Sep 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Systems Concentration, BS


The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Manufacturing Systems, offered by the Department of Aviation and Technology , is designed to prepare students for technical and management careers in business and industry. Manufacturing Systems prepares you for a career in manufacturing design and management with a special focus on green operations and sustainable manufacturing. You will gain knowledge, skills, and practical experiences in innovative manufacturing processes and management, green product design, computer integrated manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing practices, robotics and control systems, and computer aided manufacturing.

This dynamic and expanding field applies computer design tools and other advanced technologies to the solving of problems in manufacturing systems, computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). A new, strong emphasis on green design practices and sustainable operations will add to your basic and advanced industrial manufacturing design knowledge. Graduates of the BSIT in Manufacturing Systems will be able to:

  1. Use skills in the planning, design, and implementation of sustainable manufacturing processes.
  2. Implement Green Design solutions to industrial and consumer product design challenges.
  3. Use understanding of the product life cycle and the management of product manufacturing to direct sustainable operations in industry and business.
  4. Design and plan sustainable and green industrial facilities in conformance with LEEDS and other environmental standards.
  5. Select and operate computer numerical control and other machines for the production of consumer and commercial products.
  6. Use knowledge of the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of current and evolving manufacturing techniques including laser machining, electrical discharge machining, water jet and abrasive water jet machining, and rapid prototyping in modern production systems.
  7. Select, analyze and use polymers, composites and other materials in the design of manufactured products.
  8. Apply the theory and methods of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), including the computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) interface to industrial problems and settings.
  9. Use the principles of production scheduling and planning in the management of the industrial environment.
  10. Use robots and mechatronics for sustainable operations in a modern CIM environment.
  11. Apply the latest methods for materials and production management including Just-in-Time (JIT), Materials Resource Planning (MRP), and Lean Manufacturing.
  12. Integrate green design, sustainable manufacturing, and recyclable/reusable materials into the design and development of new products.
  13. Apply the principles of Lean Manufacturing to manufacturing and soft systems.
  14. Apply OSHA and NIOSH principles to facilities design and management.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 27
Major Preparation 26
Major Core Requirements 21
Concentration Requirements 30
Technical Elective 1
Minor Requirements 15
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

Major Exceptions

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions  area in the General Education (GE)  section to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Preparation and Required in the Major (all courses in preparation, core, and concentration) must be completed with a grade of “C- or better”.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (27 units)


Core Lower Division General Education (18 units)


Of the 39 units required by the university, 21 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Upper Division General Education (3 units)


Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (6 units)


The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Complete One Sequence From:

Physical Education


Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Complete One Sequence From:


Physics B


Major Requirements (52 units)


Additional requirement for graduation: To qualify for a baccalaureate degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Manufacturing, students must earn a grade of “C-” or better in each major and preparation courses.

Business Minor (15 units)


(required for this major)

Total Units Required (120 units)