Industrial Technology (IT)/Industrial Distribution (ID) Double Major
Industrial Technology deals a lot with lean manufacturing. I am very interested in going green, especially in today's economy, so it was a really great match for me. Talking to people is an important aspect of business, and I want to incorporate it into my career.
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It is common for students to combine the Industrial Technology and Industrial Distribution majors to get a double major in IT/ID that is highly valued by employers. The Industrial Distribution industry consists of manufacturers and distributor partners that produce and distribute industrial/technical products for sale to industrial, commercial and construction enterprises.
The majority of manufacturers market their products through wholesale distribution partners, and the knowledge of manufacturing and distribution concepts provides valuable expertise in this market. Likewise, wholesale distributors of industrial products sell to industrial manufacturers, and the technical knowledge of how products are manufactured, in addition to the distribution concepts they need to manage operations, are highly prized by them as well. Some of the highest salaries paid by our employers are for our double majors.
- Production planning
- Industrial ergonomics
- Engineering economy
- Industrial organization
- Lean manufacturing
- Supply chain management
- Automatic identification and data capture
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View Program Educational Objectives (pdf).
- Industrial engineer
- Manufacturing engineer
- Supply chain manager
- Quality control/assurance
- Production manager
- Operations supervisor
- Sales engineer
- Safety engineer
- Branch manager
- Purchasing manager
- Transportation supervisor
- Process engineer
- Project manager
- Quality control: Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Process Management
- Industrial distribution
- Supply chain management and logistics
- Industrial sales and sales management
- Biometrics and automatic identification
Department faculty have tremendous international experience, and they encourage students to experience the world. In addition to over 50 programs approved for CoT students, choices include a summer program in Germany, internships in London or Sydney, and exchanges with institutions in China, Ireland, and Australia.
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The BS in IT program at West Lafayette is accredited by:
- the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
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- the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering.