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Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management

Our 2+2 program leverages partnerships between USC Upstate and technical colleges to allow students who earned an associate degree in engineering technology (ET) to complete their bachelor’s degree at USC Upstate by adding management skills to their technical degree.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology Management is issued by USC Upstate, one of USC's senior campuses.


Palmetto College's Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Management is designed to prepare students for careers in business and industry by combining technical management and refined leadership with the skills students obtain from their specialized Associates Degree in Engineering Technology (ET).

This 2+2 program leverages partnerships between USC Upstate and technical colleges to allow Engineering Technology degree holders to complete their bachelor's degree at USC Upstate by adding management skills to their technical degree.

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Program Highlight - Accreditation

The Engineering Technology Management program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, ww.abet.orgABET AccreditationABET is the recognized accrediting body for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.  Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.

As students earn their degrees and begin looking for job, having a degree from an ABET accredited institution is an advantage.  The accreditation is an assurance that USC Upstate meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students.  To employers, graduate schools, and licenser, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession.  In fact, many of these groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification.


Why should I complete a bachelor's degree in engineering technology management?

The objective of the ETM program is for graduates to be employed in management and leadership roles with the following job titles once they have three to five years of technical work experience.

  • Process Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • Quality Technician
  • Manager of Technical Staff and Resources
  • Manager of Manufacturing Processes
  • Operations Management
  • Manager of Projects

We expect our graduates to provide leadership, manage quality, improve processes, and manage their careers.


Prerequisites and Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, students must have:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all previous college-level coursework
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology (AAS ET) from one of our partner technical colleges or any ABET accredited 2-year programs

Note: Students nearing completion of their AAS ET degree may take up to 12 hours of ETM courses while completing the AAS ET

  • Completed Calculus I and Lab Science requirements before being fully online in ETM
    • Calculus, Statistics, and two lab science courses are required
  • A maximum of 76 hours (including the 31 hours of technical content) from a technical college program may be counted toward degree credit at USC Upstate.

There is no limit on transfer from 4-year colleges but at least 31 hours must be taken at USC Upstate to receive a degree from USC Upstate courses.


Partner Schools

Our current partner technical colleges are Greenville Technical College, Piedmont Technical College, Spartanburg Community College, TriCounty Technical College, and York Technical College.


Program Length

An Associate's degree in Engineering Technology typically takes two years to complete full-time.

If you're a full-time student, the B.S. in ETM should take an additional two years - the same as if you were attending class in-person. Part-time students may take three to four years to complete the program.  Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


Ready to get started?

New terms begin six times per year. If you already possess or are near completion (1-2 semesters) of an Engineering Technology degree, you may take your first steps toward earning your bachelor's degree.

Call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances. If you are unsure whether you meet the prerequisites and would like to request a pre-evaluation of your previous college work, please talk with a Palmetto College representative before applying. 

If you've already talked to a Palmetto College representative, just follow the application instructions for this degree.

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