The Industrial Technology and Management program (INTM) at Illinois Tech offers graduate and undergraduate specializations in Manufacturing Technology (MT). Courses are offered live at Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus in Chicago and are also available online. 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 MT 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 courses from the following electives to earn the specialization:

  • INTM 406 Quality Control
  • 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 438/538 Advanced Metals Manufacturing I
  • INTM 446/546 Manufacturing and Logistics Information Systems
  • INTM 448/548 Agile Methodologies for New Product/Process Development

See Course Descriptions

Career Outlook

A degree in industrial technology and management with a specialization in manufacturing provides you with knowledge and skills that qualify you for a variety of careers, including:

  • Operations manager
  • Production manager
  • Assembly supervisor
  • Configuration analyst
  • Procurement specialist

Manufacturing Technology Faculty:

  • Shawn Batka, adjunct professor; manufacturing, operations management, information systems, supply chain strategies
  • Mark Calhoun, adjunct professor; supply chain/procurement, Lean Six Sigma
  • Elliot Goldman, adjunct professor; manufacturing processes, electronics, strategic management, business
  • Philip Lewis, adjunct faculty, Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program facilitator; manufacturing, marketing, operations, and management
  • Myron D. Nicholson, adjunct faculty; manufacturing, chemical engineering, operations, product development
  • Rama Shankar, adjunct professor; quality management systems, quality control, Lean Six Sigma