Technology
MS
Application Deadlines
Fall:February 15
Winter:September 10
Spring:February 15
Summer:February 15
Contact Information: 
265 CTB
801-422-6300
sotadmin@byu.edu
Program Requirements: 

The School of Technology, an academic unit in the College of Engineering and Technology, provides a Master of Science degree with specialization in Construction Management, Information Technology, Manufacturing Systems, or Technology and Engineering Education. Twenty-six faculty professionals having diverse educational and experiential backgrounds provide strong research expertise and student mentoring. The faculty members are well-published, belong to professional societies, and are involved in developing and commercializing recognized software and hardware products used throughout the world.

We recommend applying for admittance during Fall or Winter semesters, due to limited course offerings during Spring and Summer terms.  If you would like to be admitted during a Spring or Summer term, please speak with an advisor before applying.
 

Requirements for Degree.
The technology MS degree must be completed within three years.

  • Credit hours: 24 minimum approved course hours plus 6 thesis hours (Tech 699R).
  • Required courses: Tech 638, 699R.
  • Specialization: minimum 21 hours from approved courses in the area of study. An approved study list is required.
  • Examination: Oral defense of thesis.

Construction Management
Advisor: Clifton Farnsworth
The master's degree offered by Brigham Young University's School of Technology, with an emphasis in construction management, is designed for students who are interested in deepening and broadening their knowledge of construction management beyond their undergraduate CM degree through a rigorous graduate program that includes research at the forefront of the discipline. The MS degree provides excellent preparation for professional practice and a solid foundation for those interested in continuing their graduate studies. Applicants are encouraged to become familiar with the research interests of graduate faculty members in construction management.
Students enrolling in the CM master's program immediately following their undergraduate studies are strongly encouraged to fulfill a professional work experience (or internship) within the industry prior to entering the graduate program. Students are also encouraged to fulfill an internship as part of their graduate experience.

  • Required courses: CM 555, CM 600, CM 630, CM 640, CM 650.
  • Approved electives: 6 credit hours.

Information Technology
Advisor: Chia-Chi Teng
Those qualifying for this specialization prepare for information technology (IT) leadership positions in an organization of their choice. The curriculum addresses the many applications and developments of IT, focusing on those in science, engineering, and technology. The MS degree is awarded to students who have mastered a professional level of education in core and related areas of information technologies.

  • A minimum of 21 graduate hours approved by your committee, including at least 12 hours from the IT emphasis courses (IT 500 or IT 600 level).

Manufacturing Systems
Advisor: Andy George
Students who have graduated in manufacturing engineering technology or related technical areas will find that this specialization is an opportunity to prepare for a career in a rapidly growing field. Increased international focus on productivity, quality, and automation has thrust the most advanced concepts of technology and management directly into the manufacturing arena. The critical need for integrating and applying these concepts into manufacturing systems is central to this specialization.

  • A minimum of 21 graduate hours approved by your committee, including at least 18 hours from the MS emphasis courses (Mfg 500 or Mfg 600 level courses).

Technology and Engineering Education
Advisor: Geoffrey Wright
The technology and engineering education specialization helps students who have graduated in technology and/or engineering teacher education or related areas to be more effective leaders. The opportunity will be theirs to achieve knowledge and skills for leadership in teaching, supervising, and managing in schools or industry. Through a research-oriented thesis, students will develop writing and research abilities related to technology and engineering education.

  • Required courses: Stat 511, TEE 610, 625, 675.
  • Approved electives: 11 hours, based upon committee approval.
Admission Requirements: 

Required Tests

GRE, TOEFL (score of 580 paper-based, or 85 iBT -- 22 speaking and 21 in all other categories)

Additional Requirements

  1. Minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA
  2. Baccalaureate degree in information technology, manufacturing engineering technology, construction management, technology and engineering education or related field
  3. Basic sciences background, along with engineering mathematics, computers or electronics, management, architecture, and manufacturing methods
Program Outcomes: 


Creative and Analytical Thinking

Demonstrate creative and analytical thinking skills that provide a basis for technological problem solving within their area of emphasis.

Leadership, Teamwork, Management and Professionalism

Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of leadership, teamwork, management, and professionalism.

Effective Communication

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Impact of Technology

Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology on society.

Ethical and Moral Standards

Demonstrate a pattern of living consistent with high ethical and moral standards.

Research

Demonstrate ability to perform rigorous, original research

Program Stats

Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students 50
International 3
Female 6
LDS 50
Minority 10
BYU Undergraduate 43
Three Year Average Test Scores of Admitted Student
GMAT Composite Score 595.0
GMAT Quantitative Score 36.6
GMAT Quantitative Percentile 41.0
GMAT Verbal Score 35.0
GMAT Verbal Percentile 74.3
GMAT Analytical Score 4.8
GMAT Analytical Percentile 51.5
GMAT Integrated Score 4.5
GMAT Integrated Percentile 46.7
GRE Composite Score 313.3
GRE Quantitative Score 156.6
GRE Quantitative Percentile 65.8
GRE Verbal Score 156.8
GRE Verbal Percentile 69.9
GRE Analytical Score 4.0
GRE Analytical Percentile 52.0
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree 2.4
Graduated Per Year 12.4
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year 27.4
Admitted Per Year 19.4
Percent Admitted 70.80
Average GPA 3.43