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The Master of Science in Engineering Technology (MSET) is a 3-semester resident program with a 30 credit-hour curriculum offering a thesis option. It provides advanced application‐oriented education in engineering that addresses a need for a workforce with advanced technical talent. The MSET program focuses on critical technologies in the fields of manufacturing and mechanical engineering, electronic systems and mechatronics. The program is suitable for students with backgrounds in STEM-related fields.

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Program Outline

  • Resident program
  • Duration:
    • 3 full semesters
    • Fast Track Program: B.S. Degree +1 Year possible
  • 30 credit hours
    • 6 credits of required courses
    • 9 credits of elective ETID courses (thesis option), or 12 credits of elective ETID courses (for non-thesis option)
    • 3 credits (thesis option) or 6 credits (non-thesis option) of elective courses from outside of the department
    • 11 credits of research hours (thesis work) or 5 credits of project hours
    • 1 credit of seminar
    • May include one 4xx class

Sample Degree Plan - Thesis Option

Year 1 Fall Semester

  • Required Math/Stats - 3 credit hours
  • Prescribed electives - 6 credit hours
  • Research Seminar - 1 credit hour

Year 1 Spring Semester

  • Required ENTC 629 - 3 credit hours
  • Prescribed electives - 3 credit hours
  • Thesis - 4 credit hours

Year 2 Fall Semester

  • Out of department elective - 3 credit hours
  • Thesis - 7 credit hours

Total: 30 credits

Sample Degree Plan - Non-Thesis Option*

Year 1 Fall Semester

  • Required Math/Stats - 3 credit hours
  • Prescribed electives - 6 credit hours
  • Research Seminar - 1 credit hour

Year 1 Spring Semester

  • Required ENTC 629 - 3 credit hours
  • Prescribed electives - 6 credit hours
  • Project - 1 credit hour

Year 2 Fall Semester

  • Out of department elective - 3 credit hours
  • Prescribed electives - 3 credit hours
  • Project - 4 credit hours

Total: 30 credits

*Note: Although Graduate Assistantships are competitive and not always guaranteed, preferences will be given to graduate students who pursue the thesis option of the program.

How does the Fast Track (4+1) option work?

ETID undergraduates majoring in MMET, MXET, or ESET have the option to apply for the MSET Fast Track 4+1 option. Students approved for the fast track option can take up to 9 credit hours of graduate coursework during their undergraduate degree, shortening their time to degree for the Master of Science in Engineering Technology.

Fast Track Details and Application

Course Offerings

We plan to offer the following courses in corresponding semesters, but it is still subject to change.

ENTC 629 

Leadership and People Management in Technology Enterprises (3 Credits) - Fall 2022, Spring 2023
Techniques and methods for effective project and personnel management; legal aspects of projects including labor laws, unions, safety and reporting; globalization and impact on project management; financial justification and cost accounting of project budgets; leadership and management skills; engineering and technology supervision. (Course sequence: offered each semester; online)

ENTC 641

Data Analysis, Simulation & Experimental Methods for Industry (3 Credits) - Spring 2023
Parametrize and simulate physical systems; use of successive substitution technique for system modeling and optimization purposes; optimization techniques including calculus-based search methods; experimental methods for industry applications will include two-level factorial experimental design; multivariable data fitting and error propagation analysis. (Course sequence: Spring 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2026, Fall 2027, etc.)

ENTC 651

Advanced Materials Technology (3 Credits) - Fall 2023
Materials technology applications & case studies from industry; Concepts, properties & behavior of traditional & non-traditional materials; Mechanical behavior including fracture, fatigue & creep; Electrical, thermal, magnetic & optical properties; Degradation of material systems; Material testing & characterization using destructive & non-destructive tools/procedures; Materials selection & design. (Course sequence: Fall 2023, Spring 2025, Fall 2026, etc.)

ENTC 652

Advanced Manufacturing Technology (3 Credits) - Fall 2022
Advanced manufacturing practice in industry; principles and applications of 3D printing, particulate materials processing, microfabrication and high energy beam materials processing. (Course sequence: Fall 2022, Spring 2024, Fall 2025, Spring 2027, etc.)

ENTC 611

Industrial Internet of Things (3 Credits) - Fall 2023
Comprehensive coverage on, among others, the role of data, manufacturing systems, various Industry 4.0 technologies, applications and case studies; draw input from researchers and practitioners on what are the opportunities and challenges brought about by Industry 4.0, and how organizations and knowledge workers can be better prepared to reap the benefits of this latest revolution. (Course sequence: Fall 2023, Spring 2025, Fall 2026, etc.)

ENTC 644

Embedded Intelligent System Design (3 Credits) - Fall 2022
Embedded intelligent system design; investigate artificial intelligent systems; advanced embedded system designs; use of high-performance microcontroller and processor. (Course sequence: Fall 2022, Spring 2024, Fall 2025, Spring 2027, etc.)

ENTC 635

Advanced Applied Dynamics for Mechatronic Systems (3 Credits) - Spring 2023
Translational mechanical system dynamics, rotational mechanical system dynamics, electrical system dynamics modeling, mechatronics system dynamics, fluid power dynamics, rigid body dynamics and applied dynamics modeling using finite element method; automotive, oil and gas drilling and robotic applications. (Course sequence: Spring 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2026, Fall 2027, etc.)

ENTC 612

Manufacturing Supply-Chain Capability Management (3 Credits) - Fall 2022
Supply chain operations, associated business processes and their relation to the financial performance of a manufacturing company; methodologies for the optimal use of company assets and resources to achieve coordinated of material flows between and within suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. (Course sequence: offered each semester)

ENTC 681

Seminar (1 Credit Hour) - Fall 2022, Spring 2023
Selected topics presented by the faculty, students and outside speakers. (Course sequence: offered each semester)

Stacked Courses

An undergraduate course and a graduate course offered together, meeting at the same time and place with the same content and instructor(s), but with different learning outcomes, readings/assignments and grading rubric. 

ENTC 653 / ESET 453

Semiconductor Validation and Verification (3 Credits) - Available for Fast Track students or advisor approval
Validation of semiconductor devices; differences between validation and production testing; extensive use of Altium for simulation and layout of circuits; use of Spotfire to analyze data acquired as part of validation process; focus on acquisition of valid data and clear and concise presentation of data to stakeholders. (Course sequence: offered each semester)

ESET 662 / ESET 462

Advanced Control Systems (3 Credits) - Available for Fast Track students or advisor approval
Components, principles and techniques fundamental to automated control systems; study of transfer functions, network analysis using Laplace transforms, Z transforms, feedback control systems theory, digital computer simulation and computer-based controls systems. (Course sequence: offered each semester)

ENTC 663 / MMET 463

Machine Elements in Mechanical Design Applications (3 Credits) - Available for Fast Track students or advisor approval
Applications of principles of analysis and design of machines and machine elements including linkages, robots, cam and follower systems, shafts, gears, clutches, belt and chain drives; introduction to the mathematical tools for the analysis and design of these machines and machine elements. (Course sequence: offered each semester)

MXET 600 / MXET 400

Mechatronics II (3 Credits) - Available for Fast Track students or advisor approval
Study and analysis of industrial robotics and automation processes necessary for robot-centric work cell design and operation. (Course sequence: offered each semester)

ENTC 615 / ESET 415

Advanced Network Systems & Security (3 Credits) - Available for Fast Track students or advisor approval

Advanced topics of the network systems and security including network design and protocol including Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Internet Protocol (IP) Routing, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), Network Address Translation (NAT) and Domain Name System (DNS); network security including Access Control Lists (ACLs), Transmission Control Protocols (TCP) and IP security and Virtual Private Networks (VPN); socket programming and cryptographic protocols. (Course sequence: offered each semester)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have been accepted to the MSET program, but I need to delay my start date by a semester. Will I need to reapply to the program?

A: With the approval of the degree granting unit providing admission, admission to graduate studies normally remains valid for one year from the term of acceptance. Admission deferral requests must be made before the start of the term of the original application. An extension to the one-year time limit may be granted, if requested by the applicant in writing and approved by the degree granting unit.

Q: Does MSET offer a Fast Track program (4+1 degree plan)?

A: Undergraduates can take graduate courses that count towards BOTH undergrad and graduate degree plans. The ETID Graduate Committee specifies which courses are “stacked” for undergrad and graduate credit (typically 400-level). Students take the grad course and get “credit by exam” for the undergrad course. Fast Track participants need undergraduate program approval to participate (e.g. minimum GPA requirements).

Q: Is there any financial support available through the department?

A: Once a graduate student, you are eligible to compete for graduate assistant teacher (GAT) or graduate assistant researcher (GAR) appointments, which provide the following (subject to student’s skills and availability of funds):

  • A monthly stipend of $2,250 / month
  • Tuition and Fees (All required fees are covered. You may be responsible for some student fees).
  • Health insurance

B: The GEM Fellowship Program

This program is intended to increase access and success in engineering and science graduate studies, and covers the entire graduate recruitment, retention and professional development spectrum, including paid summer internships and tuition payments.

  • General eligibility: under-represented groups (American Indian/Native; African American/Black; Hispanic American/Latino). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.
  • More information about GEM Fellowship and an application can be found here:

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Irina Shatruk