Master of Science Engineering Management (MSEM)


Program Description

Program Description

The Master of Science Engineering Management (MSEM) degree program is highly relevant to organizations that are continually striving to close the gap between engineering, technology, and management for performance. The field of Engineering applies across several business sectors since the field incorporates process, design, technology, and the management of projects and people. The program highlights the synergism between the application of engineering and management as part of the strategic plan and to sustain competitive advantage.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee of $30.00
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript
  • One (1) form of Personal Identification, including a government-issued ID with photo
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Sign disclosure forms:
    • Memorandum of understanding
    • Photograph/Video/ Testimonial consent to release form
    • FERPA form
    • Attestation form
    • Acknowledgment of handbook
    • Rules and regulations
    • Consent to release information of education
    • Disability description and accommodation
    • School performance fact sheet

Title of the Educational Program Offered

Master of Science Engineering Management (MSEM)

Title of Other Components (Courses) of Instruction Offered

12 Core Courses Required 36 Credit Hrs

  • MSEM 525, Strategic Management in a Globalized Economy, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 530, Managing Information Systems & Technology, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 600, Principles of Engineering Management, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 601, Operations Management, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 605, Product & Design Process Development, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 606, Management of Information Security, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 608, Information Technology Project Management, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 615 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 617, E-Business Technology & Management, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 641, Leading Strategic Change within Organizations, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 690, Big Data Analytics, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • MSEM 694, Applied Engineering Management Capstone Project, 3 Credit Hrs.
  • Total: 36 Credit Hrs.

The Method of Instruction

Each course in this program is to be offered via both online and classroom teaching.

Graduation Requirements

Students must:

  • Complete the prescribed credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Meet all academic and financial requirements
  • Upon graduation and fulfillment of all graduation requirements, students will receive the degree reflecting the coursework completed

Possible Career Opportunities

*Career Opportunities will depend on graduates' cumulative experience in the field and/or the time of graduation. However, examples of non-all inclusive occupational titles for which this program might prepare the students for employment include:

  • Director of Engineering
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Vice President of Engineering
  • Technology Manufacturing Manager
  • Chief Operations Officer

This Program Meets the Requirements of 5 C.C.R. Section 71710 (Minimum Operating Standards), as shown below

The program is comprised of a curriculum that includes:

  • Subject areas necessary to achieve the educational objectives of the program in which the student is enrolled
  • Subject areas or courses are presented in a logically organized manner or sequence;
  • Courses are designed by duly qualified faculty;
  • Each student is provided a syllabus that contains:
    • Short descriptive title of the program
    • Statement of educational objectives
    • Length of program
    • Sequence and frequency of lessons and sessions
    • Complete citations of the textbook and any other required written material
    • A sequential and detailed outline of subject matter to be addressed
    • List of skills to be learned and how those skills are to be measured
    • Instructional mode or methods
    • Research is required that utilizes a library and other learning resources
    • Students’ learning of the material is measured via an evaluation of specific learning outcomes
    • All learning outcomes are evaluated by duly qualified faculty

Equipment to be Used During the Educational Program

The equipment to be used in the instruction of this program includes a computer with relevant software, M/S Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

The Number and Qualifications of the Faculty Needed to Teach the Educational Program

The faculty who are available to teach this program are included in the list of faculty, along with their resumes which were previously submitted to BPPE, as a part of the Addendum to Application for Renewal of Approval To Operate and Offer Educational Programs for Non-Accredited Institutions, No. 25961, dated April 30, 2014.

A Projection and the Bases for the Projection of the Number of Students that Westcliff University Plans to Enroll in this Educational Program during Each of the Three Years following the Date this Application is Submitted

Year Projection of Students to be enrolled in Program Bases for Projection
2016-2017 10 Industry Trends
2017-2018 25 Industry Trends
2018-2019 35 Industry Trends

The Learning, Skills, and other Competencies to be Acquired by Students Who Complete this Education Program

Core competencies to be acquired by students:

  • Written communication
  • Oral communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethics
  • Information literacy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Quantitative reasoning

Program Outcomes to be Acquired by Students

  • Evaluate the functions of Engineering Management such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling projects.
  • Design strategic plans to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness by incorporating value chain based methodologies to engineering processes.
  • Analyze, design, and develop processes for increasing the efficacy of manufacturing and production systems through engineering management.
  • Assemble, construct, and develop teams that are efficient and have the ability to communicate engineering and technical data effectively by implementing project milestones through collaboration.
  • Formulate strategies to manage and motivate a diverse workforce of engineers and technologists towards the attainment of organizational goals.
  • Create and develop the ability to conduct in-depth research, independently or within the enterprise in a broad range of engineering, project management, and information and emerging technologies.
  • Create, innovate, design, and improve engineering management in an ethical and socially responsible way.
  • Additionally, within the referenced syllabi for each course is a list of Course Learning Objectives (CLOs). In this list, those objectives are categorized by the competency (knowledge, skill or attitude) which is to be achieved by the student as a result of completing the course associated with this program

If Licensure is a Goal of this Program, a Copy of the Approval from the Appropriate Licensing Agency

Licensure is not a goal of this educational program; therefore, no approval from an appropriate licensing agency is required.

Upon Request, Westcliff University shall Provide to the Bureau Copies of the Curriculum or Syllabi Required pursuant to CCR Section 71710

Pursuant to CCR Section 71710, copies of the syllabi relevant to this program were attached as a part of Addendum to Application No. 25961, submitted on April 30, 2014, by Westcliff University.

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