Master of Science in Engineering Technology

General

Program Description

The Department of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas provides you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in engineering technology and technical studies and prepares you to design, build, test, operate and maintain a range of systems and processes. Our department is the only one of its kind in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and offers coursework leading to a Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology.

Your program is planned under the direction of a major professor or advisor during your first semester of graduate study. When the degree plan is approved by the graduate dean, you’ll be admitted to candidacy.

Thesis option

  • 24 credit hours of coursework in a concentration area
  • 6 credit hours of thesis (You’ll develop the topic and design a thesis in consultation with your graduate advisory committee. This option concludes with a thesis defense.)

Non-thesis option

  • 30 credit hours of coursework in a concentration area
  • 3-credit-hour project-in-lieu-of-thesis

Course-only option

  • 30 credit hours of coursework in a concentration area
  • 3 credit hours of an integrative course

Graduate Opportunities

Our curriculum applies current and emerging technology to solve engineering problems. Experiential learning activities are introduced in most courses while emphasizing hands-on laboratory activities. The degree offers you opportunities to enhance your analytical, communication and engineering problem-solving skills.

You’ll work closely with distinguished faculty members in a small-class setting to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers. You can also take advantage of the university’s invaluable contacts with leading companies and corporate partners. Flexible class and lab times are available if you work full time or part-time.

Our department’s graduates are actively recruited by technical firms and businesses. With more than 1,200 alumni holding technology degrees, we measure our success by our graduates’ success.

UNT provides services unique to the needs of graduate students. The Graduate Writing Support Center can help you with writing a thesis, dissertation or class paper, and the Office of Research Consulting can help you achieve your research goals using cutting-edge research technology tools and statistical analysis. A Thesis Boot Camp and other specialized workshops are available through the Toulouse Graduate School®. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.

Available Degree Programs

In this degree program, you may pursue concentrations in the following areas under a thesis or non-thesis option.

Construction Management brings together scheduling, risk management, building information modeling, and contract dispute avoidance.

Engineering Management emphasizes the design of experiments, technological innovation, accounting, marketing, and business management.

Mechanical Systems examines product design and development with an emphasis on mechanical design, materials, and manufacturing.

Research Opportunities

Research in the department is led primarily by short- to medium-term industry needs. It entails applying advanced science, engineering and mathematics to create an implementable solution to an industry-relevant problem using technology. Our laboratories are well-equipped to provide the utmost in learning environments.

The department resides at Discovery Park, UNT’s 300-acre research facility. Laboratories supporting each area of emphasis have new computers, software, equipment, and instrumentation. Laboratory equipment in other departments is available to support thesis research. Support for research projects in the department comes from various industry, state and federal sources.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Engineering Technology Master’s program, students should meet the following requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Acceptable GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section and 146 or higher on the Verbal section.
  • Most international students need proof of English proficiency of 79+ on TOEFL or 6.0+ on IELTS.
Last updated May 2019

About the School

Welcome to the UNT College of Engineering, a young and vibrant college at a top tier (R1) university. The college is going through a phase of transformation, adding nine tenured/tenure-track and two n ... Read More

Welcome to the UNT College of Engineering, a young and vibrant college at a top tier (R1) university. The college is going through a phase of transformation, adding nine tenured/tenure-track and two non-tenure-track faculty members in 2019, with plans to continue expanding over the next 4-5 years. Read less