Engineering and Technology Management

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  • M.S.—Engineering and Technology Management
  • M.Eng.—Technology Management
  • M.Eng.—Project Management
  • M.Eng.—Manufacturing Engineering Management
  • Ph.D.—Technology Management
  • Graduate Certificates

Strong management skills are increasingly important to technical professionals. Managing R&D projects, technological systems, technical organizations and resources, and other professionals requires management knowledge and skills.

Engineers and scientists are faced with these challenges very early in their careers. Typically, within three to seven years after graduation, they find themselves addressing complex issues which necessitate that they play two roles simultaneously: the role of the specialist and the manager of technology. Those who choose the management path start moving toward management responsibilities while maintaining identity in their technical backgrounds - the Department of Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) has been designed for them.

The Department of Engineering and Technology Management addresses the needs of engineers and scientists whose objective is to advance to technical management positions in business, industry, or government. We also address the needs of those wishing to continue their engineering/technology management research-based studies while pursuing careers at either academic institutions or R&D organizations.

ETM draws on the strengths of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Business Administration, and several other relevant academic disciplines. By utilizing the diverse faculty resources of Portland State University, the program offers the opportunity to study the human, technical, and analytical aspects of management.

Most of the courses in the program are offered during the evening hours to fit the schedule of practicing professionals.

Admission requirements

Engineering and Technology Management M.S.

Technology Management, Project Management, and Manufacturing Engineering Management M.S.E.

Technology Management Ph.D.

Eng Tech Management Courses

Admission requirements

Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management

In addition to meeting general University admission requirements, applicants to the program are required to have a baccalaureate degree in engineering or related discipline, background in probability/statistics, and four years of professional experience. Admission is granted to applicants who are judged to have a higher potential as reflected by their past academic performance and professional experience. Any variation from these requirements must be approved by the ETM department.

Graduate Certificate in New Product Development, Strategic Management of Technology, Technology Management, Project Management, and Technological Entrepreneurship

Admission requirements for the ETM certificates are identical to the ETM Department’s MS program.