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Engineering Technology, MS


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The Master of Science in Engineering Technology (ET) is a STEM-qualifying degree that offers specializations in Biotechnology (BTEC), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), Computational Health Informatics (CHI), and Network Communications (NECO). The Engineering Technology master’s degree examines current issues in technology, project management, and experimental design and data analysis.

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

The Computational Health Informatics specialization is a highly interdisciplinary degree that prepares the next generation of engineers for a career in the technological transformation of healthcare. This specialization places specific emphasis on mobile computing, medical imaging and instrumentation, wearable sensors, multimodal data mining, and information security as applied to healthcare 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.

The Network Communication specialization builds upon ETAC and ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree programs in computer science, electronic, or electrical engineering technology, and related fields and 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.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology specialization builds upon ABET- accredited mechanical bachelor’s degrees and related fields, providing students with highly developed expertise in the design and analysis of mechanical systems. This specialization provides an integrated multi-disciplinary program designed to prepare individuals with practical and theoretical skills in technology that 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 MET specialization 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.

For more information, click here: www.uh.edu/technology/departments/et/.

Admission Requirements


For more information on applying to this program and for additional admission requirements, click here: http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/how-to-apply/.

Degree Requirements


Biotechnology Specialization Course Requirements


Credit hours required for this degree: 30.0

The Engineering Technology master’s degree with specialization in Biotechnology requires 30 credit hours, or 10 three-credit courses.

Core Courses (6.0 Credit Hours)


Emphasis Area (18.0 Credit Hours, choose six courses - Thesis Track; 21.0 Credit Hours, choose seven courses - Project Track; 24.0 Credit Hours, choose eight courses - Course Only Track)


Research Credits Thesis Track (6.0 Credit Hours)


Research Credits Project Track (3.0 Credit Hours)


Course Only Track (6.0 Credit Hours)


Accelerated B.S./M.S. Degree Program in Biotechnology


The Accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program is open to qualified undergraduate Technology majors in Biotechnology with a specialization in either Bioprocessing or Bioinformatics who plan to continue their education at the graduate level upon completion of the B.S. degree. Students that are accepted into the accelerated program can take up to six (6) graduate credit hours that are applied to both the Biotechnology bachelor’s degree and the Engineering Technology master’s degree with a specialization in Biotechnology.

Students can pursue the thesis, project, or course only track to complete their graduate degree. The B.S. degree will be conferred upon completion of the undergraduate curriculum requirements with appropriate graduate courses substituted for undergraduate courses. The graduate degree will be awarded based on existing requirements for the graduate degree in the semester that the student applies and is admitted to the graduate program and must be completed within five years of completion of the first graduate-level course. Admission into the graduate program is not guaranteed based on admission to the B.S./M.S. degree program.

Computational Health Informatics Specialization Course Requirements


Credit hours required for this degree: 30.0

The Engineering Technology master’s degree with a specialization in Computational Health Informatics requires 30 credit hours, or 10 three-credit courses.

Prescribed Electives (Choose 12.0 Credit Hours Minimum)


Research (6.0 Credit Hours - Thesis Track; 3.0 Credit Hours - Project Track)


Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization Course Requirements


Credit hours required for this degree: 30.0

The Engineering Technology master’s degree with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering Technology requires 30 credit hours, or 10 three-credit courses.

Core Courses (3.0 Credit Hours)


Prescribed Electives (Choose 21.0 Credit Hours)


Outside Electives (Credit Hours: 6.0)


Two (2) outside electives from approved list or additional two (2) MECT courses from above list

Research Credits Thesis Track (6.0 Credit Hours)


Research Credits Project Track (6.0 Credit Hours)


Network Communications Specialization Course Requirements


Credit hours required for this degree: 30.0

The Engineering Technology degree with a specialization in Network Communication requires 30 credit hours, or 10 three-credit courses.

Core Courses (6.0 Credit Hours)


Free Electives (6.0 Credit Hours - Thesis Track; 9.0 Credit Hours - Project Track; 12.0 Credit Hours - Course Only Track)


Two (2) outside electives from approved list of additional two (2) ELET courses from above list.

Research Credits Thesis Track (6.0 Credit Hours)


Research Credits Project Track (3.0 Credit Hours)


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