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Bachelor of Industrial Technology and Management

The Bachelor of Industrial Technology and Management (BINTM) is a completion program for working individuals who have technical training in manufacturing or industrial specialties. The program enables students to build upon existing skills, improve technical and managerial capabilities, and thereby expand their career opportunities to include management positions. Educational outcomes of the BINTM program include:

  • Understand best practices in industry and methods of implementation
  • Identify and evaluate significant factors and issues affecting managerial decision-making
  • Ability to assume a leadership role and a higher level of professional responsibility
  • Understand how to employ various technologies to achieve efficient operations
  • Understand how to address a wide range of operational and situational challenges
  • Understand the importance of ethical and sustainable industrial operations
  • Understand the dynamics of the global industrial landscape
  • Communicate effectively at all levels, in an objective and professional manner
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

Transferring into the BINTM Program

Community college students generally transfer to Illinois Tech after completing an Associate’s of Applied Science (AAS), however a two-year degree is not required for admission. Established transfer programs are in place for members of IBEW Local 134 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, journeyman wireman) and IUOE 399 (International Union of Operating Engineers, stationary engineers).

Students transfer into the BINTM program from a range of technical programs serving industry:

  • Manufacturing Technology, Machining, Machine Tool specialties
  • Integrated Systems, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Electronics Technology
  • Engineering Technology, Mechatronics, Mechanical Design and Drafting/CAD
  • Electrical Construction Technology, Construction Management
  • Facilities Management, Maintenance Technology
  • Stationary Engineering, HVAC, Heating/AC/Refrigeration
  • Logistics/Transportation/Distribution, Supply Chain Management

Individuals with military service and/or enrolled in Illinois Tech ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) also qualify for admission to the BINTM program. MOS-specific training (ACE credit) and ROTC leadership courses generally fulfill lower-level Technical coursework under BINTM admission requirements (see our Admission's page).

Students from four-year universities who have at least 45 hours of applicable credit also may apply for admission. Individuals seeking to change their major from an engineering discipline (civil, electrical, industrial, or mechanical) are able to transfer into the INTM Program and make the most of their accrued credit due to the range of topics which qualify as Technical coursework.

BINTM Curriculum

A total of 126 credits are required for the bachelor’s degree, consisting of 66 credits (22 courses) of junior- and senior-level courses completed at Illinois Tech and the 60 transfer credits required for admission. All students complete a core sequence (15 courses) which covers professional communications, industrial enterprises, human resource management, operations management, sales and operations planning, inventory control, and project management. The core coursework includes upper-level humanities and social science electives and two (2) Interprofessional Projects. Expanded competencies are gained through technical electives and industrial specializations; all students complete seven (7) INTM electives, generally consisting of three (3) technical electives and four (4) specialization electives. The general breakdown is as follows:

60 hours:  Admission Requirements (transfer)

27 hours:  INTM Core Courses: INTM 301, 315, 322, 404, 408, 410, 425, 441, 459

21 hours:  INTM Electives (Technical/Specialization)

 6 hours:  Interprofessional Projects (IPRO)

 6 hours:  Upper level Humanities Electives (300-/400-level)

 6 hours:  Upper level Social Science Elective (300-/400-level)

Complete details on BINTM admission requirements, the curriculum, and course descriptions are updated every two years in the Illinois Tech Undergraduate Bulletin.  Click to go to the Illinois Tech Academic Affairs website where you can find the appropriate pdf version of the Illinois Tech Undergraduate Bulletin.

Industrial Specializations

Learn more about BINTM specializations using the links below. Specializations require completion of four (4) courses within one of the identified focus areas below. Pursuing a specialization is optional, but of interest to many students. Individuals with multiple interests may complete elective requirements by simply choosing seven (7) courses amongst all electives available (both Technical and Specialization).

  • Covers construction technology, estimating, project management, and contract administration.
  • Covers facilities operations and maintenance (O&M), the role and responsibilities of the facilities manager, integration of new technologies, energy efficiency in buildings, and activities required for LEED certification.
  • Covers a range of issues in sustainability, critical material resources, and alternative energies.
  • Covers advanced technologies, process optimization, automation, quality control, and information systems.
  • Covers strategic supply chain management, inventory, information systems, warehousing and distribution, purchasing, transportation, and export/import activities.