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