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Industrial Engineering Technology Degree (BS)

About The Degree

Industrial Engineering Technology prepares you for a productive career in manufacturing, as well as business and service enterprises. Graduates with this degree figure out how to make or do things better. They increase efficiency, improve the quality of products and services, and ensure worker health and safety.

As companies adopt management philosophies that stress continuous productivity and quality improvement to survive in the increasingly competitive world market, the need for Industrial Engineering Technologists is growing. This major will help you develop the skills needed to engineer processes and systems that will eliminate wastes of time, money, materials and energy, thereby saving money.


What Can I Do With This Major?

Join a Terrific Field of Applied Engineering

As a graduate of Missouri Southern's Industrial Engineering Technology program, you'll harness your passion for creating change into a fulfilling, life-long career. Common job titles upon graduation include industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, quality engineer, process engineer, project engineer, and continuous improvement engineer.

Look at the exciting opportunities that await you with an IET degree.


What You'll Learn

We teach relevant skills:

  • analyzing processes
  • interpreting data
  • finding solutions
  • making things better
  • making things more efficient
  • eliminating waste
  • keeping companies competitive


This Degree Is Great For You Is You 

  • Like solving problems
  • Have a desire to find ways of doing things better
  • Like hands-on learning
  • Like working with people
  • Want a job where you are up and about, NOT behind a desk all day


Options/Courses of Study

Current Catalog

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science - Industrial Engineering Technology, BS

Associate of Science

Associate of Science - Manufacturing Engineering Technology, AS




The B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,



One of Only 10 Nationally Accredited

Some companies will hire only graduates of accredited schools for positions in industrial engineering. The B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Job placement rates for graduates of Missouri Southern's Industrial Engineering Technology program are high - the median salary of graduates is $70,000 in their first year of employment.


Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what Industrial Engineering Technology graduates are expected to accomplish within a few years of graduation. The Industrial Engineering Technology program at Missouri Southern will produce graduates who

  1. have the technical and managerial skills necessary to develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy
  2. function effectively on teams
  3. communicate effectively with professionals and lay audiences


Student Outcomes

The 5 student outcomes for the Industrial Engineering Technology program are listed below. They encompass all of the ABET/ ETAC Criterion 3.B outcomes.  The successful IET graduate will have

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.


Annual Enrollment and Graduation Data

B.S. Industrial Engineering
Technology Program

Academic Year

Enrollment Data

Degrees Awarded

Fall 2023



Fall 2022



Fall 2021



Fall 2020



Fall 2019



Fall 2018



Fall 2017



Fall 2016



Fall 2015