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  Feb 18, 2018
 
 
    
Graduate Catalog 2017-18

Master of Science in Engineering Management


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Advisor: David M. Lyth,
Room E-222 Parkview Campus

The Master of Science in Engineering Management was developed to meet the need for professional leaders in manufacturing and service operations. It “bridges the gap” between engineering and management and it focuses on leadership and the skills necessary to manage people, money and projects. Its objectives are:

  1. To enhance the capabilities to deal with resources available in commerce and industry to managing people, money, and projects.
  2. To develop the leadership capabilities based on the student’s strong technical background and significant managerial skills.
  3. To allow students to develop analytical and managerial skills and to acquire knowledge in related fields.
  4. To develop their ability to integrate technical, managerial and systems skills to improve the performance of the enterprise.
  5. To prepare students for further study in post-master’s and doctoral programs as their interest and professional growth require.

The scope of the graduate program includes studies in the areas of engineering, technical resource management, and industrial leadership.  The program requires completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond the entry level prerequisites in the student’s program.

 

Admission Requirements

 

  1. Possess a baccalaureate degree with a major in a technical field, such as engineering, technology, mathematics, computer science, or the physical sciences.  For other majors, see item 2.
  2. Show evidence of completion of at least eight semester hours of mathematics and eight semester hours of physics and/or chemistry with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 in these areas.
  3. Submit GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores for the General Test.
  4. Undergraduate courses should have been completed in calculus, statistics, computer programming, work methods analysis, operations planning and control, and quality control.  Where the student’s background is deficient, foundation courses will be required. Students may take IEE 5010 to acquire an understanding of work methods analysis, operations planning and control, and quality control.

 

Program Requirements


The Master of Science in Engineering Management requires a minimum of 30 hours: 18 hours of core courses and 12 hours of electives.

2. Elective courses (12 hours at minimum)


To be selected from a set of approved graduate courses available in the Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management and other departments within the University. The elected courses must be compatible with the overall program and the career objectives of the student, and must be approved by the program advisor prior to registration. Included in the electives is EM 6970: Problems in Engineering Management which allows for students to pursue independent projects and research and EM 6990 where students can receive credit for practical training.

3. An overall 3.0 grade point average.


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