What We Offer
The Department of Industrial Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Industrial Technology (IT). This curriculum is designed to prepare two-year technology graduates to work effectively in the engineer-technologist team and to assume management responsibilities. The program builds a BS degree focused on technology and management on top of an AAS degree with a technology focus.
The BSIT degree is 100% online. All BS Industrial Technology courses have online sections. Many BSIT courses also have on campus sections. Many students who work full time have been able to complete the program.
The first two years of this program are typically based on a 2-year AAS degree, certifications at a technology program, or military training. Students are accepted from technical two-year programs throughout the state and nation. This degree builds on the successful completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree, technical certification, military ACE credits, or equivalent study. Students can transfer up to 66 hours towards this 120 hour degree from community colleges (34 technical hours and 32 academic hours).
What is Industrial Technology?
Industrial Technology deals not only with things but also with people, finance, information, and the environment. Industrial Technology answers complex questions:
- How can we improve safety, quality, productivity and service?
- What products or services should we offer? What price should we charge?
- What materials and methods should we use?
- How can we best motivate and reward people?
- How much inventory do we need?
- Where should we locate our plants, stores, and warehouse?
- How can we use our historic data to improve our business?
- How can we improve our product design to reduce manufacturing cost and improve quality?
The average starting salary for IT majors is $61,460 based on College Measure data with 84% of graduates working within Texas in a wide-range of career fields.