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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Entry Requirements

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University - Undergraduate Studies


Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.



B.A.A.S. in Manufacturing and Industrial Management


This degree offers a flexible curriculum that allows students to utilize their occupational experience. Up to 84 semester hours may be transferred from an approved/accredited institution, so you may be only 36 semester hours from receiving your degree! This degree plan is only available to students who have completed at least 33 credit hours of technology or training courses that can be applied to their specialization.

Jump Right In

Our program offers courses that are industrially relevant, academically rigorous, and flexible in their delivery to allow students to keep up with outside commitments while working toward a future career. Students with manufacturing, construction, safety management, engineering, or other related technical backgrounds are prime candidates for the B.A.A.S. in Manufacturing and Industrial Management.

Designed With You in Mind

Our program differs from others because we accept many types of workforce credits, technical training, and work experience. These occupationally-specific credits are earned by community college students who are working toward, or have completed, an Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree. Certain credits earned in technical institutions or in the military can also be transferred. Tarleton State University is one of very few universities in Texas that offers an industrial based curriculum.


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Possible career paths for graduates of this program include:

  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Production Planning and Management
  • Computer Controlled Machining
  • Quality Management
  • Ergonomics
  • Materials and Processes
  • Safety in Retail and Industrial Environments


Many graduates of our program choose self-employment positions, such as:

  • Contractors
  • Welders
  • Machinists/Mechanics
  • Construction Project Managers
Career Service

Career Services

Career Services offers a variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Handshake
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance
  • Texan Shadow

And many more!

Program Objectives

Our program aims to:

  • Provide a course of study that focuses on technology to enhance the general understanding and interpretation of the industrial complex.
  • Offer application-oriented courses and provide professional preparation for students whose interests lie in the systematic application of scientific principles to practical problems.
  • Provide a broad knowledge of industrial materials, processes, and products, as well as a sound education.
  • Incorporate a hands-on approach to production technology using metal, plastics, and wood to provide graduates with an excellent set of skills and knowledge that can be applied to virtually any field.
  • Offer a progressive curriculum that prepares students for a wide range of occupations.
  • Maintain a modern, well-equipped computer lab with the newest CAD/CAM software available.
  • Create outstanding relationships with both local and surrounding area industries that allow faculty members and students to work with company engineers on design projects.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
ENGT 2303 Engineering Economy
ENGT 3303 Industrial Materials
ENGT 3313 Mechanics of Materials
ENGT 3319 Motor Control and Machine Automation
ENGT 3345 Industrial Design
ENGR 2321 Engineering Mechanics
ENGR 3311 Engineering Mathematical Methods
MGMT 4321 Production and Operations Management

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

Tarleton Society of Engineering Technology

Tarleton Society of Engineering Technology

The Tarleton Society of Engineering Technology (TSET) is a social, service focused, and professional society with membership open to all students in the Department of Engineering Technology. Members of TSET demonstrate an attitude of professional interest and involvement in the classroom, as well as on the Tarleton campus

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the international leading professional society that serves the manufacturing field. The society provide publications, expositions, and professional development resources to approximately 60,000 members in 70 countries. Local SME chapters hold monthly meetings consisting of technical presentations and plant tours.

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers

The Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) serves the professional needs of industrial engineers, along with other individuals involved with improving the quality and productivity of manufacturing projects. Members of the IISE participate in educational and networking opportunities, as well as communications offered by the organization.