COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE

Engineering and Technology Management (MS)

The program aims to provide students with an understanding of mathematical, statistical, and risk modeling analysis. It includes systems design, engineering management, project management, and financial analysis to enable the graduate to be more effective in technical managerial and leadership roles in a business environment. The program consists of two concentrations: Engineering Management and Management of Technology.

The curriculum for Engineering Management and the curriculum for Management of Technology both consist of 33 credit hours, and a thesis is not required for the Engineering and Technology Management program.

Course Schedule

Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management
One-year tentative schedule

Course Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
ACCT 505: Accounting Analysis for Decision Making **      
BUSN 501: Global Perspectives in Management     **  
CIS 510: Information Resources Management   **    
CIS 521: Introduction to Information System Assurance     **  
ECON 510: Management Economics     **  
ENTR 501: Introduction to Technology Transfer       **
ENTR 510: Entrepreneurship/New Venture Research     **  
ENTR 560: Innovative Venture Research   **    
FINC 515: Financial Management **      
FINC 577: Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Management *      
INEN 502: Operations Research Methods   *   *
INEN 504: Simulation **      
INEN 505: Manufacturing and Operations Analysis   *   *
INEN 507: Engineering Administration *   *  
INEN 509: Economics and Decision Making   *   *
INEN 511: Facilities Planning **      
INEN 512: Reliability Engineering       **
INEN 514: Statistical Analysis for Six Sigma *   *  
INEN 515: Logistics Planning        
INEN 518: Project Management * * *  
INEN 520: Six Sigma Design Project **      
INEN 550C: Organization Planning and Assessment       **
INEN 566: Six Sigma and Quality Control   **   **
MGMT 537: Human Resource Management **   **  
MGMT 571: Organizational Behavior     **  
MKTG 530: Marketing Management   ** **  
MSE 501: Fundamentals of Micro fabrication processes **      
MSE 505: Nanotechnology Principles     **  
MSNT 521: Principles of Cellular and Molecular biology **      
PSYC 513: Organizational Psychology ** ** **  
PSYC 516: Industrial Psychology   ** **  
PSYC 523: Leadership and Decision Making   **   **
STAT 507: Design of Experiments     **  

*core courses
**elective courses

ETM-MBA-MSE Comparison Chart

Comparison between the MS in Engineering and Technology Management, Master of Business Administration and MS in Engineering

Expectation Engineering & Technology Management MBA MS in Engineering
Learning Opportunities Enhances technical and business management skills Enhanced managerial skills in all core Enhanced technical skills
Curriculum 33 hours, online and on campus, all coursework (no thesis). Engineering Management Curriculum 30 hours (no concentration) 36 hours (concentration), online and on campus, all coursework (no thesis).MBA 30 hours with thesis, 36 hours with no thesis, on campus. MS‐Engineering Curriculum
Undergraduate Education Engineering, engineering technology and science degrees preferred. Other majors accepted if the applicant has technical work experience. Acceptance based on GPA and GRE. Open to all majors, including engineering. Admission decision based on GMAT or GRE, and undergraduate GPA BS degree in engineering required. Acceptance by GRE, or combination of GRE and GPA.
Duration 1‐2 years 1‐2 years 2 years
Work Experience Designed for engineers desiring advancement or skill enhancement in technically oriented business or engineering fields at any time in career. Designed or individuals in all industries desiring managerial advancement, at any time in a career. Designed for engineers desiring advancement or skill enhancement in technical fields early in career.
Student Career Goals Technical management and executive focused Managerial/executive advancement Research, consulting, academic, PE
Value Competitive value in more technical environment‐ompetition with certificates, PEs, and vast experience Widely recognized as providing essential managerial preparation for career advancement, across industries. Field-specific, desirable abilities
Growth Potential Ability to lead manufacturing or service facilities, improve innovation, and secure future technology Ability to analyze business problems, develop solutions, and manage/grow successful businesses. Ability to manage large scale designs and projects
Leadership Diverse functional teams, action/reaction, accountability, project management, direct delegation Accountability, business ethics, team building/management, domestic and global perspectives. Focus teams, design approvals, direct delegation
Progression Ability to adapt to changing technological and business innovation associated with technological environments Ability to lead and adapt to innovation, applicable to multiple business environments Ability to adapt to changing technology and diverse teams
Faculty College of Engineering and Science College of Business College of Engineering and Science

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.

Alumni Success Stories

null“I work for Hood Packaging Corporation and am the plant manager of the Monticello site. I am responsible for managing and coordinating all production activities for the plant including engineering maintenance, quality, and safety. I’m also responsible for ensuring the optimization of production to meet the needs of customers and support the growth of the company.

When I graduated in 2013 with my undergrad in chemistry, I started out as a Field Engineer for Baker Hughes. I worked in the oil and gas field for a couple of years and during a downturn in the oil and gas industry cycle, I decided to further my education in order to advance my career. I found the ETM program at Tech and decided to also get a Black Belt in Six Sigma while I was obtaining my master’s degree. Although it took a couple years of aggressive job hunting, I was able to land the career of my dreams in part because of the ETM and the Black Belt in Six Sigma. I was able to be hired on as a plant manager immediately and could not be happier with my decision to go back to school. The program not only gave me a massive leg up in the job search, but it has also been extremely beneficial to me as a plant manager. I need to know how to increase quality and productivity efficiently and quickly but in a safe and organized manner, and this degree gave me the skills to build my experience on. Thank you, Dr. Hegab for all your generous help and for this fantastic Engineering and Technology Management and Six Sigma program.” Amy Colbert, Plant Manager Hood Packaging


“I found LaTech’s Engineering and Technology Management Master’s program to be exciting and challenging and would certainly recommend the program to colleagues. The content was challenging and immediately useful in my day to day activities at work. Upon graduation, within weeks, I was promoted to Engineering Manager.  This Master’s Program had a positive, direct impact on my career! Thank you LaTech for the fantastic experience!” Tim McNabb, Engineering Manager

Positions Held By Alumni

  • Chief Executive Officer at T&D Solutions
  • Co-Founder at Dezzie Dough/Macon Ridge Foods
  • Co-Founder at VGPRO.com/ Sensacoil Inc.
  • President at Cothren, Graff, Smoak Engineering Inc.
  • President and CEO at Biogradiant
  • Senior Vice President at Roddey Engineering Services
  • Vice President and General Manager at Inertia Enterprises
  • Vice President of Operations at Larkin Development Corporation
  • Vice President State Government Relations at CenturyLink
  • Vice President, Electrical Engineering at Beta Engineering
  • Artistic Director at Ensemble Ballet Theatre
  • Chairman at Aillet, Fenner, Jolly & McClelland
  • Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics at Renaissance
  • Director of Business Technologies at Praeses
  • Director Solutions Architecture and Shared Service at CenturyLink
  • Director Strategy & Corporate Development at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting
  • Principal at Alliet, Fenner, Jolly & McClelland
  • Principal/ Civil Department Head at Alliet, Fenner, Jolly & McClelland
  • Project Director at Hunt, Guillot and Associates
  • Deputy Senior Engineer at NNSA
  • Senior Analyst at CenturyLink
  • Senior Analyst at Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria
  • Senior Corrosion Engineer at Kinder Morgan
  • Senior Engineer at Entergy
  • Senior Financial Analyst at CenturyLink
  • Senior Lead Software Developer at CenturyLink
  • Senior Manager of Security Systems at Riyad Bank
  • Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Danfoss VLT Drives
  • Senior Manufacturing Engineer at OneSubsea
  • Senior Regional Access Planner at CenturyLink
  • Senior Technical Project Manager at CenturyLink
  • Equipment Specialist Supervisor at U.S. Army
  • Quality Supervisor at Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • Quality Supervisor at Lockheed Martin
  • Shift Supervisor at Entergy
  • Advanced Leadership Partner at Cintas
  • Assistant Project Manager at The Wieland Corporation
  • Business Development Manager at LA New Product Development
  • District Manager at Vector Marketing
  • Engineering Manager at Howard Medical
  • Field Service Manager at Etheredge Electric Company
  • ISC Leadership Development Program at AAI Corporation
  • IT Operations Manager at CenturyLink
  • Maintenance Planner IV at Chesapeake Energy
  • Manager of Sales Performance at CenturyLink
  • Manager Software Development at CenturyLink
  • Manager, New Product Development at BSH Home Appliances Group
  • Manager, OSP Planning & Engineering Design at AT&T
  • Manager, Process Reliability and Business Development at Envoy Development
  • Manager, Technology Management at CenturyLink
  • Oil & Gas Operations Manager at Nexans AmerCable
  • Plant Engineering Manager at Nexans AmerCable
  • Plant Manager at Sinclair Systems International
  • Product Delivery Manager at Lufthansa Systems FlightNav
  • Product Line Manager/Plant Manager at Tejas Tubular Products Inc.
  • Product Manager at Meritech Software Pvt. Ltd.
  • Production Manager at GEO Specialty Chemicals
  • Project Manager at Hunt, Guillot and Associates
  • Project Manager/ Public Works Engineer at Caddo Parish
  • Quality Manager at Hunt, Guillot and Associates
  • Shift Manager, Logistics at Amazon
  • Software Development Manager at CenturyLink
  • Supply Chain Planner/Scheduler at Cummins Inc.
  • Technical Program Manager at Pervacio, Inc.
  • Augmentation Engineer at CenturyLink
  • Automation Engineer at Champion Technology Services
  • Biomedical Engineer at Advanced Biomedical Electronics
  • Biomedical Engineer at RENOVO Solutions
  • Chemical Engineer at Dupont
  • Chemical Process Engineer at GE Power & Water
  • Clinical Engineer at RENOVO Solutions
  • Deputy Assistant Regional Engineer at U.S. Air Force
  • Design Engineer at Department of Transportation and Development
  • Electrical Design Engineer at SNF Holding Company
  • Electrical Engineer at Moses Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer III at WDG Architects Engineers
  • Energy Engineer at Siemens Industry, Inc.
  • Engineer at Cleco
  • Engineer at Eaton
  • Engineer III at Saudi Aramco
  • Industrial Engineer at CellXion, LLC
  • Industrial Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt at MSX
  • Lead Engineer/Estimator at Manson Construction Co.
  • Manufacturing Engineer at Knight Oil Tools
  • Mechanical Engineer at Irrigation Mart
  • Online Image Consultant at Status Labs
  • Plant Engineer at Voith Fabrics
  • Process Engineer at Graphic Packaging
  • Professional Engineer at Denmon Engineering
  • Quality Engineer at Emerson Climate Technologies/Alliance Compressors LLC
  • Quality Engineer at Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Quality Engineer at InterMoor, Inc.
  • Research and Development Engineer at Merit Medical Systems
  • Signal Project Engineer at The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
  • Solar Design & Sales Engineer at Sun Electronics International
  • Support Engineer at Brainlab Sales GmbH
  • Systems Engineer at QDS Systems
  • Systems Engineering and Integration Contractor at RMGS, Inc.
  • Associate Commodity Contracting Specialist at Bell Helicopter
  • Chemist at American Electric Power
  • Computer Programmer IV at C2 Technologies
  • Engineering Tech at Frank’s International
  • FP&A – Analyst II at CenturyLink
  • OMS CSM Production Support at CenturyLink
  • Operations and Systems Analyst at Intralox
  • Process Controls at Fluor
  • Process Support Chemist at Great Lakes Solutions
  • Project Controls Specialist at Dashiell Corporation
  • System Operator at Entergy
  • Tech Infrastructure Site Support Tech at Clean Harbors
  • Test Lead/Scrum Master at QSSI
  • Testing Specialist (QA) at QSSI
  • Database Administrator at Tech Services
  • Independent Sales Representative at Avon
  • Major at U.S. Airforce
  • Quality Management Representative at Reflexxion Automotive
  • Subcontract Administrator at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Technical Sales/Service Representative at WestRock Company
  • Test Pilot at U.S. Air Force
  • Engineer Intern at Alliance, Inc.
  • Engineer Intern at Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Program Proctor Guidelines

The Engineering and Technology Management Program values the integrity of its online degree program. In keeping with that standard, many professors choose to evaluate their students through proctored testing. Proctored testing allows students to complete exams in a secure and comfortable monitored environment. A proctored exam is a test, which is overseen by an impartial individual (the proctor) who monitors a student while he or she takes the exam.

Proctored Testing Guidelines for Students

  1. Students enrolled in the online section (V84) of a class are responsible for finding a proctor. Students enrolled in the online section may take the exam with the on-campus section of the class.
  2. Students enrolled in the on-campus section of a class must take the test on campus with the class.
  3. The student must use an official testing center (either independent or associated with a university or college) as a proctor if there is one located within a 40-mile radius of the student’s home. If an official testing center is not available, students may use a public or college librarian that offers proctoring services. Any exception to these rules for picking a proctor must be approved by the course instructor, ETM Proctor Coordinator, and ETM Program Coordinator.
  4. Students must identify a proctor and gain preliminary approval of the proctor from the ETM Proctor Coordinator by sending the completed Proctor Information Request form in an email to the course instructor and ETM Proctor Coordinator. The Proctor Information Request form will be provided to the student by the course instructor. This form must be submitted by the 14th calendar day of the quarter (or earlier if specified by the course instructor).
  5. After the student gains preliminary approval of their proctor, a Proctor Agreement Form and Scheduled Test Times (to be completed by the proctor and student) will be e-mailed to the proctor by the ETM Proctor Coordinator. Students are responsible for contacting the approved proctor and setting up a time to meet with the proctor, sign the form, and schedule an appointment (i.e., a beginning exam time) on the designated exam dates. These forms must be completed and returned to the ETM Proctor Coordinator by the 21st calendar day of the quarter or 1 week prior to the first exam (whichever one is earlier).
  6. Students are responsible for taking scheduled exams on the scheduled date. The student will show a driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification to the proctor. The student can take the test on an alternate date if it is approved by the instructor.

Proctored Testing Guidelines for Proctors
An appropriate proctor is an impartial individual who will have no conflict of interest in upholding Louisiana Tech University’s Academic Honor Code. The Academic Honor Code can be viewed at https://www.latech.edu/documents/honor-code.pdf.

Duties

  1. Receive and administer exams.
  2. Confirm all necessary technologies are available and working.
  3. Monitor students during test taking.
  4. Ensure exams are completed according to the instructor’s directions.
  5. Return exams to the ETM Proctor Coordinator as soon after the test is completed as possible.

Preserving Integrity

  1. Only the proctor may handle the actual exam prior to and following its completion.
  2. No copies of the exam other than the copy used for test taking are to be made at any time.
  3. No person other than the proctor and student may view the exam. The student may have access to the exam only during the time period allowed by the instructor.
  4. The proctor must follow the instructor’s requirements for administering the exam. These may include a time limit, specific permissible materials such as a calculator, an inclusion or exclusion of books, notes, etc.
  5. The proctor will check the identification of the student based on the student’s driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification.
  6. Students are not permitted to leave the testing area once the test has begun.
  7. No phones, book bags, or purses are allowed in the testing area.
  8. Students are not allowed to take the test if they miss their scheduled test time, schedule an inappropriate test time, or leave the testing center during the test.

Receiving and Returning Exams

  1. Prior to the scheduled exam start time, the exam and cover sheet containing specific instructions for the exam will be emailed to the proctor.
  2. The proctor must return testing materials with the provided cover sheet via email to the ETM Proctor Coordinator.
  3. After successful submission of the exam to the ETM Proctor Coordinator, the exam and all accompanying materials are to be destroyed.

Required Technology at the Testing Site

  1. A working email address associated with the testing center or library.
  2. Computer with Internet access and ability to download documents in .doc (Microsoft Word) and .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format.
  3. A printer
  4. A scanner

1. Prior to the scheduled exam start time, the exam and cover sheet containing specific instructions for the exam will be emailed to the proctor.
2. The proctor must return testing materials with the provided cover sheet via email to the ETM Proctor Coordinator.
3. After successful submission of the exam to the ETM Proctor Coordinator, the exam and all accompanying materials are to be destroyed.

Required Technology at the Testing Site
1. A working email address associated with the testing center or library.
2. Computer with Internet access and ability to download documents in .doc (Microsoft Word) and .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format.
3. A printer
4. A scanner

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