B.S. in Industrial Technology
**No new students being admitted at this time. Current students in the program will still be advised and able to complete their degrees.**
The Industrial Technology program offers essential education for students pursuing careers in technology development and implementation. This multidisciplinary program emphasizes the learning and application of technological theories and problem solving while providing experiential learning opportunities. The innovative BSIT undergraduate program provides opportunities for students to create and design technical systems to solve a variety of realistic problems, and apply theories and practices to meet technological needs. BSIT graduates also demonstrate leadership by recognizing potential opportunities, working collaboratively to coordinate team effort toward the successful execution of technology-related projects. In addition to the training of industrial generalists, students may also focus their study in one of the three following technology areas, Electronic Technologies, Technical Design, and Manufacturing Technologies.
Graduates of Industrial Technology may serve as liaisons between business administration, policy makers, and engineering research and development. Graduates report a diverse range of job opportunities in various public service and private industry settings with an excellent measure of job satisfaction. Typical job titles include manufacturing engineer, quality engineer, instrumentation control engineer, electronic control specialist, production supervisor, process planner, project manager, industrial sales representative, maintenance supervisor, and cost estimator.
Students may be admitted to the College of Business & Public Administration and may elect a major within a business discipline after completing at least 60 semester hours at UND or other accredited institutions.
They must also have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.50 (2.0 is C) in all courses attempted and a “C” or better in the six courses comprising a sophomore-level pre-business core.
Students planning to transfer to UND from a junior college should enroll in only those junior college business courses that are offered as freshman or sophomore level courses at UND.
Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution)
Essential Studies Requirements (See University ES listing)
|TECH 110||Fundamentals of Technology||2 credits|
|TECH 122||Computer-Aided Design||3 credits|
|TECH 201||Electromechanical Fundamentals||4 credits|
|TECH 203||Production Process & Material Testing||4 credits|
|TECH 211||Electric Circuits and Devices||4 credits|
|TECH 223||Applied Synthetics||3 credits|
|ISBC 300||Application Development||3 credits|
|TECH 300||Technology and Society||3 credits|
|MGMT 301||Operations Management||3 credits|
|TECH 332||Industrial Design||3 credits|
|ENTR 386||Entrepreneurship: The Numbers||3 credits|
|ENTR 410||Marketing & Management Concepts for Entrepreneurship||3 credits|
|TECH 433||Manufacturing Strategies||3 credits|
|TECH 440||Occupational Safety||3 credits|
|TECH 498||Senior Capstone I||1 credit|
|TECH 499||Senior Capstone II||3 credits|
|Required Support Courses|
|MATH 103||College Algebra||3 credits|
|MATH 105||Trigonometry||2 credits|
|CHEM 121 & 121L||General Chemistry I and Lab||4 credits|
|PHYS 161||Introductory College Physics I||4 credits|
|PHYS 162||Introductory College Physics II||4 credits|
|ECON 210||Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics||3 credits|
Seniors are encouraged to take the Certified Technology Manager (CTM), Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS), and the Certified Engineering Graphics (CEG) examinations offered by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
Those students in Manufacturing are requested to take the Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) examination, Certified Manufacturing Engineering (CMfgE) exam, and the Lean Certification examination conducted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The Quality Technician examination, conducted by the American Society of Quality (ASQ) is also recommended to students.
Goals and Objectives
- Think critically and creatively;
Definition: Critical thinking is analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing, and reflecting on content related to issues or problems to come to a well-reasoned conclusion and/or solution. Creative thinking is exploring issues or problems in an imaginative way to discover alternate perspectives. Critical and creative thinking occurs within or across subject fields in all those spaces where humans need to interact and make decisions, solve problems, and figure out what to believe and what to do.
- Understand the theoretical principles of the profession.
- Understand and apply relevant technology in the solution of technical problems.
- Develop an appreciation for ethical and professional practices.
- Develop and refine oral, written, and visual communication skills.
- Understand management issues in order to perform as leaders, innovate to solve problems, and manage unpredictable environments.
Definition: The management component of the curriculum is interdisciplinary, and includes principles and concepts related to the following issues: planning, organization, and management of human resources, materials, processes, products, and the environment. Specific components in the IT and GDT programs are:
- creating and maintaining environments in which people can accomplish goals efficiently and effectively;
- the process of achieving desired results through efficient utilization of human and material resources;
- the process of reaching organizational goals by working with and through people and other organizational resources;
- the process of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling an organization's human, financial, physical, and informational resources in an efficient and effective manner;
- the process by which managers create, direct, maintain, and operate purposive organizations through coordinated, cooperative human effort;
- the process of acquiring and combining human, financial, informational, and physical resources to attain the organization's primary goal of producing a product or service desired by some segment of society