The purpose of the WSU Voiland School of Engineering and Architecture Program in Engineering and Technology Management is to prepare students for high-level professional development in positions that require an understanding of management principles in engineering, projects, and organizations.
Objective 1: Provide graduates with current management knowledge and tools for:
- 1a. Communicate effectively with logical, clear, and organized thinking, to a broad range of audiences.
- Clearly articulate ideas in group settings to a range of audiences
- Demonstrate effective writing skills
- Demonstrate active listening skills and foster open communication
- 1b. Behave ethically and professionally in fulfillment of responsibilities with consideration of global, economic, environmental, societal, and organizational impacts.
- Identify and articulate ethical issues
- Make decisions consistent with societal and organizational standards
- 1c. Demonstrate a desire for and ability to acquire and apply new knowledge through effective lifelong learning strategies, to address current local, national, and global challenges.
- Anticipate the local and global impact of decisions
- Remain current in technological development
- Remain cognizant of current issues, local, national, and international.
Objective 2: Provide graduates with the expertise and confidence to assume leadership positions in technical environments by successfully:
- 2a. Demonstrate the ability to successfully establish, lead, manage and work in multidisciplinary teams.
- Provide leadership, motivation, and feedback to team members
- Prioritize and identify critical issues
- Make relevant contributions to team success
- 2b. Demonstrate problem-solving abilities and rational effective decision making under uncertainty by applying the principles and core concepts of ETM.
- Identify core issues and problems
- Show ability to find innovative solutions
- Constructively challenge current assumptions and practices
- Be able to make sound decisions under uncertainty
- Understand the financial implications of engineering decisions
Objective 3: Increase the graduate’s value to an employer by:
- 3a. Apply the principles and core concepts of ETM to real-world problems to develop optimal, affordable, sustainable solutions in real-world situations.
- Create and execute plans in a technical environment
- Manage limited resources
- Adapt professional life to the global environment
- Prepared to advance to higher levels of management
- 3b. Demonstrate the ability to understand, analyze, and improve organizational practices through the use of current technology, analysis, and design to address evolving business and customer needs.
- Apply measurement and analytical tools to improve process systems
- Apply measurement and analytical tools to increase the quality of products and/or services
- Provide leadership, guidance, and assistance to coworkers when implementing changes
- Understand the financial and legal workings of organizations