Engineering Management

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

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.

Advanced Standing

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).

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Engineering Management requires a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours.

Specific Course Requirements

The program of study must satisfy the following distribution and course requirements:

  1. Engineering Management core courses, 18 credit hours
    EMGT 500Management for Engineers3
    EMGT 505Systems Engineering3
    EMGT 520Prod & Oper Engineering I3
    EMGT 525Tot Qua Mgmt and Six Sigma3
    EMGT 570Enterprise Information Systems3
    EMGT 580Mgt of Prod and Proc Design3
  2. Business requirements, 12 credit hours
    ACC 505Devel & Interp Financial Info3
    Choose 3 courses from the list below:
    BE 530Econ Analysis: Firm & Consumer3
    FIN 531Fin Fundament & Value Creation3
    HRM 561Human Resource Management3
    MKT 515Marketing Management3
    OB 510Organization Behavior3
  3. Capstone Project, 2 credit hours
    EMGT 591Capstone Project in EMGT2
  4. Electives, 3 credit hours
    Approved Electives, take one class from the list below:
    IMSE 501Human Factors & Ergonomics3
    IMSE 505Optimization3
    IMSE 511Design and Analysis of Exp3
    IMSE 514Multivariate Statistics3
    IMSE 515Fundamentals of Program Mgt3
    IMSE 516Project Management and Control3
    IMSE 517Managing Global Programs3
    IMSE 519Quan Meth in Quality Engin3
    IMSE 5205Eng Risk-Benefit Analysis3
    IMSE 5215Program Budget, Cost Est & Con3
    IMSE 538Intelligent Manufacturing3
    IMSE 545Vehicle Ergonomics I3
    IMSE 546Safety Engineering3
    IMSE 577User Interface Des & Anlsis3
    IMSE 5655Supply Chain Management3
    IMSE 567Reliability Analysis3
    IMSE 581Prod & Oper Engineering II3
    IMSE 593Vehicle Package Engineering3
    IMSE 606Advanced Stochastic Processes3
    Additional electives from units in UM-Dearborn could also be considered with advisors approval.
  5. Work Experience requirement—minimum of two years in an engineering job function for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than engineering.
  6. 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.

Coursework

Additional courses are available with approval from the IMSE department.
Please choose four courses to complete the required 12 credit hours.
EMGT 500Management for Engineers3
EMGT 505Systems Engineering3
EMGT 520Prod & Oper Engineering I3
EMGT 525Tot Qua Mgmt and Six Sigma3
EMGT 535Marketing Mgt and Policy2
EMGT 541Acct Fund for Decision Making3
EMGT 545Org Beh and Hum Res Mgt2
EMGT 550Business Ethics/Law2
EMGT 580Mgt of Prod and Proc Design3

EMGT 500     Management for Engineers     3 Credit Hours

This course provides the knowledge, skills, and attitude required to manage an efficient and productive engineering organization within the company, and manage effectively at upper cooperate levels. Topics include: integrating and coordinating people, functions and projects; managing technical resources; leadership and management; strategic planning for integrating and transferring technologies into products and processes; managing innovation, ethical behavior and legal compliance.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

EMGT 505     Systems Engineering     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to systems and systems engineering, tools in systems analysis, the system design process, design for operational feasibility and systems engineering management. (College of Engineering and Computer Science).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

EMGT 510     Managerial Finance and Econ     2 Credit Hours

This course covers foundation concepts in Financial Management, with emphasis on project evaluation. Topics include financial statement use and analysis, time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, capital budgeting and risk/return analysis. (College of Business).

Prerequisite(s): EMGT 540 or EMGT 541

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

EMGT 515     Corporate Strategy     2 Credit Hours

This course seeks to develop an understanding of the management of technology as a strategic organization resource. Implementation policies are discussed within the context of personal, technological and social frames of values. Strategy topics include: the process of strategy development and integration of technological, functional, and corporate strategies. Implementation policies include organization design, and planning and control at the short-term and longer-term levels. (College of Business).

Prerequisite(s): EMGT 510 and EMGT 535 and (EMGT 541 or EMGT 540)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

EMGT 520     Prod & Oper Engineering I     3 Credit Hours

Production and operations management techniques including forecasting, inventory control, MRP, detailed scheduling, aggregate planning, process variability and its effects on throughput and inventory, factory physics principles, and lean methods.

Prerequisite(s): EMGT 505

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

EMGT 525     Tot Qua Mgmt and Six Sigma     3 Credit Hours

This course covers implementing Total Quality Management (TQM), undertaking Six Sigma Projects, and applying Baldrige National Quality Award criteria and ISO 9000 principles to improve quality performances in an organization. Topics include Definitions and Importance of Quality, Quality Costs, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Product Specification and Critical-to-quality Measures (CQM), Statistical Quality Control (SQC), Robustness Concepts, Quality System Design and Evaluation. Six Sigma and DMAIC Methodologies, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) process, IDOV (Identity requirements, Deign alternatives, Optimize the design and Verify process capability) Methodology, and several other concepts and tools related to quality are also covered.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

EMGT 530     Info Sys for Engin Management     3 Credit Hours

This course covers the organizational foundations of information systems, their emerging strategic role, and the technical foundation for understanding computers and information systems. Topics include: introduction to management information systems; decision support systems; artificial intelligence and expert systems; end-user computing; data vs. information; data communication and connectivity; data management. (College of Engineering and Computer Science).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

EMGT 535     Marketing Mgt and Policy     2 Credit Hours

This course studies the salient features of technology-driven marketing and distinguishes technology-push from market-pull marketing. Highlights the technology-marketing interface in the context of strategy planning, market segmentation, product innovation, channels of distribution, promotional and pricing decisions. Particular attention will be paid to technology inventor-user interactions, process of adoption, and technological innovation. (College of Business).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

EMGT 541     Acct Fund for Decision Making     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces fundamental accounting concepts and applications that are useful in the evaluation of financial information and decision tools relevant to project planning. Students will achieve an understanding of basic accounting and cost management tools that are essential to decision making. Emphasis will be placed on assessing financial statement information through an understanding of accounting practice, the relationship between business activities and an organization's cash flows.

EMGT 545     Org Beh and Hum Res Mgt     2 Credit Hours

This course encompasses key areas of human resources management and organization behavior as they relate to technical work environments. Organization design and theory will be discussed, along with motivation, leadership, employee selection skills, group and team processes, and managing diversity. Techniques for devising a personal career development plan are covered. (College of Business).

Prerequisite(s): EMGT 500

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

EMGT 550     Business Ethics/Law     2 Credit Hours

This course provides students with an overview of the legal environment of business.Concepts including product liability, intellectual property, and contracts are introduced within the context of the legal system. Ethical consideration in personal, professional, and organizational decision making are integrated throughout this course. (College of Business).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

EMGT 560     Engin Mgt at Upper Levels     1 Credit Hour

This course provides the knowledge and skills in leadership and management required to build and manage the company's technical resources toward the attainment of corporate objectives. Topics covered include: technological forecasts; corporate strategic planning; corporate portfolios of technical programs; group and strategic planning; project collection; management of institutional time; corporate computer facilities; proposals; introducing new products and processes; inventorying and upgrading; engineering audits; and the role of engineering in joint ventures. (College of Engineering and Computer Science).

Prerequisite(s): EMGT 520 and EMGT 530 and EMGT 545

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

EMGT 570     Enterprise Information Systems     3 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for the analysis, design and implementation of enterprise information systems. Topics include systems and organization theories, and information systems planning and evaluation. Students will be also introduced to various systems development life cycle phases of an enterprise information system. Students will acquire an understanding of the flow of information (forecasts, financial, accounting and operational data) within an enterprise and the factors that should be considered in designing an integrated enterprise information system. This includes all systems in the business cycle from revenue forecasts, production planning, inventory management, logistics, manufacturing, accounts payable, sales, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger and report generation. Specifications for some of these systems will be developed utilizing ERP software such as SAP R/3 application development software suite. (F,W)

EMGT 580     Mgt of Prod and Proc Design     3 Credit Hours

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to manage the design of a product or process. Topics covered include: creativity, types of products, types of processes, generalized design process, identification and translation of customer needs into engineering specifications, designing for function and quality factors, design for manufacturability, life-testing, cost estimating, reporting on design projects, and concurrent engineering. (College of Engineering and Computer Science).

Prerequisite(s): EMGT 520 and EMGT 525 and ACC 505

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Doctorate or Rackham

EMGT 590     Capstone Project     3 Credit Hours

Students will receive the opportunity and training to integrate and apply both the technical and program management aspects acquired in various courses to an engineering project or problem.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 5215 and IMSE 5205 and IMSE 517

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Can enroll if Major is Program & Project Management

EMGT 591     Capstone Project in EMGT     2 Credit Hours

Students will receive the opportunity and training to integrate and apply both technical and managerial aspects acquired in various courses to an engineering project or problem.

Prerequisite(s): EMGT 580 and EMGT 500 and EMGT 570

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Program is MS-Engineering Management

EMGT 699     Master's Thesis     1 to 6 Credit Hours

Graduate students electing this course, while working under the general supervision of a member of the program faculty, are expected to plan and conduct the work themselves, to submit a thesis for review and approval, and to present an oral defense of the thesis.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally