The Industrial and Safety Management option incorporates a combination of industrial technology, technical management and business management components designed to prepare you for mid-management positions in the manufacturing/production sectors of industry.

What Will I Study in This Major and Option?

The Industrial and Safety Management option incorporates a combination of industrial technology and management courses designed to prepare students for management positions in manufacturing and production industries.  The program incorporates theory with hands-on experiences to provide the student with a solid foundation of experiences in

  • quantitative problem solving
  • materials engineering
  • manufacturing processes
  • CAD and print reading
  • technical communication
  • industrial safety
  • data analysis
  • facilities planning
  • time and motion
  • quality control
  • quality assurance
  • manufacturing production planning and control
  • research
  • leadership
  • supervision

Program of Study

Industrial and Safety Management Curriculum
University Studies Curriculum (General Studies)

In certain instances, specific University Studies courses are required for a degree. Courses are updated regularly, so be sure to meet with your advisor to design your academic plan.

Curricular Activities

In the Industrial and Safety Management option, students will learn:

  • Production planning and control, using an enterprise resource planning software package: SAP R/3.
  • Applications of management and organizational leadership and quantitative analysis of industrial and business problems.
  • Application of scientific techniques for quality control, assurance, and management of production processes.
  • FactoryCAD software for design and layout of production and manufacturing facilities for optimal work flow and ergonomics, using concepts of lean manufacturing.
  • The use of computers and computational tools involving complex industrial problems. 
  • Students will make extensive use of state-of-the-art computers and software such as SolidWorks, RS Linx, RS Logix 5, RS View 32, Panel Builder 32, PCDMIS, and Automation Studio.
  • Three different families of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) including: PLC-5, SLC 500, and Micrologix as well as human-machine interface such as Panelview and RS View.
  • Print reading and basic board/computer-aided drafting and design with Auto CAD.
  • Theoretical and experimental concepts and use of test equipment in the area of industrial electronics.
  • Utilizing manual and computer-aided manufacturing equipment including
    • Manual and CNC Bridgeport mills and lathes
    • EDM machine
    • Plastics processing and testing
    • Metal arc and ultrasonic welding
    • Casting and sandblasting
    • Manual manufacturing tools
    • Break and sheer for sheet metal torching.
  • Materials testing using destructive and nondestructive test equipment.
  • Demonstrate and perform supervisory tasks required of personnel in manufacturing industries for maximizing production efficiencies regarding time, materials, machine, and human resources availability.
  • Develop and perform structured problem solving techniques and be able to utilize principles of consensus in the decision making process.
  • Develop and demonstrate a work ethic consistent with industrial management practices and procedures.
  • Recognize, understand, and utilize human resource management skills such as communication, motivation, team work, cooperation, and the like.
  • Assess and develop production strategy based on the manufacturing process.
  • Demonstrate safe work-habits and explain their importance to the industrial work environment.
  • Explain the importance of proper utilization of new technology to increase productivity.
  • Understand and function effectively in a modern industrial enterprise.

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant Production Manager
  • Group Leader/Supervisor
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Production Specialist
  • Production Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Engineer
  • Sales and Estimating
  • Senior Quality Engineer
  • Service Superintendent