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Master of Engineering and Technology Management

A Distance Education Program for Engineers and Industry Professionals

Washington State University’s Engineering and Technology Management Program is designed for working professionals who want to develop skills to effectively manage people, projects, operations, engineering and technology in the workplace.

WSU has been offering this degree to place-bound engineers and technologists since 1982. The program was initially designed to meet the growing management and quality needs of commercial and service industries in the Pacific Northwest.


Minimum requirements for admission to the degree program include:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • a transcript*
  • at least one letter of recommendation**
  • a personal statement
  • a résumé showing work experience

Learn more about admission to the program.

Master’s Requirements

30 Total Semester hours
27 Semester hours of coursework
3 Semester hours of non-thesis capstone experience Capstone
Up to 3 Graduate engineering electives

Learn to implement effective
and lasting changes that will benefit
the bottom line

Apply optimization, statistics and strategy to improve results.

Did You Know?

Engineering Management graduates can expect starting salaries between $120K and $151K.

Data reported on salary.com.

Engineering Managers have one of the top 20 best-paying jobs in America today.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021

A Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management requires 30 semester hours, comprised of 27 semester hours of coursework (9 courses) and 3 semester hours of a non-thesis capstone experience. The program is interdisciplinary, with course offerings in engineering management and technology-related business courses. Up to three graduate engineering electives from a student’s technical discipline may also be applied to the completion of the degree, although such electives are not available from program faculty. For transfer students, a minimum of 50 percent of total graded credits must be from WSU’s ETM program.


ETM Concentrations

Degree Requirements

Managing Organizations and People

E M 522Leading People and Organizations3

Managing Resources

E M 505
Finance for Technical Systems3
E M 566Trade-Off Analytics: Exploring the System Tradespace3

Managing with Analytical Methods

E M 540 Operations Research and Analytics for Managers
E M 560 Integrated Supply Chain Management3

Managing Projects

E M 564
Project Management3
E M 565 Introduction to Systems Management3

Managing Variability

E M 580 Quality Control and Reliability3
E M 585 Design of Experiments3

Managing Strategy

E M 526 Constraints Management3
E M 575 Managing Innovation: Strategy and Performance3

Master's Independent Capstone

E M 701 Options3


Students will complete the program of study with three additional courses from the classes listed above not used to satisfy the core requirements or from the following electives:
E M 508 Legal Concepts for Engineering and Technology Managers
E M 538 Lean Tools for Systems Improvement
E M 568 Risk Assessment and Management
E M 570 Systems Improvement: Integrating TOC, Lean, and Six Sigma
E M 590
Leading Design and Innovation3
E M 595 and E M 596 topics courses that change and will be used to satisfy electives3

Course Enrollment Maximum

ETM’s graduate level courses have considerable time commitments that include homework and required participatory obligations, in addition to class attendance. Therefore, it is recommended that students who work full-time limit their enrollment to one or two courses per semester to ensure student success. Enrolling in more than 6 credits during any given semester will require approval from ETM’s academic coordinator and the student’s faculty advisor.

Learn more about METM and find out if the program is right for you with our Career Challenge Checklist.

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