The Master of Engineering degree program offers an area of study in Engineering Management.
Industry seeks individuals who can "LEAD" successful business units, portfolios, programs, and projects including new product development and introduction. To be successful one must couple a foundation of solid analytical skills with a leadership/management style that stimulates collaboration. This interdisciplinary masters degree does just that:
- We develop a solid analytical skill set based upon Industrial Engineering core capabilities.
- We couple this with modern leadership and management techniques in areas such as engineering administration, systems engineering, project management, risk management, and strategic technology development.
- We then expand this into elective sequences focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation, supply chain management, systems and software management, and quality management.
This interdisciplinary blend of engineering and business allows the masters student to remain technically astute while adding the management component. With this engineering focus, the Master of Engineering with an area of study in Engineering Management is quite different from an MBA.
The MEng is designed for working professionals and delivered entirely online to meet the unique needs of professional engineers. It is a practice-oriented degree.
Students seeking admission into the program must hold a bachelor of science in engineering, science or math and have taken a calculus sequence while pursuing their B.S, and have completed an undergraduate calculus-based probability and statistics course.
- Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 undergraduate credit hours.
- No GRE is required.
- Applicants must submit a professional resume and personal statement as part of the online admissions application.
- Official transcripts for the undergraduate degree (and graduate coursework, if applicable) should be sent to the Graduate College.
- All applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements, as defined by the Graduate College.
Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours equaling 10 courses to earn a Master of Engineering degree.
A culminating final report is required for a practice-oriented capstone experience that will be identified by the student's advisory committee. Additional requirements may exist for some academic units in terms of prerequisites.
Depending on the focus area and the course selection, the MEng with an area of study in EM graduate student could also apply and receive a Graduate Certificate Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Select three (3) of the following Industrial Engineering Methods Courses:
- IEE505 Information Systems Engineering*
- IEE506 Web-Enabled Decision Support Systems*
- IEE520 Statistical Learning for Data Mining
- IEE545 Simulating Stochastic Systems
- IEE572 Design of Experiments (math course meeting MEng requirements)^
- IEE574 Applied Deterministic Operations Research
- IEE575 Applied Stochastic Operations Research Models
Select four (4) of the following Engineering Management Core Courses:
- IEE512 Financial Engineering^
- IEE530 Enterprise Modeling
- IEE541 Engineering Administration
- IEE552 Strategic Technology Management
- IEE454 Risk Management
- IEE556 Introduction to Systems Engineering
- IEE458 Project Management
- IEE571 Quality Management
- IEE581 Six Sigma Methodology**
Select two (2) electives from one area. Below are examples of possible electives.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
- FSE501 Technology Entrepreneurship
- FSE502 Strategic Enterprise Innovation
- CSE566 Software Project, Process and Quality Management
- CSE565 Software Verification, Validation, and Testing
- IEE534 Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis
- IEE561 Production Systems *
Quality and Reliability:
- IEE570 Advanced Quality Control**
- IEE573 Reliability Engineering
- IEE578 Regression Analysis
^IEE 512 may be used as an Industrial Engineering Methods course if the option to complete another IEM course is not available to the student.
* Students may select IEE505 OR IEE506. Students may not complete both as they considered duplicative.
**Required courses must be selected for students pursuing the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Select one (1) capstone experience.
- IEE593 Engineering Management Applied Project
- IEE585 Six Sigma Capstone Project ** (capstone course for students pursuing the Graduate Certificate - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification)
Please note that students interested in pursuing the Graduate Certificate - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt must meet the admissions requirements for that certificate program and must separately apply to that program.