The School of Technology, an academic unit in the College of Engineering and Technology, provides a Master of Science degree with specialization in Construction Management, Information Technology, Manufacturing Systems, or Technology and Engineering Education. Twenty-six faculty professionals having diverse educational and experiential backgrounds provide strong research expertise and student mentoring. The faculty members are well-published, belong to professional societies, and are involved in developing and commercializing recognized software and hardware products used throughout the world.
We recommend applying for admittance during Fall or Winter semesters, due to limited course offerings during Spring and Summer terms. If you would like to be admitted during a Spring or Summer term, please speak with an advisor before applying.
Requirements for Degree.
The technology MS degree must be completed within three years.
- Credit hours: 24 minimum approved course hours plus 6 thesis hours (Tech 699R).
- Required courses: Tech 638, 699R.
- Specialization: minimum 21 hours from approved courses in the area of study. An approved study list is required.
- Examination: Oral defense of thesis.
Advisor: Clifton Farnsworth
The master's degree offered by Brigham Young University's School of Technology, with an emphasis in construction management, is designed for students who are interested in deepening and broadening their knowledge of construction management beyond their undergraduate CM degree through a rigorous graduate program that includes research at the forefront of the discipline. The MS degree provides excellent preparation for professional practice and a solid foundation for those interested in continuing their graduate studies. Applicants are encouraged to become familiar with the research interests of graduate faculty members in construction management.
Students enrolling in the CM master's program immediately following their undergraduate studies are strongly encouraged to fulfill a professional work experience (or internship) within the industry prior to entering the graduate program. Students are also encouraged to fulfill an internship as part of their graduate experience.
- Required courses: CM 555, CM 600, CM 630, CM 640, CM 650.
- Approved electives: 6 credit hours.
Advisor: Chia-Chi Teng
Those qualifying for this specialization prepare for information technology (IT) leadership positions in an organization of their choice. The curriculum addresses the many applications and developments of IT, focusing on those in science, engineering, and technology. The MS degree is awarded to students who have mastered a professional level of education in core and related areas of information technologies.
- A minimum of 21 graduate hours approved by your committee, including at least 12 hours from the IT emphasis courses (IT 500 or IT 600 level).
Advisor: Andy George
Students who have graduated in manufacturing engineering technology or related technical areas will find that this specialization is an opportunity to prepare for a career in a rapidly growing field. Increased international focus on productivity, quality, and automation has thrust the most advanced concepts of technology and management directly into the manufacturing arena. The critical need for integrating and applying these concepts into manufacturing systems is central to this specialization.
- A minimum of 21 graduate hours approved by your committee, including at least 18 hours from the MS emphasis courses (Mfg 500 or Mfg 600 level courses).
Technology and Engineering Education
Advisor: Geoffrey Wright
The technology and engineering education specialization helps students who have graduated in technology and/or engineering teacher education or related areas to be more effective leaders. The opportunity will be theirs to achieve knowledge and skills for leadership in teaching, supervising, and managing in schools or industry. Through a research-oriented thesis, students will develop writing and research abilities related to technology and engineering education.
- Required courses: Stat 511, TEE 610, 625, 675.
- Approved electives: 11 hours, based upon committee approval.