The program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.
Undergraduate Degree Requirement
Admission to the program requires a BS degree in engineering, OR a degree in math, computer science, or a physical science earned from an accredited program with an average of B or better coupled with extensive experience in engineering.
Students who do not meet BS degree requirements of the program should speak to the program advisor regarding the additional requirements to be met.
- Course in probability and statistics (IMSE 510, Probability and Statistical Models or equivalent)
The IMSE 510 requirements can be completed after admission into the program and will count as an elective toward the 35-credit degree requirement.
Up to six graduate credit hours (grade of B or better) may be transferred from another accredited institution.
Students may transfer up to one-half (1/2) the minimum number of credit hours required for their master's or professional degree from another University of Michigan program.
Graduate Academic Policies can be found below:
The Master of Science in Engineering Management requires a minimum of 35 graduate credit hours.
Minimum Grade Requirement in addition to maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher every semester:
1. Courses in which grades of C- or below are earned cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.
2. No more than two courses in which grades of B- or below are earned can be used to fulfill degree requirements.
A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher is required at the time of graduation.
The program of study must satisfy the following distribution and course requirements:
- Engineering Management core courses, 18 credit hours
Course List Code Title Credit Hours EMGT 500 Management for Engineers 3 EMGT 505 Systems Engineering 3 EMGT 520 Prod & Oper Engineering I 3 EMGT 525 Tot Qua Mgmt and Six Sigma 3 EMGT 570 Enterprise Information Systems 3 EMGT 580 Mgt of Prod and Proc Design 3
- Business requirements, 12 credit hours
Course List Code Title Credit Hours ACC 505 Devel & Interp Financial Info 3 Choose 3 courses from the list below: BE 530 Econ Analysis: Firm & Consumer 3 FIN 531 Fin Fundament & Value Creation 3 HRM 561 Human Resource Management 3 MKT 515 Marketing Management 3 OB 510 Organization Behavior 3
- Capstone Project, 2 credit hours
Course List Code Title Credit Hours EMGT 591 Capstone Project in EMGT 2
- Electives, 3 credit hours
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Approved Electives, take one class from the list below: IMSE 501 Human Factors & Ergonomics 3 IMSE 505 Optimization 3 IMSE 510 Probability & Statistical Mod 3 IMSE 511 Design and Analysis of Exp 3 IMSE 514 Multivariate Statistics 3 IMSE 515 Fundamentals of Program Mgt 3 IMSE 516 Project Management and Control 3 IMSE 517 Managing Global Programs 3 IMSE 519 Quan Meth in Quality Engin 3 IMSE 5205 Eng Risk-Benefit Analysis 3 IMSE 5215 Program Budget, Cost Est & Con 3 IMSE 538 Intelligent Manufacturing 3 IMSE 545 Vehicle Ergonomics I 3 IMSE 546 Safety Engineering 3 IMSE 577 Human-Computer Interaction 3 IMSE 5655 Supply Chain Management 3 IMSE 567 Reliability Analysis 3 IMSE 581 Prod & Oper Engineering II 3 IMSE 588 Bldg High Perf Learning Org 3 IMSE 586 Big Data Aanal & Visuliztn 3 IMSE 593 Vehicle Package Engineering 3 IMSE 606 Advanced Stochastic Processes 3 Additional electives from units in UM-Dearborn could also be considered with advisors approval.
- Work Experience requirement—minimum of two years in an engineering job function for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than engineering.
- Thesis or Research Essay—students, with the approval of their graduate advisor, may elect a master's thesis for no more than five credit hours.
- Provide an understanding of core management areas vital for a technical manager, e.g., marketing, accounting, organizational behavior, business ethics/law, finance.
- Provide knowledge of topics inherent and common to all engineering disciplines, e.g., systems engineering, total quality management, production management, management of product/process design.
- Provide the requisite knowledge and skills to manage the engineering function at both lower and upper levels of management.
- Provide experience in integrating technical and management aspects in “real life” engineering project or problem.