Master of Technology Management (Archived 2016-17 Graduate Catalog)

The Master of Technology Management (MTM) degree is offered in a shared manner between the Department of Engineering Technologies and the Department of Construction Management. The MTM serves various industries where change and competitiveness are of prime concern, and where technology is part of the mix required to move forward. The MTM has three specializations: Engineering Technology, Construction Management, and Quality Systems. A description for the Quality Systems and Construction Management Certificates are also provided.

Engineering Technology is focused on innovative engineering applications. Examples of experiences provided in the Engineering Technology specialization and courses 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 objectives of the program are (1) to prepare students with advanced technical knowledge and skills, (2) to acquire leadership skills for managing technology according to the student’s area of specialization, and (3) to develop the ability to conduct applied industrial research. The objectives are met through advanced technology course work in one of the three specialization areas, and a core consisting of study in engineering economics and business strategy, problem solving, green and sustainable technologies, quality systems, and industrial research methods. A synthesis component involving systematic, applied research and development further enhances this program. A special feature of the degree program is the flexibility of course selection in meeting needs, interests, and career goals of students while addressing the needs of industry. Therefore, the program is responsive to the changing technological needs and demands of technical managers. The MTM degree is approved for distance education, but currently only the Construction Management and Engineering Technology specializations are offered in a web-centric manner. The courses are offered in a mix of online and face-to-face delivery taking advantage of the strengths of each delivery method.

A description of the Master of Technology Management program and specializations is found under the heading of Technology in the Graduate Programs Offered section of this catalog.