Master of Science - Industrial Technology Management


http://www.uwplatt.edu/ind_studies/grad.html
College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture
Department of Industrial Studies
Chair: Howard Brooks
Email: brooks@uwplatt.edu
Program Office: 309 Pioneer Tower
Telephone: (608) 342-1246
Fax: (608) 342-1254
Professors: Howard Brooks, Majid Tabrizi
Associate Professors: Marc Shelstrom, Frank Steck
Assistant Professors: Linda Bouck, Yong Kwon Cho, Colleen Kaiser, Kyle Metzloff

Introduction


The Master of Science degree in industrial technology management is offered by the Department of Industrial Studies. This degree is intended to serve students coming from a number of different undergraduate programs that involve technical, business, education, and/or management thrusts. Students without either a technical course background or significant industrial work experience should expect to complete up to a maximum of nine credits of deficiency course work in addition to meeting all other degree requirements.

The Program


The program is specifically aimed at preparation in manufacturing processes, manufacturing management and technology education.

A student who completes the program will be prepared to become involved with scientific and technical managerial activities in industrial and business situations. More specifically, the graduate will be able to deal with applied aspects of production processes, personnel leadership, and research. Additionally, the graduate will be able to contribute to improving productivity through the selection of appropriate and economically feasible production processes, and the effective utilization of personnel and materials in business and industry. Most courses in the program are conducted in Russell Hall, which contains up-to-date, well-equipped laboratories to duplicate and simulate many industrial processes, procedures, and testing techniques. Opportunities are available for students to pursue applied research and advanced study in the practical aspects of industrial technology management.

Program Requirements


The degree program requires the student to complete 30 semester hours if the student selects the writing (research) requirement. Two credits will be given for the seminar paper or three credits will be given for the thesis. Students who choose the non-writing option of this degree program will be required to complete an additional six credits of graduate course work (total of 36 credits). In addition, students must have industrial experience prior to receiving an MS in Industrial Technology Management.

The course work for the Professional Management core requirements includes:

In addition the student must select six credits from the following:

The remaining 15 credits to complete the degree may be taken from an Emphasis in Manufacturing Processes, Manufacturing Management, or Technology Education.

Manufacturing Processes Emphasis:
Industrial Studies 5150 Polymeric & Ceramic Materials
Industrial Studies 5480 Case Metals Technology
Industrial Studies 5750 Production Machining & Manufacturing
Industrial Studies 5940 Material & Processes Evaluation
Industrial Studies 5950 Industrial Design for Production
Industrial Studies 6030 Electrical Power
Industrial Studies 6130 Industrial Laser Application
Industrial Studies 6470 CNC Machining Processes
Industrial Studies 6480 Industrial Robotics
Industrial Studies 6560 Flexible Manufacturing & Control Systems
Industrial Studies 6850 Plastic Processes I
Industrial Studies 7080 Materials Assessment
Industrial Studies 7920 Seminar Paper Research
Industrial Studies 7980 Independent Study in Industrial Studies
Industrial Studies 7990 Thesis Research
Project Management 7020 Project Management Techniques II (online)

Other college or university courses as approved by the advisor and department chair

Manufacturing Management Emphasis:
Industrial Studies 5140 General Construction Estimating
Industrial Studies 5560 Industrial Control Systems
Industrial Studies 5590 Industrial Hygiene Technology
Industrial Studies 5610 Safety & Worker Compensation Laws
Industrial Studies 5810 Alcohol & Other Drugs as Related to Safety
Industrial Studies 5950 Industrial Design for Production
Industrial Studies 6750 Disaster Preparedness
Industrial Studies 6770 Loss Control Safety Management
Industrial Studies 6790 Developing Safety Programs
Industrial Studies 6810 Fire Protection
Industrial Studies 6980 Industrial Training & Supervision
Industrial Studies 7080 Materials Assessment
Industrial Studies 7920 Seminar Paper Research
Industrial Studies 7980 Independent Study in Industrial Studies
Industrial Studies 7990 Thesis Research
Project Management 7020 Project Management Techniques II (online)

Other college or university courses as approved by the advisor and department chair

Technology Education Emphasis:
Select 9 credits:
Industrial Studies 5930 Teaching Technology Education
Industrial Studies 6640 Curriculum & Facility Planning
Industrial Studies 6820 Principles of Vocational/Technical Education
Industrial Studies 5000-6000 Electives
Select 6 credits:
Teaching 7010 Philosophical Foundations of Education
Teaching 7040 School Curriculum
Teaching 7050 Public Relations in School & Community
Teaching 7130 Improving Instructional Effectiveness
Teaching 7500 Topics in Education
Teaching 7970 Supervision of Student Teachers
Industrial Studies 7080 Materials Assessment
Industrial Studies 7920 Seminar Paper Research
Industrial Studies 7980 Independent Study in Industrial Studies
Industrial Studies 7990 Thesis Research
Project Management 7020 Project Management Techniques II (online)

Other college or university courses as approved by the advisor and department chair

Students enrolling in the Master of Science program Industrial Technology Management who have not completed an undergraduate Industrial Technology Management degree or equivalent may be recommended to complete: 6900 Time and Motion Study, 6940 Quality Control, 6950 Production Planning and Control and/or 6980 Industrial Training and Supervision, as part of the course requirements.

Industrial Studies Courses