Modes of Instruction
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The Industrial Management degree program is designed to provide a solid background in manufacturing as well as hands-on technical training in advanced industrial areas such as robotics, programmable control, and computer numerical control (CNC). This technical training includes operational topics such as quality control, production and material control, business management, and supervision in an effort to train well-rounded graduates for careers in engineering technology, quality, production management, and supervision.
The goal of this degree is to fill the growing need for workers who can operate on both the technical side and business side of industry. This will provide more growth opportunities for those wishing to focus on a more well-rounded training necessary for future advancement.
Is Industrial Management a Good Fit for You?
If you are interested in courses within Industrial Automation then pursuing Industrial Management can be a great option with long-term benefits. The two degrees are compatible because they share many of the same courses. The Industrial Automation degree provides a strong technical background for engineering technicians, programmers, and others in the automation field. However, the Industrial Management degree path would provide training more consistent with those supporting these functions instead of actual programming and installation. These can include support functions on the factory floor or office support functions like quality control and production control that support industrial automation.
If this sounds like more your speed then Industrial Management is right for you!
What You Can Do
Representative job titles include:
- Production Supervisors
- Production Planners
- Shipping Clerks
- Inspectors and Testers
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate their knowledge of safety standards and processes utilized in industry.
- Demonstrate their knowledge of the principles of fluid power. Study, build, and troubleshoot basic pneumatic and hydraulic circuits. Calculate and demonstrate basic fluid power laws using hands-on learning opportunities.
- Operate and program process control devices utilized in industry. Program and wire these systems to perform various process tasks such as starting and stopping of actuators, timing and part counting sequences, and process monitoring.
- Operate and program robotic control devices utilized in industry. Program process tasks such as machine unloading and material handling.