Student Profile

Yen-Chieh "Andy" Wang
Class of '13

Andy Wang is a graduate of the Technical Systems Management PSM program.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Life Sciences from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.  Andy completed his business development internship at TaiwanJ Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company focused on developing new medicines for treating hepatitis and autoimmune diseases.  Andy has worked as a researcher and as a quality control chemist. He is not a Quality Control Analyst for Bayer in New Zealand where he investigates non-compliance results and performs root cause analysis. He states the most valuable thing about the Illinois PSM was the "option to take diversified classes and seeing all the career possibilities - scientist, business consultant, or entrepreneur."

Technical Systems Management Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree comparable to the University of Illinois’ undergraduate Technical Systems Management (TSM) curriculum or a related field from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from a recognized institution abroad
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and for any graduate work
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 88 or higher for the internet-based test (iBT), 570 or higher for the paper-based test (PBT) or 230 or higher of the computer-based test.

The priority application date is January 15, 2018. 

Applications will be accepted until June 15th for international students and July 1st for domestic students.

For additional information or to discuss your learning and career objectives, contact technical systems management major advisors Richard Cooke at rcooke@illinois.edu; (217) 333-0944 or Paul Davidson at pdavidso@illinois.edu; (217) 300 - 3755.

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