At the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas, we define “technology” as:
- any physical equipment, artifact, or hardware tool utilized in an engineering field (e.g., any device, instrument, machine, sensor/transducer/actuator, data acquisition/processing card, or materials);
- any software-based engineering simulation, analysis, or design tool; or
- any engineering design technique, process or algorithm described in a textbook, a patent, or any other scholarly or trade publication.
As such, our engineering technology (ET) graduate program is strongly based on advanced applications of technology to solve engineering problems. The degree plan also gives students opportunities to develop professional skills, such as project management and technical communication, that are coveted by industry.
In many circles, ET is described as hands-on or applied engineering. Therefore, a graduate education in ET is naturally engaging, translational and applied.
The Department of Engineering Technology is offering a Master of Science with a major in Engineering Technology (MSET) with the following concentrations:
- construction management
- engineering management
- electrical systems
- mechanical systems
The degree plans develop a technical core and professional skills to equip students in advancing their engineering careers. The technical core prepares students to conduct research in applied engineering which is led primarily by short- to medium-term industry needs. The professional skills that are developed in the program will help MSET graduates be highly marketable to engineering firms. Students completing the MSET with a Thesis and satisfying other eligibility requirements may continue to earn a PhD in other engineering fields within the College of Engineering at UNT. In addition, MSET graduates may pursue PhD studies in management, in engineering, or in technology, or obtain a Doctor of Engineering (DE) degree offered by several Universities. Some candidates may be interested in the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree for example in patent law, as well as doctoral programs in education such as the DEd and PhD. These and other doctoral programs present multiple career paths for MSET graduates.