Skip Navigation LinksHome > Programs

Programs and Degrees Offered

The objective of ETM is to generate and transfer knowledge for making and implementing decisions which provide leadership in the management of engineering and technology. ETM addresses these issues at both the strategic and the operational levels of decision making.

ETM programs are designed for engineers and scientists moving toward technical management responsibilities while maintaining identity in their technology.

Choose from these Academic Programs and Degrees:


Dual degree options:

  • M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management and M.S. in another Engineering discipline
  • M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management and an MBA
  • M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management and M.S. in other disciplines offered at PSU.

 

Admission Requirements for the ETM department


Graduate Certificates:

The admissions process for any of the Graduate Certificates in the Engineering & Technology Management department is the same as the admissions process for the MS degree.

Length of Program
Intended time to complete If taking one four-credit course per term: 1 year (Can vary based on courses taken.)

Cost of Program (Academic Year 11-12)

PSU Grad Tuition and fees: (4 Credit Courses):
      Oregon Resident - $1,690
      Non-Oregon Resident - $2,400

Books & supplies:
      Will vary widely depending on course; average of $100 per course

Other required fees: $50 PSU application fee
      $120 PSU Graduate Matriculation Fee
      $15 PSU ID card fee
      $20 OGS graduation fee

Total estimated cost:
      Oregon Resident - $7,365*
      Non-Oregon Resident - $10,205*

*) Does not include parking or transportation fees


Program Information

Ph.D. in Technology Management

PhD in Technology Management is a degree housed in our department with emphasis on various aspects of technology management. Students conduct research by applying a variety of methods and concepts to generate or expand knowledge in the technology management field. It is a more research-oriented degree with the students starting to develop their research areas early in their program. The admission decisions and the program rules and regulations are made by our department. When a student applies for admission to the PhD program in Technology Management, our faculty evaluates and makes the admit/reject recommendation directly.

Curriculum for Ph.D. in Technology Management click here

Ph.D. in SySc/Engineering Management

PhD in Systems Science/ Engineering Management is a multidisciplinary degree administered by the Systems Science Program. It has an emphasis on systems concepts and methodologies. Students from various disciplines across the campus apply systems thinking to their research areas. The admission decisions and the program rules and regulations are made by the Systems Science Program Office. When a student applies for admission to that program, we make the initial evaluation, and send the documents to the Systems Science office to make the admit/reject recommendation.

Curriculum for Ph.D. in SySc/Engineering Management click here

Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management

The M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management provides students with a comprehensive program to meet the needs of engineers and scientists whose objective is to advance to technical management positions in business, industry, or government.

 

Graduate Certificate in Technology Management

Management of technological innovation consists of both the invention and improvement of technology and the introduction into the marketplace of new products, processes, or services based on technology. Thus technological innovation is focused on the entire cycle from the initial idea to the commercialization of technology. In the 21st century, modern technologies continue to become more complex as do the applications. The integration of the technologies, the complex relationships of the applications and also the accelerated pace of technological change all present new challenges to technology management. More than ever, technological knowledge alone is not sufficient for sustainable competitive advantage – companies also need proficient technology management practices.

The Graduate Certificate in Technology Management prepares engineers and scientists for leadership in technology management.

Total number of credit hours required for the proposed Graduate Certificate is 16. .Students are required to take four 4-credit graduate level courses in the ETM Department.

Objective:

The objective of the program is to prepare engineers, scientists and other technical personnel in technology-driven industries for positions that require decision making knowledge and skills for leadership in managing technology.

The Graduate Certificate in Technology Management prepares the students for progressively higher levels of technical management responsibilities.

Curriculum for Graduate Certificate in Technology Management click here

 

Graduate Certificate in New Product Development (NPD) Management

This program significantly enhances the capabilities of engineers and managers who are involved in researching, defining, designing or developing new products, processes, hardware, software or services. Students tend to hold technical or managerial positions in product marketing engineering, technology marketing engineering, advanced R&D management, engineering management, software engineering, design engineering or project management.

Objective:

The objective of the program is to prepare engineers and other technical personnel for working in the various areas of new product development.

Curriculum for Graduate Certificate in New Product Development (NPD) Management click here

 

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management of Technology

Innovation and commercialization are major drivers of technology-related businesses and the economy. Efficiency and effectiveness in terms of the development and commercialization of new products and services are in turn driven by the construction and implementation of a strategic plan. Today’s fast changing “hypervelocity” technologies and markets pose a particular challenge. Industry boundaries become blurred, technologies evolve, undergo fusion, and markets change in often chaotic fashions so that prediction of the future in order to plan becomes problematic. This program is designed to address the issues of strategic planning and implementation, and dealing with high levels of uncertainty in a global technology business setting.

Total number of credit hours required for the proposed Graduate Certificate is 16. .Students are required to take four 4-credit graduate level courses in the ETM Department.

Objective:

The objective of the program is to prepare engineers, scientists and other technical personnel in technology-driven industries for positions that require strategic decision making knowledge and skills for leadership responsibilities.

Curriculum for Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management of Technology click here

 

Graduate Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship

The ability to start new technology firms and create new technology-driven business ventures comprises a key source of competitiveness in the 21st Century. Many technology-driven startup firms have emerged and continue to emerge in the greater Portland Metropolitan Area. These firms, as well as the major technology-based global companies have expressed a critical need for an advanced graduate-level educational resource to improve the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills of employees that they have identified as future leaders. A graduate-level program in technological entrepreneurship was mentioned in particular. This program is designed to address that need.

Total number of credit hours required for the proposed Graduate Certificate is16. Students are required to take four 4-credit graduate level courses in the ETM Department.

Objective:

The objective of the program is to prepare engineers, scientists and other technical personnel in technology-driven industries for entrepreneurial roles in their companies or start-up firms.

Curriculum for Graduate Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship click here

 

Dual Degree Options

Motivated and qualified students may work on completing two master's degrees simultaneously. Up to one third of the credits in the program with the lesser number of credits may be applied towards the other master's degree.

For example, to pursue a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management, a student must be admitted to both programs, develop an approved curriculum plan with the help of the departments' advisers, and then can use up to 15 credits from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department to fulfill electives in the Engineering and Technology Management department.

Past students have successfully completed dual Master's degrees resulting in an M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management and an M.S. in another Engineering department, an MBA, or a Master's degree in other disciplines.

Post-Baccalaureate Students
Prior to admission to the ETM, a student may apply to the university for admission as a Post-Baccalaureate student. Such students are allowed to take ETM courses for a demonstration of their academic performance to be evaluated by the ETM Admissions Committee upon completion of a specified number of credits.

Special Students
Engineering and Technology Management courses are available to the students admitted to graduate programs at PSU. A limited number of non-admitted students may also be considered for enrollment in select courses as special students with permission of the Department Chair.

Curriculum for M.S in Engineering and Technology Management click here

Back to Top


Admission Requirements for the ETM department include the following:

Minimum admission requirements for the Engineering and Technology Management Department include the following:

  • Degree in engineering or a related discipline from accredited academic institution.
  • Minimum GPA for Masters degree admission: 2.75 undergraduate or 3.0 graduate (at least 12 credits). Minimum GPA for Ph.D. applicants: 3.0 undergraduate or 3.25 graduate.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in engineering or related discipline.
  • A background in probability/statistics, differential equations, computer programming and linear algebra.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Minimum 550 TOEFL for applicants from foreign universities for Masters applicants, 575 for Ph.D. applicants (TOEFL requirement is waived for applicants who have received a college degree from Australia, English-speaking Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand or the U.S.).
  • Minimum GRE for Ph.D. applicants: 1100 for the sum of verbal and quantitative, or verbal and analytical. (GRE is optional for Masters applicants.)

(Under certain circumstances consideration is given to applicants who may not have satisfied all of the conditions above.)

Engineering and Technology Management courses are available to the students admitted to the department. A limited number of non-admitted students may also be given special permission to take select courses with permission of the professor or program director.

Back to Top


Application Materials

The complete application materials are available on this website.

To apply on-line, please click here


M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management

A minimum of 52 credits in approved graduate courses is required to complete the master's degree in Engineering and Technology Management. The program consists of 28 credits in the core, 4 (or 8 with thesis option) credits in the capstone requirement, and 20 (or 16 with thesis option) credits in electives.

Core (28 credits)

Emgt 520 Management of Engineering and Technology (4 cr.)
Emgt 530 Decision making in Engineering and Technology Management (4 cr.)
Emgt 540 Operations Research in Engineering and Technology Management (4 cr.)
Emgt 545 Project Management in Engineering and Technology (4 cr.)
Emgt 555 Technology Marketing (4 cr.)

One of the following two courses:
Emgt 522 Communication and Team Building ( 4 cr.)
Mgmt 550 Organizational Management ( 4 cr.)

One of the following two courses:
Emgt 535 Engineering Economic Analysis ( 4 cr.)
Actg 511 Financial Accounting ( 4 cr.)

Capstone Requirement (One of the following):

Emgt 503 M.S. Thesis (8 cr.)
Emgt 506 Special Project in ETM ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 590 Engineering Management Synthesis ( 4 cr.)

Electives (20 credits or 16 credits with thesis option)

Engineering and Technology Management Department offers a wide range of elective courses. In addition, students may choose electives in several other programs throughout the University with the approval of their advisor.


Elective Courses:

The electives offered by the ETM department include, but are not limited to, the following courses:

Emgt 525 Strategic Planning in Engineering and Tech. Mgmt. ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 537 Productivity Analysis ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 546 Project Scheduling and Network Analysis ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 550 Manufacturing Systems Engineering ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 551 Manufacturing Systems Management ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 552 Intelligent Manufacturing Systems ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 553 Manufacturing Systems Simulation ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 560 TQM: Total Quality Management ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 563 Reengineering the Technical Enterprise ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 565 Research Methods for Engineering and Tech. Mgmt. ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 571 Expert Systems in Engineering ( 4 cr.)
Emgt 510 Technology Assessment And Acquisition (4 cr.)
Emgt 510 New Product Development (4 cr.)
Emgt 510 Technology Forecasting (4 cr.)
Emgt 510 Technology Transfer (4 cr.)
Emgt 510 Organization Transformation Management (4 cr.)
Emgt 510 Digital Economy (4 cr.)
Emgt 510 Strategic Management of Technology (4cr.)
Emgt 510 Competitive Strategies in Technology Management (4 cr.)
Emgt 510 Economics Of Technological Innovation (4 cr.)
Emgt 510 International Law for Technology Management (4 cr.)

Back to Top


Ph.D. in Technology Management

In addition to the University's general degree requirements, the Ph.D. program in Engineering and Technology Management consists of the following steps:

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of at least 60 credits of coursework beyond the Bachelors degree distributed as below. All courses are four credits each. Students may choose additional courses in other academic units throughout the university, approved by their advisor, if such courses are supportive of the proposed research areas.
    •  CORE: At least 20 credits from the following courses, with at least one course from each group. Additional courses taken from this group beyond the minimum required 20 credit hours can be counted toward the fulfillment of the specialization course requirements described below.
      • Group-1: Management of Engineering and Technology. Innovation Management
      • Group-2: Project Management, Technology Marketing
      • Group-3: Strategic Management of Technology, Competitive Strategies in Technology Management
      • Group-4: Technology Assessment and Acquisition, Technology Transfer
    • SPECIALIZATION: At least 20 credits from courses supporting the proposed research area:
      • Engineering and Technology Management courses (EMGT prefix)
        Communications and Teambuilding
        Strategic Planning in Engineering Management
        Manufacturing Systems Engineering
        Manufacturing Systems Management
        Quality Management
        Technology Forecasting
        Managing Intellectual Capital
        Ethical Issues in Technology Management
        Technological Entrepreneurship
        Project Management Framework
        Project Management Tools
        R&D Management
        New Product Management
        Managing New Technology Introduction
        Human Side of Technology Management

      • Courses from other PSU departments:
        MGMT 544: Technology Management
        MKTG 511: Pioneering Innovation
        MKTG 548: Product Management and Innovation
        MIM 524: Global Sourcing and Supply
        ISQA 551: Managing Information Technology
        ISQA 552: Managing Operations and the Value Chain
        PSY 578: Leadership and Group Effectiveness
        PSY 615: Advanced Industrial/Organizational Psychology
        PA 545: Organization Development
        PA 555: Program Evaluation and Management
        USP 578/678: Impact Assessment
        PA 598: Value-based Management
        SOC 557: Complex Organizations
        CS 686: Introduction to Database Management
        EC 511: Cultural Economics
        EC 531: Urban Economics
        EC 532: Environmental Economics

    • METHODOLOGY: At least 20 credits from the following courses:
      • Engineering and Technology Management courses (EMGT prefix)
        Decision Making in Engineering & Technology Management
        Engineering Economic Analysis
        Productivity Analysis
        Operations Research
        Manufacturing Systems Simulation
        Research Methods for Engineering Management
        Technology Forecasting
        Decision Support Systems: Data Warehousing
        Project Management Tools
        Probability/Statistics for Technology Management
        Strategic Intelligence

      • Courses from other PSU departments:
        ISQA 572: Models for Quality Control
        PSY 621: Univariate Quantitative Methods
        PSY 622: Multiple Regression & Multivariate Quant Methods
        PSY 623: Factor Analysis & Covariance Structure Modeling
        PSY 593: Decision Making Laboratory
        MTH 667, 668, 669: Stochastic Processes and Probability Theory-I, II, III
        MTH 692: Research Methodology and Design
        STAT 451, 452: Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists-I, II
        STAT 564: Applied Regression Analysis
        SYSC 514: System Dynamics
        SYSC 625: Agent Based Simulation
        SYSC 627: Discrete System Simulation
        SYSC 629: Business Process Modeling and Simulation
        USP 655: Structural Equation Modeling
        USP 656: Multilevel Regression
        SOC 597: Applied Survey Research
        EC 585: Cost-Benefit Analysis
        EC 586: Project Evaluation
        EC 570: Econometrics.

  • 12 credits of independent study supervised by ETM faculty culminating in the preparation of a research paper evaluated by the ETM faculty as being at the level of acceptable papers for a national or international conference on Engineering and Technology Management;  

  • Successful completion of a comprehensive examination to demonstrate mastery of the Engineering and Technology Management field, including the defense of the research paper described above;

  • Selection of the dissertation advisor from the ETM faculty and formation of the Ph.D. committee including one member appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies;

  • Development of the dissertation proposal and its approval by the Ph.D. committee resulting in the advancement to Ph.D. candidacy;

  • Registering for at least 27 dissertation credits while conducting the research after the advancement to candidacy;

  • Preparation of at least one publishable paper for a research journal or recognized refereed technical conference proceedings based upon the dissertation research;

  • Defense of the dissertation. Specialization areas of research related to emerging technologies, decision analysis, data envelopment analysis, technology evaluation, technology forecasting, technology road-mapping, technology transfer, technology diffusion, knowledge management, new product development, multi-criteria decision making, quantitative benchmarking, productivity management, project management, manufacturing management, technology marketing, resource optimization, strategic management of technology, and human side of technology management are available.

Back to Top


Ph.D. in Systems Science/Engineering Management

The Ph.D. in Systems Science/Engineering Management is a single-discipline option of the Systems Science Ph.D. Program (Departmental Option).

The program requirements are a master's degree in engineering management or equivalent coursework, 9 credits of Systems Science core courses, 9 credits of additional Systems Science or approved Engineering and Technology Management systems-related courses, and 9 credits of other approved coursework. Twenty-seven credits of dissertation research are also required. Specialization areas of research related to technology management, decision theory, operations research, project management, manufacturing management, technological innovations, technology planning, and knowledge-based systems in Engineering and Technology Management are available.


Ph.D. in Systems Science/Engineering Management Curriculum

  • Minimum course requirements: 72 quarter-credits beyond the B.S. degree distributed as follows:

    • 16 credits in Engineering and Technology Management
    • 16 credits in Systems Science
    • 16 credits in the minor area
    • 16 credits in research methodology area

  • Comprehensive examinations in all four areas within five years of admission to the Ph.D. program. Each written examination is four hours long. The written exams are followed by a 2-3 hour oral examination.
  • Formation of a 5-person doctoral committee including the committee chair and at least one member from the ETM, one member from the System Science Program, and a faculty representative for the Graduate Office.
  • Advancement to candidacy within one year after the comprehensives, upon the acceptance of the dissertation proposal by the student's doctoral committee.
  • Completion of the doctoral research and the defense of dissertation within five years of advancement to candidacy.

 

Back to Top


Graduate Certificate in Technology Management

  • Learning Outcomes: This program significantly enhances the capabilities of engineers, scientists and those from related disciplines, working in technology-driven organizations, and aspiring to move into technology management positions. The topics include evaluation, forecasting, and roadmapping current, emerging and future technologies. The courses lead to better assessment of technologies and understanding of multiple perspectives such as impacts on economy, society and the environment.

 

Back to Top


Graduate Certificate in New Product Development (NPD) Management

The Graduate Certificate requires 16 credits of coursework in the ETM Department. This requirement is satisfied by taking one 4-credit course in each of the three major areas: Process and Metrics, Marketing and Human Aspects of NPD Management, and one 4-credit elective chosen from the courses specified by the department.

 

Back to Top


Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management of Technology

  • Learning Outcomes: This program significantly enhances the strategic management capability of engineers and managers in technology driven organizations. The program provides the students with key tools that they can use for making strategic decisions. This leads to a better assessment of multiple strategic scenarios and achievement of better outcomes in developing competitive technology based products and services.

 

Back to Top


Graduate Certificate in Technological Entrepreneurship

  • Learning Outcomes: This program significantly enhances the capabilities engineers and managers who want to create technology-driven ventures. The program provides the students with key tools that they can use at work while generating new ventures and new business activity. Overall, this leads to a better understanding of the impact of technology and entrepreneurial activity on the economy, society and the environment.

 

Back to Top



Testimonials from ETM Students:

Rob Gragnier

Rob Gragnier is a member of Wacker Siltronic's International Engineering Support team, based in Germany. The goal of the team is to look at key engineering processes and compare the differences and similarities, find best practices, and improve the communication between the more than 20 worldwide sites.

"Before, during, and after receiving my Masters degree in Engineering Management from ETM, I continued to work for Wacker Siltronic. It was fairly exhausting at time, but my professors understood my goals and appreciated my ambitions. I am very excited about my new position. My work experience and my master's education degree from Portland State University have greatly contributed to my success."




Give to PSU | PSU FAQs | Contact PSU | Find People | Maps/Directions | PSU Sitemap | © 2007