Manufacturing Information Technology Focus
The focus of manufacturing information technology (MIT) in the Engineering Technology and Management Program is on the theory and application of information technology within the context of manufacturing organizations. This includes but is not limited to using commercial software systems to:
- Manage the design of parts and products
- Prepare production schedules and economic analyses of production alternatives
- Control machines and equipment
- Manage the entire supply chain
The MIT focus area includes courses in computer architectures and operating systems, manufacturing applications of databases, manufacturing networks and data communications, and integration of information through the manufacturing enterprise, including enterprise resource planning, manufacturing execution systems, supply chain management, and other systems. These courses are technology-based with significant hands-on laboratory time.
Two technical electives are required for this area and can be chosen from courses, such as automatic identification, technical documentation, computer graphics, computer numerical control, and robotic applications, as well as select courses offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.