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College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture
Department of Industrial Studies
Chair: Richard Klawiter
Email: klawiter@uwplatt.edu
Office: 409 Pioneer Tower
Telephone: (608) 342-1246
Fax: (608) 342-1254

Professors: Marc Shelstrom, Majid Tabrizi

Associate Professors: Linda Bouck, Colleen Kaiser, Kyle Metzloff, Frank Steck

Assistant Professor: Yong Kwon Cho

Note: The following information is provided for students currently enrolled in the Master of Science program in Industrial Technology Management. As of July 1, 2004, no additional students are being admitted.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Department of Industrial Studies is to provide high-quality education in Industrial Technology Management. The graduate program provides advanced studies, practical experience, and applied research in Management and Technology. Graduates of the program will be well prepared to make a significant contribution to the global society and to further their careers in Manufacturing Processes, Manufacturing Management, and Technology Education.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. schedule and execute a production plan for manufacturing and plan for the procurement of equipment;
  2. demonstrate the ability to measure and control for quality during and after production;
  3. assess the cost of doing business using various work measurement techniques;
  4. demonstrate their ability to utilize computer technology through graphics, programming, machining, and communication;
  5. analyze the safe operation of equipment, machines, and tools in the course of their work;
  6. demonstrate their ability to supervise others and deal with personnel issues;
  7. utilize the scientific method of inquiry, analyze research data, and write proposals and research findings.

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 through 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:

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

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

Manufacturing Management Emphasis:

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

INDUSTDY 5930 Teaching Technology Education
INDUSTDY 6640 Curriculum & Facility Planning
INDUSTDY 6820 Principles of Vocational/Technical Education
INDUSTDY 7980 Independent Study in Industrial Studies
INDUSTDY 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
INDUSTDY 7080 Materials Assessment
INDUSTDY 7920 Seminar Paper Research
INDUSTDY 7990 Thesis Research
PROJMGT 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 in 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