Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Engineering Management, Master of Science

Course Requirements (MSEM)

The Master of Science in Engineering Management is targeted toward the graduates of engineering, engineering technology, and science degrees. Applicants with business degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program emphasizes the theories, concepts, and applications of the engineering management discipline. Students will conduct research to identify and propose solutions to engineering management problems. The Master of Science in Engineering Management degree consists of two options: Thesis and Non-Thesis.

The Non-Thesis option is recommended for the working engineer or technically prepared professional who has professional industrial experience and who will take an increasingly active role in the organization’s decision-making process and for individuals who want to pursue the master's degree full-time following the bachelor's degree. The Non-Thesis option consists of eight core and three elective courses. The degree can be completed with in-class or online courses. Most classes are offered as online sections also.

The Thesis option is recommended for those who either plan to continue on to Doctorial work or are employed at a research intensive organization. The Thesis option consists of nine core and two elective courses.

Course Requirements for MSEM

ENGM 600Engineering Management Theory and Applications

3

ENGM 603Engineering Financial Management and Accounting

3

ENGM 605Quality Assurance

3

ENGM 607Operations Research

3

ENGM 612Technical Project Management

3

ENGM 616Strategic Management in a Technical Environment

3

ENGM 621Engineering Law

3

OR

ENGM 634/ECIS 634Supply Chain Analytics

3

Choose from Thesis or Non-Thesis Options: (3-6 credits)

Non-Thesis Option: (3 hrs.);

Engineering Management Capstone Project or Research

ENGM 690Engineering Management Capstone Project

3

OR

ENGM 699Research

1-3

Thesis Option: (6 hrs.)

Thesis I and Thesis II.

ENGM 696-697Thesis I & II

3 each

Electives (6-9 credits)

Non-Thesis Option: (9 hrs; choose two courses); Thesis Option: (6 hrs; choose one course)

Total Credit Hours:33

Elective MSEM Courses:

ENGM 607Operations Research

3

ENGM 608Heavy Construction Equipment and Methods

3

ENGM 609Construction Management

3

ENGM 610Advanced Engineering Economy

3

ENGM 613Construction Equipment & Methods

3

ENGM 615Engineering Construction Management

3

ENGM 616Strategic Management in a Technical Environment

3

ENGM 617Construction Estimating and Cost Control

3

ENGM 619Codes and Provisions

3

ENGM 620Land Development Construction Operations

3

ENGM 621Engineering Law

3

ENGM 622Mechanical and Electrical Codes and Provisions

3

ENGM 623Construction Engineering Lab

3

ENGM 634/ECIS 634Supply Chain Analytics

3

ENGM 635Management of Information Systems

3

ENGM 636Computer Networks & Cyber Security

3

ENGM 637Data Base and Big Data Management

3

ENGM 638Introduction to Data Science

3

ENGM 640Principles of Packaging

3

ENGM 642Sustainability

3

ENGM 643Healthcare Packaging

3

ENGM 644Transport Packaging

3

ENGM 645Principles of Packaging Development

3

ENGM 650Regulatory Affairs and Quality Systems

3

ENGM 652Quality Systems for the Medical Device Industry

3

ENGM 670Principles of Engineering Mechanics

3

ENGM 671Principles of Electrical and Computer Engineering

3

ENGM 672Thermal System Basics

3

ENGM 691-693Special Topics

1-3

ENGM 694Internship

3

ENGM 698Professional Seminar and Technical Communication

1-3

ENGM 699Research

1-3

ENGM 625/ECIS 625Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

*International students with 5.5 IELTS score or TOEFL iBT internet-based test score between 68 and 76 will need to take ENGM 698 Professional Seminar & Technical Communication as one of the required courses instead of ENGM 616 Strategic Management.