Technology Management

Interim Chair: Wilfred Roudebush
Acting Graduate Coordinator: Donna K. Trautman
Address: 126 Technology Building
Phone: 419-372-5439
Program Web Page: http://www.bgsu.edu/content/bgsu/en/technology-architecture-and-applied-engineering/departments-and-programs/graduate.html.

Degrees Offered
Ph.D.
Master’s (MTM)
Certificates

Programs Offered
Ph.D. in Technology Management (Consortium) with specializations in:
            Construction Management            
            Digital Communications
            Human Resource Development and Training
            Manufacturing Systems
            Quality Systems

Master of Technology Management with specializations in:
            Construction Management
            Engineering Technology
            Quality Systems

Graduate Certificate in Quality Systems

Graduate Certificate in Construction Management

Master of Technology Management (M.T.M)
The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering offers the Master of Technology Management (M.T.M) which is designed for individuals interested in Engineering Technology, Quality Systems, or Construction Management.

Engineering technology is focused on innovative engineering applications. Examples of experiences and courses provided in the Engineering Technology specialization include rapid prototyping, contemporary automation, green design, advanced 3D solid modeling strategies, 3D digitization, and Internet-based CAD/CAM data integration. Graduates in this specialization aspire to be managers of industrial facilities, research and development centers, corporations, etc. in technically complex environments.

Quality Systems prepares leaders and managers for advanced problem solving and applied research in technical projects in a team-based environment. Lean and Six Sigma research and analytical methods are used as innovative management strategies for professionals dealing with change as improvement from various disciplines. All QS courses are done on line acknowledging the ever increasing paradigm shift toward conducting business electronically in robust ways from different locations.

The construction management specialization prepares construction professionals for upper level management. It includes the study of advanced-level construction project and program management, cost estimating and bidding strategy, planning and control, dispute reduction and resolution, LEED and Lean construction, and related advanced course work.

The Master of Technology Management degree is designed to accommodate the needs of students and to respond to the industrial needs for advanced technical managers. The program effectively integrates technology and business operations created by advanced technology tools, new materials, and computer graphics in the manufacturing and construction practices. The program prepares its graduate for executive levels of technical management in manufacturing and construction organizations. The design of advanced course work is dictated by the effect of these changes on leadership functions of technical managers.

The Master of Technology Management engages the students in applied technical research. The outcomes of such activity add to the knowledge of relevant practice or solve immediate problems that arise in the work place. Students may also engage in an internship to gain industrial experience. A special feature of the degree program is the flexibility of course work to meet the needs, interests, and career goals of students while addressing the needs of industry. Most of the degree courses are offered in a mix of online and face to face delivery taking advantage of strengths of each delivery method.

Prerequisites to Graduate Work
The program is designed to enroll graduates with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in construction, architecture, engineering, industrial technology or a related academic field. Candidates must meet the Graduate College admission requirements as described in this catalog and possess an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and submit scores from the GRE exam.  Students from other countries other than the United States must establish English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent English test. (See the Graduate Catalog for complete English as a second langue requirements.)

Ph.D. in Technology
Visit the following website for the prerequisites for the degree: http://www.indstate.edu/consortphd/.  Please note that the admission material is sent to Graduate College at Indiana State University

Admission Procedure
Applicants seeking admission to the Master in Technology Management programs should follow the instructions outlined in the Graduate Admission section of this Graduate Catalog of Bowling Green State University.  All application materials should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office.

In addition, applicants should review the admissions requirements specific to the program to which they seek admission.  Additional criteria for the MTM program include resume, career goals, and three recommendation letters.

Applicants seeking admission to the Ph.D. in Technology Management program should follow the instructions outlined http://www.indstate.edu/consortphd/.  Additional criteria for the Ph.D. in Technology Management program includes: five letters of recommendation, master degree in related field, three years of related professional experience, career statement, GRE, and resume.  Please note that the admission material is sent to Graduate College at Indiana State University.

Degree Requirements

Master of Technology Management
The time required to complete the program varies from four to five semesters of full-time study. Part-time students must adjust their schedule for completion accordingly.

The Master of Technology Management program consists of four components. Specific courses that meet the component requirements are selected by the student in consultation with and approval of the graduate advisor. The four components are:

  1. The technology core (six credits) consists of course work in engineering economics and project management;
  2. The technology concentration (15 credits) consists of course work in the following specialization areas:
        a. Engineering technology includes reverse engineering, engineering design with emphasis                 on contemporary solid modeling and finite element analysis, instrumentation and control,             automation, green energy and sustainable design, quality systems and related advanced             course work.
        b. Construction management including study of advanced-level construction project and                 program management; cost estimating, bidding strategy, and control; dispute reduction                 and resolution; LEED and Lean construction, and related advanced course work.
        c. Quality Systems provides a change-oriented curriculum focused heavily on Lean and Six             Sigma, and QS 9000 principles. Course work is organized to bring students together                         online around team projects for continuous improvement in manufacturing and                             non-manufacturing organizations. The Quality Systems specialization acknowledges the                 proliferation of quality standards and changes in education, government, health care and             virtually all aspects of modern life in our global culture.
  3. Business operations (six credits) consists of statistics and course work selected through advisement from operations research or organizational theory and behavior; and
  4. The synthesis experience (six credits) options that are determined based upon the student’s choice of Plan I requires a thesis or Plan II requires a major project. In this activity, the student synthesizes and applies knowledge derived from the program to solve complex manufacturing or construction related problems or to analyze and develop prototype mechanisms or systems. Problems for thesis or major projects derived from the work place are encouraged.

Total number of credit hours for the MTM program is 33 credit hours including six hours of synthesis experience.  For a list of the approved MTM program courses, please visit http://www.bgsu.edu/content/bgsu/en/technology-architecture-and-applied-engineering/departments-and-programs/graduate.html.

Graduate Courses
Please access graduate courses online by clicking the “Browsing Course Catalog” button at http://www.bgsu.edu/registration-records/courses-and-classes/class-course-information.html. Graduate courses offered use the prefix: TECH and CONS.