The Engineering Management Program is offered as an interdisciplinary program that integrates engineering and business concepts. The curriculum prepares an experienced professional engineer or scientist for a leadership role in planning, developing and managing firms' technological resources including people, technology, and processes. Graduates acquire an understanding of how to use the technical base to accomplish the organization's operational, strategic and competitive objectives. This program is offered in partnership with the College of Business Administration.
Applicants for the M.S. programs must hold an appropriate baccalaureate degree and must meet the unconditional admission criteria described below. Applicants not meeting all criteria may be given a probationary or provisional admission.
Unconditional Admission Criteria
Unconditional Admission into the M. S. programs is granted if all of the following conditions are met.
- A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
- A GPA of at least 3.0 in all prior graduate work.
- A minimum score of 155 on the GRE Quantitative section and 146 on the GRE Verbal section.
- A minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT, or equivalent, if English is not the applicant's native language.
- Adequate preparation in mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Preference is given to students with appropriate work experience.
For applicants with no prior training in engineering, the same minimum admission criteria will apply. In addition, their records will be reviewed in relation to the intended program of study, and specific remedial work may be required.
The acceptance of applicants who have already received a master's degree in engineering, other than industrial engineering, will be based on the above-mentioned minimum criteria and results of graduate work.
Performance on the GRE will not be the sole criterion for admitting applicants or denying admission to the master's program. In cases where GRE performance does not meet the minimum requirements, all other qualifications presented by the applicant will be carefully evaluated for evidence of potential for success.
Prospective students not meeting the conditions for unconditional admission may be granted probationary admission if their qualifications indicate a potential for success. Deficiency coursework may be required. Satisfying all deficiency requirements and maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0 in each of their first two semesters of graduate work may clear probationary status.
An applicant unable to supply all required official documentation prior to the admission deadline, but whose available documentation otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.
The admission decision is deferred if the program is at capacity or sufficient information is not available to make an admission decision.
Denial of Admission
Prospective students who do not meet the admission criteria are denied admission. The Graduate Advisor may grant probationary admission if other factors suggest a potential for success in the graduate program.
In order to continue in the program toward graduation, each graduate student must:
- Maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA in all coursework taken as a graduate student and in their program, and
- Demonstrate suitability for professional practice.
If questions are raised by graduate faculty regarding either of the above, the student will be notified and will be provided the opportunity to respond to the Committee on Graduate Studies in the Department. The Committee on Graduate Studies will review the student's performance and make a recommendation concerning the student's eligibility to continue in the program. An appeal of a decision on continuation may be made through normal procedures outlined in the section of this catalog entitled "Grievances Other than Grades."
The M.S. degree in Engineering Management requires 30 hours of coursework. The coursework is divided between the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering and the College of Business's Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. The program includes such courses as:
- Accounting Analysis
- Engineering Management
- Engineering Economics
- Management Sciences
- Quality Management
- Product Management
- Project Management
- Management of Knowledge and Technology
- Simulation and Optimization
- Technology Development and Deployment
Tuition and Fees
International students will want to submit financial documents/statements as they also submit application materials for admission.
Our application priority dates are:
Fall: March 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: April 1
Applications are accepted after the published priority date for each term, but for guaranteed consideration of admission please submit the application and associated materials by the priority date. However, it is important to apply well in advance of your intended start date to be eligible for program-specific funding opportunities such as assistantships and fellowships. Keep in mind that departmental application processing times vary greatly and some programs require applications up to one year in advance.
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Last updated August 31, 2018