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.

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:

  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