Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Master of Industrial Technology
The Master of Industrial Technology (M.I.T.) degree is offered in the College of Technology. The degree program is designed for individuals interested in manufacturing technology or construction management and technology.
The manufacturing technology specialization includes study of advanced-level automation and production systems, instrumentation and control, engineering design with emphasis on computer-aided design, computer-integrated manufacturing, quality sciences, and related advanced course work.
The construction management and technology specialization includes study of advanced-level construction contract management, program management, management models for construction operations, cost control, construction risk management, and related advanced course work.
The objectives of the program are to prepare students with advanced technical knowledge and skills, and to develop the ability to conduct applied industrial research as well as to acquire leadership skills for managing industrial projects according to the student’s area of specialization. The objectives are met through advanced technology course work in one of the specialization areas, and a core consisting of study in management models, problem solving, communication, and industrial research methods. This program is further augmented by selected advanced course work in business operations to enhance the competencies needed of today’s technical manager. A special feature of the degree program is the flexibility of course selection in meeting needs, interests, and career goals of students while addressing the needs of industry. Therefore, the program is responsive to the changing requirements of industry for advanced technical management personnel.
A description of the Master of Industrial Technology program and specializations is found under the heading of Technology in the “Graduate Programs and Courses” section of this catalog.