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Engineering Technology, BS - Industrial Engineering Technology Option

Industrial Engineering Technology BS

Do you marvel at the things you use, from your spoon at breakfast to the car you drive? All of these everyday items require hours to design, prototype, test and mass produce at the lowest cost possible. Your curiosity in those details and efficiencies makes you the perfect candidate for an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Central Missouri. 

The Engineering Technology BS, with a focus in Industrial Engineering Technology from UCM puts you on the right track for a leadership role managing people and processes — the foundation of what industrial engineering technologists do.

An engineering technology degree with high value and unlimited potential

Our bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering Technology focuses on applied learning of engineering theory. This happens in labs, not just the classroom. When you complete your Industrial Engineering degree, you’ll be prepared to easily transition to an industrial engineering job as a plant manager or high-level supervisor at a manufacturing or production facility.

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Accredited Industrial Engineering degree

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15+ labs and state-of-the-art technology


What you will study

Gain an in-depth understanding of how things are made with an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Central Missouri. Your mastery develops via theory-to-application learning. Coursework includes precision machining projects and 3D CADD design. You’ll also explore virtual testing, rapid prototyping, destructive testing, computer numerical control, machining, welding projects and inspections using coordinate measuring equipment.

As an undergraduate student in UCM’s Industrial Engineering degree program, you’ll have access to many state-of-the-art labs to practice your skills, including:

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing
  • Precision Machining
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Barcoding


Excellence in Engineering Technology

  • A Best Value College for Engineering Technology (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in industrial engineering technology

Key reasons undergraduate students choose the University of Central Missouri’s degree in Industrial Engineering Technology include location, access to advisors and unique opportunities to test your skills. At UCM, you learn engineering theory and put it to use in the lab. Then, step into real-world situations to test your knowledge, all with experienced faculty guiding your journey every step of the way.

  • Internships: With Kansas City just 45 minutes from campus, many local engineering companies look for both interns and full-time employees from UCM. This primes you to secure an industrial engineering job after you graduate.
  • The NASA Human Rover Challenge: Compete with UCM engineering technology majors to design and fabricate a human-powered vehicle that can traverse simulated lunar and Martian terrain. 
  • Senior capstone: During the senior year of UCM’s Industrial Technology Degree program, you’ll put your skills to work at a local company, helping it address actual challenges at every stage of the manufacturing process, from design to production to quality checks.


What can you do with an Industrial Engineering degree from UCM?

Undergraduate students in the University of Central Missouri’s Engineering Technology degree program for Industrial Engineering Technology gain proficiency in a variety of areas. You’ll learn CADD, electronics, robotics, manufacturing, project management, facilities management, lean manufacturing and engineering economy — just to name a few. 

These skills and experiences give you ultimate flexibility — and increase your marketability — in industrial engineering jobs. Companies that have hired our graduates include:

  • Honeywell
  • General Motors
  • Ford
  • General Electric
  • Black & Veatch
  • Burns & McDonnell

UCM’s graduates in the Engineering Technology program have experienced a 95–100% job placement rate, with salaries starting as high as $86,000.

Employers in the engineering industry value UCM grads

Employers say a lot of great things about our graduates with Industrial Technology degrees from UCM. They especially value their applied engineering knowledge and skills, as well as their work ethic, people and communication skills and their broad knowledge of engineering-related topics.  

Use the interactive tool below to learn more about industrial engineering jobs awaiting you once you earn your degree in Industrial Engineering Technology from UCM.




Financial assistance options for your Industrial Engineering degree

The University of Central Missouri strives to keep tuition costs low. On top of that, we offer a variety of resources to help you finance your college education and minimize your student debt after graduation.

Scholarships are available to undergraduates earning Industrial Technology degrees from UCM. These include:

  • General Electric Scholarship Honoring Gene Harmon in Engineering Technology
  • Glenn W. Stahl Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Stephen Lacey Engineering Technology Scholarship

You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Take your degree further.

Earn a graduate degree from UCM to enhance your Engineering Technology degree in Industrial Engineering Technology and create more opportunities for your career.

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Make yourself more marketable.

Join the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) student group to connect and engage with peers, faculty and industry professionals for life.


The University of Central Missouri's Engineering Technology degree curriculum by its nature is based both in theory and experiential learning. In order to apply theories studied in the classroom, students experience a wide variety of state-of-the-art laboratories. Students in the Engineering Technology program with focus on Mechanical Engineering Technology will work in facilities that house over 15 student laboratories, including:

  • Automation & Robotics
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Inspection & Quality Control (Metrology)
  • Destructive & Non-Destructive Testing
  • Precision Machining
  • Foundry
  • Plastics
  • R&D
  • CADD
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Electricity & Electronics
  • PLCs
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Networking
  • Concrete & Masonry
  • Wood Processing
  • Sheet Metal Forming
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) & Barcoding
  • Welding


An internship is required for the Engineering Technology degree. It is the student’s responsibility to secure the internship before graduation, but valuable assistance can be obtained through UCM Career and Life Design Center, Engineering Technology faculty, and industrial alliances.

Many students work their internship(s) during the summer. However, more and more companies want students to work an extended internship, sometimes called a co-op. This requires the student to either withdraw from UCM classes for one semester or work the internship while taking classes during the spring or fall. Typically, the student is paid a competitive wage during the internship and many times it will directly lead to a job upon graduation.

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The Engineering Technology Program at Central Missouri University is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,


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