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Manufacturing Technology Specialization

The Industrial Technology and Management Program (INTM) at Illinois Tech offers a graduate and undergraduate specializations in Manufacturing Technology (MT). Courses are offered live at Illinois Tech’s Mies/Main Campus in Chicago.  They may also view the courses online using a delayed Internet format (see MITO or BINTM program details for information).  MT responds to the needs of industry for innovative solutions and continuous improvement in manufacturing processes, mechanical technology, quality control, and information systems. Students learn to manage employees, equipment, materials, information, and energy to solve problems, increase profitability, and ensure smooth, effective, and efficient production.

The Manufacturing Technology specialization is for students with prior training, education, and experience in technical fields such as industrial production, engineering and electro-mechanical technology, manufacturing and precision machine technology, integrated systems, and industrial maintenance. Students completing the MT specialization may advance into careers as production managers, manufacturing engineers, operations managers, project managers, and quality supervisors.


Students must complete four (4) courses from the following electives to earn the specialization:

  • INTM 406 Quality Control
  • INTM 433/533 Chemical Manufacturing Processes in Industry
  • INTM 434/534 Manufacturing 4.0
  • INTM 435/535 Performance Management in Food Operations
  • INTM 436 Lean Manufacturing
  • INTM 437/537 Smart Factory Automation
  • INTM 446/546 Manufacturing and Logistics Information Systems

See our course descriptions

Career Outlook

A degree in Industrial Technology and Management with a specialization in Manufacturing provides you with knowledge and skills that qualifies you for a variety of careers in the Industrial Technology field.
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Assembly Supervisor
  • Configuration Analyst
  • Procurement Specialist

Manufacturing Technology Faculty:

  • Shawn Batka, Adjunct Professor; Manufacturing and Logistics Information Systems

  • John Cesarone, Ph.D., P.E.,  Sr. Lecturer, Illinois Tech Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering; Manufacturing Processes, Metals, Mechanical Engineering

  • Mark Calhoun, Adjunct Professor; Supply Chain/Procurement, Energy Management, Lean Six Sigma

  • Chuck Gates, Adjunct Professor; Manufacturing, Factory Operations, Production Processes, Quality Assurance

  • Elliot Goldman, Adjunct Professor; Manufacturing Processes, Electronics

  • Philip Lewis, Adjunct Faculty, IPRO Facilitator; Manufacturing, Marketing, Operations, and Management

  • William Maurer, Industry Professor; Project Management, Manufacturing Operations, Lean Six Sigma

  • Myron D. Nicholson, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty; Manufacturing, Chemical Engineering

  • Rama Shankar, Adjunct Professor; Quality Management Systems, Quality Control, Six Sigma

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