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Graduate Programs


  • Master of Engineering Management

    About the Program

    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.

    Our Curriculum

    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 for graduates include:
    1. A basic understanding of business accounting, finance, management, information systems, marketing, and law, and an ability to apply this knowledge in engineering and technology administration;
    2. An ability to organize, plan, make decisions, implement controlling actions, and measure results related to human resources and capital aspects of engineering management;
    3. An ability to identify critical issues, formulate realistic solutions, evaluate alternatives, and solve engineering management problems;
    4. A good understanding of statistical concepts and methods and an ability to apply this knowledge to engineering and management problems;
    5. A good understanding of quality control and improvement techniques and an ability to apply this knowledge to manufactured products and other engineering applications;
    6. A good understanding of deterministic modeling and ability to apply this knowledge to engineering management problems including design of experiments;
    7. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary management teams; and
    8. An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    More Information

    If you wish to learn more about our Engineering Management program at ASU, we encourage you to setup a campus visit. Do not hesitate to contact Joan Burcham at dburcham@astate.edu or by phone at 870-972-3370 if you have any questions or to arrange a visit.


  • Master of Science in Engineering

    Introduction

    The Master of Science in Engineering (MSEng) program provides a research thesis based, advanced education in engineering. The program of study leading to the MSEng degree presents an advanced cross-disciplinary understanding of engineering sciences, experimental methods, modeling, and fabrication techniques. The goal of the MSEng program is to provide an educational experience focusing on the integration of research and technology development that allows graduates to be successful in deriving solutions to society’s most challenging technical problems. The program culminates in the defense of an original research thesis.

    Program Outcomes:

    • Knowledge of advanced experimental methods and the ability to design experiments and collect data;
    • A good understanding of statistical concepts and an ability to apply this knowledge to achieve engineering solutions that most efficiently use information and resources;
    • A practical knowledge of fabrication and manufacturing techniques, specifically at the micro- and nano-scales;
    • An ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts to model physical systems and engineering processes to drive knowledge based design;
    • An advanced, cross-disciplinary understanding of engineering sciences, and an ability to relate physical concepts from multiple engineering disciplines;
    • An ability to identify critical issues, formulate realistic solutions, evaluate alternatives, and carry out independent research to provide novel solutions to technical problems; and
    • A demonstrated ability to make novel, significant contributions to the scientific and engineering body of knowledge.

    More Information

    If you wish to learn more about our Masters of Science in Engineering program at ASU, we encourage you to setup a campus visit. Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Kemp at bkemp@astate.edu or by phone at 870-972-3565 if you have any questions or to arrange a visit.