School of Electronics Technology
School of Electronics Technology

Industrial Automation Engineering Technology: Bachelor of Science Degree
Fort Wayne, IN Campus

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Objectives

The purpose of this program is to help graduates prepare for career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions in various fields involving industrial automation. The program offers instruction in electronics applications and computer aspects of automated manufacturing, including both theory and applications of digital and industrial electronics, hydraulics/pneumatics, robotic systems, computer-assisted manufacturing languages and programming and industrial management.

Career Opportunities

Automation, computer-assisted manufacturing, and robotics have opened new fields in the planning, installation and service of automated equipment and systems. Many industrial companies are improving their production operations in order to meet changing technology.

Graduates of this program may pursue career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions such as technical sales representative, automation technician, manufacturing technician, process control technician, field service technician and production maintenance technician.

Among types of job tasks in which graduates may apply the skills addressed in this program are: process planning, tool engineering, inventory control, quality control, plant engineering, plant maintenance, manufacturing methods, value analysis and manufacturing research and development.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving industrial automation engineering technology.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

Students have the opportunity to use standard test equipment such as VOM, oscilloscope, and power supply and to set up and measure experiments in hydraulics, pneumatics, servo-controlled mechanisms and robots. Microcomputers are provided for computer applications to automation. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating to the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15 to 30 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate Degree (Grand total) 180
General Education Courses*
Unspecified General Education courses+ 24
EG360 Introductory Calculus+ 4
EG371 Research Methods+ 4
EG372 Written Analysis+ 4
EG381 Statistics+ 4
EG452 Economics and Change+ 4
EG462 Contemporary World Culture+ 4
EG468 Ethics+ 4
EG481 Environmental Issues+ 4
Subtotal 56
Core Courses
Unspecified Core courses ** 40
AM340 Manufacturing Processes and Materials 4
AM350 Technical Graphics 4
AM355 Pneumatics and Hydraulics 4
AM360 Computer Numerical Control 4
AM410 Process Control Circuits 4
AM411 Advanced PLC 4
AM412 Control Systems Analysis 4
AM425 Automation for Manufacturing I 4
AM426 Automation for Manufacturing II 4
AM441 Manufacturing Operations Management 4
AM445 Industrial Automation Capstone Project 4
TM380 Advanced Topics in Technical Mathematics 4
TM420 Technical Calculus 4
Subtotal 92
Elective Courses
Unspecified Elective courses+ 32

+In this program, this course may be taught either completely in residence at the school, completely online over the Internet as a distance education course or partially in residence and partially online, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to the courses that the school decides to teach all or partially online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

++Any General Education courses taught by the school in this program may be taught either completely in residence at the school, completely online over the Internet as a distance education course or partially in residence and partially online, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to the courses that the school decides to teach all or partially online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

**Examples of the subject matter included in the Unspecified Core courses are as follows: basic electronics and devices; digital electronics; computer technology; and electronic systems. Courses offered at this school that satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement are ET115, ET145, ET156, ET215, ET245, ET255, ET275, ET285, ET315 and ET355. The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.


Meet a Graduate

Wesley Berry
Computer and Electronics Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2011
Kansas City, MO

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"My education at ITT TECH prepared me for my career field. I get to go in and do a job that I love doing."
- Wesley Berry, 2011
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