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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) Online

Completion Time: Varies Credit Hours: 120 Tuition: $297.07 per credit hour

Gain the ability to improve operations, equipment and your career.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is now proud to offer our BSIT degree program 100% online.

The field of industrial technology employs creative and technically proficient individuals who can help companies achieve profitable productivity. In this program, students will learn a variety of skills including the use of engineering and manufacturing technology to make production faster, simpler and more efficient.

Our BS in Industrial Technology online program advantages:

  • 100% online for work/study convenience
  • Affordable tuition
  • Accelerated program, so you can finish your degree sooner
  • Better qualifications for career advancement

Taught by industry professionals

UTPB's BSIT online degree program is just as in-depth as our on-campus program. Every online course is taught by the same respected UTPB faculty members who teach on campus. And just as important, they are committed to mentoring their students. In fact, in the National Survey of Student Engagement, 99 percent of UTPB seniors reported that their professors provided prompt feedback on their academic performance.

Quality preparation

Graduates emerge with an understanding of optimization theory, supply chain management and industrial processes. By providing students with a unique blend of technical and management coursework coupled with scientific principles and managerial practices graduates are immediately productive on the job and have significant potential career advancement. The Industrial Technology program will prepare graduates for high-pay, high-demand, and high-tech careers. Graduates of this program are employed in positions with job titles such as: Production Manager, Estimator, Production Supervisor, Operations Manager, Field Representative, Technical Sales, and Quality Supervisor.

Online Courses


For the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) online program, students must complete 120 credit hours, including 42 hours of general education courses, 38 hours of industrial technology core courses (with capstone), 37 hours of electives, and a 3-hour internship. View a list of available general education courses.

Industrial Technology Lower Division Required Courses

Students must take the following courses, covering 20 credit hours.

This course introduces differential calculus and its applications to optimization. Applications are drawn from social science and economics. Prerequisite: MATH 1324.
Introduction to computer-aided drafting using CAD software and sketching to generate two- and three-dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication; topics include spatial relationships, multi-view projections and sectioning, dimension, graphical presentation of data, and fundamentals of computer graphics. Prerequisite: College algebra or equivalent.
Introduction to basic issues related to computer aided problem solving. Computational problems will be studied using software packages, including spreadsheets and database systems. Use of the Internet and the World Wide Web, as problem solving resources is introduced. Basics of computer systems will be introduced.
Introduction to concepts and principles of accounting, to include: recognition, analysis, measurement and recording of monetary information in business transactions. Emphasis of the course will be on understanding financial reporting for external users. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and MATH 1324 or equivalent.
A description of major economic problems facing modern societies is presented together with how the capitalistic market system addresses these issues. The emphasis is on macroeconomics theory and practice. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Individual consumer and producer choices are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on supply and demand relationships, utility concepts, and cost and revenue curves as they relate to price theory and various forms of competition. Completion of ECON 2301 is recommended, but not required. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
The course is an introduction to the principles of statistics and their application to problems in business and economics. Topics include the basics of probability theory, descriptive statistics, sampling methods, statistical estimation, hypothesis testing, and time series analysis. Prerequisite: must have fulfilled general education mathematics requirement.

Industrial Technology Major Upper Division Required Courses

Students must take the following courses, covering 18 credit hours.

This course is a study of the problems involved in developing an integrative safety, health and environmental program for an industrial or commercial establishment. It involves safety, health, and environmental education, safe worker practices, recognition and elimination of health hazards, machinery guards, in plant traffic, material handling and emergency treatment for industrial accidents.
Meet project constraints of money, time, and resources along with problems that can and do occur without undue risk or stress.
Study of leadership, management, and technology in industry and society. Implications of technology and technological change on business.
This course covers the principles of quality management to include basic probability and statistics concepts, control charts for attributes and variables, sampling plans, quality audits and cost.
Fundamental concepts of management including principles of administration, modern organization theory, goal-setting, leadership and decision-making.
This is a study of principles and practices in human resource management systems including such topics as recruiting, selection, training and development compensation, health and safety, employee and labor relations, human resource research information systems, and workforce planning.

Industrial Technology Major Elective Courses

Choose 9 courses from the Industrial Technology and Petroleum Technology areas, covering 27 credit hours, plus 10 credit hours of free electives.

Survey of manufacturing processes for metals and polymers. Casting, deformation, sheet metal, machining, and polymer processing.
Study of techniques and procedures for developing efficient facilities layout.
Satisfy customer needs by reducing time required to design, process, and deliver products. Use appropriate transportation, warehousing, and logistics to lower costs.
The impact of technology on individuals and society through critical analysis of selected modern topics using the methods of science and technology. Prerequisite: COSC 1335 or equivalent, or consent of the instructor.
This course is aimed at preparing students for careers in industry. A team of students will identify and develop solutions to practical problems or market needs. Students will develop creative problem solving abilities and other skills necessary for invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Prerequisite: senior standing and COSC 1335 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Study of the interaction between humans and the environment and major environmental issues that confront our society.
Energy sources and how the sources produce usable power. Future trends in the area of energy technology.
Provide a basic understanding of the construction industry, construction materials, tools, and equipment.
An introduction to petroleum industry technology, equipment usage, and operating procedures.
Study of the basics of physical and chemical makeup of hydrocarbon mixtures, how the mixtures are affected by temperature and pressure, and the techniques for accurate measurement of petroleum products (based on API Petroleum Measurement Standards). Prerequisite: Math 1324 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
An introduction to the drilling process, including drilling rigs, bits, drilling mud, air and gas drilling, casing and tubing, cementing and well control. Prerequisite: Math 1324 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
New principles of recovery of oil and gas fields including: water flooding, polymer, surfactants, miscible recovery processes, inert gas injection, emulsions, steam, in situ and wet combustion techniques. Prerequisite: PTEC 3302 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Theory and application of hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, acid fracturing and other stimulation processes. Prerequisite: PTEC 3304 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
An introduction to the production of petroleum, including completion, artificial lift, workovers and stimulation. Prerequisite: PTEC 3304 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
An introduction to pipeline technology, corrosion, and hydraulics. Prerequisites: PTEC 3301 or consent of instructor.
An introduction to open and cased hole well logging, mud logging and coring. Prerequisite: PTEC 3301 or consent of instructor.
An introduction to petroleum reservoirs and the basics of reservoir engineering. Prerequisite: PTEC 3301 or consent of instructor. Corequisite MATH 1325 or 2413.

Capstone Course

Students must complete the following industrial technology capstone course.

Field learning experience in industry consisting of a minimum of 150 hours for 3 credit hours. For Industrial Technology majors only. Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor.
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