For general master's degree requirements at the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, see: www.rackham.umich.edu/policies/academic_policies/
This degree program is available both on campus and via the Internet.
Admission to the program as a regular student 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. Each applicant will be required to present official, complete transcripts of prior college work. Two letters of recommendation are required for admission. At least one letter must be from someone familiar with the candidate's academic performance. An entering student should have completed one course in probability and statistics. Deficiencies in prerequisites may be made up after entrance to the Graduate School; however, credits received in courses elected to make up the deficiencies do not count toward the degree.
Up to six graduate credit hours (grade of B or better) may be transferred from another accredited institution as specified in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies regulations. Students may transfer up to one-half (1/2) the minimum number of credit hours required for their master's or professional degree from U-M/non-Rackham departments and programs (including Dearborn and Flint).
The Master of Science in Engineering Management requires a minimum of 36 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.
Specific Course Requirements
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 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 User Interface Des & Anlsis 3 IMSE 5655 Supply Chain Management 3 IMSE 567 Reliability Analysis 3 IMSE 581 Prod & Oper Engineering II 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.
The Engineering Management certificate provides an opportunity for students to learn about and manage the engineering functions and technology assets of their respective organizations. The program includes course selections in systems engineering, organizational behavior and business ethics/law. A probability & statistics course is a prerequisite for this program. (12 credit hours)
Certificate offered on Campus and via Distance Learning.