Industrial Technology Management Major: Manufacturing Technology Concentration

Why study industrial technology management and manufacturing technology at CMU?

The industrial technology management program prepares students for careers in industry with an emphasis on technology applications and their management. Consider these key features distinguishing this program at CMU:

  • State-of-the-art laboratories for computer-aided design and manufacturing, electronics, robotics, manufacturing systems, and more
  • Personal advising and guidance from involved faculty who work closely with business and industry
  • Internship opportunities for academic credit with leading Michigan industries
  • Professional development, resources, and contacts through student organizations such as the Industrial Engineering Technology Club

Career outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, for all occupations through the year 2014:

  • A number of jobs for industrial production managers are expected to open due to the need to replace retiring workers or career transfers.
  • Applicants with a college degree, particularly those with an undergraduate engineering degree and a master's degree in business administration or industrial management, will enjoy the best job prospects.
  • Employers also are likely to seek candidates with excellent communication skills, related work experience, and those who are personable.

Career options

Graduates of the industrial technology management program at CMU will find a variety of career opportunities. Some of these may require additional education.

  • Architectural Assistant
  • Automotive Designer
  • Corporate/Industrial Trainer
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Material Handling Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Control Manager

 

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

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Industrial Technology Management Major: Manufacturing Technology Concentration

This major offers a program of coursework for students planning careers in industry with an emphasis on technology applications and their management. The major is available with two concentrations. All Industrial Technology Management students are required to complete the following core courses. Additionally, all students must complete 21 credits from one of two possible concentrations. Students also need to select nine (9) credit hours of Technical Electives in consultation with an advisor.
Total: 63 semester hours
Core Courses
(33 hours)
IET 130
Industrial Materials and Testing
3
IET 154
Engineering Design Graphics
3
IET 170
Manufacturing Processes I
3
IET 181
Alternative Energy Analysis
3
IET 226
Parametric Design and Modeling
3
IET 279
Applied Statics
3
IET 327
Industrial Safety
3
IET 365
Manufacturing Processes II
3
IET 500
Production Concepts
3
IET 501
Application of Industrial Management Principles
3
STA 282
Introduction to Statistics
3
Concentration Courses
(21 hours)
IET 291
Applied Circuits
3
IET 326
Manufacturing Methods Analysis
3
IET 375
Robotics
3
IET 377
Computer Numerical Control Programming
3
IET 426
Plant Layout and Materials Handling
3
IET 428
Manufacturing Quality
3
IET 499
Industrial Projects Capstone
3
Technical Electives
(9 hours)
Select nine (9) semester hours from the following:
CPS 110
Information Technology Programming I
3
EGR 120
Introduction to Engineering
3
EGR 190
Digital Circuits
3
EGR 290
Circuit Analysis I
3
ENG 303
Technical Writing
3
IET 223
Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvement
3
IET 284
Fluid Power Technology
3
IET 324
Product Design and Development
3
IET 350
Mechanism Design
3
IET 379
Mechanics of Materials
3
IET 425
Industrial Internship
2-8
IET 450
Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering
3
IET 451
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
3
IET 455
Tool Design
3
IET 458
Surface Modeling
3
MTH 106
Plane Trigonometry
3
MTH 133
Calculus II
4

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