Technical Systems Management

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


What is Technical Systems Management?

This major applies both engineering principles and business management concepts. Students will work with systems involving agriculture, food, energy, water, and the environment. In our program, you will gain important problem-solving skills and learn how to operate new technology. You'll also learn how to manage supplies to maintain healthier, more sustainable environments. Students may specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Construction Systems Management
  • Environmental Systems Management
  • Mechanization, Marketing, and Technology Management
  • Processing Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems

Career Options

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Systems

Post-Graduation Success1

86% employed or continuing education

79% employed after graduation

7% attending graduate school

$54,600 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: John Deere, Cargill, Monsanto View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Harold Washington College View All

Graduation & Retention2

4.1 years to degree

93% freshman retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

84% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,840
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,194
  • Total: $35,646


  • Tuition: $32,290
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $53,436


  • Tuition: $33,180
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $54,326