Master of Science in Engineering Technology
The Master of Science in Engineering Technology program focuses on the creation and utilization of systems including tools, machines, materials, techniques, and technical means. Industrial and technological concepts are presented through technical lab and field experiences, research, industrial visitations, cooperative programs, and lectures.
The program includes coursework in quality management, project management, continuous quality improvement, and other in-depth technical areas related to manufacturing such as plant layout, robotics, and instrumentation.
Common Career Paths
The Engineering Technology graduate program can prepare you for a variety of careers such as:
- Project Manager or Leader
- Production Control Manager
- Technical Consultant
- Manufacturing Supervisor
- Technical Sales Manager
- Process Engineer
- Quality Engineer
Meet Darak Nanto:
Darak graduated with his Master's in Engineering Technology and a certificate in Business Administration. While at ETSU, Darak invented the Eco Smart Can which helps reduce excess waste by monitoring the trash level in public trashcans. Darak was able to create a prototype of his invention by utilizing the resources and equipment available in his program's labs, applying the knowledge he learned in the classroom, and winning startup funding through the college's iBucs competition. Darak's future plans are to develop a company to market and sell the Eco Smart Can.
Admission requirements are the same for both the Engineering Technology and Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration. To be eligible for admission
- A student must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. The degree major or minor should be in an engineering/ engineering technology related area. In the case of a deficiency in the applicant’s undergraduate background, the student will be required to complete the needed undergraduate courses prior to acceptance into the graduate program.
- An overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system.
- MATH 1530 or an undergraduate course in probability and statistics.
Please visit the following page to learn about internation student admission requirements.
Once enrolled, student must select one of the following two tracks:
- Thesis Track: Requires at least 30 credit hours, including ENTC 5960 Thesis.
- Non-thesis Track: Requires at least 36 credit hours, including ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience.
For both tracks and concentrations, all graduate students have to complete 9 credit hours of general core, 9 credit hours of concentration core, 3 credit hours of thesis or strategic experience and 9 -15 credit hours of approved electives.
Application deadlines to be considered for Graduate Assistantship/Tuition Scholarship
Fall: March 1
Spring: September 1
Graduate assistantship and tuition scholarship application form should be submitted to Department Chair, Keith Johnson. Scholarship and/or Graduate Assistantship Application deadline is the same as the application deadline.
Helpful Link: ETSU Graduate Catalog
For admission related questions contact:
East Tennessee State University
School of Graduate Studies
PO Box 70720
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710