COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE

Engineering and Technology Management (DETM)

Louisiana Tech University’s Doctor of Engineering and Technology Management (DETM) is an interdisciplinary program that integrates engineering, technology, business, and organizational management concepts to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to address complex challenges in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape. This degree will prepare you for leadership in engineering and technology fields.

What Can I Expect from Louisiana Tech’s DETM Program?

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Our curriculum combines advanced engineering and technology courses with business, leadership, and management coursework. You’ll study project management, innovation and entrepreneurship, strategic planning, technology commercialization, and organizational behavior.

Research Component

In our program, you’ll conduct original research in your field of interest, culminating in a dissertation that contributes new insights or solutions to engineering, technology, or management challenges.

Advanced Technical Knowledge

You’ll develop management, leadership, engineering, and technology principles relevant to your specialization. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to effectively lead teams of technical professionals and make informed decisions about technological investments and strategies.

Leadership and Management Skills

This program emphasizes leadership and management skills tailored to the engineering and technology sectors. You’ll learn to lead interdisciplinary teams, manage innovation processes, navigate regulatory environments, and effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

Practical Experience

This program incorporates practical learning experiences such as internships, consulting projects, and industry partnerships to expose you to the challenges and opportunities facing technology-driven organizations.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Louisiana Tech’s DETM program, you’ll be prepared for leadership roles in various industries, including engineering firms, technology companies, research institutions, government agencies, and consulting firms. Potential career paths include technology management, engineering management, continuous improvement management, senior system engineering, project management, engineering design, operations management, university faculty, research and development leadership, innovation management, and strategic planning.

With a Doctor of Engineering and Technology Management degree, you’ll have the multidisciplinary skills and expertise to drive innovation, manage technological change, and lead successful organizations in today’s complex and dynamic global marketplace.

Click the button below to learn more about the courses you’ll take as a Doctor of Engineering and Technology Management student.

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Whether you’re interested in joining our program or just have questions, we’re here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission Requirements

1. Student with a bachelor degree in engineering from Louisiana Tech University and less than 2 years work experience:

• 2.8+ undergraduate GPA, no GRE required
• 2.75-2.79 (overall or last 60 hours) undergraduate GPA, GRE V+Q ≥ 293
• 2.5-2.749 (overall) undergraduate GPA, GRE V+Q ≥ 293
• 2.5-2.749 (last 60 hours) undergraduate GPA, GRE V+Q ≥ 293: conditional admission – No grade lower than B should be earned in the first two core graduate courses taken.

2. Student with a bachelor degree in engineering, science, or engineering technology and less than 2 years work experience (Must have at least one degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university):

• 3.0+ undergraduate GPA, no GRE required
• 2.75-2.99 (overall or last 60 hours) undergraduate GPA, GRE V+Q ≥ 293
• 2.5-2.749 (overall) undergraduate GPA, GRE V+Q ≥ 293
• 2.5-2.749 (last 60 hours) undergraduate GPA, GRE V+Q ≥ 293: conditional admission – No grade lower than B should be earned in the first two core graduate courses taken.

3. Student with a bachelor degree in engineering, science, or engineering technology and 2+ years work experience (Must have at least one degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university):

• 3.0+ undergraduate GPA, no GRE required
• 2.5-2.99 (overall or last 60 hours) undergraduate GPA: conditional admission – No grade lower than B should be earned in the first two core graduate courses taken
• 2.25-2.49 (overall) undergraduate GPA, leadership role in a technical position: conditional admission – No grade lower than B should be earned in the first two core graduate courses taken.

4. Student with bachelor degree in a field other than engineering, science, or engineering technology and less than 2 years work experience (Must have at least one degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university):

• 3.0+ undergraduate GPA, technical work experience, no GRE required
• 2.75-2.99 (overall or last 60 hours) undergraduate GPA, technical work experience, GRE of V+Q ≥ 293
• 2.5-2.749 (overall) undergraduate GPA, technical work experience, GRE of V+Q ≥ 293
• 2.5-2.749 (last 60 hours) undergraduate GPA, technical work experience, GRE of V+Q ≥ 293: conditional admission – No grade lower than B should be earned in the first two core graduate courses taken.

5. Student with bachelor degree in a field other than engineering, science, or engineering technology and 2+ years work experience (Must have at least one degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university):

• 3.0+ undergraduate GPA, technical work experience, no GRE required
• 2.5-2.99 (overall or last 60 hours) undergraduate GPA, technical work experience: conditional admission – No grade lower than B should be earned in the first two core graduate courses taken
• 2.25-2.49 (overall) undergraduate GPA, leadership role in a technical position: conditional admission – No grade lower than B should be earned in the first two core graduate courses taken.

6. Students with no degrees from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university:

• 2.75-4.0 (overall or last 60 hours) undergraduate GPA, technical work experience, GRE of V+Q ≥ 293
• 2.5-2.749 (overall) undergraduate GPA, technical work experience, GRE of V+Q ≥ 293
• 2.5-2.749 (last 60 hours) undergraduate GPA, technical work experience, GRE of V+Q ≥ 293: conditional admission – No grade lower than B should be earned in the first two core graduate courses taken.

Career Paths

  • Engineering Manager
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Senior System Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Engineering Design
  • Operations Management
  • University Faculty

Tuition

Flat Tuition Fee of $475 per Credit Hour

What Is the Quarter System?

Louisiana Tech is one of the few Universities that uses the quarter system. This means that instead of two semesters and a summer session, the year is broken up into 4 quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. The academic calendars for Louisiana Tech can be found here. It is important to note that the quarter system changes the typical course hour load for a full-time student. For example, a graduate student is considered a full-time student when enrolled in 6-course credit course hours.

What Are the Registration and Tuition Payment Deadlines?

Registration dates vary quarter to quarter and can be viewed here.

Payment deadlines change each quarter as well and can be viewed here.

What Is Workday?

Louisiana Tech University uses Workday, which allows students to view their student records, register for classes, and complete fee payments online. To access your account, visit Workday. For more information, please see the Registrar’s Office.

What Is Canvas?

Once classes begin, Canvas gives you access to the classes you are currently enrolled in. Professors take liberty as to what they upload to their course section but generally, this is the place to view information such as course documents, homework, and course grades.

Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance calculator provides an estimate of the costs associated with attending Louisiana Tech University.  The elements associated with the Cost of Attendance include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Books, Course Material, Supplies, and Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses
  • Living Expenses (Food and Housing)

To calculate your estimated Cost of Attendance, click here to be taken to our Cost of Attendance calculator.

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