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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering and Technology Management

Master of Engineering and Technology Management (METM)

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 (see EM701 Options). 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 credits must be from WSU’s ETM program.

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements include at least one course from each of the following six core areas, three electives, and E M 701. Course descriptions and syllabi can be found on the Individual Courses page.

Managing Organizations and People

E M 501 Management of Organizations
E M 522 Leadership, Supervision, and Management

Managing Financial Resources

E M 505 Finance for Technical Systems
E M 566 Systems Engineering Analysis and Practice *

* Effective Fall 2020, this is a substitute for E M 545 Technical Decision Analysis.

Managing with Analytical Methods

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

Managing Projects

E M 564 Project Management *
E M 565 Introduction to Systems Management **

* E M 595 can be used in place of E M 564 for any degree/certificate program requirements.
** Students who completed E M 520 prior to Fall 2019 may use it to fulfill this requirement. 

Managing Variability

E M 503 Managing Variability Using Statistics *
E M 580 Quality Control and Reliability
E M 585 Design of Experiments

* Fall 2020 is the last semester that E M 503 can be used to satisfy a course in the Managing Variability core area. 

Managing Strategy

E M 526 Constraints Management
E M 575 Performance Management in Technical Organizations
E M 591 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation in Engineering

E M 701 Master’s Independent Capstone

3 Credits
» E M 701 Options


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 530 Applications of Constraints Management
E M 538 Lean Tools for Systems Improvement
E M 555 Enterprise Resource Management
E M 567 System Supportability and Logistics Management
E M 568 Risk Assessment and Management
E M 570 Systems Improvement: Integrating TOC, Lean, and Six Sigma
E M 587 Managing Human Factors for Safety and Productivity
E M 590 Leading Design and Innovation
E M 595 and E M 596 are topics courses that change and will be used to satisfy electives

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.


Minimum requirements for admission to the degree program include:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • a résumé showing experience

Learn more about admission to the program.