Industrial Engineering Technology
(Bachelor's Completion Degree)
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The Industrial Engineering Technology (IENG) program provides a 2+2 bachelor degree completion option with the skills and theoretical knowledge needed to advance graduates into engineering and management positions in their respective industries. Graduates from this program will be prepared to take on new roles such as: industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, quality engineer, process engineer and engineering technician. The course of study includes: advanced mathematics, statistics, manufacturing processes, engineering economics, quality, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, industrial automation and operations management. The program also incorporates an internship or practicum in its final semester that gives students the chance to demonstrate real-world industrial engineering experience. Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical coursework by enhancing the students' communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills.
This program is offered as a bachelor’s degree completion option for AAS
graduates as part of Dunwoody’s 2+2 program. Graduates of manufacturing-related programs with two-year degrees (whether received from Dunwoody or not) are eligible.
In addition to standard engineering degrees, many colleges offer 4-year degree
programs in engineering technology. These programs, which usually include
various hands-on laboratory classes that focus on current issues in the application
of engineering principles, prepare students for practical design and production
work, rather than for jobs that are more theoretical.
Graduates of 4-year technology programs may get jobs similar to those obtained
by graduates with a bachelor’s degree in theoretical engineering. Engineering
technology graduates, however, are not qualified to register as professional
engineers under the same terms as graduates with degrees in theoretical
engineering. Employers usually regard technology program graduates as having
skills between those of a technician and a theoretical engineer.
Industrial Engineering Technicians: $24.68 per hour
Industrial Engineers: $38.98 per hour
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, (17-3026 and 17-2112), May/2010