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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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. 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.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify and find sources of information for conducting reviews of literature.
  • Locate, interpret, and synthesize information about emerging technologies in various disciplines.
  • Set up full- and fractional- 2k industrial experiments using standard design of experiments procedures, conduct the experimental runs, and analyze the results.
  • Write a research proposal and outline the body of a research report and a thesis paper according to university and APA style requirements.
  • Present results of research in a clear and concise manner, both verbal and written.
  • Describe the various mechanisms by which new technologies evolve, to differentiate between incremental and radical changes, and to apply these principles on demand, generating innovative ideas driven by need and/or by opportunity.
  • Describe how to identify customer needs and how to satisfy those needs by the development of an appropriate set of product or service features, by correct positioning in the market, and by employing appropriate pricing strategies.
  • Model and simulate simple manufacturing, construction, and decision making problems using commercially available software
  • Design the layout of production workspaces and equipment, using the least amount of space that will still achieve optimum production workflow.
  • When creating facilities layout designs, students will be able to incorporate adjacency requirements between and among administrative offices, production areas, and service departments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish budgets, assign resources, draft proposals, and implement plans.
  • Identify how quality requirements such as ISO9001 and how engineering standards impact the collaboration between partners in a supply chain in terms of everyday operations and  in terms of governing the product development process.

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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