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What will I learn?

The industrial technology major is designed to prepare technical and/or management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education and government. It is primarily involved with management, operation and maintenance of complex technological systems while engineering and engineering technology are primarily involved with the design and installation of these systems. The Industrial Technology Program produces a technical generalist who is competent in assessing problems and proposing solutions to improve productivity related to product specifications, material, and processes, industrial control and information systems and manufacturing production.

Related Experience

Internships in areas related to the program are available. Students are encouraged to assist with faculty research projects and to present their own research at regional, national and international professional communication associations. Opportunities to develop study abroad programs are available.

Industrial technology graduates have a high rate of success because they have: Been prepared as a technical generalist who knows about a wide variety of technical subjects rather than some narrow specialty; Hands-on lab experience using real-world materials and equipment; Completed a core of business/management courses that provide the necessary business background needed in today's industrial world.


There are many career pathways for students to pursue for careers in industrial technology. These positions are available within the local region, state, and nationwide. Key technology management positions include: Manufacturing Supervisor; Process or Production Supervisor; Quality Systems Engineer; Technical Specialist (design/testing); Industrial Trainer; Industrial and Technical Sales.

Which department am I in?

Darden College of Education and Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$31,700.00 per year
Estimates are based on full-time enrollment for the 9-month academic year (15 credit hours for Undergraduate/9 credit hours for Graduate). Summer semester costs not included. Costs increase annually, and are subject to change without notice
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

27 August 2022, 7 January 2023


Darden College of Education and Professional Studies

4301 Hampton Boulevard,



23529, United States

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $407 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

27 August 2022, 7 January 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an all prior Secondary/High School or College/University transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.

For international students

Traditional freshman applicants are typically under the age of 21 and currently enrolled in high school or have graduated from high school within the past two years and have not attended any regionally accredited college or university (not to include dual enrollment).

English proficiency test scores: TOEFL of 79 (550 paper based); IELTS overall band of 6.5; PTE score of 53; new SAT Reading Test of 26 or SAT Critical Reading of 480; GRE Verbal Reasoning of 152; GCSE or GCE “O” level pass in English language; CPE grade of A, B, or C.

Fall: Early Action (Non-Binding) Dec. 1; Regular - Feb. 15

Spring Regular - Oct. 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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