The graduate program in Engineering Management (EMGT) leads to the master of science
(MS) degree. The program offers the candidate an opportunity to earn an advanced degree
in two years while maintaining full-time employment. The broad EMGT curriculum was
designed to prepare students with technical backgrounds to become industry leaders.
To achieve this objective, the curriculum is carefully designed by integrating courses
from the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Business. The program
focuses on multiple disciplines such as Business Management/Administration, Project
Management, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering among others.
The EMGT curriculum is composed of 36 hours of graduate course work of which 21 hours
are core requirements and 15 hours are be electives with capstone or thesis option.
The EMGT MS program offers two different tracks – Traditional EMGT MS and Fully online EMGT MS. Students in the traditional track complete the program either face-to-face or partially
online while students in the fully online track complete all courses online.
Why Engineering Management at UHCL
- It is a unique program of this type in the Greater Houston area which is nation’s
fourth largest city
- It offers flexible course delivery formats by providing face-to-face, partially online,
or fully online
- Students can choose the MS degree or a Joint Certificate on Project Management and
Six Sigma or both based on their need
- The program is specifically designed to help students with technical backgrounds develop
new skills in business/management, and technology to increase their career potential
- The program includes courses in negotiations, entrepreneurship, project management,
six sigma, decisions analysis, technology management, Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) systems, and innovative product design that students will use in their current
or future professions
- The curriculum is customized to be aligned with the industrial needs in the Greater
Graduates of this program qualify for a diverse array of positions requiring both
technical and administrative skills in any industry.
- Graduates may find out opportunities in supervising people who design and develop
products, services, systems, and processes as engineering manager, project manager,
R&D manager, and process improvement consultant
- Graduates might coordinate development, production, operations, quality, testing,
or maintenance as operation manager, quality manager (engineer), systems engineer,
and system analyst
- Graduates with advanced technical and administrative knowledge and strong communication
skills will be in one of the best positions to become managers in their disciplines
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