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Masters of Science in Engineering Technology and Management


MS-ETM is accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort.


Program Narrative

The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction (ETSC) offers an online Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology and Management (MS-ETM) with two specializations: Engineering Technology and Construction Management. The Master of Science program prepares students and professionals for career advancement. It develops technical skills and management competencies for tackling strategic initiatives and creating more value in a project or an organization. Prospective students should hold a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technologies, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, construction management, or similar fields. The core curriculum addresses leadership development, risk management, and organizational performance management. Each of the two specializations will complete one of the three courses on professional development, corporate issues, or applied research. The elective courses in the specializations will build upon current technical capabilities or develop skills in a new area that complements student's career objectives.

Program Objectives

  1. Develop advanced technical and managerial competencies with ethical, social, and environmental responsibility.
  2. Broaden career potentials through the applied learning experience.
  3. Promote research and life-long learning as a way of professional life.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the MSETM program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and distinguish each critical component of the planning, design, engineering, development, procurement, and product manufacture or project construction.
  2. Apply and synthesize technical, technological, and soft skills in engineering technology and management with corporate-level strategies and innovations in the global environment.
  3. Construct leadership visions and management initiatives in a project, organizational performance, risk, and supply chain management.
  4. Manage multidisciplinary teams to accomplish project and business objectives and make a significant contribution to reliability, efficiency, quality, and profitability.
  5. Support interdisciplinary approaches to critical-thinking and problem-solving through analytical and practical techniques.
  6. Evaluate effective solutions and applied research that advance industrial practices and contribute to the body of knowledge.

General Requirements

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology and Management (ETM) has two specializations: Engineering Technology (ET) and Construction Management (CM). Each specialization has additional unique admission requirements, which must be met within one year of the start of the program.

Construction Management Specialization Requirements

  • Required: A minimum of one summer construction or closely related internship.
  • Recommended: Calculus I and Calculus II

Construction Management Specialization Student Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the planning, design, development, business and finance, management, leadership, decision-making, legal, and analytical skills as construction managers.
  • Evaluate emerging and specialized topics such as virtual design and construction, alternative project delivery, sustainability, and construction finance and business management as construction industry leaders.

Engineering Technology Specialization Requirements

  • Required: Engineering background or experience.
  • Recommended: Calculus I and Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra.

Engineering Technology Specialization Student Learning Outcomes

  • Solve technical issues and business problems with engineering, technology, and management knowledge and tools as engineering managers.
  • Evaluate emerging and specialized topics such as alternative energy systems, innovative technologies, and quality control as engineering industry leaders.

Students must complete a minimum of 45 credits, including core courses, three courses in a specialization, and the ETSC 700 Master's Thesis, Project Study and/or Examination.

Any graduate student in a master's program whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 at the end of any quarter will be placed on academic probation for the next academic quarter. While on probation, a student may not hold a graduate assistantship or a nonresident tuition waiver fellowship. If, after one-quarter of probation, the student fails to raise her or his cumulative grade point average to 3.0 or above, the student will be withdrawn from the university. Students may not receive a master's degree if their cumulative grade point average is below 3.0. The cumulative grade point average is calculated using all courses taken after admission into a graduate program, whether part of the approved course of study or not. Grades for all courses included on the course of study must average at least 3.0 (B). Credit will not be accepted for courses on the course of study in which a grade lower than "C" is earned.

Program Curriculum and Course Plan

  • Shared Management Core Courses (Total 30 credits)
    1. ETSC 502 Program Introduction and Learning Community (4 credits)
    2. ETSC 555 Engineering Project Management (4 credits)
    3. ETSC 588 Industrial and Academic Research Methods (5 credits)
    4. HRM 552 Leadership in Human Resource Management (4 credits)
    5. HRM 553 Organizational Performance Management (4 credits)
    6. SCM 510 Supply Chain Management Principles and Practices (5 credits)
    7. SHM 554 Risk Management Principles and Practices (4 credits)
  • Construction Management Specialization (Total 16 credits)
    1. ETSC 581 Virtual Construction Management (4 credits)
    2. ETSC 584 Alternative Project Delivery (4 credits)
    3. ETSC 585 Construction Finance and Business Management (4 credits)
    4. ETSC 700 Master's Thesis, Project Study and/or Examination (4 credits)
  • Engineering Technology Specialization (Total 16 credits)
    1. ETSC 512 Alternative Energy Systems (4 credits)
    2. ETSC 523 Development of Emerging Technologies (4 credits)
    3. ETSC 524 Quality Control (4 credits)
    4. ETSC 700 Master's Thesis, Project Study and/or Examination (4 credits)

Note: ETSC 552 LEED in Sustainable Construction can replace ETSC 581, 584, or 585.

Video Tour

Take a video tour of the Hogue Technology Building on CWU's Ellensburg campus to see the facilities utilized for the MSET program.

Application Deadlines

Please refer to the Graduate Studies Office for application deadlines or to request an application packet. Thank you.

More Information

Please contact the Graduate Coordinators below for more information.

Dr. Hongtao Dang, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator

M.S. in ETM Construction Management Specialization

Phone: (509) 963-1762

Email: Hongtao.Dang@cwu.edu

Dr. John Choi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator

M.S. in ETM Engineering Technology Specialization

Phone: (509) 963-1956

Email: jeunghwan.choi@cwu.edu

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