Faceted Training Offers a Management Advantage
A bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Tyler in industrial technology (also known as applied engineering) prepares graduates for employment in such positions as production supervisor, procurement manager, safety manager, plant manager, manufacturing engineer, inventory manager, project engineer and industrial engineer.
- More than 90% of graduates find jobs in the industrial technology field immediately following graduation.
- An embedded minor in business administration gives students basic management, accounting, finance and marketing skills.
Graduates of the UT Tyler industrial technology bachelor’s program are employed with such leading companies in East Texas and across the United States as Goodyear, Trane Inc., Carrier Corp., Chicago Bridge and Iron, Chevron, Shell and Lockheed Martin.
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Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology: Hands-on. Career-Focused.
- Get practical experience working with the CAD system and other state-of-the-art computer technology, CNC milling machines and metal lathes to create prototypes and participate in other projects.
- Complete an internship at companies in the region to better understand workplace operations. Internships have led to job offers for about 80% of our students who intern.
- Network with other industrial technology students and professionals by joining and participating in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers on campus.
- Demonstrate your expertise in a specific field by fulfilling requirements to become a certified technology manager or certified manufacturing specialist through the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
Industrial Technology Faculty: Industry-Connected. Up-to-Date.
- Study with Dr. Mark Miller, program coordinator, who is the author or editor of more than 20 textbooks in the field of industrial technology and who developed UT Tyler’s graduate program in industrial management.
- Learn from professors who are respected authorities and frequent speakers in the industrial technology field on such topics as: The Evolution of Nanotechnology Education; Perspective on Safety Education Using Second Life as a Tool for Effective Learning; and The Technology Certification Exam: Development, Content and Implications.
- Engage in timely classroom discussions with professors who are active researchers in industrial technology and regularly published in such professional journals as The Journal of Technology Studies, Journal of Industrial Technology and The Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development.
Industrial Technology Courses: In-Depth Scientific Explorations.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing – Study the application of computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, computer numeric control, robotics, programmable logic controllers and communication networks to achieve automated manufacturing.
Lean Production – Explore applications of metal materials processing with an emphasis on lean manufacturing tools for reducing waste and streamlining production.
Advanced Manufacturing Processes – Complete a survey of the latest manufacturing processes that are used in order to produce products that cannot be created with conventional manufacturing processes. Processes covered will include non-traditional machining methods, abrasive machining, advanced casting methods, specialized welding methods and other high-end processes used in manufacturing industries.
Career Outlook for Industrial Technology
Employment opportunities in industrial technology are expected to remain steady over the next few years, as companies seek to reduce costs and increase productivity. For more information, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Industrial Production Managers.