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
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.
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
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
Industrial Materials and Testing
An overview of industrial materials including metals, plastics, composites and ceramics. Topics include material properties, material selection, and material testing.
Engineering Design Graphics
Focus on engineering design fundamentals, design processes, and the utilization of graphics within design. Computer-Aided design and product data management techniques are covered.
Manufacturing Processes I
Introduction to the processing of metal materials through casting, fabricating, machining, and basic welding.
Alternative Energy Analysis
A quantitative comparison and analysis of current alternative energy technologies and systems.
Parametric Design and Modeling
Development and production of engineering and technical models with a mechanical computer-aided design system. An introduction to parametric design and modeling. Prerequisite: IET 154.
This course will cover force systems, resultants and equilibrium, trusses, frames, beams, and shear and moments in beams. Prerequisites: IET 154; MTH 130; PHY 130 or 145; PHY 170 or 175.
A study of the principles and practices of safety management with emphasis on occupational safety standards and loss control.
Manufacturing Processes II
Introduces basic polymer formulization, properties of plastics materials, methods of molding plastics, and the fabrication and decoration of plastic articles. Prerequisites: IET 130, 170.
Comprehensive review of current factors which influence productivity. Emphasis is placed on the integration of people, methods, machines, materials, and management. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisites: IET 327; STA 282; or graduate standing and statistics competency.
Application of Industrial Management Principles
A study of industrial management as a process of coordination that exhibits different patterns depending on the manager's level in the organization and functional responsibilities. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisites: STA 282 or graduate standing and statistics competency.
Introduction to Statistics
Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, statistical inference, regression. Course does not count on major, minor in mathematics. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses: STA 282, STA 382, STA 392. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Recommended: MTH 105 or competency.
A study of the fundamentals of applied circuits including Direct Current (DC) circuits, Alternating Current (AC) circuits, and basic electronics. Prerequisites: MTH 105 or 106 or 130.
Manufacturing Methods Analysis
Study of methods, materials, tools and equipment for optimizing production operations.
Introduction to industrial robotics including robot classifications, components and functions, programming, and applications. Prerequisite: IET 291 or EGR 290.
Computer Numerical Control Programming
Programming and operation of CNC machines, including CNC vertical milling center and turning center. Emphasis on manual programming, CAM design, and machine setup and operation. Prerequisites: IET 154, 170.
Plant Layout and Materials Handling
Study of plant layout through the development of overall layout, area detailing, scale models, and drawing of flow diagrams.
Study of specific quality techniques used by production departments to monitor processes, products, and reliability so quality can be improved. Prerequisites: junior standing; permission of instructor.
Industrial Projects Capstone
The integration of appropriate methods, procedures, and techniques for the analysis of industrial projects and implementation of solutions via a team approach. Prerequisites: senior standing with a declared B.S.E.T. major; or instructor approval.
Select nine (9) semester hours from the following:
Information Technology Programming I
Introduction to operating a computer and writing computer programs. First programming course in the information technology major/minor. Language used is Visual Basic.
Introduction to Engineering
A general introduction to mechanical and electrical engineering with an emphasis on problem solving, engineering tools, engineering design processes, and teamwork. Recommended: MTH 106 or higher.
Boolean algebra, logic functions, truth tables and Karnaugh maps, combinational circuits, sequential circuits, programmable logic devices, and finite state machines. Prerequisites: MTH 130 or 132. Pre/Co-requisite: EGR 120.
Circuit Analysis I
Introduction to circuit elements, variables, resistive circuits, circuit analysis techniques, network theorems, inductance and capacitance, sinusoidal steady state analysis and power calculations. Prerequisites: MTH 133 with a grade of C- or better; PHY 145. Pre/Co-requisite: EGR 120.
Writing technical documents common in business, industry, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, e.g. reports, proposals, and instructions. Emphasis on readability, accessibility, suitability, and usability. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with a grade of C or better; completion of 56 semester credit hours.
Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvement
The utilization of mathematical and statistical tools to improve product and process quality. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisite: MTH 105. Recommended: STA 282.
Fluid Power Technology
A study of hydraulic and pneumatic technologies related to the generation, transmission, and control of fluid power in fluid power systems. Prerequisites: MTH 130 or IET 180. Recommended: IET 120 or MTH 105.
Product Design and Development
Ideation, conceptualization, and development of product designs. Utilization of Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (NURBS) based surface modeling tools to solve product design problems. Prerequisite: IET 226.
Study of mechanisms with graphical and analytical analysis of displacement, velocity, acceleration, motion, gearing, gear trains, linkages, and cams. Prerequisite: IET 279 or EGR 251.
Mechanics of Materials
Introduction to methods of determining the internal stresses and deflections of basic load-carrying members of construction and machine applications. Prerequisites: IET 279 or EGR 251.
Supervised work experiences in industry. CR/NC only. Prerequisite: departmental permission.
Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering
Mechanical components design, structural analysis, and mechanism analysis by using computer aided design system and simulation tools. Prerequisite: IET 226.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing concepts as interpreted in ASME standard Y14.5. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisite: IET 226.
Covers the process of planning and developing tools, fixtures, and devices for efficient and economical manufacture of a product. Prerequisites: IET 170, IET 226.
Development and production of industrial and engineering designs with conceptual and parametric surface modeling tools. Utilization of generative shape design functions to model engineering designs. Prerequisites: IET 226.
Solutions of triangles, trigonometric equations, and identities. No credit in MTH 106 after credit earned in MTH 130. Course does not count toward a major, minor in mathematics except for students pursuing a B.S. in Ed., Elementary Emphasis. Recommended: one and one-half years of high school algebra; or successful completion of MTH 105 and one year of high school geometry. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.
Techniques of integration, applications of definite integrals, improper integrals, elementary differential equations, infinite series, Taylor series, and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MTH 132.