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Engineering Management

College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Degree: M.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 33 credits

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

The program includes graduate-level core courses and coursework directed either toward arctic engineering or a more general field in engineering. Coursework includes projects or research in the application of management principles.

Graduate Program

Engineering Management -- M.S. Degree

1. Complete the following admission requirements and recommendations:

a. Complete a bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline.
b. On-the-job experience in engineering is recommended.

2. Complete the general university requirements.
3. Complete the master's degree requirements.
4. Demonstrate competence in computer programming by passing a programming course or a qualifying examination.
5. 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.
6. Complete the following:

ESM 601 -- Engineers in Organizations (3 credits)
ESM 609 -- Project Management (3)
or BA 643 -- Marketing Management* (3) (3 credits)
Technical electives in the student's specialty (9 credits)
ESM 684 -- Engineering/Science Management Project (3 credits)

7. Complete 1 of the following:

BA 607 -- Human Resources Management* (3 credits)
BA 643 -- Marketing Management* (3 credits)
ESM 608 -- Legal Principles for Engineering Management (3 credits)
ESM 609 -- Project Management (3 credits)

8. Complete the following:

ESM 620 -- Statistics for ESM (3 credits)
ESM 621 -- Operations Research (3 credits)

9. Complete the following:

ESM -- Engineering Economy 3
or BA 625 -- Principles of Finance** (3 credits)
ACCT 602 -- Accounting for Managers* (3 credits)

10. Minimum credits required (33 credits)

* School of Management courses can be applied to no more than 12 credits of the ESM program.

** BA 625 may be taken only if the student has already taken a course in engineering economy, otherwise, ACCT 602 and ESM 605 are required.

Note: Substitutes for courses 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.

See Civil Engineering.
See Science Management.

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