|Engineering Management Program Mission & Objectives|
The mission of the Engineering Management Program is to provide an education based on a strong engineering core, complemented by studies in business, technology, systems, and management, to prepare the graduate to work at the interface between technology/engineering and management, and to be able to assume positions of increasing technical and managerial responsibility.
The objectives of the EM program can be summarized as follows:
- EM graduates have a strong general engineering foundation and aare able to use modern technological tools while working on complex multidisciplinary problems.
- EM graduates will have assumed leadership positions in their chhosen areas of work using knowledge gained from their engineering management education.
- EM graduates effectively work in teams on projects to solve real world problems. This effort can involve information research, the use of project management tools and techniques, and the economic justification of the solution that is effectively communicated in a written or oral project report/business proposal that is presented to the client.
- EM graduates possess the ethics, knowledge, skills, and attribuutes to define, design, develop, and manage resources, processes, and complex systems needed to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- EM graduates apply the management tasks of organizing, staffingg, planning, financing, and the human element and have the tools to continue sustained intellectual growth in the corporate or academic world.
|Engineering Management Program Outcomes|
The outcomes of the Engineering Management Program. Students should:
- be able to use knowledge of relevant mathematics and computer science principles and parameters in engineering management, especially an ability to use various simulations models, probability applications and sampling techniques, and quality improvement methods.
- be able to analyze systems using an engineering management approach.
- be able to design, conduct and analyze experiments through the use of engineering economics analysis, statistical, life cycle and IPPD models, sampling tables and techniques, probability applications and word problems that use examples from manufacturing or service applications.
- be able to use computational tools and management software and theories for finding graphical, statistical and analytical solutions to problems necessary for the practice of engineering management.
- be able to determine the scientific and engineering management variables of interest and processes to manage engineering design alternatives and management planning.
- be able to assess the ergonomic, economic, social and environmental requirements, needs and constraints of the system and its impact on the global society.
- be able to use engineering management analysis and TQM to develop production plans and effective task breakdowns and project plans based on life cycle, material and information processes and customer feedback of a product, service or system.
- have experience taking leadership roles in teams and practiced the principles of planning, organizing staffing directing and controlling as well as other tasks on the project team.
- have experience working within teams; act cooperatively, honor individual commitments and are able to identify and understand the assumptions associated with different conceptions of problems.
- be capable of submitting periodic oral and written progress reports as well as final written and oral reports on the entire project and be capable of critiquing and evaluating such.
- know about the Fundamental Canons and Code of Ethics of the Engineer and the role of standards and regulations in the design of products and services, and how to minimize exposure to legal liability.
- appreciate different economic interests of groups in society and how these are expressed as contemporary political matters.
- be able to search in libraries or on the Internet, as well as, read or discuss news and professional and technical publications. And have membership in or attended events of professional societies like ASEM.
- be able to understand the items necessary to get a product, process or service from conception to marketplace. (design, project management, sources of capital, intellectual property, marketing, principles of Quality).
Kathryn Abel, PhD
Undergraduate Program Director, On-Campus Channel Director, and Industry Professor