The Bogazici University School of Engineering in cooperation with the School of Economics and Administrative Sciences offers a program that will lead to a Master's degree in Engineering and Technology Management (ETM). This program is being offered by the Institute for Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering.
This interdisciplinary graduate program integrates engineering, technology and management knowledge and the related techniques and skills. It is structured to meet the need for engineers with a management perspective, who are expected to take leadership roles in 21st century high-tech enterprises.
The ETM program aims to prepare competent leaders in today's sophisticated high-tech enterprises in the manufacturing, government or industrial service sectors of our global economy with a commitment to the environment, quality and ethics. Technology driven companies have to integrate the system viewpoint and cope with the rapidly changing markets to ensure their survival in global competition. In such a continuously changing business environment, engineers also need to strengthen their technical and managerial skills throughout their careers.
The ETM program intends to educate engineers for leading roles in the management of the high technology enterprises. Graduates are expected to gain competence in designing, implementing, operating and optimizing high technology systems as well as strengthening their ability to work as a team, their written and oral communication skills, and also to improve their system integration perspectives.
The major target population of the ETM program is full-time working engineers with at least two years of experience. Even though prior work experience is highly recommended, recent engineering graduates who intend to start work immediately after graduation may also apply for this program.
Students receive a Master's degree upon successful completion of the ETM graduate program. The program is structured as three-credit ten courses combined with a graduation project equivalent to a 4 credits workload. Four of these courses are core courses. The elective courses are pooled into two groups. The first group is composed of mostly management courses and the second group includes engineering technology-oriented courses. Each candidate is required to take at least three courses from each group. There is an additional compulsory one-credit communication skills course. The course work and the project add up to 35 credits in total. The program can be completed in three semesters a with regular workload. Students may select their technical elective courses to specialize in such areas as Information Technology, Quality Engineering and the other areas of interest with the guidance of their academic advisor.