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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering and Technology Management

Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management

A Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management requires 30 semester hours (10 courses) of coursework and three credits of a final non-thesis case-study or capstone project (E M 701). The program is interdisciplinary, with course offerings in engineering management and technology-related business courses. Up to four graduate engineering electives from a student’s technical discipline may also be applied to 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, four 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 545 Technical Decision Analysis

Managing with Analytical Methods

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

Managing Projects

E M 520 Contract Project Management
E M 564 Project Management

Managing Variability

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

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

**Replacing E M 702 effective Fall 2017**
3 Credits
» E M 701 Options

E M 702 Master’s Special Problems

**Will no longer be offered after Fall 2017**
Directed Study, Exam 2-4 Credits
» E M 702 Options


Students will complete the program of study with four 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 534 Contemporary Topics in Constraints Management
E M 538 Lean Tools for Systems Improvement
E M 555 Enterprise Resource Management
E M 565 Introduction to Systems Management
E M 566 Systems Analysis and Practice
E M 567 System Supportability and Logistics Management
E M 568 Risk Assessment and Management
E M 569 Systems Architecting
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 significant experience

Learn more about admission to the program.