The Industrial Engineering Technology Program has as its objective providing specialized education to prepare students for management and technical staff positions in manufacturing and service organizations such as health care, banking, transportation, food service, and government. Graduates may be involved in the economic selection and location of equipment, the planning of work methods and expected output, quality assurance, facilities layout, and scheduling and controlling the flow of materials. The curriculum emphasizes courses in work measurement, planning and control of lean processes, human factors, safety, facilities layout design and simulation, economic and financial analysis, statistical process control, management of projects and global technical organizations, cost estimating and cost control, and mathematical decision-making.
The downsizing, re-engineering and other actions that have revised manufacturing into lean and mean operations has removed that manufacturing capacity cushion, hence the move to consider recovery plans.
In the Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology program, state-of-the-art technology is used to plan, design, and implement the tools and machines needed to produce high quality products at competitive prices. Throughout the program, important concepts of lean enterprise, global competitiveness, green engineering concepts, and customer satisfaction will be applied.