Industrial Technology Management Major: Computer-Aided Product Design Concentration

Why study industrial technology management and mechanical design 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.

(Click on the course name or number for a complete course description.)

Industrial Technology Management Major: Mechanical Design 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 four specified concentrations. All Industrial Technology Management students are required to complete the following core courses. Additionally, all students must complete 24 credits from one of four possible concentrations. Students also need to select six (6) credit hours of Technical Electives in consultation with an advisor.
Total: 70 semester hours
Required Core
(40 hours)
CHM 120
Survey of Chemistry
ENG 303
Technical Writing
IET 154
Engineering Design Graphics
IET 170
Manufacturing Processes I
IET 180
Power and Energy Technology
IET 327
Industrial Safety
IET 365
Manufacturing Processes II
IET 400
Senior Seminar
IET 500
Production Concepts
IET 501
Application of Industrial Management Principles
MTH 106
Plane Trigonometry
PHY 130
College Physics I
PHY 170
College Physics Laboratory I
STA 282
Introduction to Statistics
Concentration Courses
(24 hours)
CPS 110
Information Technology Programming I
IET 350
Mechanism Design
IET 359
Parametric Design and Modeling
IET 450
Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering
IET 451
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
IET 455
Tool Design
IET 457
Computer-Aided Design
IET 458
Surface Modeling
Technical Electives
(6 hours)
Select 6 semester hours of coursework to be approved by your major advisor.


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