Buffalo State

Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

Industrial Technology (M.S.)

Master of Science Program

Program Code: MS-SP

Major Code: IDT

HEGIS 0925

Engineering Technology Department

Mohan Devgun, Chair

John J. Earshen, Program Coordinator

Technology Building 126, (716) 878-6017


This program prepares professionals for positions of leadership and responsibility in business, industry, and government. It provides direct exposure to actual business and industrial problems in an applications-oriented environment. It encourages part-time study while the participant is involved in full-time employment. Representative undergraduate degrees include industrial technology, engineering technology, computer information systems, and business. Required courses include engineering economics, operations management, integrated industrial systems and research design. These courses provide a common core of knowledge enabling the graduate to effectively function in diverse settings. Elective courses allow the student to pursue topics of interest that may be of immediate professional benefit. A research project, often based on current work experiences, completes the program.

This part-time program is designed to provide a 30-hour degree that blends the management and technology disciplines, and can be completed in three years of part-time study.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in technology, engineering, business, or information systems from an accredited college or university. Candidates holding other baccalaureate degrees but having significant work experience in one of the previously mentioned disciplines will be considered.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale) in the baccalaureate degree.
  3. Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s current or most recent employer.
  4. Letter of intent. A brief statement describing the applicant’s experience and how this degree is expected to help achieve his or her career goals.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Application Procedures:

  1. Obtain application information online at http://graduateschool.buffalostate.edu/admissions
  2. Request sealed official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended and submit them with the complete application packet to Graduate School.
  3. Obtain approval from the Graduate Studies Committee, the department chair, and the Graduate School.

Admission applications are not complete until all required forms, documents, and data are received.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

12 cr


Engineering Economy

INT 602

Operations Management

INT 659

Integrated Industrial Systems

INT 689

Research Design and Methods

Elective Courses1

12-18 cr

Select from the following:


American Enterprise System

HIS 607

The U.S. in Contemporary World Affairs

INT 610

Managerial Marketing

INT 611

Network Theory

INT 612

Quality Control Management

INT 630

Work Measurement

INT 661

Manufacturing Properties of Materials

INT 662

Manufacturing Case Studies

INT 670

Production and Inventory Management

INT 675

Just-in-Time Manufacturing

PSC 500

Public Administration and Policy

Master’s Project, Master’s Thesis, or Comprehensive Examination

0-6 cr

Select one option:

INT 690

Master’s Project

INT 695

Master’s Thesis (6)

Comprehensive Examination (0)

Total Required Credit Hours

30 cr

1Selected under advisement

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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Applied Economics (M.A.)

Art Conservation (M.A. and C.A.S.)

Art Education (M.S.Ed.)

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Biology (M.A.)

Biology Education (7–12, M.S.Ed.)

Business and Marketing Education (M.S.Ed.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (M.S.Ed.)

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Chemistry Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.Ed.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Education (Birth–Grade 6; M.S.Ed.)

Creative Studies (M.S.)

Creativity and Change Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Earth Science Education (7-12), M.S.Ed.


Educational Technology (M.S.Ed.)

Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building

Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building & District

English (M.A.)

English Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

English Education (7–12; PTCP)

Foreign Language Education (1-6 Extension; 7-12) (M.S.Ed.)

Forensic Science (M.S.)

French Education (7–12; PTCP)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.A.)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.S.)

Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (M.S.)

History (M.A.)

Human Resource Development (Graduate Certificate)

Industrial Technology (M.S.)

Literacy Specialist (Birth Through Grade 12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12; 5–6 Extension; PTCP)

Multidisciplinary Studies (M.A. and M.S.)

Museum Studies (M.A.)

Museum Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Music Education (M.M.)

Physics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Physics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed. with Alternative Certification)

Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics (M.S.)

Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management (M.P.A.)

Public Management (Graduate Certificate)

Public Relations M.S.

Science Education (M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7-12; 5-6 Extension; PTCP)

Spanish Education (7-12; PTCP)

Special Education

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.Ed.)

Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Technology Education (M.S.Ed.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

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Course Descriptions

ACM - Applied & Computational Mathematics

ADE - Adult Education

AED - Art Education

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BUS - Business

BXE - Bilingual Exceptional Education

CHE - Chemistry

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNS - Art Conservation

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - Creative Studies

CTE - Career and Technical Education

DAN - Dance

DED - Distributive Education

DES - Design

ECO - Economics

ECS - Elementary Education

EDL - Educational Leadership

EDU - Elementary Education

EDT - Educational Technology

ENG - English

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English as a Second Language

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

GEG - Geography

GES - Geology

GLC - Great Lakes Center

HEA - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

INT - Industrial Technology

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

OEC - Occupational Education

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSM - Professional Science and Mathematics

PSY - Psychology

SCI - Science

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

THA - Theater Arts

UED - Urban Education


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