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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Department

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College of Education and Professional Studies
Ellensburg (E)
Hogue Hall, room 101
CWU-Des Moines (DM)

509-963-1756 (E)
206-439-3800 (DM)
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Faculty and Staff Chair
Lad Holden, MT

William Bender, PhD, construction management
David Carns, MS, construction management
Craig Johnson, PhD, mechanical engineering technology
Holly Johnson, PhD, mechanical engineering technology
Taiqian Q. Yang, PhD, electronics engineering technology

Associate Professors
Roger Beardsley, MS, mechanical engineering technology
Scott Calahan, MEd, industrial/technology education
David Martin, construction management
Lad Holden, MT, electronics engineering technology
Darren Olson, PhD, industrial technology
P. Warren Plugge, PhD, construction management
Michael L. Whelan, PhD, construction management

Assistant Professors
Nathan Davis, MA, electronics engineering technology
Charles Pringle, MS, mechanical engineering technology
Sathyanarayanan Rajendran, PhD, safety and health management

Emeritus Professors
D. Ken Calhoun, EdD
Stanley A. Dudley, MEd
Robert M. Envick, EdD
Ronald M. Frye
Robert Wieking, PhD
Norman H. Wolford, MS
Tim Yoxtheimer, MS

Matthew Burvee, instructional and classroom support technician
Arthur Morken, instructional and classroom support technician
Susan Van de Venter, department manager

Program Objectives and Description
The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction (ETSC) offers a master of science degree in engineering technology (MSET). The program is designed to prepare persons holding a 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 elective 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. Any 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.


    Master of Science

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