Recent studies show that most engineers ultimately assume managerial positions and that most spend a considerable part of their professional careers in a management or supervisory capacity. In a recent survey conducted by the American Association of Engineering Societies, it was found that within ten years of the start of their careers, more than 50 percent of engineers find themselves in technical management positions, often without the benefit of formal training in management.
The Engineering Management (EM) is an interdisciplinary program that combines a set of strong science and engineering core courses along with specialized courses in engineering and project management skills. The Engineering Management Department offers students a choice of two different degree programs to follow based on their interests and personal objectives. The specialization programs are:
A Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering Management is awarded upon successful completion of 138 credit hours in each program. There are 79 credit hours of coursework common to both programs. Students take additional 30 credits of required courses and 6 credits of electives in their respective specializations.