A major portion of the engineers' role has changed from solely performing technical operations to being involved in the integration of engineering, technology and business operations. As a result, the traditional engineer and scientist often lacks preparation in the human, financial and systems integration skills necessary to make project teams more productive, improve product and process quality and promote the advancement of technology for complex systems. With the shift in the engineering business environment, the education of engineers must reflect the changing demand as well. The engineering management discipline fills this critical education need by preparing engineers who understand the increasing demand for efficiency, effectiveness and integration in engineering and business operations across varied industries.
The Master of Engineering in Engineering Management requires a total of 30 credits and is relevant for individuals with an engineering background who wish to complement their technical engineering skill set with management skills. The program provides an interdisciplinary blend of engineering management, systems engineering, and management science subjects affording the traditional engineer with formal education in the human, financial, and systems integration skills necessary to make project teams more productive, improve product and process quality, and promote the advancement of technology for complex systems and products.
Message from the Division Director
As the engineering problems we solve become more complex, their realization increasingly requires a modern engineering enterprise, characterized by geographically dispersed, dynamic and multicultural organizations. At the strategic level, this requires innovations, which combine the scientific, engineering and managerial skills needed to transform processes into system solutions... the discipline that can lead this is engineering management.
Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez, Division Director, Engineering Management and Associate Professor