ETM Student Handbook


On behalf of the faculty and staff, I welcome you to the Department of Engineering and Technology Management at Portland State University. 

You are among a select group of individuals who have come from around the globe to study in what is recognized as one of the finest graduate programs in our field. The faculty and staff join me in our dedication to make this an academically and professionally rewarding experience for you.

The Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) faculty and students comprise a diverse group, not only in their personal backgrounds, but in their professional backgrounds as well. They are a group of people who are experts in their fields. Their academic and workplace credentials provide our students with depth, both in research and in the application of that research in technical organizations.The leading edge research you will conduct with our faculty will be of critical importance to the management of technology for many years to come.
Portland State University’s ETM department also is home to one of the most prestigious international technology management conferences: Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). As a student, you will have the opportunity to be part of this conference, to meet scholars and researchers from around the world in formal and informal gatherings, and to make professional contacts well beyond the PSU campus.

This Engineering & Technology Management Student Handbook has been provided to help smooth your first days in the program and to serve as a guide as you navigate your studies in the department. The handbook was compiled with suggestions from current students and contains information about the campus, the city, the programs offered by the department, and other essentials of academic life at PSU.

I believe you will find this a great resource as you make your way from graduate student to one of the new leaders in technology management. Many opportunities will arise throughout your time in ETM and I encourage you to take advantage of these.

You have our best wishes for a successful experience at ETM. Welcome to the ETM Family!

Timothy Anderson, PhD, Chair
Department of Engineering & Technology Management 
Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science