Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in an appropriate area of Engineering or Engineering Technology. However, a bachelor’s degree in an analytical field with professional experience in a related area is also acceptable.
Candidates with deficiencies in their undergraduate work may be required to pass appropriate undergraduate courses with a C or better to supplement their body of knowledge. Basic competencies are reflected as prerequisites for courses, but may be waived with appropriate professional experience. All programs emphasize technical and analytical aspects that require strong command of math and science. Key competencies that are needed depend on the student’s academic goals and possible emphasis areas. Emphasis areas are not required, just used as a guideline. Examples include:
Computer Engineering Technology courses expect students to already have competency in modern programming as well as basic electronics. Deficiencies may require additional preparation and course work. Modern programming using Java can be taken as a graduate course, TECH 6262 , which can count toward the MS degree requirements. Basic electronics, however, may require preparation that includes completion of undergraduate course work that cannot be applied toward the MS semester hour requirement.
Similarly, if desiring an emphasis in Electronics Engineering Technology expects a familiarity with fundamentals of electronics prior to enrollment in graduate classes.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology graduate courses expect a familiarity with industrial practices and operations. Course prerequisites are important, but may be fulfilled through experience or completion of appropriate 6000 level courses which may be applied to the MS semester hour requirement.
No more than 9 semester hours of 6000 level course work can be applied toward the MS degree semester-hour requirement.
Area of Emphasis
Students may elect to establish an area of emphasis, but this is optional. Courses in each of the three traditional emphasis areas include courses from more than one focal area. Suggested courses in each of the emphasis areas include but are not limited to: