The graduate plan in Engineering Management (EMGT) leads to the master of science
M.S. degree. The Engineering Management plan offers the candidate the 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 material is targeted to
equip the candidate with the knowledge and skills to better manage projects, processes,
personnel, products and services by integrating interdisciplinary courses from the
School of Business and the School of Science and Computer Engineering. The individuals
with engineering and scientific backgrounds will find that this master of science
degree may better suit their needs than the traditional MBA. In June 2007, the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board approved UHCL's addition of a Master of Science
in Engineering Management.
The Engineering Management (EMGT) curriculum is composed of 36 hours of graduate course
work of which 21 hours will be core requirements and 15 hours will be electives with
capstone or thesis option. The 15 hours may be either 12 hours of elective courses
with the Capstone Project (three hours) or six hours of elective courses with Thesis
(six hours). The program may be completed either online or face-to-face.
Graduates of this program qualify for a diverse array of positions requiring both
technical and administrative skills in any industry. They 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.
They 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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