Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Engineering Technology, M.S. (Robotics, Automation, and Instrumentation Systems Concentrations)

General Program Information

Joseph Sims, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
213 B Wilson-Wallis Hall
Box 70552
email: simsj@etsu.edu

Faculty: Daniel Connors; Richard Cox; William Hemphill; Jin Hong; Dennis Isham; Keith Johnson; Kenneth Kellogg; Joseph Sims; Krishna Shrestha; Mohammad Uddin; David Zollinger.

The Masters of Science in Engineering Technology is designed to provide students with an understanding of the production and operations interfaces between electrical and mechanical environments in the manufacturing setting. The curriculum will provide course work that supports the integration of current manufacturing standards. The degree provides courses in advanced robotic manufacturing processes including vision-based systems, and instrumentation and smart sensor interfacing to support the manufacturing process. The program covers design and modeling of electromechanical systems such as positioning of robotic arms, pick and place technology using vision, recognition and feedback sensing, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and interfacing sensors. Class work will include both high and low level languages such as FPGA programming and platform based control systems such as LabVIEW, and WINCAPS. Support courses include an understanding of manufacturing process methodologies, solid modeling, project management and accessing and utilizing innovative technologies. There is increasing industry demand for graduates who can work in an interdisciplinary engineering environment that supports automation and interfacing of control systems to support advanced manufacturing topologies.

Program Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements for admission to both the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies and:

  1. Submit a personal statement of 1-2 pages (double spaced, minimum 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins, minimum 12 point font) describing your industrial work experience and/or academic course work, and why you seek entry to the program. This statement will be reviewed by the faculty to support admission decisions to the program.
  2. Have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in one of the following areas: Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mathematics, or Physics. Admission will be provisional on completing this degree before starting at ETSU and providing proof of this degree by the end of the first semester of the program.
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for all attempted course work for the Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree described in item 2 above.

Preference will be given to students who have graduated from an ABET accredited engineering/engineering technology program or international equivalent; or have relevant industrial experience in the degree areas of study.

Engineering Technology, M.S. Degree Requirements: 40-42 credits

Core Requirements 12 credits
Concentration 18 credits
Engineering Technology Symposium 4 credits
Capstone: Choose one 6-8 credits
     Thesis    (6 credits)
     Non-thesis Option 1: Internship    (6 credits)
     Non-thesis Option 2: Advisor Approved Electives    (6-8 credits)
TOTAL 40-42 credits

Engineering Technology Core Requirements: 12 credits

Engineering Technology Symposium: 4 credits


Choose one option from the following:

Thesis Option: 6 credits

Non-thesis Option 1: 6 credits

International Student Seminar Policy

International Students : Must complete 4 credits of International Student Seminar  as part of their graduate program.