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Program Adviser

Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160

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

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249



See General Graduate Regulations in the catalog. In addition, the following applies:

  • The student shall have a committee of three faculty, including the major professor, if conducting a thesis. Otherwise a committee is not required, just the major professor.
  • A qualifying examination is not required.
  • The study plan will adhere to the following guidelines. Exceptions may be approved only by agreement of the major professor and program administrator.
  • Technology Management student handbook

Course Requirements

Requirements Thesis Credits Non-Thesis Credits
TM 510 - Engineering and Technology Management Fundamentals
3 3 Cross-listed with EM 510
Business Core 6 6 Acct 582 Enterprise Accounting and Bus 513 Leadership and Organizational Behavior or similar courses for each
Statistics 3 3 Stat 431, 422, 507, 514, 519, 550, or similar
Project or Process Management 3 3 Bus 446, 456, 495, 531, CE 482, EM 486, 586, TM 5XX, or similar
Electives 6-9 14 9 credits to be in an area of focus; see recommendations
Thesis 6-9 For the non-thesis option at least one elective needs to contain a significant writing experience
TM 596 1 Comprehensive Exam
Total 30 30

  • A student conducting a thesis will provide a presentation and oral defense to his/her graduate committee. The presentation will be open to the public but the oral defense is restricted to the student and the committee.
  • A non-thesis student will be required to register for 1 credit TM 504 Comprehensive Exam and to fulfill the Final Defense requirement.

Elective Recommendations

It is recommended that students create an area of focus with their electives so that they have a core competency within their program. Though not exclusive, below are some recommended areas of focus:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Innovation
  • Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement