Academic Catalog

Engineering Management (M.S.)

The department offers two options for a Master of Science in Engineering Management (EMMP). Students should read both sections carefully to determine which program they are eligible for.

On-campus Program

The on-campus Master of Science in Engineering Management program is designed to build both technical competence and business acumen. The program builds understanding and skills critical to the support of fast-to-market strategies, which also guarantee product quality, and cost minimization. A systematic analytical framework is developed and coupled with tools for managing the engineering and technical functions within manufacturing-based companies. This cross-disciplinary program draws from the expertise of the College of Engineering and the School of Business Administration.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. The program is intended for the practicing engineer or technical leader with an undergraduate degree from an accredited engineering program, who possesses at least two years of full-time work experience. The work experience requirement is waved for U.S. based students who are currently working full-time in an engineering type job.

On-site Program (Automotive Supplier)

The on-site (automotive supplier) Master of Science in Engineering Management program is limited to working professionals at organizations with a partnership agreement with the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Engineers with high potential are selected by management to participate in a three-year, two-evenings-per-week curriculum. The courses are team based, and include two years of class studies and team projects in areas such as leadership, quality management, global marketing, robust design, and information systems. The final year of the program involves a team capstone project, which provides application of the knowledge gained to a current strategy or opportunity within their organization.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and is limited to management selected individuals from partner organizations. For more information on admission or becoming a partner organization, please contact the EMMP program chair.

On-site Program (Automotive Supplier)

Plan B: Thirty-nine credits including a six to nine credit final project. There are four core segments: engineering management, business cognate, engineering cognate, and capstone project. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering

On-campus Program

Plan A - Thesis

Minimum thirty-six credits including six to eight thesis credits (IE 8999). To register for ISE thesis credits, students must submit the thesis credit registration approval form to their appropriate M.S. program chair or graduate advisor. To register for business courses, students need to talk to Gail Evans about signing up for a graduate business certificate. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering. Up to six additional credits may be earned in courses outside the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, and require approval of the graduate advisor.

Required Industrial Engineering Courses (18 credits)18
Lean Operations and Manufacturing
Deterministic Optimization
Project Management
Engineering Risk and Decision Analysis
Management of Technology Change
(At least) One course of the following:
Quality Management Systems
Fundamentals of Six Sigma
At least 3 Business Courses out of the following:6
Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reporting
Basics of Financial Management
Marketing Foundations
Contemporary Principles of Management
Elective Courses12
9 Credits of IE Elective Courses
3 Credits of IE or Business Elective Courses
Total Credits36

Plan C - Coursework

Minimum thirty-six credits. To register for business courses, students need to talk to Gail Evans about signing up for a graduate business certificate. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering. Up to six additional credits may be earned in courses outside the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, and require approval of the graduate advisor.

Required Industrial Engineering Courses (18 credits)18
Lean Operations and Manufacturing
Deterministic Optimization
Project Management
Engineering Risk and Decision Analysis
Management of Technology Change
(At least) One course of the following:
Quality Management Systems
Fundamentals of Six Sigma
At least 3 Business Courses out of the following6
Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reporting
Basics of Financial Management
Marketing Foundations
Contemporary Principles of Management
Elective Options6-12
OPTION 1: Elective Courses
9 Credits of IE Elective Courses
3 Credits of IE or Business Elective Courses
OPTION 2: Project at Your Company plus Electives
3 Credits of IE Elective Courses
3 Credits of IE or Business Elective Courses
IE 7999Engineering Management Leadership Project6
Total Credits36-42

Recommend IE Electives in Manufacturing and/or Product Design

IE 6125Human Factors Engineering3
IE 6210Applied Engineering Statistics3
IE 6255Quality Engineering3
IE 6490Introduction to Systems Engineering in Design3
IE 6510Information Systems for the Manufacturing Enterprise3
IE 6275Reliability Estimation3
IE 6325Supply Chain Management3
IE 6420CAD/CAM3
IE 6422Flexible Manufacturing Systems3
IE 6430Computer Simulation Methods3
IE 6442Facilities Design and Materials Flow3
IE 6850Manufacturing Strategies3
IE 6220Value Engineering3
IE 6270Engineering Experimental Design3
IE 6405Integrated Product Development3
IE 6425Product Lifecycle Management and Sustainable Design3

3 Credits of Business Electives (with Permission)

BA 7050Marketing Strategy3
BA 7020Corporate Financial Management3
BA 7040Managing Organizational Behavior3
BA 7000Managerial Accounting3
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