Master of Science in Engineering Technology

About the Program

Master of Science 45.0 quarter credits

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology offers courses focused on the technologies used in today’s modern emerging industries. The program is designed to provide specialized engineering technology education to those who currently hold an accredited baccalaureate degrees in engineering technology or a related field. The flexibility of the program permits students to select a combination of courses relevant to their individual career goals or to provide the foundation for further advanced study. Courses will be delivered in several modes; face-to-face, on-line, or real-time videoconferencing.

The primary goal of the Master of Science in Engineering Technology is to develop advanced-level practitioners in resolving technical problems through the application of engineering principles and technology.

The program can be pursued in either a full- or part-time basis and permits students to select a combination of courses relevant to individual career goals in technology. The program is also  designed to provide the foundation for further advanced study and allows practicing professionals the opportunity to update knowledge and skills based on the latest technological developments in the industrial environment and therefore advance in their chosen careers.

Program Goals

Graduates of the Master of Science in Engineering Technology will be expected to:

  • Apply scientific and technological concepts to solving technological
    problems.
  • Apply concepts and skills developed in a variety of technical and professional disciplines including computer applications and networking, materials properties and production processes, and quality control to improve production processes and techniques.
  • Plan, facilitate, and integrate technology and problem solving techniques in the leadership functions of the industrial enterprise system.
  • Engage in applied technical research in order to add to the knowledge of the discipline and to solve problems in an industrial environment.
  • Apply theories, concepts, and principles of related disciplines to develop the communication skills required for technical-managers.

For additional information, view the Goodwin College of Professional Studies' Engineering Technology program web page.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average in their undergraduate or upper division (junior and senior year) coursework.

International students who have their undergraduate degree from a country whose language is not English can be admitted with a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test score of 550 or better. For more information regarding international applicant requirements, view the International Students Admissions Information page.

In addition to the general Drexel graduate admission requirements applicants must provide a preliminary proposal of their intended plan of study, which should include a general set of objectives, an outline of the courses to be taken, and identification of a master's project topic to be pursued.

Prerequisite courses
The following prerequisite courses must be completed at the undergraduate level with a minimum grade of C:

  • Calculus 1
  • Calculus 2
  • Physics 1 (algebra-based)
  • Physics 2 (algebra-based)
  • DC/AC Circuit Analysis
  • Digital Electronics
  • Industrial Materials
  • Statistics

Visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information about requirements and deadlines, as well as instructions for applying online.

Degree Requirements 

Candidates for the MS in Engineering Technology must complete a minimum of 45.0 quarter credits. A minimum grade of B is required in all core courses and no more than two C grades in electives.

Of the 45.0 quarter credits required for the degree, 30.0 must be earned at Drexel University, including 24.0 credits of Engineering Technology (ET) courses. A maximum of 15.0 transfer credits may be allowed for graduate courses taken at other institutions, if they are appropriate to the student's plan of study.

Core Courses
ET 605Materials for Emerging Technologies3.0
ET 610Networks for Industrial Environments3.0
ET 615Rapid Prototyping and Product Design3.0
ET 619Programmable Devices and Systems3.0
ET 620Microsystems and Microfabrication3.0
ET 725Sensors and Measurement Systems3.0
ET 732Modern Energy Conversion Technologies3.0
PRST 503Ethics for Professionals3.0
PRST 504Research Methods & Statistics3.0
Electives9.0
Select three of the following:
Engineering Quality Methods
Reliability Engineering
Lean Manufacturing Principles
Sustainable and Green Manufacturing
Introduction to Project Management
Computing for Professionals
Capstone Course 9.0
Master's Project and Thesis in Engineering Technology (3-credit course, taken 3 times.)
Total Credits45.0

Engineering Technology Courses

ET 605 Materials for Emerging Technologies 3.0 Credits

General properties of metals, ceramics and polymers are presented. Focus shifts to technologies - photo and fuel cells in the energy industry. Topic include: the chemical process that converts fuel to elec,tricity directly, light energy that converts to electrical energy, band model for optical materials, and materials for the optical and electronic industries.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 610 Networks for Industrial Environments 3.0 Credits

An in-depth review of high-performance wired and wireless networks for industrial control, communications, and computing. The emphasis is on understanding current and newly emerging network architectures, protocols and technologies from the point of view of performance, reliability, and cost. Industry standard modeling and simulation tools are also reviewed.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 615 Rapid Prototyping and Product Design 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce concepts and methods for rapid prototyping, including their technical basis, and unified principles common to almost all rapid prototyping technologies.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 619 Programmable Devices and Systems 3.0 Credits

A review of programmable devices and systems for industrial and embedded applications. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays, microcontrollers, and Programmable Logic Controllers are compared with respect to suitability, performance, and cost in industrial and embedded environments. Industry standard modeling and development tools will be introduced and used to predict performance and reliability.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 620 Microsystems and Microfabrication 3.0 Credits

Microsystems and microfabrication covers the principles of design, structure, and operation, as well as fabrication technologies for microsystems including microelectronics, sensors, MEMS, micro-optics, and microfluidics (Iab-on-a-chip).

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 635 Engineering Quality Methods 3.0 Credits

Six Sigma concepts and methods are covered with emphasis on its framework, statistical tools and practical implementations. Students will gain a working knowledge of Six Sigma approaches and techniques for applications to both manufacturing and services.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 675 Reliability Engineering 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce the foundations and applications of reliability engineering including basic probability models for component and system failure, with emphasis on practical applications.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 725 Sensors and Measurement Systems 3.0 Credits

This course provides a foundation in sensors and measurement systems including data acquisition for quality control. It covers general concepts, measuring devices, and the manipulation, transmission and recording of data.expanded coverage of sensors, and the use of computer tools in measurement & data acquisition for quality control. Measurement techniques related to micro- and nano-technologies are also discussed, reflecting the growing importance of these technologies.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 730 Lean Manufacturing Principles 3.0 Credits

Lean is a generic process management philosophy, developed initially for manufacturing and derived mainly from the Toyota Production System (TPS), Just-in-Time (JIT) operations theory, and earlier sources dating from the work of Taylor, Ford, and others or work methods, mass production, and automation. Lean is an integral part of today's modern manufacturing enterprises.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 732 Modern Energy Conversion Technologies 3.0 Credits

This course introduces new energy conversion technologies, with an emphasis on solid-state devices, distributed systems with storage, and alternative energy sources including solar, waste heat, wind, biomass, and hydrogen. Solid-state energy conversion devices including solar cells, thermoelectrics, thermionics, thermophotovoltaics and light-emitting diodes, as well as solid-state refrigerators, will be described and analyzed.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 755 Sustainable and Green Manufacturing 3.0 Credits

This course covers environmental considerations in engineering product and process design, reduction of environmental impact by design, recycling, material selection, demanufacturing and remanufacturing and trade-offs.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

ET 775 Master's Project and Thesis in Engineering Technology 3.0 Credits

Involves the study and investigation of a research or development topic in the area of the student's interest. Requires the topic and solution to be reported in a thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor. Can be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits

Professional Studies Courses

PRST 501 Communication for Professionals 3.0 Credits

This course covers applications of the communication discipline in professional settings. Students explore and assess the role of organizational, interpersonal, non-verbal, group, and employment communications in today's professional world. The main goal is to provide students with the tools necessary to become effective communicators in the workplace.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 503 Ethics for Professionals 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on the application of ethical principles to organizational systems and decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on how ethical principles affect and are applied to policy-making, leadership behavior, systems of communication, technology use, and systems of organization.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 504 Research Methods & Statistics 3.0 Credits

This course presents a systematic approach to managerial methods of conducting organizational research and analysis. Students will undergo the managerial research process of specifying the problem; translating the problem into specific research questions; designing the data collection and methodology; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; and reporting research results and recommendations.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 512 Computing for Professionals 3.0 Credits

Uses Microsoft Office business application software and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to challenge and support students in their efforts to sharpen and integrate their computer, critical-thinking, problem-solving, data analysis, and reporting skills to achieve competency that addresses the demand for information technology proficiency in the new economy.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 515 Program Evaluation 3.0 Credits

Measuring results in business is fairly straightforward. Measuring results in government and other non-profit organizations is not so precise. This course provides knowledge and skill required to apply the scientific method to the assessment of social programs (organized, goal-directed activities designed to address a social, humanistic, or other human-related problem).

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 603 Communicating in Virtual Teams 3.0 Credits

This course explores the roles of virtual teams and allows students to experience the opportunities and challenges associated with communicating in a virtual environment.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 612 Data Analysis and Interpretation 3.0 Credits

This course covers the use of a computerized statistical analysis tool to calculate parametric and non-parametric statistics. Students will use creative and critical thinking skills to interpret, communicate, and defend results.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PRST 504 [Min Grade: C]

PRST 615 Program Evaluation 3.0 Credits

The course is designed to have students apply qualitative and quantitative methods to frame and implement an evaluation capable of being implemented in a broad range of for-profit and non-profit organizational settings, including those found in education, health care, government and private sector businesses. Students will study the purposes and models of program evaluation, roles of the evaluator and stakeholders, and address ethical issues associated with an evaluation. To gain practical experience with “continuous program improvement,” students will design an evaluation of an existing program.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 640 Policy Analysis 3.0 Credits

The course analyzes the entire process of policy agenda-setting, initiation, decision-making, implementation, evaluation and assessment. Students will be equipped with tools to analyze and understand the entire process of policy formation in any public or private enterprise. The skills developed in the course can be used in many professional fields.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 690 Special Topics in Professional Studies 1.0-12.0 Credit

Covers special topics of interest in professional studies. This course may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 18 times for 18 credits

PRST 699 Independent Study in Professional Studies 0.5-6.0 Credits

Provides individual study or research in professional studies under faculty supervision. This course may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 12 times for 6 credits

Engineering Technology Faculty

Radian Belu, PhD (Western Ontario). Assistant Professor. Renewable energy, including wind and solar energy; power system analysis and control; numerical electromagnetics; lighting electromagnetics; power system protection; instrumentation; and radar and remote sensing in atmospheric research.
Richard Chiou, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Associate Professor. Green manufacturing, mechatronics, Internet-based robotics and automation, and remote sensors and monitoring.
Yalcin Ertekin, PhD (University of Missouri-Rolla). Associate Clinical Professor. High speed machining with micromachining applications, machining process optimization and condition monitoring using multiple sensors, FEA simulation with 3D solid modeling applications, rapid prototyping and reverse engineering, quality and reliability improvement through statistically designed experiments, neural networks and data mining and Taguchi methods, CNC machine tool calibration characterization of cold fastening, clinching and self-pierced riveting processes, non-invasive surgical tool design, student learning enhancement using online simulation tools.
Vladimir Genis, PhD (Kiev State University, Ukraine) Program Director, Engineering Technology. Professor. Ultrasound wave propagation and scattering, ultrasound imaging, electronic instrumentation, piezoelectric transducers, and engineering education. Designed and developed diagnostic and therapeutic equipment for medical applications and electronic systems and techniques for defense-related and industrial applications.
Irina Ciobanescu Husanu, PhD (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Microgravity combustion, thermal-fluid science with applications in micro-combustion, fuel cells and research of alternative and green fuels, energy conversion and renewable energy, industrial experience in aerospace engineering areas (theoretical analysis, numerical simulations and experimental investigations), design and testing of propulsion systems, mechanical instrumentation, and developing industrial applications of aircraft engines.
Michael Mauk, PhD, PE (University of Delaware). Assistant Clinical Professor. Rapid prototyping, microfluidics, alternative energy including solar energy and photovoltaics, semiconductor materials science, nanotechnology.
Warren Rosen, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Computer networks; optical networks; high-performance switching; lightweight protocols.
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