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Engineering Technology Management Minor or Certificate

Program Narrative

The Engineering Technology Management (ETM) minor/ certificate is open to all majors, except the Industrial Engineering Technologies major. Completion of this minor will provide the student with an understanding of basic concepts relevant to the management of engineering operations. Students who anticipate moving from technical to managerial positions during their careers may wish to consider this minor. Students can use the ETM minor or certificate with many majors to enhance their career opportunities and gain a competitive advantage in the job market. It is an excellent addition for students with majors in engineering technologies, business administration, communication, and many other areas.

Program Learner Outcomes

  • Understand professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibilities of engineering technology management professionals.
  • Describe the fundamental aspects of engineering project management.
  • Identify and describe various risks and the techniques to manage them.
  • Use techniques of economic cost analysis applied to engineering projects
  • Use fundamental concepts of probability to construct and interpret control charts for attributes to determine product quality.
  • Demonstrate competence in using engineering analytical methods in the development of a simple product.
  • Research methods of design and production of sample products. 


Course Number Course Title Credits
ETSC 301 Engineering Project Cost Analysis 4
ETSC 380 Quality Control 4
ETSC 385 Product Design and Development 4
ETSC 455 Engineering Project Management 4
SHM 454 Risk Management Principles and Practices 4
  Total Credits (20)


Admission Requirements

ETM minor or certificate applications are accepted throughout the year, and typically, the students start in the fall quarter. Any CWU student interested in improving their career opportunities can obtain the ETM minor or certificate. For details about the application procedures, contact the ETSC Department

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete each course with a grade of C or higher and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the program.

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