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What is Engineering Technology (ETM)?

Technology is defined as any tool or operating system designed to improve the efficiency, quality and competitiveness of an organization. Engineering Technology Management (reference number 5007) at Western Kentucky University is a 2+2 program designed specifically for students who currently hold a certificate or associate of applied science degree from a technical school, two-year college or 4 year institution. This program was formally known as Technology Management (Reference Number 575).


Why ETM at WKU?

The ETM program is a capstone program for transfer students that provides a two-year management emphasis for those working toward a supervisory position in industry. Graduates are empowered to obtain a position of leadership in business, industry or workforce development in support of innovation and global competitiveness.


Greg Arbuckle

Engineering Technology Management - Program Coordinator

  • 270-745-4433
  • greg.arbuckle@wku.edu
  • EST 210

Ph.D. Technology Management, Specialization in Quality Systems (2004) Indiana State University

M.S. Industrial Technology (1999) Eastern Illinois University

B.S. Mechanical Technology (1996) Indiana State University

  • Specialty  Avg. Salary
    Technology Educator  $51,910
    Industrial Plant Manager  $89,190
    Systems Manager  $120,950
  • Some local companies that hire ETMs: Carpenter Company
  • Technology managers may face a complex spectrum of job duties, including supervision of a wide array of technical personnel, design and deployment of computer and other technological systems, project management, production and operations management, evaluation of technology value, and safety and quality control oversight.
  • Management of accounting
  • Management of organizational behavior
  • Managing innovation and technical change


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 Last Modified 1/24/22