Undergraduate Overview

Engineering Management is a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary field that integrates engineering, technology, management, systems, and business. A wide variety of hi-technology companies in the telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, consulting, information technology, and other industries utilize the concepts and tools of engineering management such as project management, quality management, engineering economics, modeling and simulation, systems engineering and integration, and statistical tools. These technology-based companies recruit engineering management graduates for their expertise in these tools and techniques. After only a few years many of these graduates are promoted because they can bridge the gap between business and technology and fill a critical need of integrating engineering and business operations.

Recent studies show that most engineers will ultimately assume managerial positions, and that most will spend a considerable part of their professional careers in a management or supervisory capacity. In a recent survey conducted by the American Association of Engineering Societies, it was found that within ten years of the start of their careers, more than 50 percent of engineers find themselves in technical management positions, often without the benefit of formal training in management.

The Engineering Management (EM) program combines a strong engineering core with training in quality management, project management, production and technology management, accounting, cost analysis, managerial economics, engineering design, and systems integration. The course selection offered by this major exemplifies the Stevens interdisciplinary approach to developing strong problem-solving skills. The program prepares students for careers that involve the complex interplay of technology, people, economics, information, and organizations. Graduates from this program will be prepared to work effectively at the interface between engineering and management and to assume professional positions of increasing responsibility. Because of the advent of technology and globalization, this is the engineering education for the 21st century.

Many Engineers find themselves at a decision point five years after graduation. They must choose between continuing in their technical specialty or entering the ranks of technical management. By ten years after graduation, more than 75% of engineers have chosen the latter route, assuming managerial responsibilities for which they have little or no formal training. Training in economics, statistics, operations research, engineering design, teaming and project/quality management renders engineering management graduates well prepared to assume professional positions of increasing responsibility. Engineering Management graduates possess the technical and managerial skills to perform staff and management functions in many industries.

Engineering Management (EM) students are in high demand in today's information based society. For the latest salary survey read the article published in The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) and see the accepted salary offers for Engineering Management graduates. The financial services, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, construction, information technology, consulting, and healthcare industries hire EM graduates because they possess the management and technical skills needed for the modern, high technology, interdisciplinary business world.

Engineering Management Graduates have varying interests and skills. These include decision risk analysis, manufacturing engineering, logistics, production management, technical sales, project planning, and quality management & control. Past graduates of the program have gone to work as Project Managers, Management Engineers, Production Supervisors, Technical Sales Representatives, Manufacturing Engineers, Consultants, Account Executives, Industrial Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Business Analysts, and Investment Bankers.

Engineering Management students undertake a rigorous curriculum encompassing technical and business essentials. As students, they are required to complete a traditional engineering program while attaining a solid background in the management sciences involving the constructs of analysis and synthesis of real world problems. Engineering Management students graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering degree and are eligible to take the Engineer In Training (EIT) Exam during their senior year. Many acquire their Professional Engineer (PE) license.

The Stevens Engineering Management program is fully accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and has received many awards and accolades. For example, the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) awarded Stevens Engineering Management Program the "Excellence in Leadership of Management of Technology in Academia in 2006, 2005, 2003, and 2001. This is awarded to the best EM program in the United States. 

Included is the Engineering Management Curriculum  to help you map your academic career at Stevens. In completing your study plan, be sure that all course requirements are accounted for using the information here and in the Stevens Undergraduate Catalog. Because the core curriculum for all engineering students is the same, it is possible to change from another discipline to Engineering Management with little or no loss of credits up to your junior year. If you are a transfer student, you should discuss your study plan and past courses in depth with an Engineering Management professor to determine credit acceptability and avoid complications.