Learn how to ensure safety in industrial settings positioning your future in an in-demand industrial market worldwide.

The technology management: industrial and safety management major will prepare you to work as a technology professional or as a technical manager 

What You’ll Do  

As an industrial and safety management major, you’ll gain experience wide range of equipment and computer programs to master a working knowledge. 

  • Learn production planning and control, using an enterprise resource planning software package, SAP R/3. 
  • Apply management and organizational leadership and quantitative analysis of industrial and business problems. 
  • Apply scientific techniques for quality control, assurance, and management of production processes. 
  • Gain experience with three families of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) including PLC-5, SLC 500, and ControlLogix as well as human machine interface such as Panelview. 
  • Manual and computer-aided manufacturing utilizing equipment including manual and CNC Bridgeport mills and lathes, EDM machine, and plastics processing and testing, metal arc and ultrasonic welding, casting and sandblasting, manual manufacturing tools, and break and sheer for sheet metal torching. 
  • Materials testing using destructive and nondestructive test equipment. 

What Can You Do with a Technology Management: Industrial & Safety Management Degree?

Technology management is a field of study designed to prepare technical and/or management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education, and government. Technology management is primarily involved with the management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems, while engineering and engineering technology are primarily involved with the design and installation of tthese systems.

Career Opportunities

  • Production Supervisor
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Production Specialist
  • Quality Assurance
  • Sales and Estimating
  • Industrial Manager

Outcomes & Careers

  • 94%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Engineering and Technology report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $93k

    Industrial Engineer

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an industrial engineer, including health and safety is $92,830. 

  • $40k

    Production Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for production occupations is $40,140.

  • $76k

    Occupational Health & Safety Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an occupational health and safety specialist is $76,290. 

Technology Management: Industrial and Safety Management (BS) Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree.

What You'll Study

In the industrial and safety management program, you’ll gain career-ready practical experience in a technology-based curriculum. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

Technology Management: Industrial & Safety Management Option – 88 Hours

Required Courses:

  • CH181/081/001 Basic Principles of Chemistry (5)
  • IM300 Technical Communication (3)
  • IM301 Industrial Safety (3)
  • IM311 Statistical Process Control (3)
  • IM419 Industrial Supervision (3)
  • IM506 Projects in IET (3)
  • MA116 Precalculus A (3)
  • MA117 Precalculus B (3)
  • MA139 Applied Calculus (3)
  • MN220 Engineering Economic Analysis (3)
  • MN260 Technical Computer Programming Applications (3)
  • PH120/020 Introductory Physics I (5)
  • SW207 Understanding Cultural & Social Diversity (3)
  • UI410 Manufacturing Research in a Global Society (3)

Industrial & Safety Management Option – 42 hours:

  • ET160 Basic Electric Circuits (3)
  • ET304 Intro Prog Logic Circuits (3)
  • EV453 Occupational Health (3)
  • EV454 Risk Assessment Appl (3)
  • EV455 Industrial Hygiene (3)
  • IM313 Facilities Planning (3)
  • IM411 Total Quality Assurance (3)
  • IM417 Manufacturing Resource Analysis (3)
  • MN120 Fund of Engr Design Processes (3)
  • MN170 Industrial Materials & Testing (3)
  • MN203 Industrial Materials & Process I (3)
  • MN304 Industrial Materials & Processes II (3)

Choose 6 hours from:

  • FM504 Facilities Management (3)
  • IM317 Internship (3)
  • IM405 Innovation for a Lean Enterprise (3)
  • MN319 Statics & Strength of Materials (3)
  • MN324 Mechanical Design Processes (3)
  • UI319 Science, Technology and Society (3)

Industrial and safety management students earn experience through a senior design capstone course for students to work in teams to solve open-ended industrial projects. Students also gain valuable hands-on experience through labs that accompany the course work. 

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)     

  • UI100 (1)
  • EN100 (3)
  • CH181/081/001 (5) 
  • MA116 (3)
  • MN120 (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)     

  • IM300 (3)
  • MA117 (3)
  • MN170 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Sophomore Year    

Fall Semester (17 Hours)  

  • ET160 (3)
  • IM301 (3) 
  • MA139 (3) 
  • MN203 (3)
  • PH120/020 (3) 

Spring Semester (15 Hours)    

  • MN260 (3) 
  • MN304 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Junior Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)    

  • ET304 (3) 
  • EV453 (3)
  • IM311 (3)
  • Major Elective (3)
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (15 Hours)     

  • IM419 (3)
  • MN220 (3)
  • SW207 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • Elective (3)

Senior Year    

Fall Semester (13 Hours)     

  • EV454 (3)  
  • IM313 (3)
  • IM411 (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (1)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • EV455 (3)
  • IM417 (3)
  • IM506 (3)
  • UI410 (3)
  • Major Elective (3) 

Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

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Getting the Job

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