Jan 18, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering Technology, BS

Program Coordinator: Merwan Mehta (204 Science and Technology Building; 252-328-9721; mehtam@ecu.edu)

The bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering technology (IET) prepares students for careers in production and project engineering and management, quality assurance/quality control, inventory control, and technical and industrial supervision. The IET program utilizes an application oriented, hands-on approach to teach fundamentals of engineering technology and skills in communications, teamwork, problem solving, technical management, and leadership, which are highly sought by industrial employers and other businesses in our region and nation.

The technical content of the IET curriculum covers materials and processes, electro-mechanical and electronic systems, process control, quality engineering, production planning, lean manufacturing, six-sigma philosophy, design for manufacturing and assembly, and product and process design. Students choose approved electives based on personal interest. A capstone project is conducted by students to validate concepts learned, where students work with teams from industry and other organizations to solve real-life business issues.

Opportunities are also available to IET graduates to obtain further industry experience through co-op positions, internships and course-based projects in the program and by graduating with extra credentials like a minor in business, ATMAE certified manufacturing technologist (CMT) and certification in lean six-sigma yellow belt (LSSYB).

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:


PHYS 1261 counts as the general education elective requirement for this degree. See note in cognate section.

3. Cognates - 3 s.h.

(PHYS 1261 counts toward the general education elective requirement for this degree. See note in general education section. Semester hour earned for this course is not included in the 3 s.h. cognate requirement.)

5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.