Option A ("Research"): 30 Credits Required
Core Courses - 24 credits
EMGT 802 (3) Statistical Analysis and Prediction of Engineering Systems
EMGT 806 (3) Finance for Engineers
EMGT 809 (4) Personal Development for Engineering Managers
EMGT 821 (3) Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects
EMGT 830 (2) Case Studies in Engineering Management (prerequisite: complete 21 credits)
EMGT 835 (3) Field Project (prerequisite: complete 21 credits)
Elective Courses - 6 credits (see information on elective courses, below)
Option B ("Non-research"): 34 credits required
+Choose One of these for Core Management/ Leadership Course Requirement:
EMGT 801 (3) - Management Theory and Practice for Engineering Managers
EMGT 814 (3) -Leadership Techniques and Methods for the Engineering Manager
EMGT 830 (3) Case Studies & Project with Oral Exam (prerequisite: complete 21 credits)
Elective Courses - 12 credits (see information on elective courses, below)
Elective courses may be taken the list of EMGT Program elective courses, below, plus any courses shown (above) as satisfying core requirements but not taken to meet core requirements, plus courses from outside the Program. (All elective courses outside the EMGT Program 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.)
EMGT Program elective courses are:
EMGT 801 - Management Theory and Practice for Engineering Managers
EMGT 802 - Statistical Analysis and Prediction of Engineering Systems
EMGT 803 - Technological Forecasting and Assessment
EMGT 804 - Business Development and Marketing of Professional Services
EMGT 805 - Management of Innovation
EMGT 807 - Labor and Employee Relations for the Engineering Manager
EMGT 808 - Quality Management
EMGT 812 - Law and the Design Professional
EMGT 814 - Leadership Techniques and Methods for the Engineering Manager
EMGT 815 - Business Relationships and Selling Skills
EMGT 816 - Energy Management
EMGT 824 - Product Marketing for Engineering Managers
EMGT 840 - Systems Approach to Engineering
EMGT 845 - Service Management for the Engineering Manager
EMGT 850 - Environmental Issues for Engineering Managers
EMGT 860 - Special Problems in Engineering Management
EMGT 862 - Manufacturing Systems Integration
EMGT 867 - Advanced Operations Management
Brief Course Descriptions
- EMGT 806 Finance for Engineers (3 credits)
- An introduction to finance in technology-based organizations. Topics include financial statements analysis, valuation of future cash flows, capital budgeting, risk and return, capital structure, and working capital management.
- EMGT 809 Personal Development for Engineering Managers (4 credits)
- Objectives, theories, and tests of engineering and management ethics, and the relationship to personal values, and communication strategies. Development of career and life plans, and personal brand. Strong emphasis on the creation of both written papers and oral presentations.
- EMGT 810 Applications of Quantitative Analysis in Decision Making (3 credits)
- Practitioner-oriented presentation of managing and implementing optimization methods for improving design and decision making. Focus on methods of mathematical programming (linear, integer, and non-linear), queuing analysis, and decision analysis.
- EMGT 811 Engineering Systems Simulation (3 credits)
- Practitioner-oriented presentation of developing and using discrete-event simulation to improve engineering analysis and design, and management decision making processes, including instruction in a chosen simulation language.
- EMGT 813 Design Project Management (3 credits)
- Managing design projects, integrating perspectives of profitability and cost control, client satisfaction, and project team relations. Topics include explanation of a project manager's job via an augmented model of the Blake-Mouton grid. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study in engineering or architecture.
- EMGT 821 Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects (3 credits)
- Strategic assessment of developmental projects, focusing on the proposed product or service, the organization, project details, and the environment. Topics include application of financial figures of merit, feasibility of competing projects, decisions under uncertainty, risk vs. return, and forecasting. Prerequisites: Admission to the M.S. Engineering Management Program or consent of the instructor.
- EMGT 823 Management of Internal Engineering Projects (3 credits)
- Managing organizations' technology-oriented projects, both as inside staff and outside consultant. Covers the entire project life cycle as reflected in the Project Management Book of Knowledge. Practical considerations addressed include material procurement, work with contractors and consultants, selecting software, and managing the project team.
- EMGT 830 Case Studies in Engineering Management (2-3 credits)
- A capstone course for the Program, integrating the material presented in the other courses through analysis of several engineering management case studies. Note: A research paper and presentation are part of the 3 credits option. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 21 credit hours in the Engineering Management program.
- EMGT 801 - Management Theory and Practice for Engineering Managers (3 credits)
- Foundation for managing in technology-based organizations. Topics include essential management functions, schools of management thought, motivation, and management style.
- EMGT 802 - Statistical Analysis and Prediction of Engineering Systems (3 credits)
- Production of required statistical analyses and predictions for engineering and management systems. Content from probability through regression and analysis of variance.
- EMGT 803 - Technological Forecasting and Assessment (3 credits)
- Methods of technology assessment and forecasting. Topics include scenario analysis, cross-impact analysis, judgmental forecasting methods such as delphi, and foundational time series forecasting methods such as trend projection and auto-regressive moving averages.
- EMGT 804 - Business Development and Marketing of Professional Services (3 credits)
- A broad review of the major components of marketing and integration of these components, culminating in students developing marketing plans for services. Theories, principles, and practices of business development and marketing as applicable to professional engineering and architectural firms.
- EMGT 805 - Management of Innovation (3 credits)
- Preparation for managing technological change involving innovation. Topics include essential management functions, innovation types, impact of organizational structure and climate, and change management.
- EMGT 807 - Labor and Employee Relations for the Engineering Manager (3 credits)
- Foundation for negotiation and administration of labor agreements. Topics include labor relations; human resources management; employment practices in unionized and non-union organizations; and historical, legal, and structural environments influencing collective bargaining processes.
- EMGT 808 - Quality Management (3 credits)
- Practical application of total quality management concepts from planning through customer acceptance in technology-based organizations, focusing on understanding the concepts of the total supply chain, managerial aspects of quality, and improvement methodologies throughout.
- EMGT 812 - Law and the Design Professional (3 credits)
- Legal doctrines relating to owners, design professionals, and contractors; contracts, including formation, rights and duties, interpretation, performance problems, disputes, and claims; standards of care and the management of construction claims; duties and obligations of the design professional, the owner, and the contractor; surety bonds and insurance; and sources of law, forms of association, and agency.
- EMGT 814 - Leadership Techniques and Methods for the Engineering Manager (3 credits)
- Formulating and communicating a compelling vision, convincing others to pursue that vision, and marshaling resources and talents. Coaching and public speaking. Improving decision making and communications, earning trust and building momentum, and inspiring and enabling others to excel.
- EMGT 815 - Business Relationships and Selling Skills (3 credits)
- Fundamentals of business relationships and professional selling for any technical professional who would like to be more effective in "getting their message across" to external or internal customers. Relationship management, including ethical issues in business relationships. Experimental exercises on conducting and evaluating dialogues/presentations with customers, internal audiences, and upper management.
- EMGT 816 - Energy Management (3 Credits)
- Latest strategies for improving lighting, combustion processes, steam generation and distribution, and industrial waste re-utilization. Topics include distributed generation, energy auditing, rate structures, economic evaluation techniques, control systems, and maintenance.
- EMGT 824 - Product Marketing for Engineering Managers (3 credits)
- Theories, principles, and practices of marketing as applicable to engineering managers in production- or consulting-oriented firms. A broad review of the major components of marketing and integration of these components into a marketing plan, culminating in student groups developing marketing plans for selected products.
- EMGT 840 - Systems Approach to Engineering (3 credits)
- Formal methods and processes in bringing complex systems into being, and improving existing systems. Topics include formal specification methods, definition of customer needs, system life cycle, value-to-cost analysis, and management of the systems engineering process.
- EMGT 845 - Service Management for the Engineering Manager (3 credits)
- Managing service-oriented organizations. Covers a wide array of industries, addressing service managing from four primary perspectives: the basics of service management, the customer encounter, managing service operations, and the exceptional customer experience.
- EMGT 850 - Environmental Issues for Engineering Managers (3 credits)
- Survey of environmental problems and their solution, and environmental regulations. Topics include the quantity and quality of various types of pollutants emitted to various media, and the risks posed by these pollutants; the regulatory process; and historical perspective, including pollution generation (sources), transportation, fate, and effects.
- EMGT 860 - Special Problems in Engineering Management (1-4 credits)
- Original, independent research on engineering management problems or subjects of immediate interest. to a student or faculty member. EMGT 860 may be repeated to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
- EMGT 862 - Manufacturing Systems Integration (3 credits)
- Engineering- and management-specific aspects of information and manufacturing systems integration. Engineering topics include agile, flexible, intelligent, and advanced manufacturing sub-systems; material handling and identification; vendor-specific automation; communication linkage between sub-systems; network and protocol alternatives; and hardware platform alternatives. Management topics include implementation approaches, quality management systems, long-range planning, support systems, and integration project management.
- EMGT 867 - Advanced Operations Management (3 credits)
- Strategic issues and practical applications of modern and advanced methods for designing and analyzing manufacturing processes and systems. Topics include forecasting; product and service design; capacity planning; quality management; inventory management; scheduling; supply change management; project management; simulation of manufacturing processes; and just-in-time, lean, synchronous, and agile systems.