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Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management
Offered By: College of Engineering
Graduate School
Application Deadline: June 1 for Fall Admission


The Engineering Management program is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the knowledge and technical skills of advanced engineering and business management. The program is a one year master's degree consisting of 30 semester credit hours and is designed for all engineers on management career paths as well as for those charged with managing technology in engineering, manufacturing, and other high-tech organizations. The master’s degree program may also benefit engineers pursuing licensure in states where candidates for professional licensure are required to have an additional 30 semester credit hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in engineering.

The curriculum consists of courses offered by the ASU College of Engineering and the College of Business MBA program. Courses are offered on-line or weekday evenings after 5:30 pm. Due to the flexible scheduling of our courses, the program accommodates working professionals seeking career advancement and/or career changes as well as recent graduates desiring to move into positions with management responsibility.

Specific program outcomes are listed below. Program graduates will have:

1. An ability to plan, make decisions, implement actions, and measure results related to human resources and capital aspects of engineering management;

2. An ability to identify critical issues, formulate realistic solutions, evaluate alternatives, and solve engineering management problems;

3. A good understanding of statistical concepts and methods and an ability to apply this knowledge to engineering and management problems;

4. A good understanding of quality control and improvement techniques and an ability to apply this knowledge to manufactured products and other engineering applications;

5. A good understanding of deterministic modeling and ability to apply this knowledge to engineering management problems including design of experiments;

6. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary management teams; and

7. An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Prerequisites

    Student seeking admission into the Master of Engineering Management degree program must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School. In addition, applicants for the master’s program in Engineering Management will be evaluated by the College of Engineering based upon their undergraduate academic record, scores on the Graduate Record Examination, resume, and letters of recommendation. Minimum specific requirements include:

    1. 18 undergraduate hours in engineering and completion of Calculus I with a grade point average of 2.75 or greater (on a 4.0 scale). Students judged to be deficient in some areas of undergraduate preparation may be assigned certain undergraduate prerequisite courses;
    2. Two letters of recommendation;
    3. A resume; and
    4. A minimum GRE score of 350 (140 after September 2011) on the verbal component and a minimum total GRE score based on an overall undergraduate GPA, as shown below.

    Applicants not meeting all of the above criteria may be admitted on a conditional basis if they meet other Graduate School admission requirements. New students not having completed the GRE may be admitted on a conditional basis, but they must complete this requirement prior to finishing the first semester of coursework.

    New students will be admitted each semester. Applications are due February 15 for summer enrollment, June 1 for fall enrollment, and October 15 for spring. Applications submitted after these dates will be considered based on qualifications and space availability.

    A candidate for the Master of Engineering Management must pass a comprehensive exam in addition to completing the 30 hours required for the degree.

    Contact Information:

    R.C.Clifft, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
    Associate Dean
    College of Engineering
    P.O.Box 1740
    State University, AR 72467

  • Core Courses

    Courses required of all candidates

    (Please see ASU Graduate Bulletin for course descriptions)

    The number of semester credit hours for the master’s degree is 30. Students are required to complete 9 core courses (24 semester credit hours) and two elective courses (6 semester credit hours).

    Core Courses - 24 hrs required

    EGRM 6003 Engineering Statistics
    EGRM 6013 Quality Control and Improvement
    EGRM 6023 Engineering Management I
    EGRM 6033 Engineering Management II
    EGRM 6043 Operations Research
    MBA 500V Survey of Accounting
    MBA 501V Survey of Finance
    MBA 507V Survey of Law
    MKTG 6223 Strategic Marketing
    Electives - 6 hrs required

    Option 1 – Those pursuing Professional Engineering Licensing in states that require coursework beyond the B.S. degree in Engineering
    One CE/EE/ME/ENGR 5000 co-listed, engineering course
    Plus one EGRM course from Option 2

    Option 2 – Those not pursuing Professional Engineering Licensing
    EGRM 6073 Special Problems in Engineering Management
    ECON 6353 Environmental Economics
    MGMT 6413 Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Leadership
    MIS 6413 Management Information Systems