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Bachelor of Science, Industrial Distribution

Part of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, the Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M University is revered and respected as the best distribution program in the nation. A four-trillion dollar business, industrial distribution is moving industrial products from the manufacturer to the end-user and in so doing, maintaining a local inventory, providing credit, technical product support, sales and service. Global competition facing industrial distributors requires professionals with broad skills including technical knowledge, engineering background, business savvy, communication skills, and leadership.

Continuing the vision of those before us, the faculty, staff and researchers are dedicated to educating students to work effectively in all aspects of distribution once they have graduated. Our mission is simple:

  • Provide a comprehensive engineering and business curriculum to students seeking a career in the field of distribution.
  • Ensure students receive hands on education through modern laboratories, guest lectures, field trips, and study abroad programs.
  • Maintain relevant partnerships with industry which promotes Program growth through research initiatives and active participation in our program.

We work hard to make sure the Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M provides our students with the education they need to perform effectively in today's competitive distribution industry. Faculty provide current insight through their research on distribution operations around the world, and through valued industry partnerships. Additionally, our curriculum creates a foundation of knowledge for our graduates to fulfill industry's high demand of our students.

Our graduates work effectively in all aspects of the distribution process; including manufacturing, plant maintenance, construction operations, accounting, sales and marketing, purchasing, inventory and profit management. With faculty dedicated to our mission, the Industrial Distribution Program continues to have a bright future. We encourage you to discover how we can be a part of yours.

Official degree plan can be found in the Texas A&M University Catalog.

IDIS Course Descriptions

IDIS Technical Electives