Southeast Missouri State University

This Master of Science program is available both on our main campus in Cape Girardeau and as 100% online program. However, only selected courses are available as electives in the 100%online degree format.

Academic Information

The Master of Science in Technology Management program at Southeast can be completed with the following options:

3D Animation and Gaming
Cybersecurity
Facilities Management
Industrial Education/Training & Development
Manufacturing Systems
Telecommunications Systems
Workplace Environment & Health Safety
Customized

The Technology Management Program is Designed to:

  1. Develop advanced competencies needed by technical managers, supervisors, and related positions in world-class industries and related enterprises.
  2. Broaden the career potential of individuals through the ability to implement systems, increase productivity, and improve product quality.
  3. Develop a broad perspective needed for those employed in, or aspiring to, positions of responsibility in industry

Courses and Curriculum

The curriculum structure is as follows.

Degree Requirements

Degree Path 1
  • Thesis
  • IM600 - Managing Technology Innovation
  • IM602 - Advanced Quality Concepts
  • IM603 - Technology Supervision in Diverse Workplace
  • FM504 - Facilities Management and Sustainability
  • IM605 - Lean Thinking and Cost Reduction
  • IM606 - Knowledge Management
  • IM691 – Understanding Graduate Research
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3
  • -
  • IM694 - Thesis
  • GR699 - Oral Exam
  • Total Hours: 33
Degree Path 2
  • Applied Project
  • IM600 - Managing Technology Innovation
  • IM602 - Advanced Quality Concepts
  • IM603 - Technology Supervision in Diverse Workplace
  • FM504 - Facilities Management and Sustainability
  • IM605 - Lean Thinking and Cost Reduction
  • IM606 - Knowledge Management
  • IM691 – Understanding Graduate Research
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3
  • -
  • IM693 - Applied Research Project
  • GR698 - Oral Presentation
  • Total Hours: 33
Degree Path 3
  • Graduate Paper
  • IM600 - Managing Technology Innovation
  • IM602 - Advanced Quality Concepts
  • IM603 - Technology Supervision in Diverse Workplace
  • FM504 - Facilities Management and Sustainability
  • IM605 - Lean Thinking and Cost Reduction
  • IM606 - Knowledge Management
  • IM691 – Understanding Graduate Research
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Elective 3
  • Elective 4
  • IM6XX - Modeling and Simulation
  • GR698 - Oral Presentation
  • Total Hours: 36

Core Requirements

Course Number Course Name
FM504 Facilities Management
IM600 Managing Technology Innovation
IM602 Advanced Quality Concepts
IM603 Technology Supervision in Diverse Workplace
IM605 Innovation for a Lean Enterprise
IM606 Knowledge Management
IM691 Methods of Research in Technology Management

IM6xx

OR

IM693

OR

IM694

Modeling and Simulation

OR

Applied Research Project

OR

Thesis

*Depending on your degree path, select 9-12 hours from one of the following option areas:

3D Animation and Gaming

Course Number Course Name
GM525 Virtuality in Gaming
GM580 Motion Capture Technology
GM585 Computer Special Effects
GM680 Stereoscopic Imaging

Cybersecurity

Course Number Course Name
CY501 Introduction to Cybersecurity
CY510 Information Security and Assurance
CY520 Information Security in Systems Administration
CY620 Web Application Security
CY620 Computer Forensics

Facilities Management

Course Number Course Name
CM510 Building Information Modeling
ET570 Energy Management
FM554 Facilities Operation and Supervision
IM506 Projects in Industrial & Engineering Technology
EV654 Risk Assessment Applications

Industrial Education/Training & Development

Course Number Course Name
IE590 Assessment for Career & Technical Education
IE592 Selection & Organization of Subject Matter
IE593 Principles & Practices of Industrial Technical Teaching
IE595 Teaching Adults in Career & Technical Education
IE596 Philosophy in Career & Technical Education
IE597 Coordination of Cooperative Education

Manufacturing Systems

Course Number Course Name
ET568 Industrial Controls
ET570 Energy Management
IM617 Manufacturing Resource Analysis
MN512 Advanced Manufacturing Systems
MN516 Manufacturing Seminar

Telecommunications Systems

Course Number Course Name
TN562 Networking I
TN563 LAN Switching
TN564 Telecommunications & Networking II
TN565 Network Management
TN566 IP Telephony
TN625 Wireless Communications & Mobile Data Networks
TN635 Network Security

Workplace Environment & Health Safety

Course Number Course Name
EV551 Hazardous Material Assessment
EV653 Occupational Health
EV654 Risk Assessment Applications
EV655 Industrial Hygiene
EV660 Introduction to Toxicology
EV661 Business Strategies for Corp. Env. Mgmt.
EV666 HAZWOPPER

Customized

Developed with consent of advisor to meet individual career needs of the student, which may include Independent Study and/or Problems in Industrial & Engineering Technology courses.

Why Should I Get My Master's Degree at Southeast?

The MS Technology Management program at Southeast is designed with the help from industries we serve in the Southeast Missouri and St. Louis regions. The curricula for the graduate program have been designed to incorporate appropriate theories and practices utilized in "real-world" applications for addressing the needs of modern industries. It is also designed to serve technical managers, production supervisors, engineers, technicians, and related types of individuals who wish to study full-time or part-time to prepare for or enhance their leadership positions in industry and related enterprises. Upon completing the program, graduates will serve as effective leaders, supervisors, and managers in technical enterprises.

The Department of Polytechnic Studies is recognized as a "Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology" and has programs accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology. The programs are housed in the new Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building. The building has nearly 70,000 square feet of floor space. Building highlights include: 12 laboratories with the latest high-tech equipment, five classrooms with multimedia instructional technology and internet access, an interactive television classroom, three fully networked computer labs, and a Technology Resource Center (TRC). The Department of Polytechnic Studies has been identified as one of three Missouri baccalaureate programs identified in the Missouri State Plan for Postsecondary Technical Education to assist with the enhancement of undergraduate and graduate technical education.

The department provides opportunities for its students to participate in experiential learning opportunities with industries in Southeast Missouri and St. Louis where they engage in research related activities to solve "real-world" application problems. Examples of industries that has participated in such activities includes but not limited to, Proctor & Gamble, TG Missouri, Tyco Health Care, Missouri Department of Transportation, Southeast Missouri State University – Facilities Management, Technology Resource Center, Missouri Research Corporation, etc.

Admissions Policies/Requirements

For consideration, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in industrial/engineering technology, engineering, industrial/technical education, or related fields with coursework or significant background in engineering economics (MN220), quality control (IM311), and process management (IM313 or IM315). An applicant with another degree, with a portfolio that can verify a record of successful industrial experience as a technical manager, can be admitted after completing IM311, MN220, and one of the following: IM313 or IM315.

Consideration for regular admission is based on an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale along with no more than five repeated (failed) courses or the completion of nine or more semester hours of graduate work at an accredited institution with a grade point average of at least 3.33 on a 4.0 scale. The department graduate faculty reserve the right to require candidates to have at least a 50th percentile composite score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Students who do not meet the regular admission requirements may be conditionally admitted and allowed to complete only nine graduate semester hours. Upon completion of the nine semester hours at Southeast, the student must have a grade point average of 3.33 on a 4.0 to be considered for full admission to the program.

Students who have repeated an individual course more than twice or have more than 10 total repeated courses or have a grade point average of less than 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 will not be considered for admission.

International students who wish to be considered for admission to the program must submit all original documentation, all necessary fees, a TOEFL score of 550 or better (or an IELTS score of 6.0 or better), and a financial statement indicating funds available per year. The deadlines for the materials to be received are: fall semester - June 1; and spring semester - November 1.

Accreditations

The MS Technology Management program is endorsed and supported by industry leaders in the Southeast Missouri and St. Louis regions. The IET department also has a state designation as a Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing.

Advising Information

Coordinator of Graduate Program
Seabaugh Polytechnic Building, Room 216
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Telephone: (573) 651-2104
Fax: (573) 986-6174
E-mail: kbawaneh@semo.edu

Career Opportunities

Potential careers for graduates of MS Technology Management program includes job titles such as QA/QC Managers, Safety Supervisors, Facility Managers, Technical Managers, Engineering Managers, Production Supervisors, etc. Graduates of this program have found career opportunities and/or advancements with companies such as Nordenia, TG Missouri, Dana Corporation, UPS, Tyco Healthcare, Sears, etc.

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Graduate teaching and research assistantships may be available to qualified students. In addition to a stipend, the cost of tuition/incidental fees is waived for up to 24 semester hours per year for students receiving assistantships. If you are interested in a Graduate Assistantship please contact the Department of Industrial & Engineering Technology at (573) 651-2104 or e-mail at kbawaneh@semo.edu.

Application for Graduate Assistantship - Fall 2014

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities may be available to students through individual faculty members’ research projects, Technology Resource Center, Missouri Research Corporation, and also from industries seeking to solve problems applicable to improving a process, service, procedure, or a product. The department has been successful in attracting funding opportunities and research projects from various organizations interested in using the expertise of our faculty and graduate students for solving a variety of application related research problems. Research assistantship (RA) opportunities are sometimes available to support student research activities in the department. For more details, please consult department chairperson.

Teaching Opportunities

The department is committed to providing teaching opportunities for its Graduate Assistants in the form of teaching and supervision of laboratory activities, and for teaching of lower-division courses. Laboratory teaching and supervision duties are also available for qualified graduate students interested in pursuing teaching opportunities.

Related Links

School of Graduate Studies Website 
Graduate School Application
Graduate Bulletin
Kent Library

Contact

Coordinator of Graduate Program
Department of Polytechnic Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Telephone: (573) 651-2104
Fax: (573) 986-6174
E-mail:kbawaneh@semo.edu

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