BS - Industrial Technology, Concentration in Manufacturing Systems

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Manufacturing Systems is designed to prepare students for technical and management careers in business and industry. Manufacturing Systems prepares you for a career in manufacturing design and management. You will gain knowledge, skills, and practical experiences in innovative manufacturing processes and management, computer integrated manufacturing, robotics and control systems, and computer aided manufacturing.

This dynamic and expanding field applied computer and advanced technologies to solving problems in manufacturing systems, computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) to basic and advanced industrial manufacturing design. Graduates of the BSIT in Manufacturing Systems will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in the planning and design of manufacturing processes.
  2. Describe the product life cycle and how products are manufactured.
  3. Design and plan industrial facilities.
  4. Select and operate computer numerical controlled and other machines.
  5. Describe the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of current and evolving manufacturing techniques including laser machining, electrical discharge machining, water jet and abrasive water jet machining, and rapid prototyping.
  6. Select, analysis and use polymers, composite materials, and materials in the design of manufactured products.
  7. Apply the theory of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), including the computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) interface to industrial problems and settings.
  8. Use the principles of production scheduling and planning in an industrial environment.
  9. Apply knowledge of material properties and structural analysis to manufacturing product design.
  10. Use robots and mechatronics in a CIM environment.
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of materials management including Just-in-Time (JIT) and Materials Resource Planning (MRP).
  12. Integrate design, manufacturing, and materials into the design and development of new products.
  13. Apply the principles of Lean Manufacturing to manufacturing and soft systems. Analyze the appropriate use of marketing to both internal and external customers. Apply OSHA and NIOSH principles to facilities design and management.

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