Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to a broad range of activities large or small in order to meet the requirements of the particular project or temporary endeavor.
Project Management is viewed as a generalized skill set that is sought after in both private industry and government agencies alike.
The graduate Project Management courses in the Department of Technology are designed to prepare technical professionals for entry into the fast-growing ranks of project manager. This sequence is intended to help the technical manager begin to understand the processes and knowledge areas that are common to all projects.
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.
All Department of Technology master's students must take these classes:
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.
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.
Upon completion of their Master of Science, students will be able to:
Are you looking for professional development but can't commit to a full master's degree program? Apply to our Project Management graduate certificate program