Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology degree at Purdue College of Technology

From businesses to industries to government, Purdue’s industrial technology program will give you the skills to focus on the management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems.  In this program you’ll prepare for a career that requires knowledge in industrial and manufacturing technologies as well as quality assurance and plant supervision. The skills you gain will help your employers more efficient and safe.

You may also choose to pursue a dual degree in IT/ID.  Employers value its strong foundation of manufacturing and distribution knowledge.

Special Features

  • Broaden your scope of expertise with classes from several Technology departments
  • Take advantage of real-world and global experiences with internships and international opportunities
  • Benefit from faculty experience in industrial careers
  • Two degrees in five years: earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial technology in only five years with a special plan of study.
Thomas Hjertquist Alumni Profile
I had all the fundamentals to engage in a wide range of technical discussions and to solve complex management issues. It is an honor to place Purdue on my resumé.
Thomas Hjertquist
Industrial Technology '76

Placement Data

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Average Salary
22 81.8% 88.9% $46,625

Potential Job Titles

  • Industrial engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Supply chain manager
  • Quality control/assurance
  • Production manager
  • Operations supervisor
  • Transportation supervisor
  • Sales engineer
  • Branch manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Biotechnology
  • Aviation psychology
  • Technological workforce development
  • Industrial materials processing
  • Biometrics
  • Standards
  • Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC)

In addition to the fees charged to all Purdue students (technology fee, repair and rehabilitation fee, student fitness and wellness fee), students in the College of Technology pay a differential general service fee of $286.00 each semester.

Full information about tuition and fees is available on the Purdue Bursar’s Office Web site.

Add an international perspective to your education by taking advantage of study abroad opportunities. College-wide, there are approximately 50 programs that offer educational experiences in another country. Experiences can last a week, a month, a summer or a semester depending on the program. The list of study abroad programs, internship and service learning options is updated annually.

Check with your academic advisor for more information about fitting study abroad into your academic plan.

Potential programs for IT majors:

Additional information:

  • Cost: Students who participate in study abroad pay Purdue tuition for most programs. Financial aid also applies in most cases and many programs have scholarships and travel grants available. You can also get discounted student airfares.
  • Class transfer: Programs have been designed so that there is minimal disruption to your academic plan. You will receive Purdue credits and grades for all approved courses taken overseas.
  • Language requirements: Over half of the study abroad programs do not require a foreign language, and there are English speaking programs in non-English speaking countries. Check the individual program requirements.
  • Effects on graduation time: Adding a semester abroad should not impact your plan of study if you plan properly and early. There are several choices that are available - semester and academic year programs. Summer programs are 4-8 weeks long, and short-term programs are 1-3 weeks long. Sometimes there are programs during Spring Break, Maymester, and Summer Session.