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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Management Technology


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Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

The Engineering Management Technology curriculum provides academic background in humanities, social sciences, communication, and technical subjects relating to manufacturing systems. Human relation skills used in industry when dealing with people are developed. The engineering manager may direct production employees working on line operations or may direct staff personnel specifically assigned to assist the line in meeting its objectives. Employment may be in the general areas of manufacturing and service industries.

The educational objectives of the Engineering Management Technology program are:

  1. Manage projects, people, and resources effectively.
  2. Plan, design, analyze, implement, and improve cost-effective manufacturing/service systems.
  3. Build and use management tools to analyze and solve problems effectively and make decisions from a systems perspective. 
  4. Communicate effectively in verbal, written, and graphic forms.
  5. Pursue professional growth and interact effectively in work environments. 

(For up-to-date educational objectives and learning outcomes, see department web page at www.wmich.edu/ime)

Requirements 



Candidates for the Bachelor of Science must satisfy the following requirements in addition to those required by Western Michigan University:

  1. A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be earned in courses presented for graduation with IME, ECE, and MSE prefixes.
  2. No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
  3. Complete the following program of 129 semester credit hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in fall, plus one spring session.
  4. Prior to enrollment in 3000/4000-level courses, students must 1) Obtain a 2.3 accumulated GPA with a minimum of 12 hours from WMU; 2) place resume with Career and Student Employment Services; 3) complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better: CHEM 1100 and 1110, ECE 1000, IME 1020, PHYS 1150, and MATH 1220 or 1700. These courses are indicated below.
  5. The Engineering Management Technology curriculum requires students to complete a course in General Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000-4000 level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirements. Engineering Management Technology majors are required to take ECON 2010 and IME 4220 for Area V.


Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement 


Students who have chosen the Engineering Management Technology curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing IME 4910: Multidisciplinary Senior Proposal and IME 4920: Multidisciplinary Senior Project.

First Semester (14 hours)


Second Semester (15 hours)


Third Semester (15 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 2 hours 

Fourth Semester (17 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours 

Seventh Semester (14 hours)


See departmental advisor for a list of approved technical elective courses in each specialized area. Also see Technical Elective Requirements below.

  • Technical Elective   Credits: 3 hours 
  • Technical Elective   Credits: 3 hours 

Eighth Semester (15 hours)


See departmental advisor for a list of approved technical elective courses in each specialized area. Also see Technical Elective Requirements below.

  • General Education    Credits: 3 hours 
  • General Education    Credits: 3 hours
  • Technical Elective   Credits: 3 hours 

Spring Semester of Senior Year (6 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Technical Elective Requirements


Nine (9) credits of electives must be selected from the following areas of concentration. To earn an option, four (4) courses in a single area of concentration must be completed. This raises the total hours in the curriculum to 132.

A selection of a group of courses provides the student an opportunity to concentrate in one of the several specialized areas listed below:

Integrated Supply Matrix Management


Alternatively, the student may choose to obtain a minor in Integrated Supply Matrix Management.

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