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.
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.