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Masters in Engineering Management Requirements

Masters in Engineering Management Requirements

Many of the Masters in Engineering Management programs are offered as professional advancement degrees, designed for professionals who are working in an engineering field and want to obtain additional management training as well as updates on the technology changes associated with the various fields of engineering. Some schools have created online or evening courses for these degrees in order to accommodate working students. There are also dual degree options that incorporate management and engineering courses and in some cases, schools have created multiple graduate programs for engineering management that focus on more than one of the widely disparate areas of engineering in today's tech-oriented economy.

1. The University of Arizona offers a Master of Technical Engineering Management and also a Master of Construction Engineering Management. Both tracks are intended for students with at least two years' work experience. Each degree has a 31 credit requirement for coursework; each degree also has six units of classes in business fundamentals. There are nine units of engineering electives, which will relate to the student's particular area of expertise. There is a class requirement for graduate level engineering mathematics as well. These two degrees diverge with the engineering electives but the management courses are nearly identical, including classes in project management, software, and systems engineering,

2. University of Florida has an Outreach Engineering Management program that is a joint endeavor involving the School of Engineering and the university's MBA program. The formal title of the degree is a Masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering (Engineering Management Track). Classes meet one weekend a month for working professionals or on campus daily for traditional students. The degree format consists of five engineering courses and five business courses; it can be completed in twenty months. The core of the engineering component is optimization and statistics - the training necessary to analyze and plan successful completion of a project. The MBA courses include risk management, budget management and finance; they are the heart of the MBA core curriculum.

3. Case Western Reserve University also has an integrated degree that is a corroboration of the School of Engineering and the School of Management. The Master of Engineering & Management at Case Western is characterized as producing the "New Economy Engineer." It is a three semester program that begins with summer semester and finishes at the end of the following school year. The curriculum covers a lot of engineering disciplines: coursework includes Engineering Statistics for Biosciences, Materials & Manufacturing Processes, Information Technology & Systems, and Models of Healthcare Systems. The business side of the curriculum includes project management, personnel and organization change, regulatory affairs, and engineering entrepreneurship.

4. Penn State University describes its Master of Engineering Management program as a "multidisciplinary field" that contains the following elements: leadership, ethics, management, risk, systems thinking, quality, economics & finance, creative problem solving, and law. This degree program is a recent innovation from the School of Graduate Professional Studies; applicants must have an undergraduate degree in engineering, math, science or physics along with three years' work experience in an engineering field. It is a 33 credit program offered as seven week courses conducted during the evening on campus. There are six core courses that focus on engineering management science, problem solving and project management. The four electives are followed by a capstone project that earns three credits.

5. University of South Florida offers a Master of Engineering Management program as an on-campus or online option. There are thirty credits of required courses; eighteen credits are devoted to course work, six credits to electives and six credits to a thesis. Core courses offer an interesting mix of fundamentals and advances in the field: there is a course in Technology & Finance paired with a course in Management of Technology Change. The core courses also contain two courses in statistics and one in operations research. Elective options are substantial, including data mining, supply chain management, law, non-linear programming and a large list of other topics related to the complex fields of engineering and project management.

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