The IPD Program - Master of Engineering
The Integrated Product Development degree is an integrated Master of Engineering degree program. The core courses emphasize the design, manufacture, implementation, and life-cycle issues of engineering systems. The remaining courses provide a disciplinary focus. The program embraces and balances qualitative as well as quantitative aspects and utilizes state-of-the-art tools and methodologies. It aims to educate students in problem solving methodologies, modeling, analysis, simulation, and technical management. The program trains engineers in relevant software applications and their productive deployment and integration in the workplace.
All students in this program must complete ten courses (30 credits) comprised of four core courses and up to six elective courses selected from one of the nine engineering tracks listed below. The student, with the approval of the program director, may design customized tracks. Up to six elective credits may be taken in lieu of the course credits towards a project relevant to the selected track.
Intense competition in world markets is forcing manufacturers to rethink the way they design, manufacture and support programs or products. The concerns of cost, quality and time-to-market are placing enormous pressures on organizations to produce more and better products in a shorter period of time to meet the changing threats around the world. These increasing demand placed on the military and commercial sectors to improve the quality and reliability of engineering systems while cutting costs in a rapidly changing technological world are creating new challenges for industry and government personnel responsible for planning and leading multidisciplinary product development projects. This change implies that an improvement in both the skill level and the technical knowledge is required to meet the challenges of today and the future.