Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Management

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management is designed for students who earned an associate's degree in Engineering Technology. This 2+2 program leverages partnerships between USC Upstate and technical colleges to allow Engineering Technology degree holders to complete their bachelor's degree at USC Upstate by adding management skills to their technical degree.

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Mission and Goals

ETM Mission Statement

The mission of the Engineering Technology Management (ETM) 2+2 Bachelor of Science Program is…

To prepare students for careers in business and industry by combining technical management and refined leadership with the skills students obtain from their specialized Associates Degree in Engineering Technology (ET).


Student Learning Outcomes

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

1. Our program Educational Objective is for our graduates to be employed in management and leadership roles with the following job titles once they have three to five years of technical work experience.

Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Quality Technician, Operations Manager, Manager of Technical People, Manager of Manufacturing Processes, or Manager of Projects.

We expect our graduates to lead technical people, manage quality, and manage processes as well as manage their careers.

1.1 An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities.

1.2 An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.

1.3 An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and to apply experimental results to improve processes.

1.4 An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.

1.5 An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

1.6 An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.

1.7 An ability to apply written, oral and graphical communications in both technical and non-technical environments: and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

1.8 An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

1.9 An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.

1.10 A commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.


The Engineering Technology Management Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the ABET.  ABET is the recognized accrediting body for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.  Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.

As students earn their degrees and begin looking for job, having a degree from an ABET accredited institution is an advantage.  The accreditation is an assurance that USC Upstate meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students.  To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession.  In fact, many of these groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification.

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

Program Statistics

Engineering Technology Management Program Statistics

There are 36 students currently enrolled in the program.

The number of graduates by academic year is as follows:

Academic Year Total Graduates
2017 - 2018 14
2016 - 2017 12
2015 - 2016 12 
2014 - 2015 13
2013 - 2014 3
2012 - 2013 12
2011 - 2012 9
2010 - 2011 9
2009 - 2010 11
Student organization

Engineering Management Student Association

The purpose of the USC-Upstate Engineering Management Student Association is to promote the Profession of Engineering Management. It will use both on campus and off campus activities to broaden students’ horizons beyond the classroom setting. This organization shall be open to USC-Upstate students and to interested students at technical colleges with programs that articulate with the USC Upstate Engineering Technology Management program.

This organization is open to USC-Upstate students and to interested students at technical colleges with programs that articulate with the USC Upstate Engineering Technology Management program. Please continue reading to find out what the Engineering Management Student Association is and what it can do for your professional and academic growth as a member. 

If you are interested in joining or want to find out more about the USC Upstate Engineering Management Student Association, please call Tim Ellis, ETM Program Coordinator, at 864-503-5894 or email.