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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Engineering Technology, MS


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College of Technology  > Department of Engineering Technology  > Engineering Technology, MS

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology currently offers tracks in:  Biotechnology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Network Communications.  The Engineering Technology degree studies current issues in technology, project management and experimental design and data analysis.

Master of Science in Engineering Technology - Biotechnology

Advisor: Dr. Fatima Merchant

This program emphasizes bioprocessing, protein engineering, computational biology, and federal regulations.  Designed to help prepare individuals to conduct or supervise research and development in biotechnology or medical fields.  This is a highly inter-and multi-disciplinary degree and its flexibility will allow students to tailor the coursework  to meet their individual career goals.

Master of Science in Engineering Technology - Computational Health Informatics

Advisor: Dr. George Zouridakis

This degree program is a highly interdisciplinary degree that aims at preparing the next generation of engineers for a career in the technological transformation of healthcare. The program places specific emphasis on mobile computing, medical imaging and instrumentation, wearable sensors, multimodal data mining, and information security as applied to health care delivery. Driven by a strong market demand, the program is designed to provide students with a solid background in analytical methodologies, computational tools, devices, physiological modeling and simulation, and biomedical devices relevant to healthcare applications for detecting diseases, assisting with treatment, and monitoring efficacy of therapeutic interventions.

Master of Science in Engineering Technology - Network Communications

Advisor: Dr. Deniz Gurkan

This degree emphasis builds upon ETAC-ABET-accredited baccalaureate degree programs in the fields of computer, electronic, or electrical engineering technology, and related fields.  This program provides an advanced knowledge of computer networks with a diverse set of courses in networking fundamentals, security, network management, protocols, programming, and algorithms.  Furthermore, application areas such as optical networking, sensor networks, smart grid, mobile computing, and wireless networks are also available.  Advanced applied research opportunities provide an enriching academic experience.  Additionally, the program encourages practical experiences through industry partnerships.  Our graduates fill vital engineering management and supervisory roles in every industry where networking technologies are essential, including energy, chemical, healthcare, telecommunications and aerospace.

Master of Science in Engineering Technology - Mechanical Engineering Technology

Advisor: Dr. Kamran Alba

This degree emphasis builds upon our recognized and ABET accredited mechanical baccalaureate degrees and related fields providing students with highly developed expertise in design and analysis of mechanical systems.  This degree provides an integrated multi-disciplinary program designed to prepare individuals with practical and theoretical skills in Technology with a focus on applied Mechanical Engineering.  This relationship facilitates the translation of research findings to meet current industry needs.  With state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories, the M.S. degree offers courses and cutting-edge research experiences in several applied areas including, instrumentation and measurement, biomedical systems, advanced materials design, manufacturing, systems integration, oil and gas applications, and energy.

Special Admission Requirements- Master of Science in Engineering Technology (tracks in Biotechnology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Network Communications)

In addition to the College of Technology admission requirements, applicants for the Master of Science in Engineering Technology must submit scores from the verbal, math, and analytical writing portions of the GRE exam.

Conditional admission will be considered for applicants who do not have ETAC-ABET-accredited technology degrees based on the completion of qualification course work.

Applicants must provide three letters of reference and submit a brief statement of career goals and objectives.

Degree Requirements

Depending on their interests, students may select either the thesis option or the project option in the degree plan.  Project and thesis guidelines, specifying other requirements, are updated regularly and are available from the department office.  Students are expected to contact program faculty on possible thesis and project topics.

Thesis Option


Requirements


Graduate Core Courses (7 semester hours)


  • Advanced Mathematics    3 Credit Hours.
  • Project Management        3 Credit Hours.
  • Seminar                            1 Credit Hour.

Departmental Major Courses (24 semester hours)


  • Master’s Thesis             6 Credit Hours.
  • Specialization Track      18 Credit Hours.  (With approval, 6 credits of the Specialization Track may be out-of-department electives)

Total 31


Project Option


Requirements


Graduate Core Courses (7 semester hours)


  • Advanced Mathematics    3 Credit Hours.
  • Project Management        3 Credit Hours.
  • Seminar                            1 Credit Hour.

Departmental Major Courses (27 semester hours)


  • Master’s Project           3 Credit Hours.
  • Specialization Track   24 Credit Hours.  (With approval, 6 credits of the Specialization Track may be out-of-department electives)

Total 34


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