Industrial Technology majors with a professor in a robotics lab at UT Tyler.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

Hands-on, Career-Focused Training in Engineering and Technology

Engineering and manufacturing technology shape the modern-day industrial environment, making production faster, simpler and more efficient. Preparing you for a number of technical positions in this sector, The University of Texas at Tyler’s Bachelor of Science in industrial technology focuses on optimization theory, human factors, organizational behavior, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, computer applications and report and presentation preparation.

Develop the expertise to manage and coordinate engineering operations and lead projects from research to design to implementation. Explore uses of computer-integrated manufacturing, lean production and advanced manufacturing processes. Begin this in-demand course of study as a first-year student or transfer from a partnering community college to complete the degree with a surveying and mapping emphasis.

Why Major in Industrial Technology at UT Tyler?

Prepare to enter a sector increasingly influenced by technology. Industrial technology majors understand how to apply engineering principles and technology skills to support industrial and manufacturing operations and further become familiar with safety procedures, management practices and environment-specific business applications.

Through coursework and multiple real-world opportunities, learn to program robots, create prototypes through CAD systems, computer numerical control milling and metal lathes and compete in robotics competitions at the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering Annual Conference. Graduate ready to pursue multiple certifications, including becoming a certified technology manager, certified manufacturing specialist or surveyor in training.

This skill set paves the way toward a role as an operations manager, production supervisor, plant manager, manufacturing engineering, safety manager or technical sales representative in manufacturing, government, healthcare, business and more.

Understand how the BS in industrial technology prepares you for this path:

  • Nationally Accredited: Our program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). We are the only ATMAE-accredited program in Texas offering OSHA safety, nanomaterials safety and robotics certifications.
  • Convenient Locations: Earn your Bachelor of Science in industrial technology at either our Tyler campus or at the Longview University Center.
  • Immediate Employment: Nearly 100% of our graduates find jobs in the industrial technology field immediately following graduation.
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from professors who are respected authorities and frequent speakers in the industrial technology field.
  • Business Skills: An embedded minor in business administration enriches your degree with training in basic management, accounting, finance and marketing.
  • Surveying and Mapping Emphasis: Coursework in the surveying and mapping emphasis applies toward qualifying for the Surveyor In Training certification. Prepare to take the Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) exam without a two-year apprenticeship.
  • Internships: Complete an internship at companies in the region to better understand workplace operations. For about 90% of student interns, these assignments lead to full-time job offers.
  • Networking: Network with other industrial technology students and professionals by joining and participating in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.


Become proficient in applying engineering and technology theories in the industrial and manufacturing sector. The program additionally emphasizes communication and general business knowledge.

Gain the skills to:

  • Identify the proper materials and manufacturing processes to fabricate a specific part.
  • Use technical software, data sources and automation processes, such as CAD, CAM, CNC, PLCs and robotics.
  • Implement current management and supervisory practices.
  • Prepare well-organized and mechanically correct documents in order to plan production.
  • Apply and follow recommended safety standards.
  • Oversee supply chain and facility operations.

Industrial Technology Major Requirements

Surveying and Mapping Emphasis

Prepare to become a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS). Those considering this certification transfer to UT Tyler after completing an associate degree in surveying and mapping at a partnering community college, including Tyler Junior College, or another two-year institution.

About the Surveying and Mapping Emphasis

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology?

Our graduates are well prepared for management-oriented technical professions, including operations manager, production supervisor, industrial engineer, inventory manager, procurement manager, manufacturing engineer or land surveyor. Completing the surveying and mapping emphasis equips students for roles involving this skill set, including CAD mapping specialist, legal boundary law specialist or licensed professional land surveyor.

Approximately 80% of student interns and 96% of industrial technology graduates receive job offers from leading industries including:

  • AAON
  • Chevron
  • Chicago Bridge and Iron
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Trane Technologies, Inc.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 3% growth for all industrial technology occupations through 2031.

How to Apply

The University of Texas at Tyler offers a streamlined admissions process for all undergraduate students. Have questions or concerns? Our admissions team can guide you through all requirements and answer any questions you may have. Reflecting our reputation as one of the most affordable colleges in the state, our financial aid team helps you explore all scholarships, grants and other forms of assistance.

For admissions decisions in general:

  • UT Tyler automatically accepts students from the Top 25% of graduating classes in Texas.
  • Students from the 2nd to 4th quartiles must have a 2.75 or higher GPA.

Ready to apply? Review all undergraduate requirements to get started.

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UT Tyler has established partnerships with community colleges across Texas, allowing for a seamless transfer of your credits. Our relationships let you stick with your degree plan and graduate on time, right on your schedule.

UT Tyler has a partnership with Kilgore College for students pursuing a BS in industrial technology. 

Transferring Into the BS in Industrial Technology Program

Learn More About Transfer Pathways

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

July 1

ApplyTexas application opens for incoming first-year students.

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens for the upcoming academic year.

December 1

Application deadline to be eligible for scholarships.

May 1

Deadline for Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Transfer Presidential Scholarships.

August 1

Deadline for Patriot Promise Scholarship.

Alumni Spotlight

A male industrial technology student stands outdoors at UT Tyler
UT Tyler’s classes offer interactive labs along with tours of some of the best facilities around East Texas. I was fortunate to tour one of Blue Bell’s facilities, which helped to further shape my interest in manufacturing.

Daniel Lee, BS in Industrial Technology, 2012

Next Steps

Begin your journey to a successful career. Discover all the places an industrial technology degree from UT Tyler can take you.