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Engineering & Technology

Ilseok (Eddie) Oh (Department Head)
Location: 903-886-5474
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Dr. IIseok Eddie Oh, Department Head


Admission to a graduate program is granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the department. Applications for admission are accepted throughout the year. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired. 

Documents required:

  1. Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official Bachelor’s transcript – from a regionally accredited university
  4. An official copy of the aptitude portion (General) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be submitted to the Graduate School through the Educational Testing Service.
  5. Professional Resume

Program of Graduate Work in Technology Management

Graduate studies in Technology Management are designed to prepare graduates for career advancement and career enhancement in domestic and global technology-intensive businesses and industrial enterprises. 

Graduates of the Master of Science in the Technology Management program at Texas A&M University will:

  1. evaluate and defend leadership and organizational strategies associated with technology-intensive enterprises;
  2. summarize and explain organizational development and strategies common to technology-intensive enterprises;
  3. formulate and assemble component ideas in order to successfully execute a project plan; and
  4. analyze information in order to formulate effective solutions;

Note: The Department reserves the right to suspend from the program any student who in the judgment of the departmental graduate committee, does not meet the professional expectations of the field.

SMGT 521 - Ergonomics
Hours: 3
Ergonomics is the field of study that involves the application of knowledge about human capacities and limitations to the design of workplaces, jobs task, tools equipment, and the environment. Ergonomics is essentially fitting the workplace to the worker. To meet this premise, this course provides specific critical analysis through interactive classroom lectures to cumulative trauma, disorders, defining ergonomics, identifying and recognizing ergonomic risk factors in the workplace. Prerequisites: TMGT 595.

SMGT 522 - Human Risk Management
Hours: 3
An advanced study of the management of occupational safety and risk as applied to a business/industrial environment. Includes risk models, perception and safety behavior, human error, personality & risk liability, attitudes, values, and risk behavior, stress, managing safety teams, leadership for safety performance, managing human risks, and safety culture. Prerequisites: TMGT 595.

SMGT 523 - Industrial Hygiene & Safety Management
Hours: 3
An advanced study of industrial hygiene and the application of scientific and engineering principles to the analysis of processes, equipment, products, facilities, and environments in order to optimize safety and health effectiveness for private, stat and federal safety programs. Prerequisites: TMGT 595.

SMGT 524 - System Safety
Hours: 3
A study of the specialized integration of safety skills and resources into all phases of a System's Life Cycle. Topics include system safety analyses, probability theory & statistics, PHA sub-system & hazard analysis operating & support analysis energy trace & barrier analysis, FMEA, fault-hazard, fault-tree, MORT, HAZOP, and accident analysis & prevention. Prerequisites: TMGT 595.

SMGT 527 - Life Safety and Hazard Control
Hours: 3
Advanced study of Life safety & Fire Codes, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of transportation, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health and other federal legislation designed for hazard recognition, evaluation, and control. Prerequisites: TMGT 595.

SMGT 528 - Legal Aspects of Occupational and Environmental Health
Hours: 3
Advanced study of the legal aspects of safety and occupational health and environmental law. Study includes Clean Air Act: Clean Water Act: Oil Pollution Act: Safe Drinking Water Act: Toxic Substances Control Act: Pesticides; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; Underground Storage Tanks; Federal Facilities Compliance Act; National Environmental Policy Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Emergency Planning and Community Right-to Know Act; Pollution Prevention Act; and the Occupational Safety Health Act. Case studies are utilized. Prerequisites: TMGT 595.

TMGT 510 - Management of Technology in Organizations
Hours: 3
Examination of cutting-edge engineering and technology concepts, tools and technologies that apply to contemporary technology-intensive organizations. Includes study of organizational structures, effective technical management processes and controls, ethical practices, project evaluation, technology-oriented teams, innovation and environmental quality, Extensive reading, researching the body of knowledge related to the course content and original writing assignments/projects required. Prerequisites: TMGT 595 (or corequisite), or permission of Department Head.

TMGT 511 - Emerging Technologies
Hours: 3
Study of emerging technologies and the management, ethical, and societal challenges they pose to engineering and technology organizations. Emphasis on how managers assess emerging technologies, share organizational strategies, make investment decisions, and create organizational structures that can effectively compete in the global market. Extensive research and writing assignments are required. Prerequisites: TMGT 595 (or corequisite), or permission of Department Head.

TMGT 512 - Leadership in Engineering and Technology
Hours: 3
Advanced study of leadership attributes, theories, and concepts within the fields of engineering, construction and technology-intensive enterprises. Prerequisites: TMGT 595 (or corequisite), or permission of Department Head.

TMGT 513 - Knowledge Management in Engineering & Technology Organizations
Hours: 3
Study of knowledge management and its organizatinal impact. Students will be required to conduct extensive research into how knowledge management affects the contemporary organization. Emphasis on how organizational knowledge is captured, retained, accessed, and used to provide a competitive edge in the global environment. Prerequisites: TMGT 595 (or corequisite), or permission of Department Head.

TMGT 514 - Engineering and Technology Project Management
Hours: 3
Techniques and application of managing projects with emphasis on project management planning, scheduling, graphics, quantitative tools, pricing and estimating, cost controls, trade-offs, risk management, contracts, procurement, quality, and other related topics. Prerequisites: TMGT 595 and TMGT 510 (or corequisite), or permission of Department Head.

TMGT 516 - Group Leadership in the Diverse Enterprise
Hours: 3
Advanced study of interactive management in diverse organizations. Topics to be researched may include: performance ethics, workplace diversity, workplace behavior, decision making, effective communication, employee motivation, project/work teams, conflict resolution, problem-solving and change management. Students will be required to conduct extensive reading, research and writing during the course of study. Prerequisites: TMGT 595 (or corequisite), or permission of Department Head.

TMGT 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-3
Independent Study. One to Three semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advance level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies.

TMGT 590 - Technology Management Seminar
Hours: 3
Students will conduct an in-depth case study on a topic selected by the program faculty. Topics will vary each semester and will be selected from relevant and timely subjects/technologies. Prerequisites: TMGT 595 (or corequisite), or permission of Department Head.

TMGT 595 - Applied Research in Engineering & Technology
Hours: 3
Study of research methodologies, analysis and processes utilized in contemporary engineering and technology intensive disciplines.

TMGT 597 - Special Topics in Engineering & Technology
Hours: 3
Special Topics in Engineering & Technology. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

TMGT 599 - Technology Management Practicum
Hours: 3
The course documents the graduate students' learning experience resulting in a consolidation of a student's educational experience and certifies mastery of workplace and/or academic competencies. The practicum experience must occur during the last semester of the student's educational program. Methods of providing a capstone experience will include one of the following; comprehensive, discipline specific examination prepared by the faculty of the workforce education program and administered at the conclusion of the program, or course involving the preparation of a portfolio. Prerequisites: Enrolled in final semester for MS-TMGT degree.

Engineering & Technology

Jason Davis
Associate Professor
B.S., M.S., East Texas State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Brent Donham
B.S., New Mexico State University; M.S., Stanford University; Ed.D, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Jerry D. Parish
A.S, Grayson County College; B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., East Texas State University.