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Master of Science in Engineering Technology


Featuring a state-of-the-art lab designed for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, APSU’s Master of Science in Engineering Technology provides students the opportunity to:

  •  Engage in curriculum built on theoretical and applied concepts related to practical problems in industry
  • Gain advanced knowledge and skills needed to advance in technological careers
  • Complete coursework during accelerated eight-week terms
  • Take classes on campus at the Austin Peay, Clarksville Campus
  • Complete the program in as few as 12 months
About the Program:
  • Building upon established and accredited baccalaureate degree programs in Engineering Technology, Austin Peay State  University offering a Master of Science in Engineering  Technology (MSET). The program will provide the advanced knowledge and skills needed by people in technological careers serving in the military or Working for companies located at industrial parks throughout the region to advance to leadership positions in the industry.   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 will be the use of rapid prototyping and additive  manufacturing technology. At this time, 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. Coursework in this area, along with courses in sensor technology, nondestructive evaluation, and other advanced topics related to leadership in design and manufacturing operations will give graduate students a unique educational experience.
  • The program is based at APSU, Clarksville Campus where the Department of Engineering Technology serves a mix of traditional and nontraditional students. APSU has unique expertise and facilities in the Engineering Technology discipline. The university has made a significant investment in a laboratory equipped with range of modern, industry-standard       equipment for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing.
Goals and objectives:
  • Master of Science in Engineering Technology (MSET) program will focus on providing the advanced knowledge and skills needed by people in technological careers to advance to leadership positions in industry.
  • This program will offer both civilians and military personnel the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree needed for career advancement.
  • Constituents who will benefit from this program include people with B.S. degrees in engineering, engineering technology, and related fields.
  • Other constituents are people with degrees in the physical sciences or mathematics who have pursued careers in engineering and technology either in industry or in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, and for whom a graduate degree in technology is appropriate.  
The Program mission:

MSET program supports Austin Peay State University’s mission of “raising the education attainment of the citizenry, developing programs and services that address regional needs, and providing collaborative opportunities that connect university expertise with private and public resources.” The Engineering Technology program is in  alignment with the goals outlined in the THEC 2010-15 Public Agenda for Higher Education, specifically the focus on strengthening Tennessee’s Knowledge Economy and    closing the gaps in the supply of graduates in high demand fields that require post-secondary credentials, particularly in the STEM fields.

Admission requirements:

Applicants must submit official transcripts showing that they graduated from a bachelor’s degree program in a relevant field (engineering technology, engineering,  physics, chemistry, or mathematics) with GPA 3.0 or with 2.5 with special requirements.


The degree program will require completion of 33 semester credit hours including a capstone course. Students will work closely with their faculty advisor in selecting a project that will incorporate engineering technology standards with product design and manufacturing operations management. The capstone project   requires students to submit a formal report along with an oral presentation.

  • ENGT 5110 Numerical Analysis in Engineering Technology 
  • ENGT 5130 Operations Research and Optimization Methods 
  • ENGT 5140 Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping  
  • ENGT 5150 Finite Elements Methods and Applications              
  • ENGT 5160 Non-Destructive Evaluation                             
  • ENGT 5170 Systems Engineering                                       
  • ENGT 5210 Advanced Sensor Technology                  
  • ENGT 5220 Management and Leadership in Tech Projects    
  • ENGT 5250 Lean Six Sigma                                     
  • ENGT 5260 Concurrent Manufacturing                              
  • ENGT 5270 Graduate Capstone Project            

The MSET degree program will be delivered in the traditional classroom format at the Clarksville campus of APSU. Courses will be offered in the accelerated eight week course schedule to align with the Army training and unit rotation schedule.

The MSET program at APSU will emphasize advanced technology applications in product creation and evaluation. Additionally, the program was developed in response to the needs of the industrial employers in the university’s service region.


John Byrd
Chairperson - Associate Professor, Engineering Technology
Austin Peay State University
College of STEM
P O Box 4536
Clarksville, TN  37044
Office  (931) 221-1474
Fax  (931) 221-1463


Jamie Gaither
Administrative Assistant of the Department

Austin Peay State University

College of STEM

P O Box 4536

Clarksville, TN  37044

Office (931)221-1470