College of Engineering and Architecture

Engineering and Technology Management

Master's Degree in Engineering and Technology Management

Option: Construction Management Specialization


A Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management requires 30 semester hours (10 courses) of course work and two to four credits of a final non-thesis project report or comprehensive exam (E M 702).  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.

Minimum Requirements for the degree program include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, a 3.0 GPA, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a resume showing significant experience in technical organizations. 
Degree requirements include at least one course from each of the following six core areas, four electives, and E M 702.

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 564 Project Management
E M 520 Contract Project Management

Managing Variability

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

Managing Strategy

E M 526 Constraints Management
E M 575 Performance Management in Technical Organizations
E M 591 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

E M 702 Master’s Special Problems

Directed Study, Exam 2-4 Credits

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 521 Integrated Project Delivery Methods organized to complete the project
E M 523 Sustainable Construction Materials and Methods
E M 524 Program and Facilities Management
E M 530 Applications of Constraints Management
E M 534 Contemporary Topics in Constraints Management
E M 535 Project Controls in the Construction Process
E M 538 Lean Agility
E M 555 Enterprise Resource Management
E M 565 Introduction to Systems Engineering
E M 566 System Engineering Analysis and Practice
E M 567 System Supportability and Logistics Management
E M 570 Six Sigma Quality Management
E M 578 Conceptual Construction Estimating
E M 590 Design for Product and Service Realization
E M 595 and E M 596 are topics courses that change and will be used to satisfy electives





Engineering Managers have one of the top 20 best paying jobs in America today.
Bureau Labor Statistics, '14


"The skills and tools learned from my experiences in the ETM program continue to provide a strong foundation in my management of technology and I continue to recommend the program to others.”

Evelyn Hirt, Principal Engineer, PNNL, '11


“Having an ETM degree from WSU helped me land
a job at the Pentagon working for Air Force Test
and Evaluation.”

Christopher J. Eichorst, Lt Col, USAF, ‘02


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