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Engineering Management

This Master of Engineering (ME) degree program provides graduate study for any engineer who desires to enhance their technical competence to more effectively take leadership roles within an organization. Graduates of the program are able to apply best practices and engineering approaches to make strategic decisions and shape policies about personnel, finance and operations.

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Why Engineering Management at UB?

  • Maximum Flexibility: Full-time and part-time, on-campus and on-line options are available to accommodate all types of schedules
  • Career Acceleration: A competitive advantage to take leadership roles within an organization
  • Innovative Curriculum: Diverse educational approaches including cases, lectures, exercises, and real-world project work,with content developed with input from local engineering leaders
  • New Skills: New tools and methods used to make strategic decisions when solving engineering problems
  • New Ideas: Management and communications approaches applicable to the “Global Workforce”
  • Networking: Connections with experienced faculty and professionals with proven track records in the field

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in engineering, mathematics or physical sciences from an accredited 4-year program in the U.S.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher for all undergraduate work taken during the last two years of the applicant's studies
  •  Some practical engineering experience (formal job or projects) is preferred 
  • We assess each applicant individually.  Those interested in applying who do not meet the above criteria should contact us to discuss their background and eligibility. The GRE is NOT required.

Earning the Degree

Students complete 9 courses and a Capstone project. The program is extremely flexible. Students can:

  • Begin the program in fall, winter, spring or summer semesters.
  • Enroll either full- or part-time.
  • Take courses live, on-line during class or on-line at their own pace.
  • Tailor the program to their own interests and careers via elective courses and degree project.

Courses

Core

Principles of Engineering Management I: Leadership Principles Put to Practice

Principles of Engineering Management II: The Economics of Decision Making

Production Planning and Control: Operations Management Strategies that Work

Quality Assurance: Management Tools that Ensure Success

Case Studies in Engineering Management: Best Practice and Pitfalls to Avoid

Technical Communication: Corresponding in a Global Society 

 

Sample Elective Courses

Supply Chain Engineering

Optimization and Resource Planning

Six Sigma Quality

Decision Analysis

Revenue Management Decision Based System Design

Lean Enterprise and Applications

Engineering Entrapaneurship and Technology Transfer

Human Factors in Safety

Capstone Project

Students engage in a hands-on capstone projects with faculty, industry, and other partners that centers on the application of specific engineering principles and methodologies in real-world settings, leading to measurable improvements in quality, cost, efficiency, build-to-order flexibility, time-to-market, customer satisfaction, or other key performance indicators. The focus is on innovative application of engineering knowledge and leadership to add value; not on research.

Options for Working Professionals and Full-Time Students

The ME program is designed for working professionals, who may prefer to take courses part time either live or via distance learning courses.  Full-time students can complete the program within one year.

Sample Part-Time Schedule

Term 1

EAS 521 Principles of Engineering Management I: Leadership Principles Put to Practice

EAS 580 Technical Communication: Corresponding in a Global Society 

Term 2:

IE 508 Quality Assurance: Management Tools that Ensure Success

EAS 522 Principles of Engineering Management II: The Economics of Decision Making

Term 3

IE 505 Production Planning and Control: Operations Management Strategies that Work

EAS 590 Case Studies in Engineering Management: Best Practice and Pitfalls to Avoid

Term 4

Elective

Sample Full Time Schedule

Term 1

EAS 521 Principles of Engineering Management I: Leadership Principles Put to Practice

EAS 580 Technical Communication: Corresponding in a Global Society 

IE 505 Production Planning and Control: Operations Management Strategies that Work

Elective

Term 2

IE 508 Quality Assurance: Management Tools that Ensure Success

EAS 522 Principles of Engineering Management II: The Economics of Decision Making

EAS 590 Case Studies in Engineering Management: Best Practice and Pitfalls to Avoid

Elective

Term 3

Elective

IE 592 Capstone Project

Contact Us

We are happy to answer your questions about the Master of Engineering program.  Ask to speak to an admissions advisor by email at svhart@buffalo.edu or by phone at (716) 645-4698.

Dr. Sarah Behdad and students