Sep 26, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23

Engineering Management Technology Major (UEMJ)


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Accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission ETAC of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria.

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 Engineering Management Technology Educational Objectives are:

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

The Engineering Management Technology Student Learning Outcomes are:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, or technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems
  2. An ability to design systems, components or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  3. An ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team

(For up-to-date Educational Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes, see department web page at wmich.edu/ieeem)

WMU Essential Studies Program Requirements

Students who have chosen the Engineering Management Technology curriculum will satisfy the WMU Essential Studies Program Requirements as outlined within the course listings below. To satisfy these requirements, students take courses in twelve (12) categories. Six (6) of the courses are designated within the Engineering Management Technology program requirements and six (6) are free electives which students choose from a list of courses in the corresponding course category. Students will meet the planetary sustainability outcome in EDMM 1500: Introduction to Manufacturing and must select a course that satisfies the Diversity and Inclusion outcome when choosing a course in the other six (6) categories.

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 EDMM, IEE, 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 127 semester credit hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in fall. No minor is required.
  4. Prior to enrollment in 3000/4000-level courses, students must 1) place resume with Career and Student Employment Services; 2) complete the following gate courses with a grade of “C” or better: CHEM 1100 and 1110; IEE 1020; EDMM 2460; IEE 2610; PHYS 1150 and 1160; MATH 1220 or 1700 or 2000; and have earned a GPA of 2.3 at WMU. These courses are indicated below.
  5. The Engineering Management Technology curriculum requires students to complete twelve (12) WMU Essential Studies (WES) courses.


CAEM Exam Requirement

The Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM) exam is a graduation requirement for all undergraduate engineering management students. Each student is required to register for and take the Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM) exam as administered by the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM). Official proof of sitting for the exam must be provided to the Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management to fulfill the requirement and to be indicated as fulfilled in the student’s permanent WMU record.

Cognate Courses


At least one of the WMU Essential Studies (WES) courses must fulfill the Diversity and Inclusion requirement.

  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Personal Wellness Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Societies and Cultures Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Artistic Theory and Practice Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 1: Foundations – Inquiry and Engagement: Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours 
  • Approved Technical Elective   Credit: 3 hours
  • Approved Technical Elective
  • Approved Technical Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved Technical Elective   Credits:​ 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved Technical Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours 
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – World Language and Culture Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours

First Semester (16 hours)


  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Personal Wellness Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours

Second Semester (16 hours)


  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Societies and Cultures Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours

Third Semester (17 hours)


  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Artistic Theory and Practice Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours

Fourth Semester (16 hours)


  • WMU Essential Studies Level 1: Foundations – Inquiry and Engagement: Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours 

Fifth Semester (16 hours)


  • Approved Technical Elective   Credit: 3 hours

Sixth Semester (15 hours)


  • Approved Technical Elective Credits: 3 hours

Seventh Semester (15 hours)


  • Approved Technical Elective   Credits:​ 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours

Eighth Semester (16 hours)


  • Approved Technical Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours 
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – World Language and Culture Category Course Elective   Credits: 3 hours

Note:


At least one of the WMU Essential Studies (WES) courses must fulfill the Diversity and Inclusion requirement.

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