The Department of Engineering Technology and Management is home to the Industrial Systems Engineering major. Students learn how things work, how they're made, and how to make them better. The BS in Industrial Technology prepares graduates for employment in technical and/or management positions as productivity improvers, usually in manufacturing. Graduates are problem solvers, able to identify an opportunity for improvement and make it happen. These improvements may be in the areas of efficiency, productivity, production flow, product / process quality, cost reduction, or safety.
At least half of all class time is made up of hands-on application lab activities. Students also earn a minor in business. This has proven to be a powerful combination that quickly makes graduates a valuable member of an organization, as well as providing a sound foundation for advancement. Typical starting job titles include manufacturing engineer, quality engineer, project engineer, applications/sales engineer and production manager. Many graduates advance into corporate positions such as plant managers, department and division managers, and corporate leaders.
The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology educates well-rounded professionals with both technical and team-project skills. Enrolling approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and almost 300 graduate students, the Russ College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across the traditional engineering spectrum and in technology disciplines such as aviation, computer science, and industrial technology. Strategic research areas include bioengineering, energy and the environment, and smart civil infrastructure. Named for alumnus Fritz Russ and his wife Dolores, the Russ College is home of the Russ Prize, one of the top three engineering prizes in the world.
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