Curriculum & Program Requirements

The Master of Science (degree-seeking) program in Engineering Management has two options available:

Option A requires 30 hours of credits (21 credits in required core courses, 6 credits in electives and a field project of 3 hours) and a final oral examination. This option is recommended for students who plan to pursue additional degrees or who have a specific work-related project that needs further exploration.

Option B requires 34 hours of credits (22 credits in required core courses and 12 credits in elective courses) and an oral exam. It does not require a (field project).

The elective course work allows students to concentrate one of three areas (Consulting Engineering Services, Manufacturing/Process Industry, Systems and Information Technology) which mirror the principal professional areas from which EMGT students come.

Engineering Management is flexible with respect to students’ choice of electives and encourages students to select courses that meet one of our emphasis areas or technical courses from Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering or Computer Science programs. All such elective courses must be listed as graduate courses, taken for graduate credit, and approved by an EMGT faculty member in order to apply toward the Master of Science in Engineering Management degree.

The concluding Case Studies and Field Project courses encourage practical, integrated application of concepts drawn from students' studies.

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Travel Conflicts

Pursuing a master’s degree while maintaining a full-time job is demanding, especially if you must travel for work. Most students prefer to be in the classroom but when it is not possible, the EMGT program has developed options.

Currently, 100% of all EMGT courses are available via e learning. Utilizing The Blackboard Learning System™, class websites contain most course materials (outline, syllabus, lecture notes, etc ); allows for student interaction, small-group work, and peer knowledge sharing via web-based tools; and facilitates the monitoring of the individual student’s grade progress.

In addition to the Blackboard tools, the EMGT Department has made the commitment to stream most class lectures and post them to the internet the day after the class session. This allows the student to keep up with class even when they are traveling. 

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