Engineering Technology

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Welcome to Engineering Technology

We educate problem solvers and decision makers.


The Department of Engineering Technology (ET) provides programs designed to develop leaders in industry and society as a whole by providing a quality education to students that is application-oriented and connected to the needs of regional and global businesses.

Department Objectives:

The Industrial Engineering Technology program at Missouri Southern will produce graduates who:

  • have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of engineering technology.
  • have the ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
  • are able to identify and analyze problems and design effective engineering technology based solutions.
  • contribute professionally by functioning effectively on teams.
  • communicate effectively with professionals and lay audiences.
  • have an understanding for the discipline of engineering technology and its role in a societal and global context.

Benefits to Students, Graduates and Employers

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What is Industrial Engineering Technology? 

 What You Can Do with an IET Degree



The Industrial Engineering Technology program offers the following programs:

Bachelor of Science:

Associate of Science:


Process Improvement Minor

Occupational Outlook

Business and industry desperately need graduates who have the skills to improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase quality of products and services so they can remain competitive in the global economy.

In fact, Ralph A. Brigham, the former President of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) warns that more graduates are needed in Technology and Engineering:
"NACE recognizes that the United States currently faces a talent crisis which, if unaddressed, has dire implications for the economic well-being of this country."
"Not enough young people are studying for and preparing to enter the critical fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)."