Introduction

Engineering management, according to the American Society of Engineering Management, is the art and science of planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities that have a technological component. Engineering managers possess the ability to apply engineering principles and skill in organizing and directing technical projects and people.

RMU's innovative program will prepare you to apply knowledge and provide leadership in technical environments. Upon graduation, you'll be able to demonstrate an advanced level of intellectual achievement in the context of engineering projects and synthesize theory and practice in the design and development of engineering management systems.

You will learn how to integrate technical, scientific and management knowledge, techniques and skills, so that you can become a management leader. You will be prepared to direct any technological enterprise while maintaining emphasis on quality, ethics and concern for the environment.

We will help you to acquire the engineering management skills to design, operate and continuously improve systems made up of people, equipment, money, time, information and energy. As a graduate, you will be able to demonstrate an advanced level of intellectual achievement in the context of engineering projects, and synthesize theory and practice in the design and development of engineering management systems.

Curriculum

The M.S. in Engineering Management degree program is offered in both thesis and non-thesis formats. You may select the format you wish to pursue based on your interests after you enroll in the program. A total of 30 credit hours is required to complete either the thesis or non-thesis format.

Thesis Option 
Required Courses - 9 credits
ENGR5010     Engineering Cost Estimation and Financial Analysis
ENGR5020     Engineering Systems Analysis and Design
ENGR5030     Project Engineering and Management

Directed Electives - 15 credits
6-9 credits     Engineering courses
6-9 credits     Non-engineering courses

Thesis - 6 credits
Requires a minimum of six credits of applied research in an appropriate area of interest. A faculty advisor will assist you in defining a thesis topic. A defense before a faculty committee is required. The committee may include members of industry if appropriate and if approved by the department head.

Non-Thesis Option
Required Courses - 9 credits
ENGR5010     Engineering Cost Estimation and Financial Analysis
ENGR5020     Engineering Systems Analysis and Design
ENGR5030     Project Engineering

Directed Electives - 21 credits
9-15 credits     Engineering courses
6-12 credits     Non-engineering courses

Concentrations