Our nationally ranked master's in Engineering Management degree program provides graduate study for anyone who desires to enhance their technical competence to more effectively take leadership roles within an organization. When you graduate from our program you will be able to apply best practices and engineering approaches to make strategic decisions and shape policies about personnel, finance and operations.
Students complete 9 courses and a capstone project. The program is extremely flexible. Students can:
This course covers the basic service management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, as applied to project, team, knowledge, group/department and global settings. Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of engineers as managers, and the engineering management challenges in the global economy will also be featured. Emphasis is placed on the integration of engineering technologies and management. Students will master the basic functions in engineering management, the roles and perspectives of engineering managers, and selected skills required to become effective engineering managers.
Familiarizes students with the application of statistical quality problem-solving methodologies used to characterize, leverage, and reduce process variability. This course emphasizes the application of sampling methodologies, sample size determination, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, measurement systems analysis, design and analysis of saturated experimental designs, design and analysis response surface experimental designs, and statistical process control.
This course introduces students to technical communication practices and genres as they operate in different workplaces, focusing primarily on effective communications as well as information management required of engineers and engineering managers in industry, government, and business. Students master essential skills they need to select, organize, and design information, use easy-to-read language, write clearly and concisely, and adapt communication to peers, employers, clients, customers, and other audiences. The course also covers communication management that might be required in a technical leadership position in industry, government, and business in inter/cross-cultural and international technical communication contexts.
Familiarizes students with customer-focused, process and design six sigma quality management methods. This course emphasizes methodologies used in the identification and selection of high impact, customer-focused, quality improvement projects. Topics covered include leadership soft-skills, the mathematics behind six sigma metrics, project selection criterion, risk assessment, quality tools, and structured six-sigma problem-solving methodologies (DMAIC and DMADV).
Theories of accident causation. Development of a systems approach for collecting and analyzing accident data. Human reliability analysis and related techniques. Federal and state regulations and standards. Organization and management of a safety program in a company. Prevention of common safety hazards. Design of warnings and training.
This is your opportunity to lead a hands-on project focused on the innovative application of engineering and management principles to add value, not research. You will engage with faculty, industry and other partners to make strategic decisions about existing processes or design new processes. The objective is to demonstrate measurable and impactful improvements in critical characteristics and key performance indicators such as quality, cost, build-to-order flexibility, time-to-market, and customer satisfaction, among others.
The master's in Engineering Management is designed for working professionals. Full-time students can complete the program within one year.
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Not only is our graduate program nationally ranked, it also has affordable tuition rates.