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Courses in the MSETM Program

There are two programs of study available. The Master of Science in Engineering Technology Management (Program Ref. # 0447) is for students seeking an advanced graduate degree in a technical management discipline. For students interested in learning the skills required to become a certified six sigma green belt, black belt or lean professional, see the Lean Six Sigma Graduate Certificate program (Program Ref. # 0452).

Master of Science Degree Courses

Students take classes using a distance education format. All courses are available online. Online courses are offered every eight weeks. Students can start the program anytime. The average time to completion is 24 months. Online courses are delivered via WKU Blackboard or interactive video. (Blackboard Tutorial)

Students are encouraged to deliver a peer-reviewed professional presentation or paper at a national conference of their choosing. The professional association for the MSETM program is the Association of Technology. Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Students are required to take the ATMAE Certified Technology Manager (CTM) Exam in their first thesis semester (AMS 599). Completion of the exam is required for graduation and the examination fees are paid by the department. The exam must be taken at an approved testing center or proctoring service. The exam is offered twice a year on the Wednesday of finals week. See the deadlines page for the current dates. 

All courses are three credit hours except for the thesis, which is six hours. Click here for course descriptions.

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Management Core (required):

12 hrs

AMS 520

Resource Management


AMS 655

Project Management


AMS 590

Operations Leadership


AMS 671

Quality Management


Electives: Select four (4) courses

12 hrs

AMS 510

Emerging Technologies


AMS 540

Theory of Constraints


AMS 594

Lean Systems


AMS 580

Six Sigma Quality**


AMS 588

Product Development


AMS 650

Supply Chain Management


AMS 530

Automated Data Collection


AMS 535

Work Force Development


AMS 630

Legal & Ethics Issues in Technology


Research Proposal (required either first or second semester)

3 hrs

AMS 571

Research Methods in Technology Management



6 hrs

AMS 599



** AMS 580 Six Sigma Quality Prerequisite: AMS 271 Industrial Statistics or equivalent.

Accredited by ATMAE


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 Last Modified 8/23/19