Program Structure

The Master of Science Program in Engineering Management has two options available:

Option A ("Research") - Requires 30 credits (21 credits in required core courses, 6 credits in elective courses, and Field Project of 3 credits) and a final oral examination. This option is recommended for students who plan to pursue additional degrees or who have specific work-related projects that needs further exploration.

Option B ("Non-research") - Requires 34 credits (22 credits in required core courses and 12 credits in elective courses) and an oral exam.

Department elective courses facilitate students' concentrations in areas (e.g., consulting engineering services, manufacturing/process industry, systems and information technology)  they have interest, specifically mirroring the principal professional directions of EMGT students.

Engineering Management is flexible with respect to students’ choice of electives, and encourages students to select courses that truly meet their needs; courses that may be offered in fields such as business administration, public administration, engineering, or computer science.  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 Program's 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 the opportunity to be in the classroom, but when it is not possible the EMGT program has developed options.

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

In addition to the Blackboard tools, the EMGT Department has made the commitment to stream recordings of classroom sessions for almost all courses, post them to the internet by the day after those class sessions.  This allows on-site students to keep up with courses even when they are traveling, or temporarily relocated, or even deployed. 

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