Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology-Engineering Without the Math

After 4 years of development, we have settled upon what we feel to be the very best programs to offer to you in Industrial Technology.

These programs are designed for the person that wants to work in industry, or for federal and state regulatory agencies.

What is “Industrial Technology”?? From Wikipedia we have: Industrial Technology includes wide ranging subject matter, which is an amalgamation of industrial engineering and buiness topics with more focus on the practicality and management of technical systems and less focus on the actual engineering of those systems.

Graduates of our program are expected to find positions in major industries (food, water, oil, or global transportation), and to serve primarily in supervisory and administrative positions.

When we lightly refer to our program as engineering without the math, we do not mean no math!! We mean that advanced engineering mathematics will not be required. Typical business math, how to read corporate financial reports, and other relevant computational skills will be covered.

The curriculum says it all, and we feel our offering is not only unique, but can be handled by students of average intelligence. And a degree in Industrial Technology will “get you in the door” to an interview, and is way superior to a general business degree, due to its being unusual and also being perceived as of higher calibre.

Because of the mass of material that needs to be covered, we needed 4 years of study to make this degree worth anything. But we feel it is 4 years well spent, particularly since our program can be done part-time by working adults, previous home schoolers, and others.

We only offer two ways to a degree in this field:

(A) A combined Bachelor of Business Science/Master of Business Science (BBS/MBS) in Industrial Technology [4 year program]

(B) Doctor of Science (D.Sc.): Those students that have completed the BBS/MBS in Industrial Technology have the right to pursue the award of a PhD degree by completing a dissertation. We allocate 1 year for completion of this segment and many students will be discussing a dissertation during their 4th year of studies. Of course if the student needs additional time, that is certainly permitted.

We strongly believe that these offerings in the field of Industrial technology are among our strongest programs.

For our combined BBS/MBS (4 year program) we go deep into the main global technologies: Food, Oil/Energy, Water, Global Transportation (including Modern Railroading). A graduate of this new kind of business program will have the tools and the industry specific language to obtain employment with the largest global companies. You will be hired because you understand their business. Again, we don’t spend any time on superfluous humanities courses, second language courses and general studies…we are all business. This is a terrific, novel, innovative program, the graduates of which will be in high demand. This program focuses on:

  • Big Oil: Exploration, Transport, Management, Chemistry, Reserves, Sale and Marketing, Permits, Clean Coal Processing
  • Water Resources: Production, Filtration Technology, Ocean Energy, Waste Water, Water Chemistry, Management, Salt Water Separation, EPA Regulations
  • Food Technologies: Packaging, Preservation, Distribution, Additives, Regulations
  • Global Transportation: Modern Railroading, River Transport, Air Cargo, Sea Cargo, Ports and Port Mechanics, Shipping and Tanker Leasing

Summary of Curriculum

The program covers 4 years of three trimester sessions each year, and requires each student to complete a digital portfolio of his/her accomplishments, research and interests. Courses relating to the digital portfolio are named “Online Portfolio” in the following curriculum.

In this program, courses are taken sequentially for approximately a 1 month period. This allows for in depth consideration of the material. No credits for prior education or work are issued; each student must complete our full curriculum.

Because this is a new and exciting one of a kind program, few if any “standard” textbooks are available. The program relies heavily on trade journals, published reports, company Annual Reports, internet resources and training aids, as well as gust video lectures. Participation in free online training programs offered by industrial trade groups or companies may be required as part of a course.

This new kind of business engineering program explores “real world” situations. It is offered to any high school graduate, although, those students who have done well in science and/or math will have the most fun with the program. After all, “industry”  is about numbers…

Curriculum Years 1-2


Year 1

Year 2


Online Portfolio (1): Introduction to blogging and your online reputation. Students will establish the outline for their personal website and publish it to the internet for gradual revision and development 3 Credits

Food Distribution: The state of the industry relating to distribution processes. The course includes consideration of import and export procedures and regulations regarding rice, wheat, corn and other commodities. 3 Credits

Financial Accounting (for non-accountants): Course introduces the basics of business accounting 3 Credits

Food Storage: A discussion of all the different types of storage techniques relating to different food and commodities. The course also covers global food supplies and what the future holds for food shortages. 3 Credits

Information Systems (IT): The course introduces the kinds of data businesses have, how it is managed, including a survey of data base software, and Personnel Management records

3 Credits

Online Portfolio (2): Research Project. This segment requires a research project to be completed and published to the student’s online website. Updating and development of the student’s digital portfolio are stressed. The subject of the project will be determined jointly by the student and faculty and must demonstrate the student’s writing ability and mastery of a topic. 3 Credits


Internet Business Research: The student will master using the internet to locate trade journals, annual reports, industry specific information and data. 3 Credits

Water Resources: What they are, who has them, and how control is effected. This course necessarily relates to natural water resources. The course introduces the business of water. 3 Credits

Reading Financial Statements: No where can more information about a company and its business be found than by studying annual reports. The course covers how to find annual reports, and how to analyze the information presented, particularly with respect to business operations, financial strength of the company. Companies involved in Oil, Water, Food, and Transport will be emphasized.
3 Credits

Water Chemistry: The properties of water, including natural and artificial additives, and contaminants. Testing and analysis procedures.

3 Credits

Business Law: Contracts and the UCC, including Bills of Lading: The course covers business law basics with emphasis on contracts
3 Credits

Water Production and Filtration Technology.  Manufacturing processes and filtration technologies.
3 Credits


Human Resources: The course covers personnel practices, and state and federal safety regulations and labor law. The purpose of the course is to prepare  graduates for management positions as well as company entry level positions. One of the easiest ways for a graduate to enter an industry is via employment in a company’s personnel office.
3 Credits

Saltwater Separation: the production of water from the sea. Large scale facilities are studied and possible new approaches are investigated. Also reviewed is the means of obtaining water from glaciers, the north and south poles.
4 Credits

Food Technology: An overview of quality control practices and manufacturing processes.
3 Credits

Wastewater: The water nobody wants. How to treat it using chemical and biological methods. How to get clean water from waste water. A review of companies engaged in this field, as well as the consideration of cost analyses, and the new technologies. 4 Credits

Food Preservation and Packaging: Kinds of packaging and preservation techniques with emphasis on meats, seafood, vegetables,including costs analyses. 3 Credits

Colloquium and Independent research:  We pull together the concepts previously covered and the student conducts literature investigation or field exercise in some aspect of interest, for publication on his/her digital portfolio. 4 Credits

Curriculum Years 3-4


Year 3

Year 4


Online Portfolio (3): The student is guided in connection with both the procedure for citing publications and sources, as well as review and updating of the Online Portfolio. In this segment we concentrate on video and audio techniques to refine the portfolio, make it exciting to visit, and how to give it a professional look.

4 Credits

Big Oil: An outline of this massive global industry that is still making ordinary people wealthy is presented. Topics covered include: the basics of oil and gas production from reservoir to sales point; common terminology for equipment; basic oil and gas field concepts, the wellhead and other equipment.

4 Credits

Global Transportation Systems: Overview and identity of trade journals

4 Credits

Oil and Gas Transport: Transmission and processing. 4 Credits

River Transport: Moving goods on the major international and domestic rivers

4 Credits

Oil Chemistry: A massive topic, we focus on the business aspects and companies involved in producing products from oil and gas. 4 Credits


Modern Railroading (1): The systems, the new technologies, the biggest lines, international and domestic. 4 Credits

Oil Reserves and Sales: How oil is sold internationally, the “price of a barrel” of oil, oil as a commodity. 4 Credits

Modern Railroading (2): Cross border connections, oil shale and oil products, foods, and cargo.

4 Credits

Shale oil and Fracking: An exploration of the technique and controversies.

4 Credits

Ocean Shipping: Includes tanker shipping and leasing. The purpose of the course is to investigate the special language and procedures involved in this industry, including insurance issues

4 Credits

Clean Coal Processing: The techniques for extracting oil and energy from coal. A comparison of costs of processing oil and coal is made.

4 Credits


Air Cargo: What can and can’r be shipped. Methods of shipping and packaging for shipping. 4 Credits

Colloquium: A discussion and study of a current topic of interest within the oil industry 4 Credits

Shipping Paperwork and Freight Forwarding: The business of International and cross-border freight forwarding is presented.

4 Credits

Oil and Gas Careers: Where the jobs are what kinds of jobs are available is presented. This course explores this topic from the business side of the oil industry through a review of the major players and study of annual reports

4 Credits

Independent Study Project: With guidance from the faculty, the student will prepare a research paper on some topic involved in global transportation. This will involve internet based research into the business of global transportation and a polished, professional presentation of findings and results. 4 Credits

Online Portfolio (4): Similar to a “masters thesis”, the student, with the guidance of the faculty, puts the finishing touches on their digital portfolio. A final research paper will be required for inclusion in the final Online Portfolio.

4 Credits

CREDITS: The program consists of 120 trimester credits, of which 48 trimester credits are allocated to the Masters Degree. In the US system, 1 trimester credit is the equivalent to 5/6 semester credit. Consequently, for the Masters Degree portion of the program, 48 trimester credits is equal to 40 semester credits, which is more than the 36 semester credits normally associated with a Masters Degree. Your transcript will state this.

Our Masters Degree is  designed to be equivalent to that of a regionally accredited USA college or university, and graduates can obtain a report of equivalency from a professional foreign credential evaluation service.

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