Curriculum & Duration
This program follows the 16-week term semester format and is offered entirely online.
Entering students must have a degree from an accredited institution in technology, engineering technology, engineering, or a closely aligned program. Applicants without this background will also be considered; however, leveling courses will be required for those students to ensure an acceptable knowledge base. Required leveling courses will be determined by the departmental Graduate Affairs Committee on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Department Head of Engineering Technology.
Students may select from either a 30-hour thesis or 33-hour project option. Both options require completion of 12 hours of required coursework and 12 elective hours with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The 30-hour thesis option will be completed with 6 hours of thesis, and the 33-hour project will be completed with 3-6 hours of project courses and additional approved elective(s). All students must pass a final examination in defense of either the student's thesis or project.
Required courses may be selected from the following courses:
- STEC 501: Analysis in Systems Technology
- STEC 502: Total Quality Control
- STEC 503: Research Methods
- STEC 505: Lean Manufacturing
- STEC 506: Design Process
- STEC 508: Project Management
- STEC 510: Risk Assessment & Safety Management Systems
- STEC 524: Automated Systems Management
Find additional course information in the University Catalog.