Master of Science in Engineering Management (EGMT)

The Master of Science in Engineering Management program is appropriate for a wide range of industrial and/or technically-focused individuals who have previously pursued a four-year degree in technology, business, engineering or science. It meets the needs of technical professionals who are looking for both an advanced degree and appropriate preparation for their natural progression into management-level positions. It also meets the needs of professionals who are on a technical, rather than managerial career track, as it will help them to be more effective in managing the integration of their technically-focused jobs with others in team-based environment. Our program particularly fits the needs of busy professionals who are working in business, industry and the military—who may be located anywhere in the world—by being available completely online, as well as on the EMU campus.

The engineering management program focuses on management of:

  • Technology and intellectual property
  • Research and development
  • Engineering projects and programs
  • Design and manufacturing systems
  • People, resources and organizations
  • Quality
  • Lean enterprise systems 

Our engineering management program also functions as a primary area of specialization for students enrolled in the Ph.D. in Technology program at EMU. Many of the Ph.D. in Technology students are graduates of our EM program, and many of our EM graduates have achieved great professional success in their careers.

Program of Study (36 to 39 total credit hours)
The five concentration tracks of the program facilitate preparation for passing the examinations for the professional certifications noted above, and include:

The Research and Development track is a 36 credit hour program and requires the completion of a research-based formal development project or thesis. The Design and Manufacturing, Project/Program Management, Lean Enterprise Systems, and Quality tracks are coursework-only, and are 39 credit hour programs.

Core EM Program Requirements (21 credit hours) There are seven core courses required for all five concentrations, totaling 21 credit hours, as shown below:

  • EM505 Managing Engineering and Technology (3)
  • EM509 Engineering Project Management (3)
  • EM520 Engineering Value and Economic Analysis (3)
  • EM540 Engineering Resource Management (3)
  • EM570 Patents and Engineering Law (3)
  • EM580 Engineering and Enterprise Integration (3)
  • EM695 Seminar in Engineering Ethics and Leadership (3)

Research and Development Concentration (15 credit hours in addition to core requirements) The R&D track requires completion of 15 credit hours in addition to the core, and has two options, (a) Thesis or (b) Development Project, as shown below:

(a) R&D Track Thesis Option:

  • EM547 Management of Technology, Research and Development (3)
  • EM620 Integrated Product and Process Design (3)
  • QUAL647 Research Methods (3)
  • EM691 Thesis Research Proposal (2)
  • EM692 Thesis Research Report (3)
  • (and one of the following)
    • QUAL551 Design of Experiments (3)
    • QUAL557 Customer Satisfaction (3)
    • QUAL651 Advanced Design of Experiments (3)

(b) R&D Track Development Project Option:

  • EM547 Management of Technology, Research and Development (3)
  • EM620 Integrated Product and Process Design (3)
  • QUAL647 Research Methods (3)
  • EM691 Development Project Proposal (2)
  • EM690 Development Project Report (1)
  • (and two of the following)
    • QUAL551 Design of Experiments (3)
    • QUAL557 Customer Satisfaction (3)
    • QUAL651 Advanced Design of Experiments (3)

Design and Manufacturing Concentration (18 credit hours in addition to core requirements) The Design and Manufacturing track requires the completion of six courses in addition to the core, as shown below:

  • EM511 Fundamentals of Manufacturing (3)
  • EM558 Lean Production (3)
  • EM620 Integrated Product and Process Design (3)
  • EM636 Analysis of Manufacturing Processes (3)
  • EM649 Manufacturing Process Planning (3)
  • EM670 Design for Manufacturing (3)

Project/Program Management Concentration (18 credit hours in addition to core requirements) The Project/Program track requires the completion of six courses in addition to the core, as shown below:

  • EM519 Applied Engineering Project Management (3)
  • EM547 Management of Technology, Research and Development (3)
  • EM556 Lean Systems Team Management (3)
  • EM609 Professional Engineering Project Management (3)
  • EM620 Integrated Product and Process Design (3)
  • EM649 Manufacturing Process Planning (3)

Lean Enterprise Systems Concentration (18 credit hours in addition to core requirements) The Lean Enterprise Systems track requires the completion of six courses in addition to the core, as shown below:

  • EM556 Lean Systems Team Management (3)
  • EM558 Lean Production (3)
  • EM620 Integrated Product and Process Design (3)
  • EM649 Manufacturing Process Planning (3)
  • EM659 Advanced Lean Systems (3)
  • EM669 Lean Professional Standards and Leadership (3)

EMU Quality Certificate Concentration (18 credit hours in addition to core requirements) The EMU graduate Quality Certificate track requires separate admission into the graduate quality certificate program, in addition to admission into the engineering management master's degree program, and completion of 18 credit hours of quality courses that meet the requirements for the quality certificate. For more information, see the description of specific program requirements in the quality certificate section of the graduate catalog.

Program Total is 36-39 hours.