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2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Systems Technology, MS


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The Master of Science in Systems Technology is geared toward professionals in the field of Technology and Engineering engaged in developing systems to meet required specifications. The objective of the program is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and cutting-edge tools to develop solutions to complex systems problems in a diversity of industries. The Master of Science in Systems Technology is administered through the Department of Engineering Technology within the College of Engineering.

Systems Technology utilizes broad-based mechanisms to address the analyses of goals and requirements needed to solve highly complex problems pertaining to both the economic and technical challenges of a total system. Systems Technology also addresses issues relating to the complete problem, often viewed as design-life issues, such as system implementation, operation, costs, design-life performance, personnel implications, and systems cost-benefit maturation.

Program and Course Delivery


The Master of Science degree program in Systems Technology is designed for working professionals. The program offers two delivery modes allowing students to pursue the degree either via online courses for a 100% online program or with course delivery that includes both online courses and courses offered in a face-to-face, on-campus format.

At the time of application, applicants are required to identify the mode of delivery that they intend to pursue. Flat-rate tuition will be assessed to students pursing this degree via 100% online delivery; students pursing the degree with face-to-face, on-campus courses will be assessed graduate tuition and fees rates plus applicable distance learning course fees. Change of delivery mode may be considered with approval of the Graduate Coordinator and Dean of the Graduate School and, if approved, cannot be applied retroactively.

Application and Prerequisite Requirements


In addition to the general application and admission requirements of the Graduate School, admission requires a degree from an accredited institution in technology, engineering technology, engineering, or a closely aligned program. Applicants without this background may be considered; however, leveling courses will be required to ensure an acceptable knowledge base. Required leveling courses will be determined by the departmental Graduate Affairs Committee on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Department Head of Engineering Technology and communicated to the Graduate School at the time of admission.

Degree and Course Requirements


The Master of Science in Systems Technology requires completion of 30-33 graduate credit hours as follows:

Thesis Track (30 credit hours)


Approved Elective Coursework (12 credit hours)


Approved electives include: 500-600 level ENGR courses. Project, non-thesis track students may apply up to three additional credit hours of STEC 594 to satisfy elective requirements. Other elective coursework may be considered, including 6-9 hours outside of Engineering, upon approval of the Graduate Coordinator and Department Head.

Project, Non-Thesis Track (33 credit hours)


Approved Elective Coursework (18 credit hours)


Approved electives include: 500-600 level ENGR courses. Project, non-thesis track students may apply up to three additional credit hours of STEC 594 to satisfy elective requirements. Other elective coursework may be considered, including 6-9 hours outside of Engineering, upon approval of the Graduate Coordinator and Department Head.

Comprehensive Requirement


All master’s degree candidates are required to demonstrate a general, comprehensive knowledge of a field of study. The defense of thesis or project constitutes the final examination for the degree and, as such, requires that the student demonstrate a general, comprehensive knowledge of the field of study.

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