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  Jan 20, 2018
Fitchburg State University 2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Concentration, Industrial Technology, B.S.

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Industrial Technology

Sanjay Kaul
Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
Sanjay Kaul James Alicata Soumitra Basu
  Keith Chenot Narijan Mani
  Cap Corduan Abdel Gabar Mustafa
  Wayne Whitfield  
    Susan Sheridan

Objectives for the Program in Industrial Technology

The Industrial Technology Department is unique at Fitchburg State University in that it offers two major degree programs and seven concentrations, including:

•Bachelor of science in Education, with a major in Technology Education (120 semester hours)

• Bachelor of science in Industrial Technology (120 semester hours), with concentrations in Architectural Technology, Construction Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Energy Management Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Technical Theatre.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements

For students in the bachelor of science in Technology Education and the bachelor of science in Industrial Technology, all concentrations:


* Not required for Construction or Theater Concentrations.

**Required for Construction Concentration.

Requirements for the Major in Industrial Technology

The concentrations offered in the Industrial Technology program were developed with the intention of providing a pool of highly skilled technologists who can sustain the needs of industry within the Commonwealth to function in a project management capacity, including:

The concentrations include:

  • Architectural Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Energy Management Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Technical Theatre

Computer Literacy requirement is met through ITEC 1720, Computers in Industrial Technology.

Speaking/Listening requirement along with Jr/Sr Writing requirement is met through ITEC 1700, Evolution of Industrial Technology.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology Concentration 120 Cr.

The concentration is designed to develop both technical and analytical competencies required of entry-level positions within manufacturing engineering support. Students are trained to become resourceful, technically competent people who can interface between engineering and other personnel within the manufacturing environment.

The competencies are acquired through a sequence of courses involving laboratory experiments and additional course work within the math/science curriculum. This combination provides the student with the practical knowledge of manufacturing processes, the ability to apply these processes, and the ability to plan, coordinate, and implement aspects of production projects.


An additional 18 semester hours of Industrial Technology or declared minor electives are required to complete the program. Options in this area include courses in plastics technology, business management or a workstudy experience in industry.

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