East Tennessee State University Engineering Technology, Surveying & Digital Media

M.S. in Technology

About


The ETSU Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, & Digital Media, in conjunction with the ETSU School of Graduate Studies, offers a graduate program of studies structured to provide students with opportunities to enhance their general, professional, and technical backgrounds and to help prepare them to be responsive to changes in technology and adapt to emerging technical needs and concepts.

The students served at the graduate level consist of:

  • individuals strengthening their technical and educational background in regard to their careers in technology and/or education;
  • persons seeking teacher certification in order to change their instructional field; and
  • persons preparing for a second career.
  • The curriculum in the Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media provides the knowledge, experience, and concepts needed to develop the learner’s capacity to interpret and manage situations that occur in our technological society.

The Engineering Technology concentration is for students who plan to become, or are now, involved in supervising or coordinating workers, materials, and equipment in a production system or who are resolving technical problems related to the courses offered. Individuals completing the program should be qualified to deal with tooling, methods, planning, quality control and reliability, and management aspects of production in manufacturing and other industries. In the engineering technology concentration, graduate students may integrate a variety of courses that will allow emphasis in a technical area as related to their career goals. The M.S. Technology graduate program offers two additional concentrations in Digital Media and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Technology is the study of the creation and utilization of adaptive systems including tools, machines, materials, techniques, and technical means, and the relation of the behavior of those elements and systems to human beings, society, and the culture. Industrial and technological concepts are presented through a number of methods including technical laboratories, field experiences, research, industrial visitations, cooperative programs, and lecture.

The aim of the Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media is to provide educational experiences in the areas of engineering technology, digital media, and surveying & mapping. In pursuit of this aim, the department provides general, professional, and technical learning experiences which are characterized by instructional excellence, professional community services, research, and scholarly activities.


Concentrations

Technology Concentration


M.S. Technology degree students selecting the Engineering Technology concentration option must complete the following core/option courses:

ENTC5030 Investigation in Technology
ENTC5950 Methods of Research

Choose one of the following graduate business courses:

MGMT5010 Essentials of Management
MGMT5110 Operations Management

Choose one of the following program option courses:

ENTC5960 Thesis or
ENTC5800 Strategic Experience

The M.S. Technology—Engineering Technology graduate student must select one of two options:

  1. Thesis Option:  Requires 30 semester hours, including ENTC 5960 Thesis.
  2. Non-thesis Option:  Requires 36 semester hours, including ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience.

At the completion of either option, the candidate will defend work in an oral examination. The examining board will consist of the student’s committee plus other interested faculty members. In addition, a written comprehensive exam covering all coursework taken during the program of studies may be required.

Admission

  1. A student must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. The degree major or minor should be in a technically related area. In case of a deficiency in the applicant’s undergraduate background, the student will be required to complete needed undergraduate courses prior to acceptance into the graduate program.
  2. Consideration for admission to the graduate program is normally an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system.


Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration


Program Overview

The ETSU Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying and Digital Media, in conjunction with the ETSU School of Graduate Studies, offers a Masters of Science (M.S.) in Technology with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Program Admissions Requirements

  1. A student must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. The degree major or minor should be in a technically related area. In case of a deficiency in the applicant’s undergraduate background, the student will be required to complete needed undergraduate courses prior to acceptance into the graduate program.
  2. Consideration for admission to the graduate program is normally an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system.