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Exciting Program

The goal of the MTM degree, with a specialization in engineering technology [ENGT], is to provide students with advanced skills and technical knowledge. Individuals develop the ability to conduct applied research, along with leadership skill for managing and directing projects. The MTM-ENGT degree has specialized classes and experiences in engineering technology along with research methods, management strategies, and green design tools for today's professionals.

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Audience

Most of the students in the Master of Technology Management program who concentrate in Engineering Technology [MTM- ENGT] hold a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, and Applied Sciences. However, the program has welcomed students, from many different areas, that have the desire to advance to professional work through relevant advanced study and applied research in technology. The [MTM - ENGT] program includes men and women from different parts of the world, part-time and full-time students, residents and commuters. Assistantships may be available.

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Program's Requirements

To earn a Master of Technology Management [MTM - ENGT] students complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of study and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. The course work is composed of four phases: (1) the program core, (2) the advanced technology concentration, (3) the business operations phase, and (4) the synthesis phase. Specific courses that meet the requirements are selected by the student in consultation with the major advisor.

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Technology Core

(6 semester hours)

QS 5270 - Synchronous Quality Planning

Planning and developing new product, while doing existing quality responsibilities via mature data and documentation. Culminates in designed experiment, reliability improvements, or other manufacturing or non-manufacturing change plans. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics. Prerequisites: QS 326, QS 327, QS 426, or consent of instructor.

QS 6160 – Quality Culture Assessment

Assessment and application of quality driven change process, emphasizing technological and cultural issues associated with servicing customers from a supplier perspective in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing circumstances. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics.

QS 6260 – Six Sigma Systems Analysis

Data-based quality systems for improvement including statistical process control using variable and attribute data, capability indices and gage analysis, data gathering systems for variation reduction in manufacturing and non-manufacturing. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics and six sigma systems. Approved for Distance Ed.

QS 6270 – Lean Systems Analysis

Lean systems based improvement, process quality and variation reduction through documentation systems analysis and design in manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 and lean systems elements. Approved for Distance Ed.

TECH 6020 – Instrumentation and Control

Fall . A study of instrumentation and control and final control elements with emphasis on direct digital control. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Extra fee.

TECH 6040 – Technology of Concurrent Engineering

Fall, Summer (on demand). Integrated computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), including programming, rapid prototyping, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and expedited tooling configuration. Prerequisites: CS 5000 and DESN 5040 or equivalent. Extra fee.

TECH 6280 – Computer Automated Manufacturing

Advanced study of computer integrated manufacturing and of its subsystems in flexible manufacturing applications. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Prerequisites: MFG 4280

TECH 6800 – Seminar in Technology

Systematic exploration of a particular aspect of the discipline. May be repeated on approval of the graduate coordinator.

TECH 6820/6830

TECH 6840/6850

TECH 6880/6890

TECH 6940/6950

Business Operations

(6 semester hours)
The business operations component consists of course work in Statistical Data Analysis and Decision Making, Quality Culture, Renewable Technologies, and other graduate MBA courses selected through advisement by major advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies in Business.

Concepts of data analysis, distribution and probability, variance and inference, data and their uses, and other statistical analysis techniques, with technological and industrial applications.

Fundamental statistical concepts and important statistical techniques will be introduced. Topics to be covered include exploratory data analysis, confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, forecasting, analysis of variance, and contingency tables.

Systematic exploration of a topics in Renewable technologies, such as manufacturing, energy and green products through readings and projects.

Assessment and application of quality driven change process, emphasizing technological and cultural issues associated with servicing customers from a supplier perspective in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing circumstances. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics.

Synthesis Experience

(6 semester hours)
The synthesis experience is determined based upon a student's choice of Plan I (thesis) or Plan II (major project). The faculty members strongly encourage the students select problems derived from the work place for a thesis or major project. The nature of the synthesis experience under each plan may differ significantly. The thesis develops the candidate's capability for applied technical research. In the major project, the student synthesizes and applies knowledge derived from the program to solve complex human-machine problems, or to analyze and develop prototype mechanisms or systems.

Supervised independent development project or research on a delimited topic in construction management and technology or manufacturing technology. Generation of new knowledge as contrasted with a private reading course. Proposal for directed research must be approved by instructor/major advisor prior to registration. Prerequisite: TECH 6790. Graded S/U.

Credit for thesis study. A student may register for unlimited thesis credits with a maximum of six credits allowable toward degree requirements. Prerequisite: TECH 6790.

Development of a research proposal, under the guidance of a research committee chair in preparation for CTE 6990 or CTE 6900/CTE 6910 or TECH 6990 or TECH 6900/TECH 6910. Generally to include comprehensive literature review, problem formulation, and research methodology. Prerequisite: CTE 6790 or TECH 6790. Graded S/U.

Coursework Requirements and Options

The student in consultation with his/her graduate advisor selects the specific courses that meet the requirements. Access the degree requirements flowchart, and for the graduate courses offered by the Departments of Construction Management and Engineering Technologies use the prefixes QS and TECH at the Office of Registration & Records class search.

Admission Requirements

You may enter the program at the beginning of any semester and must have a Bachelor's degree with a major in construction, architecture, engineering, industrial technology or a related academic field. Candidates must meet the Graduate College admission requirements and present an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Foreign students must establish English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent English test. Competitive stipends are available for graduate research and teaching assistantships. Applications for assistantships must be completed and submitted to the Construction Management Department in the College of Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering. More Graduate College information and application forms are available here.

Outstanding Job Placement

Our programs are widely recognized for excellence and our students enjoy consistently high job placement rates. MTM-ENGT graduates typically find positions such as Engineering Manager, Industrial Engineer, Plant Manager, Engineering Systems Integrator, Process Development, Manager, Research and Development Manager, Applications Engineering Manager, Software/Automation Engineer, Engineering Operations Manager, and Professor.

Sample Employers

  • Cooper Standard
  • Emerson
  • General Electric
  • Honda
  • Johns Manville
  • Pilkington
  • Chrysler
  • Dana
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Illinois
  • Owens
  • Various Community Colleges

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