New Master of Engineering Technical Management degree program launches fall 2018

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Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering will be offering a new online degree, Master of Engineering Technical Management (METM), beginning in fall 2018. METM is a 21-month, part-time program designed for working professionals.

The METM curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of engineering and technical professionals looking to enhance their technical management skills, business acumen, personal leadership effectiveness and project management skillset. Classes are taught by veteran industry professionals and professors with industry experience. Courses will focus on business concepts such as data-driven decision making, engineering finance, project management and new product development, while building a foundation in leadership utilizing emotional intelligence. METM differs from a traditional Master of Science degree in engineering by concentrating on current industry best practices rather than research, and differs from a traditional MBA by emphasizing the technical and engineering context of business decisions.

METM students will begin each academic year by completing a week in residency in College Station, Texas. Throughout the week they will work side by side with faculty, hear from executive speakers and create a lifelong network with the people they meet.  The week in residency provides students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the program, creating a foundation of leadership they can build upon throughout the year. 

During the second year of the program, students will focus on a capstone project. Capstone projects will be customized to each student with a focus on their industry and position.  Students are encouraged to select a project from their current line of work, allowing them to directly apply the knowledge gained throughout the program. Working with METM faculty, students will create a project and develop a strategy to resolve real-world problems. Capstone projects will bring both students and employers a tangible return on investment from participating in the METM program. 

To conclude the program, METM students will come together in College Station for one final session. During this three-day session, students will present the results of their yearlong capstone project to faculty and classmates and reflect on the knowledge they have gained. On the third day, METM students celebrate with their cohort by participating in graduation ceremonies alongside on-campus students.

For more information, including upcoming information sessions, visit the METM website. If you have additional questions, contact Jordan Sass at

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