BS in Industrial Technology

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology Program Overview

Our online Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technologythe only online program of its kind in The University of Texas System—equips students with a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts and skills needed to manage industrial operations within any organization. As you complete this program, you’ll learn how to solve complex engineering, design, and technical problems.

Designed with working professionals in mind, this flexible and cost-effective online program can be completed at your own pace. Our Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology program’s comprehensive coursework will prepare you to find adept, creative solutions when developing integrative safety, health, and environmental programs for organizations, help you gain a solid understanding of a project’s life cycle and its constraints, and strengthen your ability to identify and mitigate risks.

Careers for Industrial Technology Graduates

An online Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from UT Permian Basin can provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a wide variety of careers, including:

General Education

42 out of 44 credits required. All 3 credits of SOCI 1301 are needed for the degree; however, only 1 credit issued to fulfill the university's Common Core requirement. The remaining 2 credits are added to the total lower-level credits from lower level courses.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation
8 weeks
3
The study of art, its role in society, the creative process, and standards of artistic judgment.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
BIOL 1108 - Biology for Non Science Majors Laboratory
8 weeks
1
The laboratory will provide practical and interactive experiments and demonstrations of concepts covered in BIOL 1308.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
BIOL 1308 - Biology for Non-Science Majors
8 weeks
3
A survey of the fundamental principles that apply to living organisms. These include cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, physiology, biodiversity, and ecology.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
COMM 1115 - Communication Lab
8 weeks
1
Practical activities across the sub-disciplines of the field of communication.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Fall A 2025
COMM 1301 - Introduction to the Study of Communication
8 weeks
3
An introductory course that surveys the history, development, and future directions of the field of communication. Equal emphasis is placed on understanding application of theory to everyday situations and learning introductory approaches to research.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025
COMM 1315 - Introduction to Public Speaking
8 weeks
3
Introduces students to the theory and practice of public speaking, with an emphasis on invention, arrangement, and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Further emphasis is given to the reduction of anxieties associated with public speaking.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics
8 weeks
3
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.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
8 weeks
3
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.
Prerequisites: MATH 1314 - College Algebra
Semesters Offered: N/A
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
16 weeks
3
Composition I offers intensive instruction in the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading), emphasizing the recursive nature of the process and the importance of the relationship among writer, audience, and subject. The course will also explore the connection between writing and critical thinking and the usefulness of writing as a tool for learning in all fields of knowledge. Students enrolling in Composition I will be expected to have a good command of standard written English.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ENGL 1302 - Composition II
16 weeks
3
Composition II covers argument, rhetorical analysis and the research paper. In this course students analyze and respond to texts of various kinds through essays and research papers. Students will learn to defend their points of view by using textual evidence and strong rhetoric. Readings and exercises help student learn to write broad-minded, well-informed essays in polished academic prose that moves and educates the reader.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I
Semesters Offered: N/A
ENGL 2322 - British Literature to 1800
16 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works in British Literature from Anglo-Saxon times, through the Restoration and late 18th century.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025
ENGL 2323 - British Literature Since 1800
16 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works of British Literature from the late 18th century (about 1800) to the Modern Period.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Fall 2025
ENGL 2327 - American Literature to 1865
16 weeks
3
Chronological examination of writers, works, and movements in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry through 1865.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025
ENGL 2328 - American Literature Since 1865
16 weeks
3
Chronological examination of writers, works, and movements in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from 1865 to the present.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025
GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology Laboratory
8 weeks
1
Laboratory methods in the physical geological sciences.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
GEOL 1102 - Historical Geology Laboratory
8 weeks
1
Laboratory methods in historical geology, with emphasis on paleontology.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
GEOL 1301 - Physical Geology
8 weeks
3
Survey of Earth’s structure, composition, and the dynamic processes that have resulted in the modern distribution of the Earth’s geographic regions, landforms, resources, and geologic hazards.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
GEOL 1302 - Historical Geology
8 weeks
3
Study of Earth’s origin, geologic time, and the major sequential physical and biological events that culminate in the modern distribution of ecosystems. Special emphasis is placed on the geological history of North America.
Prerequisites: GEOL 1301 - Physical Geology GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology Laboratory
Semesters Offered: N/A
HIST 1301 - History of the United States to 1877
16 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from European colonization through Reconstruction.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024
HIST 1302 - History of the United States Since 1877
16 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from 1877 to the present.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024
HIST 2322 - World Civilizations
16 weeks
3
A survey of the world's major civilizations and of their cultural, political, and economic interactions from roughly 1500 to modern globalization.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024
MATH 1314 - College Algebra
16 weeks
4
Study of quadratics, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; systems of equations; progressions; sequences and series; and matrices and determinants.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025
MATH 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics I
16 weeks
3
Modern applications of mathematics including graph theory, optimization, data organization, and social decision models.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2024
MATH 2412 - Precalculus
16 weeks
4
College algebra (sets, functions, relations, logic), trigonometry (circular functions, logarithms, and exponential functions), and analytic geometry (standard form conic sections).
Prerequisites: MATH 1314 - College Algebra MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: N/A
MUSI 1301 - Jazz, Pop & Rock
8 weeks
3
Historical introduction to jazz and the American popular song, including rock and roll.
Prerequisites: MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation MUSI 1311 - Music Theory and Aural Skills I
Semesters Offered: N/A
MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation
8 weeks
3
A non-technical survey course designed for the intelligent appreciation of Western and non-Western music styles represented throughout history. Recordings, videos, and live performance help illustrate the influence of music within the various fine arts.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PLSC 2305 - American National Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of American national political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in U.S. government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PLSC 2306 - State and Local Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of state and local political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in Texas government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
8 weeks
3
Foundation for the understanding of basic psychological principles affecting human behavior
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Summer B 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Spring A 2025 Spring B 2025 Summer A 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Summer B 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Fall A 2025 Fall B 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Spring A 2026 Spring B 2026 Summer A 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Summer B 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Fall A 2026 Fall B 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Spring A 2027 Spring B 2027 Summer A 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Summer B 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Fall A 2027 Fall B 2027 Spring A 2028 Fall B 2028
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
8 weeks
3
Students are introduced to the basic concepts and theories used to study the nature of social processes and the structure of society.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024 Summer B 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024
ITBS Computer Literacy
Courses
Duration
Credits
COSC 1335 - Computers and Problem Solving
8 weeks
3
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.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC Core

Required, 15 Credit Hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ITEC 3301 - Quantitative Decision Tools
8 weeks
3
Introduction to financial and quantitative decision-making. Accounting terminology and selection, budgeting, earned-value management, and variance analysis. Basic concepts and statistical process control, including quality management tools and risk analysis.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3340 - Facilities Design
8 weeks
3
Study of techniques and procedures for developing efficient facilities layout.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3380 - Technology Management
8 weeks
3
Study of leadership, management, and technology in industry and society. Implications of technology and technological change on business.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 4380 - Total Quality Management
8 weeks
3
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.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MNGT 4307 - Project Management Elements
8 weeks
3
This course provides topics that are relevant to different elements of project management using a strategic overview of the essentials in managing a project. Students will analyze various components such as project selection, planning, organizing, and project control, making use of the theories by developing analytical and interpersonal skills that are useful to project management teams.
Prerequisites: COSC 1335 - Computers and Problem Solving
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024
Required Management Support

Required, 9 Credit Hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
MNGT 3310 - Principles of Management
8 weeks
3
Fundamental concepts of management including principles of administration, modern organization theory, goal-setting, leadership, and decision-making. This is a study of the impact of societal influences and ethical consideration on business decision-making. Special attention is given to business stakeholder relationships and the role of the organization in the community.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024
MNGT 3312 - Human Resource Management
8 weeks
3
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.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MNGT 3315 - Developing Management Skills
8 weeks
3
Developing Management Skills is designed to provide students with fundamental management and leadership skills that are needed for personal and managerial effectiveness. Topics that will be discussed include developing self-awareness, managing stress, solving problems analytically, and creatively communicating effectively, gaining power and influence, motivating others, managing conflict, empowering and delegating, building effective teams, and leading positive change. 
Prerequisites: MNGT 3310 - Principles of Management
Semesters Offered: N/A
Major Electives

Total Credit Hours: 12

Courses
Duration
Credits
ITEC 3305 - Occupational Health and Safety Concepts
8 weeks
3
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.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3307 - Project Management
8 weeks
3
Meet project constraints of money, time, and resources along with problems that can and do occur without undue risk or stress.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3310 - Manufacturing Technology
8 weeks
3
Survey of manufacturing processes for metals and polymers. Casting, deformation, sheet metal, machining, and polymer processing.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3340 - Facilities Design
8 weeks
3
Study of techniques and procedures for developing efficient facilities layout.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3350 - Supply Chain Management
8 weeks
3
Satisfy customer needs by reducing time required to design, process, and deliver products. Use appropriate transportation, warehousing, and logistics to lower costs.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 3360 - Global Logistics
8 weeks
3
This course covers international logistics operations including foreign production and outsourcing. Air, sea, land intermodal transportation are discussed as well as international financial transaction, documentation, customs procedures, and the associated intermediaries.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
ITEC 3370 - Job Analysis and Training
8 weeks
3
Introduction to the methods used in conducting job analysis and developing task and job specific training. The course also covers development of organizational training programs to align human resources development with organizational strategic objectives.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 4303 - Environmental Issues
8 weeks
3
Study of the interaction between humans and the environment and major environmental issues that confront our society.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 4310 - Energy Technology
8 weeks
3
Energy sources and how the sources produce usable power. Future trends in the area of energy technology.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
ITEC 4340 - Construction Technology
8 weeks
3
Provide a basic understanding of the construction industry, construction materials, tools, and equipment.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024
ITEC 4392 - Capstone Industrial Technology (Internship)
16 weeks
3
Field learning experience in industry consisting of a minimum of 150 hours for 3 credit hours.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PTEC 3301 - Petroleum Fundamentals
8 weeks
3
An introduction to petroleum industry technology, equipment usage, and operating procedures.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PTEC 3302 - Petroleum Fluids and Natural Gas Technology
16 weeks
3
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).
Prerequisites: MATH 1314 - College Algebra
Semesters Offered: N/A
PTEC 3304 - Drilling Technology
7 weeks
3
An introduction to the drilling process, including drilling rigs, bits, drilling mud, air and gas drilling, casing and tubing, cementing, and well control.
Prerequisites: MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: Summer A 2024
PTEC 4301 - Petroleum Production Technology
7 weeks
3
An introduction to the production of petroleum, including completion, artificial lift, workovers, and stimulation.
Prerequisites: PTEC 3304 - Drilling Technology
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024
PTEC 4302 - Pipeline Technology
8 weeks
3
An introduction to pipeline technology, corrosion, and hydraulics.
Prerequisites: PTEC 3301 - Petroleum Fundamentals
Semesters Offered: N/A
Minor

Students must have a minor. The minor cannot be a business minor. Total Credit Hours: 18

Courses
Duration
Credits
There are no Minor courses available.
Free Electives

Students must select enough electives to meet the 120 sch degree requirement and the 42 upper-level hour requirement. Total Credit Hours: 18-21

Courses
Duration
Credits
There are no Free Electives courses available.

Admission Requirements

The SAT and ACT Exams are optional for the 2023-2024 school year. Test scores will be used as supporting documents to determine admission and scholarship opportunities.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher in previous college-level coursework
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
    • Dual-credit high school courses must be included
  • Completed application

Use our transfer calculator to find out how your classes will transfer to UT Permian Basin and which classes will count toward your degree.

Freshman Admission Requirements

If you have completed less than 24 hours of transferable college-level work from a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving your GED, please provide the following:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (including dual-credit work while in high school)
  • Official high school transcript showing GPA, class rank, and expected graduation date or GED scores
  • SAT and/or ACT scores from within the last five years (see below for minimum score requirements)
  • Completed application

Official Transcripts

Copies of official transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and can be mailed to: 

UT Permian Basin
Office of Admissions
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762

Official transcripts in electronic format can be sent to admissions@utpb.edu.

Minimum Score Requirements for Freshman Admission

High School Graduation Class Rank SAT ACT
Top 25% No minimum score No minimum score
2nd Quarter 1020 20
3rd Quarter 1160 24
4th Quarter 1280 27

Application Fee

The application fee is $40.

If you are a freshman applicant, you may request a fee waiver when you apply by sending us your official college application fee waiver form provided by the SAT or ACT. You may also request a fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.

Chair of Department of Management, Marketing, and Industrial Technology
Associate Professor of Marketing
PhD, University of North Texas
MEd, University of Windsor
MA, Heilongjiang University
gai_l@utpb.edu

Dr. Lili Gai has been an associate professor of marketing at UT Permian Basin since 2014. Her principal teaching and research interests include digital marketing, marketing research, retailing, and international marketing. Dr. Gai has published research articles in prominent journals including Journal of Business Research, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Global Marketing, and Journal of Marketing for Higher Education. Her research has been presented at academic conferences both nationally and internationally.

Assistant Professor of Management
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
MS, State University of New York at Buffalo
qu_j@utpb.edu

Dr. Qu has been an Assistant Professor of Management at The University of Texas Permian Basin since 2022. Jiajia received her MS in Operations Management and Strategy and PhD in Management Science and Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has also served as a research assistant and teaching fellow at the University at Buffalo. Her teaching interests include Operations Management, Information systems, and Business Analysis. Jiajia’s professional affiliations include DSI, INFORMS, ICIS, and CHITA. She is actively involved in research on healthcare systems, healthcare payment models, shared savings models, and design science and has an extensive background in operations management.

SemesterApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Summer5/20/245/27/245/31/246/3/248/9/24
Summer A4/29/245/6/245/10/245/13/246/28/24
Summer B6/17/246/24/246/28/247/1/248/16/24
LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Fall8/12/248/19/248/23/24 8/26/2412/13/24
Fall A8/12/248/19/248/23/248/26/2410/18/24
Fall B10/7/2410/14/2410/18/2410/21/2412/13/24
LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Spring12/30/241/6/251/10/251/13/255/9/25
Spring A12/30/241/6/251/10/251/13/253/7/25
Spring B3/3/253/10/253/14/253/17/255/9/25
SemesterApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Summer5/19/255/26/255/30/256/2/258/8/25
Summer A4/28/255/5/255/9/255/12/256/27/25
Summer B6/16/256/23/256/30/256/30/258/15/25
LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Fall8/11/258/18/258/22/258/25/2512/12/25
Fall A8/11/258/18/258/22/258/25/2510/17/25
Fall B10/6/2510/13/2510/17/2510/20/2512/12/25

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