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Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management, M.S.

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Requirements

The Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program prepares engineering and technological professionals to make process-, product-, and project-oriented strategic and operational decisions and become leaders in the management of technology by providing the link between engineering, science, and management. It helps companies, research organizations, and governments to plan, develop, and implement technologies by specifically addressing real needs identified by industry leaders. Effective planning, selection, implementation, and management of technology, and the teams involved, is essential to the success of any business in today’s complex and time-critical global markets. Students learn to apply proven evaluation concepts and implementation strategies to fast moving, technical management decisions that make the difference in both career and business success. Courses provide practicing engineers and managers of technical teams or projects with the knowledge, tools, and skills to manage projects, operations, organizations, and people. The program includes product and project management, engineering management, quality and safety management, and statistical analysis to enable the graduate to be more effective in technical managerial and leadership roles in a business environment. The program is specifically tailored for professionals who want to advance their careers while still working full time. The entire program is available through distance learning as well as face to face and involves 30 credit hours of course work.

Total Program Credits: 30

Matriculation Requirements:    
Application for admission:
  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university, a nationally accredited program, or an international college or university recognized by a Ministry of Education

  2. Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from an accredited institution, or GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from an accredited institution in last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate coursework

  3. Three professional letters of recommendation

  4. Official transcripts from all attended institutions of higher education

  5. A personal statement

Discipline Core Requirements:   24 Credits
  TECH 6010            Engineering Law and Patents 3
  TECH 6400 Six Sigma Project Management 3
  TECH 6420 Finance for Technical Systems 3
  TECH 6430 Product Management Processes 3
  TECH 6450 Engineering Economics and Project Evaluation 3
  TECH 6700 Data Driven Decision Making 3
  TECH 6950 Engineering and Technology Projects I 3
  TECH 6960 Engineering and Technology Projects II 3
Elective Requirements:   6 Credits
Complete six credits from the following: 6
  TECH 6000 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation in Engineering (3)  
  TECH 6500 Resource Management in Engineering and Technology (3)  
  TECH 6710 Materials Management (3)  
  TECH 679R Special Topics in Engineering (3)  
  TECH 690R Independent Study (3)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. A grade of "C" or higher required for all courses used to satisfy graduation requirement
  3. Courses must be finished within a five-year period. No courses will apply toward graduation that are older than five years
  4. Graduates may not transfer more than ten semester credit hours into this master's program. Only transfer courses approved by the graduateprogram faculty shall be counted as approved credit for the degree
  5. A minimum of 30 credits is required

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
TECH 6400 Six Sigma Project Management 3
TECH 6420 Finance for Technical Systems 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
TECH 6430 Product Management Processes 3
TECH 6450 Engineering Economics and Project Evaluation 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
TECH 6700 Data Driven Decision Making 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
TECH 6010 Engineering Law and Patents 3
TECH 6950 Engineering and Technology Projects I 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
TECH 6960 Engineering and Technology Projects II 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 30

Department

Technology Management

The Technology Management department is in the  Scott M. Smith College of Engineering. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Technology Management department, visit their website.

Technology Management department