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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 Industrial Technology.

Course Requirements
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

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