The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


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Engineering Management

College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering (907) 474-6121

Degrees: M.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 33 credits (beyond a bachelor's degree in an engineering field)

Degree Requirements
The engineering management curriculum is designed for graduate engineers who will hold executive or managerial positions in engineering, construction, industrial, or governmental organizations. It includes human relations, financial, economic, quantitative, technical and legal subjects useful in solving problems of management.

The curriculum includes graduate-level core courses in the subjects named above, plus additional coursework either directed toward special problems such as arctic engineering or in one of the more general fields of engineering through projects or research in the application of management principles. In addition to an undergraduate degree, a candidate should have had on-the-job experience in engineering.

Candidates for the engineering management degree must hold a previous degree in an engineering discipline.

Graduate Degree Requirements

Science Management -- M.S. Degree

Degree Requirements
1. Complete UAF degree requirements.
2. Demonstrate competence in computer programming by passing a programming course or a qualifying examination.
3. Write a project report which proposes a solution to a situation in an engineering or scientific management setting. Pass an oral defense of the project and oral comprehensive examination.
4. Credit Requirements:
Complete a minimum of 33 credits, at least 24 of which must be at the 600 level. Substitutes for one or more of the courses listed below are permitted if similar courses are included in the student's previous academic background. Both substitutes and transfer of credit (maximum 9 credits) must be approved by the department.
Required courses (9 credits)
ESM 601 -- Engineers in Organization (3 credits)
ESM 609 -- Project Management -- OR
BA 643 -- Marketing Management* (3 credits)
One of the following:
BA 643 -- Marketing Management* (3 credits)
ESM 608 -- Legal Principles for Engineering Management (3 credits)
ESM 609 -- Project Management (3 credits)
BA 607 -- Human Resource Management* (3 credits)
Six credits chosen from:
ESM 605 -- Engineering Economy (3 credits)
ACCT602 -- Financial Accounting Concepts for
Administrators* (3 credits)
(If a student has had a course in engineering economy, ACCT 602 and BA 625 may be taken; otherwise, ESM 605 and ACCT 602 are required)
Six credits chosen from:
ESM 620 -- Statistics for ESM (3 credits)
ESM 621 -- Operations Research (3 credits)
AIS 605 -- Management Information Systems* (3 credits)
Technical Electives in the student's specialty (9 credits)
Project: ESM 684 -- Engineering/Science Management
Project (3 credits)
* School of Management courses can be applied to no more than 12 credits of the ESM program.

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