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Engineering Technology - Option 3: Industrial Engineering Technology BS

Engage your mind and advance the world

As an Industrial Engineering Technology graduate at the University of Central Missouri, you would typically have a leadership position that deals with production process management, facility management, and new product development and production. This may involve, for example, the design and/or modification of automated assembly lines to make them more efficient, or managing a production department or facility. IET graduates know how products are made and what it takes to make them more efficiently with higher quality. Graduates from this program typically start in supervisory or management roles and continue to move upward within a company.

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Student Projects

As an Industrial Engineering Technology major you will learn how products are manufactured and how to make them more efficiently through applied laboratory experiences. Also, since most IET graduates will be hired into leadership roles, concepts such as lean manufacturing, quality, project management, and engineering economics will be learned, as well as communication skills.

One of the most exciting projects you can be part of is the NASA Human Rover Challenge, where students design and fabricate a human powered vehicle to traverse simulated lunar and martian terrain. In addition, you will have the opportunity to showcase your skills and knowledge through a capstone class during your senior year, where you will work with a local industry to help solve one of their actual problems with design, production, quality, etc.

First Destination Success Rates

These reports highlight UCM graduates six months after graduation on their First Destination Success (FDS). FDS can be defined as graduates who are actively engaged in work/educational experiences (full-time, part-time, military, volunteer/program of service, or continuing education). Prospective students and families can gain knowledge by looking at major statistics.

2017-2018 Salary Summary

2017-2018 Graduates – Employers & Job Titles

2016-2017 Salary Summary

2016-2017 Graduates – Employers & Job Titles

2015-2016 Salary Summary

2014-2015 Salary Summary

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

 

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

Annual Student Enrollment

211

236

221

209

 193

Annual Graduation

18

33

41

35

 41

 

Who will hire you?

UCM Engineering Technology graduates all have proficiency in areas such as CADD, Electronics, Manufacturing, Project Management, Quality, Engineering Economy and real-world experience through an industrial internship. This gives our graduates ultimate flexibility in the engineering workforce. Some of the job titles our graduates have are: Mechanical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Civil Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, Production Engineer, Facilities Engineer, etc. Some of the companies our graduates work for include: Honeywell, General Motors, Ford, General Electric, Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, Gardner Denver, and the list goes on and on.

Student Organizations

Engineering Technology students have numerous opportunities and venues to interact with each other, as well as with industrial professionals who may hire them at some point in the future. Several student organizations on campus help enhance the student’s social and professional network. Some of these include the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA), American Society for Quality (ASQ), and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), to which many Engineering Technology students belong. SME creates a setting where students have fun, compete with other organizations in various activities, meet and socialize with industrial professionals in their field, participate in community service activities, and develop a network of peers they will socialize and communicate with for a lifetime. Some of the more recent activities include:

  • Homecoming float competition
  • NASA Human Rover Competition
  • Solar car design and build
  • Consultant for Warrensburg FIRST Robotics team
  • FIRST Robotics Regional Competition volunteers
  • Annual SME Industry-Day Golf Tournament
  • SME Fall Picnic & Trap Shoot
  • SME game night and potluck
  • SME Intramural teams
  • SME Leadership Conference
  • SME Industrial Tours

Facilities

The Engineering Technology curriculum is, by its nature, based in theory and experiential learning. In order to apply the theories learned in the classroom, students experience a wide variety of state-of-the-art laboratories. The Engineering Technology program houses 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

Faculty Profiles

Scholarships

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For Any Major within the School of Technology
FIRST Robotics Scholarship (Incoming Freshman - STEM related)

Jacob M. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship (includes Graduate Students) 

Engineering Technology
General Electric Scholarship Honoring Gene Harmon in Engineering Technology 

Glenn W. Stahl Memorial Scholarship

Linda Holman Struchtemeyer Scholarship (Incoming Freshman - Manufacturing Option) 

Dr. Stephen Lacey Engineering Technology Scholarship

Taiwan Commemorative Scholarship  

Internships

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 from UCM Career Services, 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, a 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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Accreditations

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UCM’s Engineering Technology program is currently ABET accredited in all option areas (Electronics, Mechanical, Industrial, and Civil). It is a unique program that combines the learning of engineering theory with hands-on application of those theories.

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