Industrial Technology BS Degree

Multifaceted Training Offers a Management Advantage

A bachelor’s degree in industrial technology (also known as applied engineering) from The University of Texas at Tyler 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. The program includes an industrial technology BS degree - surveying and mapping track for students who transfer to UT Tyler after completing a surveying and mapping associate’s degree at a community college.

  • Nearly 100% 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 leading companies in East Texas and across the United States, such as Trane Inc., AAON Inc., Chicago Bridge and Iron, Chevron, Lockheed Martin and Eastman Chemical.

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).

Longview University Center Now Offering Industrial Technology Courses

The bachelor of science in industrial technology degree is also offered at The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center. For more information or for assistance enrolling in classes at the Longview University Center, contact the College of Business & Technology Academic Resource Center at


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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

    Examine nontraditional machining methods, advanced casting methods and other high-end processes used in manufacturing industries.

    Learn more about UT Tyler’s industrial technology program of study.

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.

Learn more about UT Tyler's industrial technology faculty.

Also see UT Tyler's Industrial Technology - Surveying & Mapping BS Degree.