Engineering Technology Management (B.S.)


Indiana State University offers an online bachelor degree-completion program in engineering technology management (ETM). The program is designed for distance transfer students who have earned an associate degree in engineering technology or a closely related field.

  • The program’s vision is for ETM graduates to be the most sought-after managers.
  • The program’s mission is to accelerate the careers of engineering and technology managers by expanding their ability to communicate, build teams, inspire others, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Successful engineering managers meld their prior education and work experience with their ability to lead and manage. The ETM program builds upon individuals’ technical competence and enables them to lead others, manage projects and evolving technical systems, and communicate the above to organization constituencies.
  • The online ETM degree-completion program prepares individuals to manage engineering and technical professionals in business and industry. This is achieved by melding technical management and leadership skills with the person’s specialized technical skills obtained from their associate degree in engineering technology.
  • Coursework includes topics related to leadership, quality, industrial safety, R&D, production planning, plant layout, workplace law, project management, and other engineering management topics. A senior project is required.
  • The program is ideal for working adults. It is recommended that the applicant have two years of work experience in engineering technology. Credit for prior learning, for example, applicable work experience or professional certification, is possible for some courses.
  • The online ETM degree-completion program is open to transfer students who have earned an associate degree in engineering technology that is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or adheres to ABET curriculum requirements. For important details, see admission requirements.
  • The program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

A number of activities and organizations are available that enable students to interact with other students and professionals; these include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society for Quality (ASQ), Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and others.

Required Courses


Engineering management is a career that melds the technological problem-solving savvy of engineers and the organizational, administrative, and planning abilities of managers to oversee complex operations and projects from conception to completion.

The combining of the individual’s technical-focused associate degree in an engineering technology with the ETM’s degree-completion coursework focused on managing those technologies, personnel, and resources, prepares the graduate for professions such as the following. The graduate with applicable work experience will have even more opportunities.

  • Any engineering discipline related to the associate degree
  • Production
  • Project management
  • Quality
  • Research and development
  • Sales and marketing
  • Consulting
  • Training
  • Management of any of the above

The Engineering Technology Management Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.