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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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Engineering Technology Management: Engineering Management, B.S.


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Engineering Management is a concentration in the Engineering Technology Management (ETM) undergraduate program at UTC. The purpose of the concentration is to provide a comprehensive and quality learning environment with scholarly and service activities that prepare students to manage engineering and technical professionals. Engineering management is a career that brings together the technological problem-solving savvy of engineers and the organizational, administrative, and planning abilities of managers to oversee complex enterprises from conception to completion such as product development, manufacturing, construction, etc.

Program Mission:

The mission of the Engineering Technology Management (ETM) program at UTC is to provide accessible education in the principles and application of technology and management of technology, while preparing students for life-long learning and being productive in today’s competitive work environment.

Program Education Objectives:

In support of the program mission, graduates of the ETM program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the necessary understanding of planning, organizing, and problem-solving skills to provide value-added services in technical or management positions;
  • Demonstrate good communication skills and be able to function well in multidisciplinary teams as leaders; and
  • Appreciate the need for, and to pursue, self-directed professional development opportunities, such as graduate work, trainings, and participation in professional organizations.
Program Student Outcomes:

In support of the program education objectives, each graduate from the UTC Engineering Management program will have demonstrated prior to graduation:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline; 
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
Degree and Accreditation:

Engineering Technology Management program graduates obtain a B.S. degree. This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

General Education (34-36 hours)


(see General Education  for the list of approved courses)

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management only require 2 courses/6 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Specialty and Related Courses


Technical Electives (24-25 hours):


  • CPSC: All Computer Science courses (except CPSC 1000)
  • ENCE: All Civil Engineering courses
  • ENME: All Mechanical Engineering courses
  • ETME: All Mechatronics Engineering Technology courses
  • ETCM: All Construction Management courses (except ETCM 1100 and ETCM 3090)

Additional Information and Notes


124 total hours required.

Minimum 39 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

Note: A maximum of 30 hours may be earned in the College of Business and credited toward the degree.

Joint Undergraduate to Masters Program (JUMP)


Undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga who are classified as seniors and are within 30 hours of completion of their first bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.25 are eligible to participate in a joint undergraduate to masters program. Please refer to the specific JUMP program requirements as some GPA requirements are higher. This Joint Undergraduate to Masters Program allows a student to take graduate classes early and potentially complete a graduate program in less time and for less cost than the traditional graduate program which is completed after the undergraduate degree is awarded. 

Find more information in Academic Regulations .

Specific JUMP Requirements


Undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) who are within 30 hours of completion of their first bachelor’s degree and have an overall GPA of at least 3.4 are eligible to participate in the combined undergraduate to graduate programs. A combined undergraduate to graduate program allows a student to gain early admission to and potentially complete a graduate program in less time and for less money than required of traditional graduate students.  Application to the combined undergraduate to graduate program and the Graduate School, including all program specific requirements, may be submitted for review during a student’s junior year.  With the approval of the program coordinator, department head, the dean of the college housing the graduate program, and the dean of the Graduate School, the student will be admitted to the program as a rising senior, after completion of 90 credit hours.  With the permission of the program coordinator and department head, a student may enroll in up to a total of 9 hours of graduate course work.  Programs may limit the number of graduate credit hours taken; refer to specific information in the program section of this catalog.  Undergraduate students must complete all undergraduate major requirements. All graduate courses for which a grade of B or better is earned may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, provided the academic program completes and submits a course substitution for the graduate hours. Subsequent admission to the graduate program as a regular graduate student will require completion of the undergraduate degree, an application to Graduate School, and approval of the program coordinator, department head and dean of the Graduate School.

Graduate courses eligible to apply to both degree programs:

ENGM 5500 - Concepts in Engineering Management
ENGM 5540 - Technical Project Management
ENGM 5580 - Advanced Engineering Economy

ClearPath for Advising


The ClearPath for Advising provides students with an opportunity to see program requirements defined in a semester-by-semester format. The ClearPath for Advising guides also provide students with important tips, pointers, and suggestions for staying on track with progress toward the degree.  Your ClearPath is available through the Advisement website.

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