What you'll learn studying Industrial Technology Management at UW-Platteville

If you’re looking for a hands-on career in manufacturing and other sectors, earning an industrial engineering technology degree through the UW-Platteville Department of Industrial Studies will give you the skills you need to succeed.

A form of applied engineering, industrial technology, and management combines aspects of engineering, technical and machining skills, as well as management experience. You’ll learn from faculty and industry professionals in our hands-on laboratories that include our newly renovated electronics and industrial control systems laboratory. The industrial technology engineering program also complements a wide variety of minors, so you can cater your education to your interests. Then, you can put it all into practice with our internship and apprenticeship program.

Careers in Industrial Technology Management

Industrial engineering technologists work closely with engineers to remedy problems related to manufacturing processes. While individual responsibilities vary, people in this field typically use their knowledge and skills to suggest revisions or enhancements to existing methods of operation, equipment layout plans, or the way materials are handled. Technologists and technicians often have to interpret complex drawings, formulas, and schematics; prepare charts and diagrams; and analyze operations by collecting and studying data.

Some of the many career options available to people who pursue an industrial automation degree online or in a traditional on-campus setting include:

  • Construction/building inspector
  • Health and safety engineer
  • Industrial engineering technologist
  • Industrial production manager
  • Logistician
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Operations manager
  • Plant manager
  • Production manager
  • Quality control inspector
  • Quality control systems manager
  • Quality engineer
  • Systems engineer

These careers typically involve a combination of working in office settings with time spent in manufacturing production areas. Some roles are responsible for overseeing operations for entire plants or production facilities, while others are focused and specialize in a particular area.

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At UW-Platteville, you will learn in a variety of hands-on ways, both inside and outside of the classroom. You’ll have access to research opportunities, internships, university events, and more. These opportunities are available to students pursuing either a bachelor’s degree or a minor.

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