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Project Management

Project Management Course Offerings

These are not preparation courses for the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) examinations. Each will provide more than 40 contact hours of basic education on project management-related concepts, tools, techniques and methodologies. To assure that state-of-the-art practices are introduced, the Project Management Body of Knowledge was the basis for selecting content to be included in these introductory courses.

  • TEC 430: Project Leadership — fall, spring
  • TEC 431: Project Initiation and Planning — fall, spring
  • TEC 432: Project implementation and Control — fall, spring

To learn more about each course, the prerequisites, and any additional degree requirements, review the Graduate Catalog.

  • Core Classes

All Department of Technology master's students must take these classes:

  • TEC 445: Statistics in Applied Science and Technology — fall, spring
  • TEC 497: Introduction to Research Methodology — fall, spring
  • Degree Options


A total of 30 hours is required to complete the degree, including a thesis (for 6 credit hours). After completing the required 5 courses, a student choosing the thesis option will need to complete an additional 9 hours of elective courses.

Culminating Comprehensive Exam, Project(s), Paper(s)

A total of 33 hours is required to complete the culminating comprehensive option. After completing the required courses, a student choosing this option will need to complete an additional 9 hours of electives, and 9 hours in a secondary area of concentration of conceptually connected coursework.

  • Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of their Master of Science, students will be able to:

  1. Approach problems and challenges in a systematic way.
  2. Understand trends, issues, and developments in area of specialization.
  3. Demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills.
  4. Effectively use current techniques and technologies of specialization.
  5. Function as a leader in their field.
  6. Understand, evaluate, and apply appropriate research.