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What is a Master of Engineering Technical Management (METM) degree?

Our Master of Engineering in Technical Management was created at the request of a team of industry leaders who identified a deficit in engineering leaders in their companies who also had the strategic and tactical skills to fully understand the business environment. This program will prepare you to move to the next level in management of technical people with a sound understanding of the technical and business aspects of leading technical programs, departments or a company.

The Master of Engineering Technical Management program is a part-time program that lasts 21 months and is mostly taught online. At the beginning of each academic year, students are required to attend a one-week residency at Texas A&M University. Students will return home to complete all other courses online. This allows students to join the Master of Engineering Technical Management program while continuing to work full time.

How does Master of Engineering Technical Management (METM) degree compare to a Master of Science (MS) or Master of Business Administration (MBA)?

Our METM degree is different from traditional MS in Engineering or MBA degrees. We cater to technical working professionals that want to develop their leadership skills and business knowledge. There is emphasis on business topics combined with a technical and engineering context as well as leadership skills. Our program focuses on current industry best practices rather than on research.

METM courses are taught by industry professionals and focus on real-world best practices. Participants will learn how to manage people, projects and profitability.  Your classmates will come from leading engineering and technology companies and like you, will have technical backgrounds.

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How do METM alumni describe the program?

"Excellent program for technical professionals interested in moving up in their career to a leadership position."

"The perfect program for a working professional engineer."

"A challenging and rewarding program that provides the opportunity to grow your network while studying relevant and interesting technical topics."

Master of Engineering Technical Program Benefits

Advantages for participants:

  • Earn your degree with minimal disruption to your job and family.
  • Expand your professional network.
  • Immediately apply what you learn to your job.
  • Be able to research current issues facing your company.
  • Become a part of the Aggie network and earn your Aggie ring.

Advantages for employers:

  • Transform engineer talent into technical leaders.
  • Return on investment through student’s company-focused capstone project.
  • Minimal impact to your workplace since online, asynchronous program allows employees to work at the company.
  • Students bring the skills they learn to their jobs right away.

By the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Develop a technical program for an engineering project.
  • Lead and manage a diverse team of technical professionals.
  • Create and put in place corporate strategic technology plans.
  • Communicate with non-technical customers and colleagues.
  • Have a framework for data-driven decision making.
  • Manage resources and assets.

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