MS in Technology

East Tennessee State University

Program Description

MS in Technology

East Tennessee State University

The ETSU Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, & Digital Media, in conjunction with the ETSU School of Graduate Studies, offers a graduate program of studies structured to provide students with opportunities to enhance their general, professional, and technical backgrounds and to help prepare them to be responsive to changes in technology and adapt to emerging technical needs and concepts.

The students served at the graduate level consist of:

  • individuals strengthening their technical and educational background in regard to their careers in technology and/or education;
  • persons seeking teacher certification in order to change their instructional field; and
  • persons preparing for a second career.

The curriculum in the Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media provides the knowledge, experience, and concepts needed to develop the learner’s capacity to interpret and manage situations that occur in our technological society. The ETSU Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, & Digital Media offers M.S. in Technology in two concentrations:

The Engineering Technology concentration is for students who plan to become, or are now, involved in supervising or coordinating workers, materials, and equipment in a production system or who are resolving technical problems related to the courses offered. Individuals completing the program should be qualified to deal with tooling, methods, planning, quality control and reliability, and management aspects of production in manufacturing and other industries. In the engineering technology concentration, graduate students may integrate a variety of courses that will allow emphasis in a technical area as related to their career goals. Student Learning Outcomes for Masters in Engineering Technology Concentration

  1. Communicate effectively in technical writing, oral presentation, and graphic design to meet the standards of APA
  2. Collaborate effectively with a team member and/or a leader to solve class based case studies and/or industry provided problems and issues
  3. Demonstrate advanced technical knowledge and mastery of subject matter
  4. Students will be able to develop and apply methods to set up, acquire and analyze information needed to solve technical problems.
  5. Students will be able to discuss and apply various manufacturing control methods such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Concurrent Engineering, Agile Manufacturing and others.

Admission Requirements:

  • An undergraduate major or minor in a technically related area
  • An undergraduate course in probability and statistics
  • An overall GPA of 3.0

M.S. Technology degree students selecting the Engineering Technology concentration option must complete the following core/option courses (12 credit hours):

ENTC 5030 Investigation in Technology
ENTC 5950 Methods of Research
ENTC 5170 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management

Choose one of the following required program option courses (3 credits):

ENTC5960 Thesis or ENTC5800 Strategic Experience

The M.S. Technology—Engineering Technology graduate student must select one of two options:

  1. Thesis Option: Requires 30 semester hours, including ENTC 5960 Thesis.
  2. Non-thesis Option: Requires 36 semester hours, including ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience.

At the completion of either option, the candidate will defend work in an oral examination. The examining board will consist of the student’s committee plus other interested faculty members. In addition, a written comprehensive exam covering all coursework taken during the program of studies may be required.

Graduation Requirements:

Non-thesis Option: Thirty-six (36) credit hours of coursework approved by the graduate coordinator.

Thesis Option: Thirty (30) credit hours of coursework approved by graduate coordinator including a thesis.

Restrictions: Student can’t count more than four 5xx7 courses (e.g. ENTC 5777 Safety Management) toward his/her degree if non-thesis option; three if thesis option.

Two Year Recommended Plan of Study:

Engineering Technology Concentration (ETC)
Year 01 – Fall Semester
ENTC 5170 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
Core: MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management
ENTC 5640 Innovative Entrepreneurship
Year 01 – Spring Semester
Core: ENTC 5030 Investigation in Technology
ENTC 5010 Modern Industry
Elective*
Year 02 – Fall Semester
ENTC 5630 Project Management
Core: ENTC 5950 Methods of Research
BADM 5230 Strategic Leadership
Core (Thesis option): ENTC 5960 Thesis
Elective*
Year 02 – Spring Semester
Core (for non-thesis option): ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience Or
Core (Thesis option): ENTC 5960 Thesis
Elective*
Elective

*All Electives must be approved by graduate coordinator

The Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration was formed to provide our graduate students with skills that will help them thrive in the global economy of the twenty-first century. The purpose of the Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration is to respond to the ever-increasing need for entrepreneurial leadership skills in the commercialization of innovative technology and to respond to the broader application of entrepreneurial thinking in existing technology-based businesses, health care, and higher education. This program is designed to provide the innovative, prudent risk-taker with a practical approach for commercializing innovative technology and for creating wealth by finding implementation methods for transforming creative ideas into value-producing technology-based business models. In this context, wealth can be measured in financial terms or in terms of value added in a social or not-for-profit scenario. Student Learning Outcomes for Masters in Engineering Technology with Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration

  1. Communicate effectively in technical writing, oral presentation, and graphic design to meet the standards of APA
  2. Collaborate effectively with a team member and/or a leader to solve class based case studies and/or industry provided problems and issues
  3. Demonstrate advanced technical knowledge and mastery of subject matter
  4. Students will be able to develop and apply methods to set up, acquire and analyze information needed to solve technical problems.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to generate viable and innovative ideas of products and services for new and existing industry

Admission Requirements:

  • An undergraduate major or minor in a technically related area
  • An undergraduate course in probability and statistics
  • An overall GPA of 3.0

M.S. Technology degree students selecting the Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration option must complete the following core/option courses (9 credit hours):

ENTC5030 Investigation in Technology
ENTC5950 Methods of Research
MGMT5010 Essentials of Management

Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration requirements (9 credit hours):

MGMT 5617 - Small Business Management
BADM 5370 - Entrepreneurial Finance
ENTC 5640 - Innovative Entrepreneurship

Choose one of the following required program option courses (3 credits):

ENTC5960 Thesis or ENTC5800 Strategic Experience

The M.S. Technology—Engineering Technology graduate student must select one of two options:

  1. Thesis Option: Requires 30 semester hours, including ENTC 5960 Thesis.
  2. Non-thesis Option: Requires 36 semester hours, including ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience.

At the completion of either option, the candidate will defend work in an oral examination. The examining board will consist of the student’s committee plus other interested faculty members. In addition, a written comprehensive exam covering all coursework taken during the program of studies may be required.

Graduation Requirements:

Non-thesis Option: Thirty-six (36) credit hours of coursework approved by the graduate coordinator.

Thesis Option: Thirty (30) credit hours of coursework approved by graduate coordinator including a thesis.

Restrictions: Student can’t count more than four 5xx7 courses (e.g. ENTC 5777 Safety Management) toward his/her degree if non-thesis option; three if thesis option.

Two Year Recommended Plan of Study:

Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration (ELC)
Year 01 – Fall Semester
ENTC 5170 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
Core: MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management
ELC Req.: ENTC 5640 Innovative Entrepreneurship
Year 01 – Spring Semester
Core: ENTC 5030 Investigation in Technology
ELC Req.: BADM 5370 Entrepreneurial Finance
MKTG 5010 Essentials of Marketing
Elective*
Year 01 – Summer Semester
ELC Req.: MGMT 5617 Small Business Management
Year 02 – Fall Semester
ENTC 5630 Project Management
Core: ENTC 5950 Methods of Research
BADM 5230 Strategic Leadership
Core (Thesis option):
ENTC 5960 Thesis
Elective*
Year 02 – Spring Semester
Core (for non-thesis option): ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience Or
Core (Thesis option):
ENTC 5960 Thesis
Elective*
Elective*
-

*All Electives must be approved by graduate coordinator

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 27, 2018
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