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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.


If you are a domestic student applying for the fall 2021 application cycle, please email  hendersonjp@tamu.edu  before completing and paying for your application fees.

Contact  mset@tamu.edu for more information.


Current Program Requirements

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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
    • 15 credits of elective courses (at least 12 from ETID)
    • 7 credits of project or thesis work
    • 2 credits of seminar
  • May include one 4xx class

Sample Degree Plan

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 MMET 629 - 3 credit hours
  • Prescribed electives - 3 credit hours
  • Thesis/Project - 3 credit hours
  • Seminar - 1 credit hour

Year 2 Fall Semester

  • Prescribed Electives - 3 credit hours
  • Out of department elective - 3 credit hours
  • Thesis/Project - 4 credit hours

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

Course Number

Course Description

Semester(s) Offered

MMET 629

Technical Project Supervision and Personnel

Fall 2021, Spring 2022

MMET 641

Data Analysis, Simulation & Experimental Methods for Industry

Fall 2021

MMET 651

Advanced Materials, Selection & Analysis/Testing

Spring 2022 (tentative)

MMET 652

Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Systems

Fall 2022 (tentative)

ESET 611

Industrial Internet of Things

Spring 2021 (tentative)

ESET 644

Embedded Intelligent System Design

Fall 2022 (tentative)

MXET 635

Advanced Applied Dynamics for Mechatronic Systems

Fall 2021 (tentative)

ESET 653

Semiconductor Validation and Verification

Available for Fast Track students or advisor approval

ESET 662 Advanced Control Systems Available for Fast Track students or advisor approval
MMET 612 Manufacturing Supply-Chain Capability Management Available for Fast Track students or advisor approval
MMET 643 Machine Elements in Mechanical Design Applications Available for Fast Track students or advisor approval

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Can I get my application fees waived?

A: If you are a domestic student applying for the fall 2021 application cycle, please email hendersonjp@tamu.edu to see your eligibility about getting your application fees waived. 

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: I want to start working towards my Professional Engineering License. Will any of the master’s credit hours count towards licensing?

A: By completing the MSET degree, you will receive credit for 1 year towards your Professional Board of Engineers Licensing Requirements.

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 around $2,000 / month
  • Tuition
  • Health insurance

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Jason Henderson