Apr 21, 2024  
2015-16 Graduate Catalog 
2015-16 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology Concentration, M.S.

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Carol Boraiko, Program Director
(615) 898-2106

The Department of Engineering Technology  offers the Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology with concentrations in Engineering Technology as well as Occupational Health and Safety and thesis and non-thesis options. The department also offers courses in the Master of Science in Professional Science concentration in Engineering Management.

Under the Engineering Technology concentration, the degree requires the student to select courses, as approved by the graduate advisor, that provide the student with a technical area of specialty. Currently, typical technical areas include manufacturing, environmental safety, computer integrated manufacturing, electronics, drafting and design, and quality control. Other technical areas can be designed to meet the student’s individual needs if approved by the graduate advisor.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Successful applicants typically have a GRE quantitative score of 148 or higher and a verbal score of 143 or higher.

NOTE: The GRE may be waived for those students who have a GPA of at last 3.00 from the MTSU Engineering Technology undergraduate program.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

The application deadline is April 15 for those wishing to be considered for graduate assistantships and admission in the Summer or Fall. October 1 is the application deadline for admission in the Spring. Applications will be accepted after these dates, but admission consideration is not guaranteed.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Engineering Technology requires 30 hours (thesis option), with at least 21 hours at the 6000 level. The non-thesis option requires 36 hours, with at least 26 hours at the 6000 level.

Students are expected to have completed 3 semester hours of an approved research tool on the undergraduate or graduate level. Students not meeting this requirement will be expected to complete it as part of their program of study.

Students in the thesis option must complete and successfully defend a thesis (3 hours).

Students following the non-thesis option must successfully complete the research project within the required ET 6190  Six Sigma course, complete a report on the project, and present the results.

Curriculum: Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology

 Candidate must complete 30 (thesis option) or 36 (non-thesis option) hours in the following course of study:

Thesis Option (30 hours)

Non-thesis Option (36 hours)

Individualized Study Course (3 hours)

Electives (6 hours)*

Complete 6 semester hours from approved courses.

* The program may include a cognate of 6 hours in management and marketing, computer science, economics, or psychology.

Program Notes

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which the student intends to graduate.

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