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Online Master’s Degree and Certificate Program

Engineering and Technology Management

Established in 1982, Washington State University’s Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program prepares engineers and industry professionals to make strategic and operational decisions to become leaders in the management of engineering, technology, operations, and projects.

One of the first distance professional engineering and technology management programs in U.S.

Lectures are live and interactive

Delivered 1x/week—early evening

Each live session is recorded

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The knowledge that I gained from the ETM Program has helped me become a more competent, confident engineer and manager. The program greatly impacted my career and has been a key element in my continued success.”

Bob Weisbeck, 2010

Courses provide practicing engineers and industry professionals with the knowledge, tools, and skills to manage engineering, technology, operations, and projects, and lead people and organizations.

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A program that delivers practical knowledge and skills enabling innovative thinking, technical decision-making, and effective leadership for engineering and technical professionals.

Advance Your Career

Through Washington State University’s Engineering and Technology Management Program, you will:

  • Apply systematic approaches to support decision-making and change management.
  • Gain skills to manage evolving technology.
  • Cultivate business and resource management, including human resources.
  • Learn technical and leadership skills designed to meet today’s—and tomorrow’s—industry needs.
  • Be part of the leading edge and become a leader in the management of engineering and technology.

ETM Programs

Masters Program (METM)

The ETM program is specifically tailored for technical professionals who want to advance their careers while still working full time. The METM combines technical and business knowledge and skill development for managing and leading engineering/ scientific/ technical teams, projects, and organizations.

Certificate Programs

The ETM graduate certificate program allows students to complete shorter professional blocks of coursework relevant to their specific needs.



  • Virtual Open House: Engineering and Technology Management Are you considering a Master’s degree or seeking a graduate certificate? Join us for a conversation with our faculty experts and gain valuable insights into Washington State University’s Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program.
  • From Skeptics to Supporters: Turning Stakeholders into Advocates Project managers often face significant challenges when it comes to securing stakeholder buy-in. These can include misaligned expectations, lack of engagement, resistance to change, and conflicting priorities. So how can you ensure your projects are on track and your stakeholders are happy?

Certificates and Concentrations


The Power of PERT

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, successful project management is a critical factor that can make or break an organization’s success. When dealing with complex projects, having a robust and structured approach becomes paramount. One such approach that has proven its mettle over time is the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) analysis. This article will delve into the world of PERT analysis, understanding its benefits and drawbacks, and how it can optimize project management efficiency.

ETM Virtual Information Session

Discover how Washington State University’s Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program can equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate complex challenges and lead interdisciplinary teams. We invite you to join our upcoming Virtual Information Session, where you can get a comprehensive overview of our master’s degree program and learn about our industry-relevant concentrations and certificate options.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Jim Jones The world has witnessed three transformative industrial revolutions that reshaped societies, economies, and individual lives. This is a period marked by the convergence of technologies that sit comfortably between the physical, digital, and biological. As we work through this new era of change, it is important for businesses and individuals to understand […]

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