Sep 25, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Department

College of Education and Professional Studies
Hogue Technology Building, room 101
    See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

Greg Lyman, MS

Scott Calahan, MEd, industrial/technology education
P. Warren Plugge, PhD, construction management
Sathyanarayanan (Sathy) Rajendran, PhD, CSP, CRIS, ARM, LEED-AP, safety and health management
David Martin, PhD, construction management
Charles Pringle, MS, PE, mechanical engineering technology

Associate Professors
Lad Holden, MT, electronics engineering technology
Darren Olson, PhD, industrial technology
Greg Lyman, MS, electronics engineering technology

Assistant Professors
John Choi, PhD, PE, mechanical engineering technology
Jennifer Serne, MS, safety and health management

Senior Lecturers
Michael Andler, MS, CHST, CRIS, CET, safety and health management
Darryl Fuhrman, MS, construction management

Peter Zencak, MS, electronics engineering technology
Jason Allen, BS, mechanical engineering technology
Dennis Capovilla, MS, mechanical engineering technology

Emeritus Professors
Roger Beardsley, MS
G.W. (Bo) Beed
D. Ken Calhoun, EdD
David Carns, MS
Stanley A. Dudley, MEd
Robert M. Envick, EdD
Ronald M. Frye
Craig Johnson, PhD
Juan Robertson
Robert Wieking, PhD
Norman H. Wolford, MS
Taiqian Q. Yang, PhD
Tim Yoxtheimer, MS

TBA, department manager
Jeff Wilcox, instructional and classroom support technician
Chris Berkshire, instructional and classroom support technician

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 the student 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.

Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: or by contacting the department directly.


    Master of Science (M.S.)


      Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction (ETSC)Safety Health Management (SHM)