Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,



Mission and Program Educational Objectives

Consistent with the mission of the University, the mission of the Department of Engineering Technology is to produce four-year graduates with the breadth and depth of knowledge in engineering technology to become lifelong productive members of the regional workforce and the local society. The Industrial Engineering Technology program has five educational objectives as follows:

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in the field
  • Apply quantitative reasoning and critical thinking in solving technical problems
  • Effectively communicate technical knowledge, ideas, and proposals to others, including upper management
  • Lead project teams in successful completion of projects
  • Have strong organizational and management skills

Program Overview

Industrial Engineering Technology prepares individuals for technical and supervisory careers in a variety of industries. The program is designed to include depth in a technical specialty, communications skills, and a generalized technical knowledge to provide the flexibility needed to adjust to technological advances.

Career Information

Industrial Engineering Technology graduates have many career choices available to them. Several different types of companies, including manufacturing, construction, petroleum production and processing, occupational safety, and others, have employed graduates. There is every reason to believe that as Louisiana and surrounding states become more diversified, the demand for broadly prepared technologists will increase.

The Four Year Program

The curriculum includes general education subjects such as written and oral communications, mathematics, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and others. Technical competence is provided through Industrial Engineering Technology courses, supported by mathematics and physical sciences. The technical core, including drafting, engineering economic analysis, cost control, safety, quality, and industrial supervision, is required of all technology students.

ABET Compliance


Representatives of several companies seek to employ Industrial Engineering Technology graduates each year. Typical employers are: Conoco Oil, Willamette Industries, Halliburton, Trus Joist-MacMillan, Weyehauser, and Boise Cascade. Some job titles of recent graduates of the program are production supervisor, maintenance supervisor, production engineer, methods and standards engineer, safety and training director, design engineer, and plant engineer.

Faculty Advisors Degree Requirements
  • Dr. Nabin Sapkota
  • Dr. Jafar Al-Sharab
  • Prof. Adam Jannik (graduation candidates)
  • Dr. Ali Ahmad (transfer students)

Semester-by-Semester Course Progression

Student Activities Catalog Course Descriptions