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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Engineering and Technology Systems, MS (MSETS)


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Program Objectives and Description
The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction (ETSC) offers a master of science degree in Engineering and Technology Management (MSETM). The program is designed to prepare persons holding bachelor of science degrees in the engineering technologies (ET), industrial technologies (IT), and similar or related degrees for career advancement. The MSET core curriculum is designed to teach students how to address technological challenges such as improving existing products, services, and work processes, and developing new ones. The context for instruction takes into account contemporary challenges in business and industry, such as innovating when technology is rapidly changing, adapting to the global economy, and protecting the environment. Students select electives courses in order to build upon their current technical capabilities or to develop knowledge and skills in a new area that complements their career objectives.

Admission Requirements
Incoming students are expected to meet all of the requirements of the graduate school, have a solid background in science and mathematics, and show evidence of scholarship. This requires that the candidate have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution and have completed a course in pre-calculus (or its equivalent) and at least one college-level, laboratory-based science course. Applicants must submit official score reports for the General Aptitude Test of the GRE Examination, and scores earned must be at or above the 50th percentile. And candidate who does not meet these requirements may be admitted to the program on a conditional basis, after which he or she must complete the requirements before being fully admitted to the program. If English is a secondary language, students must score 550 or more on the TOEFL examination. Transfer students will be considered using the same criteria, with consideration for equivalent graduate coursework completed elsewhere.

General Requirements


Students must complete all courses listed in the general requirements. IET 700 credits are to be taken in conjunction with fulfilling the research component of the curriculum. Students must complete either a thesis or a research project. The comprehensive exam is not an available option for the MSETS program.

General Requirements Total Credits: 29


Department-approved Technical Electives


The student must select 16 credits from the following list to complete a program total of 45 credits. The student may propose to take alternative electives course(s) that are not shown on the list of approved technical electives. If the student takes any electives course for which he or she has not met the prerequisites, then fulfilling those prerequisites will add credit hours to his or her course of study, beyond the 45 credits required for graduation. All elective courses, including 400-level IET courses, that the student wants to include in the course of study are subject to the approval of the advisor and the department chair.

  • ECON 462 - Environmental and Resource Economics Credits: (5)
  • GEOG 443 - Energy Policy Credits: (5)

Elective Total Credits: 16


Total Credits: 45


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