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Engineering Management

This Master of Engineering (ME) degree program provides graduate study for any engineer who desires to advance into an engineering leadership position in their organization by enhancing their technical competence, and training them to effectively make strategic decisions about personnel, finance and operations.

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Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirements for the track in Engineering Management are:  

  • A baccalaureate degree in Engineering.
  • Demonstrated practical engineering experience (formal job or projects). 
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) for all undergraduate work taken during the last two years of the applicant's studies. 

In exceptional cases, the department may authorize admission of an applicant who does not meet all of the above requirements. In such cases the Department will establish performance criteria which, when satisfied, will serve as the basis for continuing in the program. 

Course Requirements

Students take 6 required courses, a 3-credit capstone project at an organization, and 3 elective courses. Courses can be taken live or on-line.  This program can be taken either full or part- time. Miniumum of 30 credits required.

Program Requirements

Students must take the following six courses: 

EAS 521 Principles of Engineering Management I

EAS 522 Principles of Engineering Management II 

IE 505 Production Planning and Control 

IE 508 Quality Assurance* 

EAS 590 Case Studies in Engineering Management 

EAS 580 Technical Communication* 

*Note, if IE 408 or EAS 480 is taken at the undergraduate level, the requirements of IE 508 or EAS 580 respectively, will be waived and replaced with other electives. 

IE 591/592 ME Project Guidance

**In addition, each student must select three elective courses totaling nine credit hours. These courses should be selected to further enrich the student's educational experience in support of their respective career objectives. 

Sample Elective Courses (three required)

IE 500 Supply Chain Engineering

IE 509 Six Sigma Quality

IE 512 Decision Analysis

IE 514 Revenue Management

IE 528 Decision Based System Design

IE 541 Human Factors in Safety

IE 564 Lean Enterprise and Applications

Capstone

The student must conduct an engineering project representing three hours of credit, document the results in a written technical report, and present the results orally in a seminar. Summer completion of the project requires permission from the advisor. 

In an ME project, students are typically involved with the planning, benchmarking and implementation of certain engineering activities centering 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 to add value, not on creation of new knowledge.

Time Limit for Degree

The time limit for finishing all ME degree requirements is 2 years of full-time study from the first registration date in the graduate program, excluding approved leaves of absence. For part-time students, a time limit of 6 years from the first registration date in the graduate program, excluding approved leaves of absence, is permitted. 

Petition for an extension of time limit requires departmental approval. The student must be currently making active progress toward the degree. The SEAS Divisional Committee will consider each petition and, in certain cases, it may set a deadline for completion of the program. The extension of time limit is normally granted for a period of one year or less. 

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 Full Time Schedule

Term 1: Fall

EAS 521 Principles of Eng. Mgt. 1

IE 505 Production Planning & Control

IE 508 Quality Assurance

2 Electives:

        IE 512 Data Analysis

        IE 500 Supply Chain Engineering

    Total:  15 Credits

Term 2: Spring

EAS 522 Principles of Eng. Mgt. 2

EAS 590 Case Studies in Engineering Mgt.

EAS 580 Technical Communications

IE 592 Engineering Project

1 Elective:

    IE 509 Six Sigma Quality

    Total: 15 Credits

 

Sample Part-Time Schedule

Term 1: Fall

EAS 521 Principles of Eng. Mgt. 1

IE 505 Production Planning & Control

                 Total: 6 Credits

Term 2: Spring

IE 508 Quality Assurance

EAS 522 Principles of Eng. Mgt. 2

                Total: 6 credits

Term 3: Fall

IE 500 Supply Chain Engineering

EAS 512 Decision Analysis

                Total: 6 credits

Term 4: Spring

EAS 590 Case Studies in Engineering Mgt.

EAS 580 Technical Communications

                Total: 6 credits

Term 5: Fall

IE 541 Human Factors in Safety

IE 592 ME Project Guidance

                Total: 6 credits

 

Grand Total: 30 credits for program