Graduate Program Engineering and Technology Management

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Engineering and Technology Management Master's Degree Overview

PSU Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

The Master’s of Science in Engineering and Technology Management prepares you for leadership in the world of technology. Our program encourages growth, both professional and personal, and makes it possible for students to develop in-demand skills, leadership, multidisciplinary communication, business knowledge, and tools for competent decision-making. The degree transforms students into innovative and effective leaders in technology companies, start-ups, and government agencies.

Classes are small, project-based, and taught with working professionals in mind. All faculty are experienced industry practitioners who are active in research and eager to cultivate the next generation of leaders in engineering technology. Our faculty respect and build on students' backgrounds and experience in engineering, science, or technology and help tailor our flexible program so that it best fits the student's schedule and goals.

About the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science includes five departments, 84 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 students. We offer academic programs that provide transformative opportunities within the classroom and beyond. If you join our college, you'll be connected to Portland's leading tech companies providing opportunities for internships, mentoring, networking, and long term careers. Our faculty offer research opportunities that allow for collaborative or individual study, culturing creativity and innovation. If you want to push what’s possible, in Portland and far beyond, accelerate your career with a graduate degree from the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Degree Details

Engineering and Technology Management Master's Degree: Why PSU?

Engineering and Technology Management at PSU is a world leader in the rapidly growing field. Our program has granted over 800 Master’s degrees to students from over 40 different countries, who are in technology leadership positions around the globe.

Our master's program is offered at the downtown PSU campus in the heart of vibrant Portland, a city that is known for its technology and design.

Our program’s connection to the industry is further strengthened by our connection to the Portland International Conference for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), the leading conference in engineering and technology management, which is attended by hundreds of people. Our students get access to this global networks of peers through our connection to this large event, which we founded, organize, and host. For over 20 years, this has made PSU the go-to place for creators and disseminators of research and practice.

What can I do with a Master's degree in Engineering and Technology Management?

Our graduates serve in mid-career and senior-level management positions in companies around the globe. Their fields include:

  • Data Analytics and Data Science
  • Project and Program Management
  • Product Management and Technical Marketing 
  • Information Technology.

Roughly 20% of alumni are working at the highest management levels for top-tier employers such as Intel, Daimler, and Nike.

Core Courses

  • ETM 520 – Management of Engineering and Technology   
  • ETM 522 – Communication & Team Building 
  • ETM 530 – Decision Making
  • ETM 535 – Advanced Engineering Economics  
  • ETM 540 – Operations Research
  • ETM 545 – Project Management   
  • ETM 555 – Technology Marketing  

Featured Electives

  • ETM 526 – Strategic Management of Technology
  • ETM 531 – Technology Assessment and Acquisition
  • ETM 532 – Technology Forecasting
  • ETM 533 – Technology Transfer
  • ETM 534 – Technology Roadmapping
  • ETM 534 – Front End Management for NPD
  • ETM 536 – R&D Management
  • ETM 544 – Organizational Project Management
  • ETM 546 – Project Management Tools
  • ETM 547 – New Product Development
  • ETM 556 – User Centered Innovation
  • ETM 525 – Strategic Planning
  • ETM 560 – Total Quality Management


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).