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Manufacturing Technology Specialization

The Industrial Technology and Management Program (INTM) at IIT offers a specialization in Manufacturing Technology (MT) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses may be taken live at IIT’s Main Campus in Chicago or online. MT responds to the needs of industry for innovative solutions, leading to 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 412/531 Manufacturing Processes for Metals/Mechanical Systems
  • INTM 431/532 Manufacturing Processes for Electronics/Electrical Systems
  • INTM 433/533 Chemical Manufacturing Processes in Industry
  • 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:

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

  • Joel Goldberg, Adjunct Professor; Operations Management, Entrepreneurship

  • Elliot Goldman, Adjunct Professor; Manufacturing Processes, Electronics

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

  • William Maurer, Industry Professor, IPRO Advisor; Project Management, Manufacturing Operations

  • 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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