The M.S. in Engineering Management program is appropriate for a wide range of industrial and/or technically-focused individuals who have previously earned 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 projects. Our program particularly fits the needs of busy professionals 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 E.M. program focuses on management of technology and intellectual property; research and development; engineering and technical projects; design and manufacturing; people, resources and organizations; quality; and lean enterprise systems. Knowledge in these areas helps technical specialists to do their current jobs better and provides solid preparation and an advanced degree for promotion to management levels.
In addition to earning an advanced degree, many of our E.M. students attain professional certification in one or more specialty areas of Engineering Management. The program offers tracks and focused courses that help students (with appropriate experience and credentials) attain several internationally-recognized professional certifications. These certifications include (a) S.M.E.’s Certified Engineering Manager (C.E.M.), Certified Enterprise Integrator (C.E.I.), Certified Manufacturing Technologist (C.Mfg.T.), and Certified Manufacturing Engineer (C.Mfg.E.); (b) P.M.I.’s Certified Associate in Project Management (C.A.P.M.) and Project Management Professional (P.M.P.); and (c) S.M.E.’s Lean Certifications. The program also offers a track for attaining EMU’s Graduate Quality Certificate.
The specialty 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 require course work only, and are 39-credit-hour programs.
Demand for the program is very high. Admission is competitive, with top applicants selected upon periodic review of the pool of applicants submitted to EMU.
Students with a Bachelor’s degree may enroll in a limited number of graduate courses through Extended Programs and Educational Outreach prior to degree admission.
Conditional admission status may be granted in special cases, such as to students who are currently in the last year of their undergraduate program. Conditional admission may also be granted to students who have graduated from a non-accredited institution, or who may have earned an undergraduate GPA of less than 2.5. Such students may seek degree admission after completing nine hours of graduate level work, as specified by the department, with a 3.0 GPA.
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School of Engineering Technology - College of Technology
Bob Lahidji, Ph.D.
118 Sill Hall
Bryan Booker, Ph.D.
118 Sill Hall
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The EMU Graduate Quality Certificate track requires separate admission into the Graduate Quality Certificate program, in addition to admission into the Engineering Management masters degree program, and completion of 18 credit hours of Quality courses. For more information, see the description of specific program requirements in the Quality Certificate section of the Graduate Catalog.
This graduate program is available at an EMU off-campus location. For a list of locations, please click here .