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Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Systems/Industrial Engineering Technology provides students with knowledge and skills in the areas of analysis and measurement in a variety of industries. Students receive hands-on experience with the equipment used in machine tool operations, testing and analysis and computer-aided design. This major is available at the Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses. Systems engineering also is available as an individualized program option under mechanical engineering technology at the Ashtabula Campus. Not all courses are available at all campuses, nor are all courses regularly scheduled.

Career Opportunities

In 2008, engineers held about 1.5 million jobs.

About 37 percent of engineering jobs were found in manufacturing industries and another 28 percent were in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector, primarily in architectural, engineering, and related services. Many engineers also worked in the construction, telecommunications, and wholesale trade industries.

Federal, State, and local governments employed about 12 percent of engineers in 2006. About half of these were in the Federal Government, mainly in the U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior, and Energy, and in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Most engineers in State and local government agencies worked in highway and public works departments. In 2006, about 3 percent of engineers were self-employed, many as consultants.

Engineers are employed in every State, in small and large cities and in rural areas. Some branches of engineering are concentrated in particular industries and geographic areas—for example, petroleum engineering jobs tend to be located in areas with sizable petroleum deposits, such as Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, and California. Others, such as civil engineering, are widely dispersed, and engineers in these fields often move from place to place to work on different projects.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen. For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 69 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative and major GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to various areas of Systems/Industrial Engineering Technology.
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive skills in equipment used in machine tool operations, testing and analysis, and computer-aided design.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to function in a multidisciplinary team.
  4. Demonstrate entry-level skills in analysis and measurement in industry.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of professional engineering and ethical responsibilities.
  6. Demonstrate effective oral, graphic, and written communication.
  7. Recognize the need to engage in lifelong learning.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to utilize computer software applications used in Systems/Industrial Engineering Technology, such as CAD, spreadsheets, word processing and basic programming.

Attribute Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1 1  
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (34 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  EERT 22014 Microprocessors and Robotics 3  
  IERT 22000 Statistical Process Control 4  
  IERT 22006 Economic Decision Analysis 3  
  IERT 22010 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3  
  MERT 12000 Engineering Drawing 3  
  MERT 12001 Computer-Aided Drafting 3  
  MERT 12004 Manufacturing Processes 3  
  MERT 22009 Engineering Technology Project 2  
  Choose from the following: 10  
  COMT 21008 Computer Methods in Science and Engineering (3)    
  EERT 22004 Digital Systems (4)    
  IERT 12005 Applications in CAD (2)    
  IERT 22001 Motion and Time Study (3)    
  IERT 22003 Supervision and Labor Relations (5)    
  IERT 22004 Facilities Engineering (2)    
  IERT 22005 Production and Inventory Control (2)    
  IERT 22008 Taguchi Process Improvement (3)    
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3  
  EERT 22003 Technical Computing 3  
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing 3  
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3  
KMC MATH 11012 Intuitive Calculus 3  
KMC MATH 11022 Trigonometry 3  
  Choose from the following Physics sequences: 7-10  
KBS PHY 12201 Technical Physics I (3)    
KBS PHY 12202 Technical Physics II (4)    
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I (4)    



General College Physics II (4)
College Physics II (2)
KBS PHY 13021 General College Physics Laboratory I (1)    
KBS PHY 13022 General College Physics Laboratory II (1)    
  Kent Core Composition 3  
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
  Kent Core Social Sciences 3  
  1. US 10097 is not required of transfer students with 25 credits (excluding College Credit Plus and dual-enrollment) or students age 21+ at time of admission.