The Department ETM has earned a reputation of providing students with the best of both worlds - a firm foundation in the creation of value through engineering and...
Welcome to the Department of Engineering and Technology Management

Please note that the office is closed Thursday, July 2 and Friday July 3 in observance of the 4th of July holiday and due to the PSU response to COVID-19.

ETM Office Hours

Due to COVID-19, the Department of Engineering and Technology Management office is physically closed until further notice. We are reachable during our virtual office hours (see below) and at our email, etminfo at pdx. edu. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

Virtual Office Hours: 11am to Noon, Monday through Thursday

Due to the PSU response to Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Engineering and Technology Management's main office will be physically closed until further notice, but operating virtually Mondays through Thursdays from June 19, 2020 to September 11, 2020.* We offering virtual office hours on Zoom from 11am to noon, Monday through Thursday. Visit us on Zoom! We are able to assist you with questions, filling out forms, advising, and so much more. If you need to meet with us at a different time, please email etminfo at pdx. edu

*Dates subject to change on short notice.

Please refer to the Portland State University website for the most current information on the PSU response to the coronavirus.

About our Field

The field of Engineering and Technology Management provides the link between engineering, science, and management. It helps companies, research organizations, and governments to plan, develop, and implement technologies. Portland State University’s Department of Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) is one of the oldest departments and a recognized world leader in this rapidly growing field. Founded by Dr. Dundar Kocaoglu in 1987 with just 13 part-time Master's students, the department has grown to over 200 students in Master's, PhD, and Certificate programs. The department has granted over 800 Master’s degrees to students from over 40 different countries. We have a very active PhD program and have awarded over 55 doctorates. As a global leader, we have students, alumni, and collaborators around the world.

ETM Education

ETM offers about 40 graduate courses per year. To serve the needs of working professionals, courses are offered at night, year round, and at two campuses (PSU’s downtown campus and Westside in Hillsboro). Programs offered include:

  1. Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management
  2. Graduate Certificates in:
    1. Engineering and Technology Management
    2. New Product Development
    3. Technological Entrepreneurship
    4. Strategic Management of Technology
    5. Project Management
  3. Ph.D. in Technology Management

In addition, students regularly combine ETM degrees and courses with graduate study in other departments at PSU. For example, some students obtain a Dual Master's in ETM and another engineering discipline. Others fulfill their minor area requirements in their graduate program by obtaining a Graduate Certificate from ETM.  

ETM Faculty and Research

ETM faculty have a strong engineering background and substantial work experience. They work in areas such as decision analysis, benchmarking, innovation, entrepreneurship, new product development, technology roadmapping, knowledge management, technology forecasting, data analytics, and much more. The faculty’s research groups can be accessed from the research tab.  

Research Leadership

ETM is the home of PICMET - Portland International Conference for the Management of Engineering and Technology. This conference provides unique opportunities for the ETM community to stay current on research, develop professionally, and to interact with global partners. 

PICMET started in 1991, when Dr. Kocaoglu held a conference to connect ETM experts across the globe. Initially intended to be a one-time event, PICMET is now held annually. The conference alternates between Portland (in odd years) and international locations, such as Japan, Turkey, and South Africa (in even years). PICMET is excited to announce that the 2020 conference will be held in Daejeon City, South Korea. PICMET conferences typically draw about 600 attendees and publish referred and indexed proceedings. For more, please visit the PICMET website

For more information on the Department of Engineering and Technology Management, please email us at etminfo at or call us at 503.725.4660.

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Thank you, 

The Department of Engineering and Technology Management


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