Technology Management - 2020-21 Graduate Catalog

MTM Construction Management
Director: Dr. Arsenio Rodrigues, School of the Built Environment
Address: 126A Technology Building
Phone: 419-372-5439

MTM Engineering Technology, MTM Quality Systems, PhD in Technology Management
Chair: Dr. MD Sarder, Engineering Technologies
Address: 264 Technology Building
Phone: 419-372-2439

Program Web Page: http://www.bgsu.edu/content/bgsu/en/technology-architecture-and-applied-engineering/departments-and-programs/graduate.html.

Degrees Offered
Ph.D. (Consortium)
Master of Technology Management (MTM)

Programs Offered
Ph.D. in Technology Management (Consortium) with specializations in:

Construction Management Systems
Digital Communication Systems
Human Resource Development and Industrial Technology Systems
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 (MTM)
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 industry 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.

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

The Engineering Technology (ENGT) specialization is focused on innovative engineering applications. Examples of experiences and courses provided in the Engineering Technology specialization include 3-D printing, contemporary automation, sustainable 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.

The Quality Systems (QS) specialization 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 taught on line.

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

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master's degree, students in the Technology Management program are expected to be able to:

  • Effectively communicate through technical writing and oral communication skills
  • Justify investment decisions through advanced engineering economic analytical skills
  • Perform data analysis and synthesis
  • Demonstrate the critical skills necessary in project management and leadership
  • Integrate core competencies to solve real world problems in their domain through research 

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 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and submit scores from the GRE exam.  Students from some 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 webpage 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 Engineering Technology and Quality Systems MTM program include a resume and a letter of recommendation.

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 three to four semesters of full-time study. Part-time students must adjust their schedule for completion accordingly.

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

  1. The core (nine credits) consists of course work in project management, data analysis, and research and development in technology;
  2. The concentration (15-18 credits) consists of course work in the following specialization areas:
        a. The Engineering Technology specialization 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. The Construction Management specialization includes study of advanced-level construction contracts and dispute resolution; construction management, planning, and scheduling; advanced estimating, bidding strategy and cost control, engineering economics and technical strategic management; LEED and Lean construction, and related advanced course work.
        c. The Quality Systems specialization 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. The synthesis experience (3-6 credits) options that are determined based upon the student’s choice of Plan I requires a thesis or Plan II requires a major project or capstone course. 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 30 credit hours including 3-6 hours of synthesis experience.  For a list of the approved MTM program courses, please visit:

MTM-ENGT: https://www.bgsu.edu/content/bgsu/en/technology-architecture-and-applied-engineering/graduate-programs/engineering-technology.html

MTM-QS: https://www.bgsu.edu/technology-architecture-and-applied-engineering/graduate-programs/quality-systems.html

MTM-CM: https://www.bgsu.edu/technology-architecture-and-applied-engineering/graduate-programs/construction-management.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.