Majors / Automation and Control Engineering Technology
Automation and Control Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Indiana State University
The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in automation and control engineering technology that provides the knowledge and management skills needed to pursue technical and supervisory roles in manufacturing operations.
Coursework includes study in the following areas:
Electronics and computer technology, including programmable logic controllers, and robotic controls
Manufacturing technology, including computer numerical control systems, processes and materials, and plastics technology
Mechanical engineering technology, including CAD, fluid power, solid modeling, and tool and die design
Technology management, including industrial supervision and industrial organization and functions
Physical science, mathematics, and computer science
The program is distinctive in its emphasis on blending classroom learning with practical experience and extracurricular activities
that result in exciting and challenging study.
Courses in the major are taught by full-time professors who have actual work experience in the field. The department offers small class sizes, which allow for individual attention.
Coursework is centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, which has more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories filled with up-to-date equipment and supplies.
These labs are among the most modern and best equipped in the nation, and utilize industrial grade
equipment like computer numerical control (CNC) equipment, robotics, and programmable controllers for
A number of activities and organizations are available that enable students to interact with other
students and professionals in the industry, including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME),
an international organization with over 40,000 members—and Epsilon Pi Tau (the international honorary for professions in technology).
Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad opportunities—which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the College of Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.
For information about these awards, contact the College of Technology.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.