The Master of Science curriculum enhances management performance and develops managerial skills. It is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the theory and practice of management as it specifically pertains to engineering and technology oriented organizations and activities.
Three tracks are offered to allow the students to focus on their career preference. The program is oriented towards the management of engineering processes within the broader context of a company or agency enterprise.
Engineering Management and Organization
Developed to provide a graduate level foundation for the practice of managing engineering organizations. It is appropriate for those who will assume leadership positions in technically oriented organizations.
Project and Systems Engineering Management
Developed to provide a graduate level foundation for the practice of managing projects associated with development and life cycle management of a product. It is appropriate for Project Managers and System Engineers in management roles or those who will be in those positions.
Developed to provide a graduate level foundation for the practice of managing technology development, implementation, or sustainment activities. It is appropriate for those who will assume leadership positions in technology development or sustainment organizations.
Each track has core courses that give the foundation for engineering management and electives that allow students to focus their degree on their personal career plan.
The master's degree program results in an engineering/scientific degree, rather than a business degree; therefore, the program candidate should have an engineering, physical science, or mathematics degree with appropriate technical or engineering experience. Depending on experience, candidates without a mathematics-based degree may be accepted for the program. Pre-requisites may be required.