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APSU now offering graduate degree in engineering technology

5/29/2014

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Earlier this year, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission approved a new graduate degree program at Austin Peay State University – a Master of Science in Engineering Technology. The program, developed in response to the needs of industrial employers in this area, is currently accepting students for the Fall 2014 semester.

“A full-time student can finish in less than two years, and a part-time student probably can finish in three years,” Professor Adel Salama, chair of the APSU Department of Engineering Technology, said.

The new degree program was designed to provide the advanced knowledge and skills needed by individuals in technological careers. The curriculum is built on a foundation of theoretical and applied concepts related to practical problems in the industry.

A unique element of this program is the use of rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing technology. APSU has one of the few undergraduate programs in this field of technology, and the master’s program will expand the knowledge base in this area.

The program will be based at the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, where the APSU Department of Engineering Technology already serves a mix of traditional and nontraditional students. For this program, the University has made a significant investment in a laboratory equipped with a range of modern, industry-standard equipment for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.

The degree program will be delivered in the traditional classroom format at the Fort Campbell campus, with courses offered in the accelerated eight-week course schedule to align with U.S. Army training and unit rotation schedules.

For information on how to apply, contact the APSU Department of Engineering Technology at 931-221-1400 or 800-844-APSU.