Management of Technology Five-Year Dual Degree Program

This dual degree program offering broadens a student’s options and permits them to pursue the combination of any existing Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree offered by Fairfield University with a Master of Science in the Management of Technology and complete the effort in a five-year time frame. This combination enables students not only to understand engineering, management and business concepts, but also to understand their integration and how the intersection distinctively shapes our world and their careers.

Students may receive a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science (accreditation track) and a master’s degree in Management of Technology. The Management of Technology track integrates business and management knowledge into an engineering curriculum to prepare engineers for leadership roles in technology-based organizations. The dual degree engineering management curriculum combines breadth of knowledge of general engineering subject matter with depth of knowledge in a specific engineering discipline. Students achieve depth of knowledge by majoring in bioengineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer science (accreditation track). In addition, multi-disciplinary coursework prepares students for positions in fields that require human resource and project management, financial and business understanding, marketing, and communication skills to complement their engineering knowledge.

Graduates of this dual degree option will be prepared for an engineering design opportunity in their discipline as well as leadership positions in other engineering and business related settings. They will be comfortable with the international languages of engineering and business, which are found in the increasing prevalence of corporate outsourcing and multi-national design teams.

The five-year program incorporates every required course in the existing undergraduate program except for the senior project. The senior project course is replaced by the two-semester Management of Technology Capstone courses (MOT 0591 and MOT 0592).

Students must complete the following courses in the Management of Technology master’s degree program:

FI 0400Principles of Finance 33
MG 0508Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation: The Entrepreneurial Firm 33
MG 0584Global Competitive Strategy 33
MOT 0415Information Systems 13
MOT 0460Project Management 23
MOT 0470Leadership in Technical Enterprise 13
MOT 0591Capstone I: Project Definition and Planning3
MOT 0592Capstone II: Project Execution and Results3
Select four elective courses in Management of Technology 412
Total Credits36
1

Replaces a General Elective

2

Replaces a Major Elective

3

Graduate courses from the Dolan School of Business may be taken during the fifth year only. A maximum of five graduate courses from the Dolan School of Business may be applied to the Management of Technology degree.

4

The four Management of Technology graduate elective courses may be taken in any discipline at the University. The selection of these graduate courses is intended to assist the student in meeting his/her career objectives. Care must be taken to meet the applicable prerequisite requirements. Refer to the Management of Technology graduate catalog to obtain a complete list of elective courses.

At the end of the five year program, students are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science (accreditation track), as well as the Master of Science in Management of Technology. 

Completion of the required graduate-level courses may be accomplished by taking the MOT courses during the semesters shown below:

Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
FallCredits
MOT 0415 Information Systems 1 3
MOT 0470 Leadership in Technical Enterprise 1 3
 Credits6
Spring
MOT 0460 Project Management 2 3
Select one elective course in Management of Technology 2, 3 3
 Credits6
Fifth Year
Fall
FI 0400 Principles of Finance 4 3
MG 0508 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation: The Entrepreneurial Firm 4 3
MOT 0591 Capstone I: Project Definition and Planning 3
Select one elective course in Management of Technology 3 3
 Credits12
Spring
MG 0584 Global Competitive Strategy 4 3
MOT 0592 Capstone II: Project Execution and Results 3
Select two elective courses in Management of Technology 3 6
 Credits12
 Total Credits36
1

Replaces a General Elective

2

Replaces a Major Elective

3

Graduate courses from the Dolan School of Business may be taken during the fifth year only. A maximum of five graduate courses from the Dolan School of Business may be applied to the Management of Technology degree.

4

The four Management of Technology graduate elective courses may be taken in any discipline at the University. The selection of these graduate courses is intended to assist the student in meeting his/her career objectives. Care must be taken to meet the applicable prerequisite requirements. Refer to the Management of Technology graduate catalog to obtain a complete list of elective courses.