Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

Adam Hickman   "You are never too old to go back to School. At the age of 32, in less than 2 years I finished a 4 years degree with an Associate’s-Degree under my belt and now a BS degree that help me move up within the company I have currently been working with for almost 15 years now."

Adam Hickman, '17 Buyer / Planner / Scheduler / Quality Control Specialist-ABB Motors


Clifton Halfacre  "My experience at Mississippi State and the Industrial Technology program was amazing. If I could turn back the hands of time I would just to go back and do it all over again the same exact way!!!"

Clifton Halfacre,'14 Senior Supplier Quality Engineer- Eaton Aerospace 


The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, offered online*, and on our Starkville Campus, prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the production, automation, maintenance or logistics areas of industry. Students receive an excellent background in the practical use of both manual and automated machinery and associated tools, as well as knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes, materials, design, human relations and logistics, with an emphasis towards hands-on laboratory experiences. This is combined with relevant applied science and mathematics courses. Industrial technology graduates are in high demand from industry due to their practical skills and knowledge. Students can specialize in specific areas by selecting from three concentrations: Industrial Automation, Industrial Distribution, or Manufacturing and Maintenance Management


Ariel Johnson"I chose MSU because they have the best engineering program in MS. I switched to INDT because I’m more of a hands on type person, the major is more broad, and the  opportunities are endless."

 Ariel Johnson, '18 Manufacturing Engineer, Aurora Flight Sciences/A Boeing Company



Cameron Pierce“I chose Industrial Tech because it’s hands on and practical with my work schedule. The classes I take directly help me in the workplace. I also needed a program that would allow me time at home to spend with my daughter but finish with a bachelors degree.”

Cameron Pierce, '19 Production Engineer Specialist, APMM


This program has a 93% job placement rate. Our Alumni work for some of the best companies in the field both locally and nationally. For a complete list of job titles and companies click here

Aurora Flight Sciences, ABB, ANEL Corporation, Faurecia Automotive, Entergy, Hol-Mac, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Kohler Engine, Milwaukee Tool, Nissan North America, Inc., Ingalls Shipbuilding, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), Taylor Machine Works, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Weyerhauser, Yokohama Tire Mfg MS, LLC


Program Technology Requirements

As of the fall 2021 semester all Industrial Technology students will be required to have access to a laptop for classes. Some classes will require you to bring your laptop to the classroom to work on. This was due to come into effect in the fall of 2020, but because of the pandemic we delayed the implementation for a year. The preferred specifications for this laptop can be found by clicking here.




Industrial Automation Concentration Flowchart

Industrial Distribution Concentration Flowchart

Manufacturing and Maintenance Management Concentration Flowchart