Engineering Technology and Management for Agricultural Systems (ETMAS) prepares students to be problem solvers for systems involving the application, management, and marketing of engineering technologies. The ETMAS program is replacing the Technical Systems Management (TSM) program, effective starting the Fall 2021 term. Students who are currently enrolled as TSM majors may remain in the TSM program until they graduate. If you would like to switch to ETMAS, contact the academic advisor Travis Johnson

ETMAS and TSM graduates are well equipped to pursue careers in agricultural production, environmental systems, product testing, construction, sales, project management, and so much more. Our graduates find careers with leading firms in the agricultural, food, energy, construction, and manufacturing sectors. The average starting salary (2019-2020) for our TSM graduates is about $62,000.


Choose A Concentration that Fits Your Career Goals

Program Highlights by Concentration

Agricultural Production & Processing

Students working in processing plant.Skills You Will Learn

Learn the technology, machinery, and management of agricultural production systems, including:

  • Agricultural industry from an operational and management perspective
  • Science and management of the complete food production system
  • Agricultural machinery, grain storage systems, and bioprocessing systems
  • Numerical and scientific processes to drive management decisions

What You Can Do With This Degree

Graduates of the Agricultural Production & Processing concentration are prepared for careers in the agricultural and food industry and can manage food systems: from grain farming and meat production, to bioprocessing, and everything in between.

Degree requirements

Construction Management

Student measuring wood to cut.Skills You Will Learn

Learn construction skills and concepts, as well as management practices and principles, including:

  • Manage commercial, residential, industrial, and agricultural construction technologies and processes
  • Operate and manufacture systems to provide specific environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity
  • Manage people, budgets, timelines, materials, and general contractors
  • Identify proper materials and processes for specific construction applications

What You Can Do With This Degree

Graduates of the Construction Management concentration are prepared for careers with construction companies or governmental agencies, managing construction projects from urban skyscrapers to rural residential housing and commercial renovations to roadways and bridges

Degree requirements

Digital & Precision Agriculture

Will and TylerSkills You Will Learn

Learn the application of technology in agriculture and the larger system of production agriculture, including machinery, agronomy, and business management. You will gain an understanding of:

  • Application of advanced technology used in agriculture with an emphasis on geospatial information systems and machinery technology
  • Functionality of agricultural machinery
  • Crop and soil science and their interactions with advanced technologies
  • Numerical and scientific processes to drive agricultural management decisions

What You Can Do With This Degree

Graduates of the Digital & Precision Agriculture concentration are prepared for careers developing, managing, testing, and maintaining systems in the off-highway industry, working for agricultural, industrial, and construction equipment manufacturers.

Degree requirements

Energy & the Environment

Students testing soil.Skills You Will Learn

Focus on renewable energy systems, environmental systems, or both, to learn:

  • The science behind renewable energy from sunlight, wind, geothermal, and biomass sources
  • Economic analyses of proposed systems;
  • Manage energy systems to blend appropriate sources into reliable, cost-effective, and long-lasting systems;
  • Develop, construct, and operate large-scale, grid-connected renewable energy projects.

What You Can Do With This Degree

Graduates of the Energy & the Environment concentration are prepared for careers with private companies and governmental agencies to tackle challenges in renewable energy sources, non-point pollution sources, drainage systems, water and soil quality, and ecosystem management.

Degree requirements