The Master of Science in Engineering Technology (MS in ET) degree consists of 9 required credits in internship (application, experiential learning) and project management. The remaining 21 credits must be chosen within a concentration area: either Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) or Surveying Engineering Technology (SVT). These 21 credits can be customized to help fulfill career goals and objectives. The MS degree in ET will not only help graduates become better engineers, but it will also help prepare graduates for project management roles. With faculty permission, other courses may be substituted for those listed for a concentration. Prior graduate courses that have been taken by students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The MS in ET is intended for students who have a BS in engineering or engineering technology and want to advance into upper-level technical or management positions. The degree combines advanced engineering technology disciplines with applications and a field component. These courses can also be used for continuing education for professional engineers.
Most MS programs – especially in engineering – focus on the theory of technology and how to advance that technology. The MS in ET program will focus on the application of already-existing advanced technology. It is an application-based degree program. Students in this program – if not already Professional Engineers – will be better-prepared to take the licensing exam in their field. The EET and SVT concentration areas have strong ties with industry, especially in Maine and New England. These industrial connections allow faculty to keep their courses current with cutting-edge technology and applications used in industry.