Students will be provided the opportunity to study the engineering relationships between the management tasks of planning, organization, leadership, control, and the human element in production, research, and service organizations. Other subjects studied deal with the stochastic nature of management systems and will prepare graduates to integrate management systems into a series of different technological environments. Graduates are qualified for employment in a wide range of managing engineering projects; these include but are not limited to the oil, gas and coal extraction industry, scientific research and development services, and the management of companies and enterprises. Positions for which graduates qualify may be found with architecture, engineering and related services, navigational, measuring, electro- medical, and control instruments manufacturing, electric utilities, electrical and mechanical equipment manufacturers, mining companies, manufacturing companies, and other industries where engineering managers are needed.
The baccalaureate degree program in engineering management incorporates the criteria of the EAC (Engineering Accreditation Commission) of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), http://www.abet.org.
The Engineering Management program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation.
Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates apply operational research, engineering economic, quality control and management principles to analyze, evaluate, improve and implement for engineering management projects.
- Graduates function on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.
- Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.
- Graduates remain current, professionally.
- To provide breadth for additional job opportunities, graduates utilize rigorous mathematics techniques, computer programming and simulation software in support of complex engineering management projects.
- Graduates apply project management techniques to manage product design and development.
The Engineering Management program publishes the following program outcomes to describe what students are expected to know and do at the time of graduation. These relate to knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire in the program. These outcomes are defined as requirements from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- Students demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Students demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- Students demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- Students demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Students demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Students demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
- Students possess the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- Students have recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Students possess knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Students demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- Students possess an ability to understand the engineering relationships between the management tasks of planning, organization, leadership, control, and the human element in production, research, and service organizations.
- Students possess an ability to understand and deal with the stochastic nature of management systems.
- Students possess an ability to integrate management systems into a series of different technological environments.