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


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. PSU’s ETM Department 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 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. It has a very active PhD program and has awarded over 55 doctorates.  As a global leader, it has 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 (typically in odd years) and in international locations, such as Korea, Turkey, and South Africa (in even years). The most recent PICMETs were held in Kanazawa, Japan in August 2014 and in San Jose, California in August 2015. PICMET conferences typically draw about 600 attendees and publish referred and indexed proceedings. 

For more information on the ETM Department, please email us at or call us at 503.725.4660.

Thank you, 

The ETM Faculty and Staff


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