Engineering Management Master of engineering degree

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Overview

Combine your engineering knowledge with business insights to successfully manage an engineering or technology focused company.


The engineering management masters combines technical expertise with managerial skills to focus on the management of engineering and technological enterprises. Students learn the technology involved in engineering projects and the business processes through which technology is applied. The objective is to provide a solid foundation in the areas commonly needed by managers who oversee engineers and engineering projects: organizational behavior, finance, and accounting.

The engineering management curriculum is a combination of engineering courses from the College of Engineering's industrial and systems engineering program with management courses from Saunders College of Business. The ME degree is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours of study comprised of nine courses and a capstone project.

Industries


  • Aerospace

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Health Care

  • Manufacturing

Curriculum

Engineering management, ME degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
ISEE-750
Systems and Project Management
Systems and Project Management ensures progress toward objectives, proper deployment and conservation of human and financial resources, and achievement of cost and schedule targets. The focus of the course is on the utilization of a diverse set of project management methods and tools. Topics include strategic project management, project and organization learning, cost, schedule planning and control, structuring of performance measures and metrics, technical teams and project management, information technology support of teams, risk management, and process control. Course delivery consists of lectures, speakers, case studies, and experience sharing, and reinforces collaborative project-based learning and continuous improvement.
3
ISEE-771
Engineering of Systems I
This course covers the principles of product, manufacturing process and supply chain development in an integrated fashion. It will examine the methodologies and tools to systematically define, develop and produce world-class products. Students will work on a project to put these methodologies and tools into practice. Major topics include: product planning and definition, characterization of user value, lean product development, product requirements and benchmarking, concept generation, design for "X" (manufacturing/ assembly/ service/ environment, etc.), sustainable design, design for lean six sigma.
3
ACCT-794
Cost Management in Technical Organizations
A first course in accounting for students in technical disciplines. Topics include the distinction between external and internal accounting, cost behavior, product costing, profitability analysis, performance evaluation, capital budgeting, and transfer pricing. Emphasis is on issues encountered in technology intensive manufacturing organizations. *Note: This course is not intended for Saunders College of Business students.
3
ISEE-760
Design of Experiments
This course presents an in-depth study of the primary concepts of experimental design. Its applied approach uses theoretical tools acquired in other mathematics and statistics courses. Emphasis is placed on the role of replication and randomization in experimentation. Numerous designs and design strategies are reviewed and implications on data analysis are discussed. Topics include: consideration of type 1 and type 2 errors in experimentation, sample size determination, completely randomized designs, randomized complete block designs, blocking and confounding in experiments, Latin square and Graeco Latin square designs, general factorial designs, the 2k factorial design system, the 3k factorial design system, fractional factorial designs, Taguchi experimentation.
3
 
Engineering Management Elective
3
 
Elective
3
Second Year
ISEE-792
Engineering Capstone
For the Master of Engineering programs in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, and Sustainable Engineering. Students must investigate a discipline-related topic in a field related to industrial and systems engineering, engineering management, or sustainable engineering. The general intent of the engineering capstone is to demonstrate the students' knowledge of the integrative aspects of a particular area. The capstone should draw upon skills and knowledge acquired in the program.
3
 
Engineering Management Electives
6
 
Elective
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
30

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the ME program in engineering management, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application,
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering, mathematics, or science, from an accredited institution,
  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (recommended if candidate's degree is from an ABET accredited institution, otherwise required)
  • Submit letters of recommendation, and
  • Submit a one-page statement of purpose.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based) are required.

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