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Engineering Technology

Master's Degree Program

Graduate opportunities

As a highly educated, technical problem-solver or manager, which next-generation technology will you tackle?

The Department of Engineering Technology at the University of North Texas is the only department of its kind in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Our department offers a Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology that advances your training and prepares you to design, develop, build and manage modern technological systems.

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. It introduces experiential learning activities in most courses and emphasizes hands-on laboratory activities.

You’ll 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 university’s invaluable contacts with leading companies and corporate partners. Flexible class and lab times are available if you work full time or part time.

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

Our degree programs

Master of Science degree

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 dual degree

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, you 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.

The department resides at Discovery Park, UNT’s 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 Toulouse Graduate School®.

Program requirements include submitting GRE scores. If you graduated from an ABET-accredited program, GRE scores are not required. The time to complete your graduate degree could be longer than average if you don’t have an undergraduate degree in engineering or engineering technology, including appropriate physics, chemistry and calculus courses.

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, you’ll be admitted to candidacy.

The 30-credit-hour thesis option consists of 6 credit hours of thesis and 24 credit hours of course work. In pursuing an M.S. under the thesis option, you’ll develop the topic and design a thesis in consultation with your graduate advisory committee. This option concludes with a thesis defense.

The 33-credit-hour non-thesis option includes a 3-credit-hour project-in-lieu-of-thesis and 30 credit hours of course work.

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. Other financial assistance programs are available through Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.