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Program Overview

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.

Tuition

Not only does our graduate program rank among the top in the country, has extremely affordable tuition rates for New York State residents and for non-state residents who take the fully online program:

Per Semester Graduate Level Tuition Rates

Full-Time Study (12 credit Hours or Greater):

Resident (In Person and Online)  $6,852.50
Non-Resident (Fully Online ONLY)  $7,401.00
Non-Resident (In Person, Blended Online and In Person) $12,632.50 

Part-Time Study (Per 1 credit hour):

Resident (In Person and Online)  $653.46
Non-Resident (Fully Online ONLY)  $699.67
Non-Resident (In Person, Blended Online and In Person) $1,135.46

Featured Faculty

Sabrina Casucci.
Sabrina Casucci, PhD
PhD, University at Buffalo

414 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3471

scasucci@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor of Teaching
Director of Engineering Management Program
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Health information technology; health systems; process modeling and improvement; production systems

Dr. Fadeyi.
Johnson Fadeyi, PhD
PhD, Wayne State University

405 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4697

jfadeyi@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Product development, product life-cycle management, multi-criteria decision making

Harrison Kelly.
Harrison Kelly, PhD
PhD, University at Buffalo

403 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4695

hkelly@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor of Practice
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Human decision-making, statistics, quality control, production systems, service learning

Dr. Lee.
Seunghan Lee, PhD
PhD, The University of Arizona

412 Bell Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5033

slee232@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Topics: Data-driven simulation-based stochastic modeling for social networks, disaster management, smart cities, and humanitarian logistics

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, online during class or online at their own pace.
  • Tailor the program to their own interests and careers via elective courses and degree project.

Core Courses

Principles of Engineering Management I: Leadership Principles Put to Practice

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. 

Principles of Engineering Management II: The Economics of Decision Making

This course covers the fundamentals of cost accounting, financial accounting, financial management, and marketing management in order to prepare service managers to meet future challenges in the marketplace. Business cases are used to discuss technologies for promoting service innovations, globalization of both service industries and labor markets, and the impact of these emerging market forces on service enterprises and managerial functions.

Production Planning and Control: Operations Management Strategies that Work

This course covers the production management related problems in manufacturing systems. It blends quantitative and qualitative material, theoretical and practical perspectives, and thus, bears relevance for academic as well as industrial pursuits. The introduction consists of the production and operations management strategy. The topics covered include simple forecasting methods, workforce planning, inventory control, production planning, materials requirements planning, operations scheduling, and project management. 

Quality Assurance: Management Tools that Ensure Success

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.

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

This is a case-oriented course that discusses the role of the engineering manager as a strategic planner, policy maker, and problem solver. Seasoned industry experts are invited to share their on-the-job experience (including the challenges encountered) and knowledge of specific engineering management topics. The interactive sessions are intended to enhance the understanding of an engineer’s role as manager.

Technical Communication: Corresponding in a Global Society

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.

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 Entrepreneurship 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 either in person or online.

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 and beyond:

  • Three Electives
  •  IE 592 Capstone Project

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