Engineering Technology Management, Master of Science (0447)

EngineeringTechMngt
Program Coordinator

Anthony M. Doggett, mark.doggett@wku.edu, (270) 745-6951

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology Management develops leaders to support the needs of the modern world-wide industry. The curriculum enhances both career and personal objectives. Graduates of the program are equipped to manage organization resources, lead technological change, and strategically integrate higher level knowledge within their companies.

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology Management (MSETM) provides a broad-based core of management competency in business functions, along with a solid understanding of engineering technologies and capabilities. Courses build upon existing technical competency while allowing the student to customize their depth of study in specific management technologies that enhance long-term professional career goals.

Students may choose to takes classes via face-to-face or distance education format.  All courses can be taken online. Online courses are delivered via Blackboard or interactive video.

Students are encouraged to deliver a peer-reviewed professional presentation or paper at a national conference of their choosing. The professional association for the MSETM program is the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP)

This degree offers a Joint Undergraduate Master's Program (JUMP) which provides academically outstanding students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately five years.  Contact the graduate program coordinator for additional information.

Program Admission

Completion the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), GMAT or equivalent.  A minimum GRE score of 140 verbal is required and a quantitative score of 140 is preferred with a score of 2.5 or higher for analytical writing. International students must also provide evidence of an ability to communicate effectively in English, as demonstrated by and IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (33 hours)

Required Courses
AMS 571Research Methods in Technology Management3
AMS 520Resource Management3
AMS 590Operations Leadership3
AMS 655Project Management3
AMS 671Quality Management3
AMS 599Thesis Research and Writing6
Electives
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Emerging Technologies
Automated Data Collection Systems
Workforce Development
Theory of Constraints
Six Sigma Quality
Product Development
Lean Systems
Legal and Ethical Issues in Technology
Supply Chain Management
Total Hours33

Students are required to complete an oral defense of their thesis and complete a comprehensive written exam of their coursework.