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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

Incoming students admitted for Fall 2024 will require the NEW CORE Program of Study. Current students prior to Fall 2024 have the choice follow the NEW CORE Program of Study or follow the OLD CORE Program of Study. Current students must send an email specifying your choice to etm@wsu.edu (cc your Advisor) by December 31, 2024.

New Core Program of Study:

METM Core Courses

EM 522Leading People and Organizations3
EM 505
Finance for Technical Systems3
EM 575 Managing Innovation: Strategy and Performance3
EM 570Systems Improvement: Integrating TOC, Lean, and Six Sigma

METM Elective Courses

EM 508Legal Concepts for Engineering and Technology Managers
EM 526Constraints Management3
EM 530Applications of Constraints Management
EM 538Lean Tools for Systems Improvement
EM 540Operations Research and Analytics for Managers
EM 560Integrated Supply Chain Management3
EM 564Project Management3
EM 565Introduction to Systems Management3
EM 566Trade-Off Analytics: Exploring the System Tradespace3
EM 580Quality Control and Reliability3
EM 585Design of Experiments3
EM 568Risk Assessment and Management
EM 590Leading Design and Innovation3
EM 596 AI and Digital Governance (coming soon)3
EM 595/596 Advanced Topics in Engineering Management - Topics courses that change and will be used to satisfy electives
Advanced Topics in Engineering Management – Construction Project Management

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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