Industrial Engineer holding computer tablet controlling robotic arm

About Industrial Technology

Are you working in the industrial or engineering technology field position and interested in moving into a leadership position? Do you possess both technical and leadership skills? Would you like to earn your master’s degree while working?  If so, you might be the perfect candidate for Buffalo State’s industrial technology master of science program.

Buffalo State’s part-time industrial technology M.S. program is designed for professionals to complete within three years. The 30-credit hour degree that blends the management and technology disciplines and 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.

Industrial Technology, M.S.

Degree Information

With a master’s degree in industrial technology, you’ll be poised for management and leadership positions in manufacturing and technological companies. These professionals supervise employees, select manufacturing equipment, and set up quality-control programs. This kind of master’s degree provide you with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to operate manufacturing processes and facilities efficiently, profitably, and safely.

Industrial technology graduates are also employed in:

  • construction companies
  • engineering firms
  • government agencies
  • hospitals
  • industrial design firms
  • public utility companies

There are numerous jobs you can find with a master’s degree in industrial technology. One is industrial production manager. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities vary depending upon the industry, but the pay remains strong. The median annual wage for industrial production managers was $105,480 in May 2019.

Other positions include:   

  • Director of Operations 
  • Electronics Technician
  • Industrial Automation Engineer
  • Industrial Trainer
  • Materials & Processes Inspector
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Supervisor/Manager
  • Purchasing Agent


  • Quality Control  Manager
  • Robotics Technician 
  • Safety Engineer 
  • Safety Supervisor
  • Senior Applications Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Sales Manager


Professional Accreditation

Our program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

High Job Placement

Typically, 100 percent of graduates find industry employment within one year or less after graduating. 

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Industrial Technology students may utilize the Thermal Sciences Lab, Vibrations and Structures Lab, CAD/CAM Lab, Control Systems Lab, Electrical Power Systems Lab, and/or Student Project Labs. 

Saquib M. Ahmed Associate Professor
D. Steven Barker Associate Professor
Donald J. Crane Lecturer
Jikai Du Associate Professor
John J. Earshen Chair and Associate Professor
Stephanie R. Goldberg Professor
Ilya Y. Grinberg Distinguished Teaching Professor
Catherine A. Johnson Administrative Assistant 1
James E. Kolarich Instructional Support Technician
James Mayrose Professor
Roger D. McClellan Lecturer
Brian Murphy Lecturer
Maryam Nasri Assistant Professor
Elizabeth A. O'Neill Assistant Professor
Howard L. Payne Lecturer
Edward M. Purizhansky Lecturer
Jonathan R. Rosten Instructional Support Technician
Richard A. Stempniak Associate Professor
Ganesh Walunj Assistant Professor