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The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University ranks among the top Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution programs in the country, and is a part of the Top 10 ranked Texas A&M University College of Engineering.

"Engineering Technology" is the profession in which knowledge of the applied mathematical and natural sciences gained by higher education, practical experience, and competence developed in a specific field is devoted to application of engineering principles and the implementation of technological advances for the benefit of humanity through its focus on product improvement, manufacturing, and automation of technological processes and operational functions. - Engineering Technology Council of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

"Industrial Distribution" applies mathematics, science, engineering technology, business, data processing, communications, quality, and Supply Chain Management to the wholesaling and distribution of technological products. As an industrial distribution specialist, you may work directly for electronic systems manufacturers, petrochemical corporations, materials processors, large construction contractors, large industrial product consumers or the wholesale distributors that service these industries.

For more information about our programs, please contact our advising office by email at etid-advising@tamu.edu (ESET, MMET, and IDIS). Complete contact information can be found on the advising page. We would be delighted to set up a tour for you.


Our Mission

The mission of the Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution Department is to:

  1. Maintain nationally recognized programs in Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution;
  2. Focus on educating highly-qualified graduates with hands-on skills, providing them with experience in advanced integration of both conventional and emerging technologies, a unique understanding of technical management and business practices, and an entrepreneurial point of view;
  3. Provide leadership within the COE and university in interdisciplinary applied research, to include the development, and deployment of new technology; and
  4. Promote and develop long term partnerships with industry and government that foster enhancements and interactions in education, research, and professional development.

Departmental Videos:

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology

Industrial Distribution

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology