Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Engineering Technology Management, Bachelor of Science (5007)


Program Coordinator

Brian M. Janes, brian.janes@wku.edu, (270) 745-4514

Technology is defined as any tool or operating system designed to improve the efficiency, quality, and competitiveness of an organization. Engineering Technology Management at Western Kentucky University is a 2+2 program designed specifically for students who currently hold a certificate (with at least 24 hours of technical credit) or an associate of applied science degree from a technical school, two-year college, or four-year institution. The Engineering Technology Management program is a capstone program that provides a two-year management emphasis for those working toward a supervisory position in industry. Graduates are empowered to obtain a position of leadership in business, industry, or workforce development in support of innovation and global competitiveness. Students who transfer to WKU with an applied associate degree (e.g., Associate of Applied Science) receive a 12-hour waiver from the overall 42 hour upper-level course requirement.

Career Opportunities

Graduates obtain employment in a wide variety of positions, some job titles of graduates include: systems integrator, industrial engineer, production manager/specialist, manufacturing engineer, maintenance specialist, quality manager, quality engineer, production engineer, general manager, plant manager, industrial trainer, project manager, systems analyst, shift supervisor, and technology educator.

Program Description

Western Kentucky University provides upper-division hours both in the major and in general education toward the completion of the degree. Students take 39 hours of major that includes 12 hours of upper-division electives approved by the advisor. Majors then take general education or elective courses to fulfill university requirements regarding the following:

  • 30 hours minimum in WKU courses
  • 42 hours minimum upper-division courses (unless receiving a waiver)
  • 120 hours minimum for graduation
  • Colonnade Program Requirements
  • MATH 116 or equivalent

Program Requirements (63 hours)

A baccalaureate degree requires a minimum of 120 unduplicated semester hours. More information can be found at www.wku.edu/registrar/degree_certification.php.

Students who began WKU in the Fall 2014 and thereafter should review the Colonnade requirements located at: https://www.wku.edu/colonnade/colonnaderequirements.php.

Select 24 semester hours of advisor approved courses transferred from a technical school, college or university 100/200 level24
MFGE 271Industrial Statistics3
MFGE 490BSenior Research for Technology Management3
MFGE 342Manufacturing Operations3
MFGE 310Safety and Ergonomics3
MFGE 356Systems Design and Operation3
SEAS 390Project Management3
MFGE 430Technology Management / Supervision / Team Building3
MFGE 371Quality Assurance3
MFGE 394Lean Systems3
Select 12 hours of advisor-approved technical upper-division electives12
Total Hours63

Students should consult with an advisor in planning their four-year degree program in Engineering Technology Management.

Finish in Four Plan

Engineering Technology Management at Western Kentucky University is a 2+2 program designed specifically for students who currently hold a certificate (with at least 24 hours of technical credit) or an associate of applied science degree from a technical school, two-year college or four-year institution. Students should consult with an advisor in planning their four-year degree program in Engineering Technology Management.

Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MFGE 2713MFGE 3713
MFGE 3423MFGE 3563
Technical upper-division Elective3MFGE 3103
 MFGE 4303
 9 12
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
SEAS 3903MFGE 490B3
MFGE 3943Technical upper-division Elective3
Technical upper-division Elective3Technical upper-division Elective3
 9 9
Total Hours 39