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Engineering Technology

Master's Degree Program


Graduate opportunities

The Department of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas advances your training and prepares you to design, develop, build and manage modern technological systems.

Our department is the only one of its kind in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and offers course work leading to a Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology. You can also earn a dual M.S. and Master of Business Administration degree.

Our curriculum applies current and emerging technology to solve engineering problems of industrial relevance. Experiential learning activities are introduced in most courses while emphasizing hands-on laboratory activities. The degree offers you opportunities to enhance your analytical, communication and engineering problem-solving skills.

Outstanding faculty and student resources Youíll work closely with distinguished faculty members in a small-class setting to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers.

You can also take advantage of the universityís invaluable contacts with leading companies and corporate partners. Flexible class and lab times are available if you work full time or part time.

Our departmentís graduates are actively recruited by technical firms and businesses. With more than 1,200 alumni holding technology degrees, we measure our success by our graduatesí success.

UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.

The Toulouse Graduate School ® offers several professional development workshops, including a Thesis Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.

Available degree programs

Master of Science

In this degree program, you may pursue concentrations in the following areas under a thesis or non-thesis option.

  • Construction Management brings together scheduling, risk management, building information modeling and contract dispute avoidance.
  • Electrical Systems enhances your technical background through advanced study in digital systems, telecommunications, process controls, instrumentation and sensors.
  • Engineering Management emphasizes design of experiments, technological innovation, accounting, marketing and business management.
  • Mechanical Systems examines product design and development with an emphasis on mechanical design, materials and manufacturing.

M.S. in Engineering Technology/M.B.A. in Operations and Supply Chain Management

If you have an undergraduate degree in business, the dual degree helps you better comprehend how business decisions affect the other divisions of a corporation. If you have an undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology or another technical field, youíll develop an understanding of businesses.

Research opportunities

Research in the department is led primarily by short- to medium-term industry needs. It entails applying advanced science, engineering and mathematics to create an implementable solution to an industry-relevant problem using technology.

Our laboratories are well equipped to provide the utmost in learning environments. Information about recent graduate student research projects is available at the engineering website.

The department resides at Discovery Park, UNTís 300-acre research facility. Laboratories supporting each area of emphasis have new computers, software, equipment and instrumentation. Laboratory equipment in other departments is available to support thesis research.

Support for research projects in the department comes from various industry, state and federal sources.

Attending UNT

Admission requirements

In addition to the necessary program requirements, you must meet the admission requirements for the graduate school. For graduate school requirements and possible exceptions, visit the grad school site

Program requirements include submitting GRE scores, unless youíve graduated from an ABET- accredited program. The time to complete your graduate degree could be longer than average if you donít have an undergraduate degree in engineering or engineering technology, including appropriate physics, chemistry and calculus courses.

More information about the programís requirements is at the engineering website

Degree requirements

Your program is planned under the direction of a major professor or advisor during your first semester of graduate study. When the degree plan is approved by the graduate dean, youíll be admitted to candidacy.

Thesis option

  • 24 credit hours of course work in a concentration area, including a 3-hour seminar
  • 6 credit hours of thesis (Youíll develop the topic and design a thesis in consultation with your graduate advisory committee. This option concludes with a thesis defense.)

Non-thesis option

  • 30 credit hours of course work in a concentration area, including a 3-hour seminar
  • 3-credit-hour project-in-lieu-of-thesis

Course-only option

  • 30 credit hours of course work in a concentration area
  • 3 credit hours of an integrative course The credit hours required for the dual M.S./ M.B.A. degree vary depending on your academic background

Financial assistance

The department employs several teaching assistants each semester to assist faculty members in teaching laboratories. These positions are awarded on a competitive basis. Research assistant positions are also available based on faculty research projects.

Information about these positions is available by contacting the department. Visit the financial aid website for information about other financial assistance programs.