Master of Engineering Technology

The Department of Engineering Technology offers a Master of Engineering Technology degree.  This is accom­plished through the combined efforts of Engineering Tech­nology programs in Construction, Electronics, Manu­facturing, Mechani­cal, and Plastics.  In addition to completing a set of core courses, the students have the option of expanding their knowledge in a specialty area or of conducting research concluding with a thesis.  Emphasis is placed on “real-world” activities, projects, and interactions.  The completion of the program will prepare students for professional careers in engineering technology.

Our mission is to establish the Master in Engineering Technology program at Pittsburg State University as the premier graduate curriculum in engineering technology in the Midwest region.  We are committed to assisting the University and the region in technology development by providing a professional multi-disciplinary team and project oriented approach to graduate education.  In order to accommodate working professionals, the Master of Engineering Technology degree is also offered through online course work.  Students completing their degree requirements online receive the same educational value as students physically present on campus in a prolonged course of study.


Goals and Objectives

  The main goal for the program is to endow the graduates of the Master of Engineering Technology degree with improved opportunities in their professional careers and to better prepare them for leadership positions.

Objective 1:  Graduates will have acquired leadership skills.  They will be more flexible, able to take initiative and have improved competence in problem solving and communication.

Objective 2:  Graduates will have expanded their skills and knowledge in one or more of their specialty areas:   Construction, Electronics, Manufacturing, Mechanical and Plastics.

Objective 3:  Graduates will have improved their knowledge and appreciation of management practices, business decisions, professionalism and ethics.


Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate program requires an under­graduate degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or in a closely related area.  Students must meet the University graduate admission requirements detailed in the University Catalog.  International students must have a TOEFL score of 540 or higher.  A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.70 is required unless the applicant has significant industrial experience.  All transcripts will be evaluated prior to admission into the program.