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Locations

UI College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

UI Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

UI Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

Technology Management

Bridging the Gap between Technology and Business

Technology Management is a multidisciplinary field that prepares technical professionals to provide effective planning, selection, implementation and management of technology to solve today’s complex and challenging problems. This program bridges the gap between technology and business by equipping technologists with the expertise and leadership skills needed to advance their career in today’s fast-paced world. Students will expand their breadth of knowledge beyond a specific technical field into management and business. Business knowledge, organization insights and communication skills will be integrated with technical knowledge to develop proficient technical managers and leaders of projects, operations, organizations and people.

Designed for Working Professionals

The Technology Management program at the University of Idaho is a distance education program for technical professionals that want to progress in their careers. It is a multidisciplinary program giving students the opportunity to explore the analytical, technical and human resource aspects of managing in a technical environment. The program is designed to ensure continued technical growth while integrating a broad set of business, project or process management, and technical management courses to prepare the technologist for extensive management responsibilities. Students come from diverse backgrounds in industry, government and military. The University of Idaho faculty bring a blend of practical experience to the classroom from academia and industry.

Program Delivery

Faculty and instructors teach courses at UI locations in Moscow, Idaho Falls and Boise. Courses may be delivered live, online via the web or produced for online delivery by Engineering Outreach (EO). EO courses are accessible within 2 hours of production. If you want the flexibility to watch classes at your convenience, this program can meet your needs.

Expand each of the informational tabs below to review detailed admission requirements.

Academic Background:

To be considered for graduate admissions students must have a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association. If the degree is from a recognized but not regionally accredited institution, the application will be reviewed by the department and by the College of Graduate Studies.

GPA Requirements:

Applicants must have a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 grade scale equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degree. If your GPA meets the minimum admission requirements, the department of major will determine if your overall academic record and test scores meet department requirements.
Note: If you do not meet the minimum 3.00 GPA, your application can be considered for admission if you:

  • have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits

or

  • have worked in the program specific profession for 5+ years 

  • have a letter of support from a faculty member in the department 

  • write a detailed statement/essay describing your professional experience and potential to succeed academically

Idaho Residency:

State residency information for tuition purposes. These programs have unique fee structures and Idaho residency does not pertain: Doctor of Athletic Training, Executive Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration (Online option). Contact the individual program for specifics. 

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Important Notes:


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Include your full name on ALL materials and ensure uploads are LEGIBLE.

  • Documents required by the department may be uploaded into the application.

    • Expand Departmental Requirements below for more information.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    • This may be uploaded into the application.
  • Statement of Career Objectives

    • This may be uploaded into the application.

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation 

    • Gather the names and email addresses of your recommenders. You will need this information to complete an application.

    • Remember to inform recommenders in advance that they will receive a communication when the application is submitted.

    • Letters of recommendation will be uploaded by the recommenders into the application.

    • These letters must be on university or company letterhead. Preferably letters will come from teaching or research faculty in an area related to your anticipated field of study or a company supervisor who has worked with you, who can articulate your merits. Include the letter writer’s signature and contact information. This recommendation can be no older than six months from the date of submission to Graduate Admissions.

  • Payment card information to pay application fee (valid for specific degree, major, semester and is non-refundable).

  • Transcripts and academic credentials

    • Applicants may upload copies of official transcript and translations via the online application.
    • U.S. Institutions: Academic transcripts from each college or university attended must be received by Graduate Admissions directly from the awarding institution in the officially sealed envelope bearing the institution’s official seal, stamp, and/or appropriate signature.

      • Graduate Admissions accepts electronic transcripts from the National Student Clearinghouse and eSCRIP-SAFE. Check with your institution to see if they participate.

      • Current or former UI students: If you have or are currently attending the UI, you do not need to order UI transcripts. Graduate Admissions will secure them for you.

    • International institutions: Academic credentials of all post-secondary course work must be received according to the country specific directions on the Graduate Admissions website. Note: Failure to adhere to these requirements could delay your credential evaluation and/or admission to the University of Idaho.

  • Test Scores GRE | TOEFL

    • The GRE is only required for some graduate programs.

    • The UI ETS Institution Code: 4843.

    • If you need a department code, use:

      • TOEFL: 99

      • GRE: 5199

(A waiver for language proficiency requirement (TOEFL) is automatically granted to students whose education is from countries where English is an official/native language.)

Direct transcripts and test scores to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3019
Moscow, ID 83844-3019

Email: graduateadmissions@uidaho.edu

Recommendation for admission is based on the department's decision. Final admission is determined by the College of Graduate Studies.

Location: Primarily Online; some courses can be taken at Moscow, Boise or Idaho Falls
*Thesis & Non-thesis Options

Required Test Scores:
GRE: No
TOEFL: 79/550
Conditional Admission: No

Additional Requirements:
Student must have a Bachelor of Science in a technical field or a bachelor’s degree and three years experience in a technology-related work environment.
One of the three letters of recommendation must be from a current or former employer.
Student must submit the Technology Management Personal Exploration Form.

Notes:
Due to the nature of this program, immigration regulations prohibit students requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa admission to this program.Other visa categories may be eligible to study in the U.S.

Contact the International Programs Office for rules governing enrollment while in the U.S. prior to application submission.

Contact:
Alice Allen
Phone: (208) 757-5452

Director of Graduate Studies (Technology Management):
Cheryl Wilhelmsen

If you submitted an application prior to April 12, 2016 — visit our page with specific information on how to submit documents.

To be considered official, all required academic records and test scores such as transcripts, degree certificates, GRE, TOEFL, must be sent directly from the institution and/or testing center to Graduate Admissions. When these items are submitted by applicants or educational consultants/agencies, approved or not, they are considered unofficial.

Direct mailing address is:
Graduate Admissions
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3019
Moscow, ID 83844-3019

Items that applicants may upload into the application include the Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Career Objectives, Area of Emphasis Form, Personal Information Form, Writing Sample and Portfolio.

English Language Proficiency

The most common and widely accepted test is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). 
Our institution code for the TOEFL is 4843.

The following are acceptable as proof of English Language Proficiency:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum overall score of 79/550 

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum overall score of 6.5 

  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum overall score of 77 

  • UI American Language & Culture Program (ALCP) with a Level 6 Pass 

  • U.S. Education Earned Bachelor, or higher, degree at accredited U.S. institution

A waiver for this requirement is automatically granted to applicants whose education is from countries where English is an official/native language.

All tests must have been taken within two years of the semester you are applying.

If the graduate program has a higher requirement you will need to take the TOEFL, or equivalent test, and obtain the higher score prior to be granted regular admission.

To view a list of programs accepting students on conditional admission, visit our conditional admission webpage.

Academic Credentials

All graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree. For information about equivalency and required academic credentials by country of education page, use the Degree Equivalency Guide.

An official academic record from all post-secondary education institutions attended is required. This may take some time so start this early in your application process.

In some instances unofficial records may be used to consider your application and are documents issued to the student. These may be considered official after further review.  If admission is recommended after review of unofficial documents, the official records of all coursework to date will be required in order to grant admission, and degree confirmation will be required within the first term.

The University of Idaho recommends, and reserves the right to require, a professional credential evaluation by an outside, independent party. Reasons for outside review include, but are not limited to, verification of document authenticity, potential transfer credits and the wish to expedite the processing of an application file. You are responsible for supplying the correct academic records and paying for the evaluation service. You will need to request a course-by-course evaluation.

The preferred provider of transcript evaluations is:

World Education Services, Inc.

There is a list of the five professional credential evaluation services from which the University of Idaho will accept evaluations.

Precise, word-for-word, English translations are required for all foreign language documents.

Immigration & Financial Requirements

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations require that every student verify the availability of funds to pay for educational and living expenses before an I-20 or DS-2019 form to obtain a visa to enter the U.S. can be issued.

Immigration regulations require that international students holding F-1 or J-1 student visas be certified as full-time students during the academic year. F-1 graduate students are required to be enrolled in nine credit hours and are allowed to take up to three credits of online coursework toward this requirement. J-1 visa holders are also required to enroll in nine credit hours, but are not allowed to take online classes toward the nine credit requirement.

Not all programs are eligible for an F-1 or J-1. See Departmental Requirements above for information.

Complete and return the following to Graduate Admissions regardless of your source(s) of funding:

All students currently in F-1 status at any type of institution (college, university, intensive English institute) in the U.S. who plan to transfer to the University of Idaho must complete the transfer procedure through SEVIS.

SEVIS Record Transfer Request (PDF Form)

Transfer Procedure:

  1. Receive admission to the University of Idaho

  2. Notify your current school of your intentions to transfer 

  3. Complete Part I of this form (only after you have been admitted and choose to attend UI)

  4. Have an international student advisor at your current institution complete Part II

  5. After you and your current school have determined the date to have your SEVIS record electronically released to the University of Idaho, promptly return this form

  6. After the release date, the University of Idaho will produce an I-20.

For more information, visit our Scholarships and Costs page.

Technology Management Degree Requirements

The Technology Management degree requires 30 credits. You will earn a Master of Science degree with an option to complete either a thesis, a master’s project, or a written comprehensive exam. Degree requirements follow a variety of policies regarding transfer credits from other universities. Students work with their advisers to discuss transferability of other courses.

Required Courses — 15 credits

  • Fundamentals of Engineering and Technology Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Enterprise Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Project or Process Management

Electives — 6 - 14 credits

  • Electives, with 9 credits in a focus area. Number of credits depends on option selected (thesis, project or comprehensive exam)

Comprehensive Exam

  • Thesis or Master’s project presentation with oral comprehensive exam or additional electives and written comprehensive exam in lieu of a project

Program Outcomes

  • To expand and reinforce your existing technical skill set
  • To thoroughly examine the roles and responsibilities of a technical manager
  • To provide you with a solid foundation in technology management and business approaches, tools and practices
  • To prepare you with the knowledge and skills you will need to effectively lead a technical team
  • To improve the communication skills required for success in an technical leadership role

Advising

You will work with the student adviser to build a unique study plan around a set of core courses allowing you to meet your career objectives.

Good Career Opportunities

“According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, career opportunities for qualified technology and information systems managers are projected to grow much faster than average through 2018.” (www.worldwidelearn.com)

Serving a Diverse Student Community

  • US Air Force
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • Montana Tech
  • Road to Recovery
  • Anatek Labs, Inc.
  • REI
  • University of Idaho
  • Boise State University

Locations

UI College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

UI Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

UI Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach