Academic Catalog

Engineering Technology Management, Bachelor of Science

This Bachelor’s program requires an ABET Accredited associate degree in Engineering Technology before full acceptance into the degree program. The Engineering Technology Management program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

General Education Courses
I. Communication
ENGL U101Composition I3
SPCH U201Foundations in Oral Communication3
II. Mathematics, Logic & Natural Sciences
MATH U127Precalculus II3
MATH U141Calculus I 14
Natural Science (w/ lab):
Select one of the following:4
Descriptive Astronomy (Select one of the following:)
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Lab
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology II Lab
General Biology
and General Biology Lab
Botany and Society
and Botany and Society Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Chemistry of Living Things
and Chemistry of Living Things Lab
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
Environmental Geology
and Environmental Geology Lab
Introduction to Physical Science
and Introduction to Physical Science Laboratory
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Probability & Statistics:
Select one of the following:3
Probability and Statistics
Elementary Statistics
Psychological Statistics
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
III. Information Technology
Information Technology:
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Computer Technology
Introduction to Computer Science
Intro to Digital Studies
Survey of Information Technology
Introduction to Digital Safety
IV. Fine Arts, Humanities & History
Fine Arts, Humanities & History:
Select one of the following:3
African American Culture
American Studies, 17th - 19th Century
American Studies, 20th Century
Introduction to Art
History of Western Art: Prehistory - Middle Ages
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
Introduction to Creative Writing
Business Writing
Understanding English Grammar
Masterpieces of World Literature
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
Survey of British Literature I
Survey of British Literature II
African American Literature
Introduction to Film
Introduction to World History I
Introduction to World History II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States from 1865
Introduction to Music
History of American Popular Music
Introduction to Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Contemporary Moral Issues
Comparative Religion
Introduction to Southern Studies
Introduction to Theatre Art
Fundamentals in Acting
VI. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Science:
Select one of the following: 7,83
Introduction to African American Studies
Understanding Other Cultures
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
American National Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Interpersonal Communication
Leadership Development I
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
VII. General Education Electives
General Education Electives
One Gen Ed or free elective must be Reach Act Complaint
Major Requirements 3,4
Technical Courses in Discipline (transfer-in block with Associate's Degree) 2,531
ETMG U320Engineering Cost Analysis4
ETMG U330Engineering Work Analysis4
ETMG U370Systems Decision Making4
ETMG U410Engineering Teams Theory and Practice4
ETMG U415Quality Practices4
ETMG U420Engineering Project Management4
ETMG U499Senior Seminar3
Upper Level Electives or Minor 7
ETM Majors may select Upper Level Electives (12 hours) or a Minor (18-27 hours).12-18
Upper Level Electives 3
Select two of the following:
Issues in Commercial Law
Principles of Marketing
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Communications
International Marketing
Business Marketing
Marketing Research
Marketing Management
Principles of Organizational Management
Operations Management
Management of Human Resources
Advanced Organizational Behavior
The International Business Enterprise
New Business Enterprise
Advanced Operations Management
Process Improvement
Managerial Economics
Select two additional Upper Level Electives 3,6
Select 18-27 credits
Supporting Courses
ECON U292Statistical Inference3
Technical Communications Course 93
Select twelve credits12
Total Hours120-128

Program Entry Requirements: Students must possess an ABET Accredited associate degree in Engineering Technology. Students within 12 hours of Technical College Completion may be provisionally admitted to the program, but may take no more than 12 hours of ETMG courses with the ABET accredited associate degree in Engineering Technology. Exceptions for admission of students from non-ABET accredited Engineering Technology programs may be granted based on the ETM Exception Policy. 


The successful completion of MATH U141 Calculus I or higher with a minimum grade of C fulfills Mathematics requirement. The credit hours must be replaced with General Education electives.


A maximum of 90 hours, including 31 hours of technical courses, may be transferred from a technical college curriculum. All courses transferred for degree credit must be a minimum grade of “C."


A minimum grade of C is required and an ETMG course used to meet ETM major requirements may not be taken more than twice. Attempts include receiving a "W", "WF", and "Audit". Appeals to this policy may be made to the Chair of Informatics and Engineering Systems.


To receive an Engineering Technology Management degree, students must complete at least 15 hours of major course credit at USC Upstate.


Technical content transfers in from the associate degree in an Engineering Technology area.


Upper Level Electives include 300 level or higher courses and any course accepted by the University as meeting the requirements of a cognate.


ECON U221 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON U222 Principles of Microeconomics is recommended for a Social and Behavioral Sciences elective for students choosing to complete a minor in Business Administration.


ECON U222 Principles of Microeconomics is recommended for a Social and Behavioral Sciences elective for students planning to take ECON U326 Managerial Economics for a cognate or minor in Business Administration.


College-level technical communications course (e.g., ENGL U346 Technical Writing or INFO U345 Technical Presentation and Communication).