Industrial Technology and Operations (M.A.S.)
The Master of Industrial Technology and Operations is a 10-course professional master’s degree that provides individuals with a broad knowledge of industrial technologies and operational activities, as well as the managerial and communication skills required to effectively manage operations, personnel, and resources in a competitive, performance-oriented environment. The curriculum focuses on functional activities, utilization of current and emerging technologies, and the development of critical thinking and innovative problem-solving abilities. In-depth study of industry-specific topics is achieved through completion of an industrial specialization in one of five areas: Construction Technology, Facilities Management, Industrial Sustainability, Manufacturing Technology, or Supply Chain Management. The program is a STEM degree that allows students to pursue a program of study suited to their professional interests and career objectives.
Please note that some programs designated as online require in-person coursework such as lab, classroom participation, or a thesis. As such, all courses will be offered fully online for the fall 2020 semester, however, some courses in subsequent semesters may require in-person attendance.
The Master of Industrial Technology and Operations focuses on the practical application of current and emerging technologies, industry best practices, and the managerial skills needed to oversee a wide range of industrial operations.
Master of Industrial Technology and Operations graduates will be prepared to advance within their chosen career field and move into managerial positions, including:
- Quality assurance/quality control manager
- Inventory control/analyst
- Production planner/scheduler/manager
- Process/continuous improvement manager
- Manufacturing engineer/manager
- Operations/general manager
- Supply chain analyst/manager
- Logistics planner/manager
- Demand planner
- Purchasing specialist/analyst
- Sales and operations planner
- Environmental services manager
- Project manager
- Facilities coordinator/manager
- Construction supervisor/manager
- Field engineer/manager
The Master of Industrial Technology and Operations curriculum focuses on practical approaches to analyzing, optimizing, and managing operations, personnel, and resources in industrial environments, and how various technologies and industry best practices are employed to achieve efficient operations. The program's specializations provide in-depth study of industry-specific topics and expand students' practical skills and analytical abilities.
The Master of Industrial Technology and Operations is suitable for both engineering and non-engineering students. Applicants must hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Students with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale can be admitted unconditionally. Students with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 can be admitted contingent upon their achieving a 3.3 GPA or better in the first three courses taken at Illinois Tech.
Completion of the GRE is required for applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree outside of the United States. The minimum required GRE scores are 2.5 for analytical writing and a combined score of 292. Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language of instruction must submit TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores. Read more here (***with link to: ).***
A professional statement is required from all degree-seeking applicants.