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:
- Research and Development
- Design and Manufacturing
- Project/Program Management
- Lean Enterprise Systems
- EMU Graduate Quality Certificate
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.