Sep 22, 2021  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Engineering Management

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Dr. Neslihan Alp, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
(423) 425-4032 or email at

The MS Engineering Management degree is designed for people with engineering or science backgrounds who have moved or expect to move into areas of managerial responsibilities. The program addresses important topics such as, engineering economics and finance, quality control and management, reliability, project management and scheduling, decision making and optimization, leadership and entrepreneurship, product development and marketing, value management, and strategic management.

The MS Engineering Management program can be completed fully online, which enables students to take courses at a time and place that fits their own schedules.

There are five graduate certificate programs offered in Engineering Management: Fundamentals of Engineering Management, Project and Value Management, Quality Management, Leadership and Ethics, and Power Systems Management.

Program Mission: The mission of MS Engineering Management programs is to provide accessible education in the theory and application of engineering management that

  • Prepares students for successful careers in industry, government, and academia
  • Applies tools and techniques in engineering management through team-based and individual-based projects
  • Promotes life-long learning
  • Serves the engineering profession

Program Objectives: In support of this mission, MS ENGM program produces graduate who

  • Function as successful professionals in a variety of engineering disciplines
  • Function effectively in multidisciplinary environments
  • Adapt to various environments
  • Participate in further knowledge building opportunities
  • Are progressing toward Professional Registration.


Normally, graduates of an accredited engineering program will have met basic course requirements, allowing them to move directly into the engineering management program. For some engineering graduates, as well as for some graduates of science programs, it will be necessary to take prerequisite courses. Usually such courses fall in the areas of calculus, statistics, or undergraduate engineering economics.

Admission procedures

Applicants must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • Have a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 3.0 in the senior year.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a senior manager or a faculty.
  • Meet requirements for admission to the Graduate School. For The Graduate School requirements see “Graduate School Requirements” in “Admissions and Regulations ” section.


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