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Master of Science Engineering Management (MSEM)

Master of Science Engineering Management (MSEM)

The Master of Science Engineering Management (MSEM) degree program is highly relevant to organizations who are continually striving to close the gap between engineering, technology, and management for performance. The field of Engineering applies across several business sectors since the field incorporates process, design, technology, and the management of projects and people. The program highlights the synergism between the application of engineering and management as part of the strategic plan and to sustain competitive advantage. The Master of Science Engineering Management is a 36 credit program consisting of 12 courses (3 credits each) that is taken over the course of 24 months.

Mission Statement

Westcliff University’s mission for the Master of Science in Engineering Management is to prepare students for leadership roles in technology, science, government, and engineering-based companies and entities. Students will develop skills necessary to be successful in business and engineering project management roles. Students will apply quantitative and qualitative analytical skills in the management of engineering projects.

MSEM Program Description

The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) degree program is highly relevant to organizations who are continually striving to close the gap between engineering, technology, and management for performance. The field of engineering spans across several business sectors due to the fact that the field incorporates process, design, technology, and the management of projects and people. The program highlights the synergism between the application of engineering and management as part of strategic planning and in order to sustain competitive advantage.

MSEM Program Learning Outcomes

MSEM Program Learning Outcomes

Westcliff University's Master of Science in Engineering Management program seeks to develop persons who can create, innovate, design, and improve the engineering management industry. Individuals will formulate strategies to manage, and lead a diverse organization of engineers and technologists through in-depth research within the engineering enterprise. The MSEM program makes use of research findings, complex models, and integrates emerging technologies with project management through an objective global viewpoint.

The Master of Science in Engineering Management degree encourages students to achieve the following educational objectives:

1
Evaluate the functions of Engineering Management such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling projects.
2
Design strategic plans to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness by incorporating value chain based methodologies to engineering processes.
3
Analyze, design, and develop processes for increasing the efficacy of manufacturing and production systems through engineering management.
4
Assemble, construct, and develop teams that are efficient and have the ability to communicate engineering and technical data effectively by implementing project milestones through collaboration.
5
Formulate strategies to manage and motivate a diverse workforce of engineers and technologists towards the attainment of organizational goals.
6
Create and develop the ability to conduct in-depth research, independently or within the enterprise in a broad range of engineering, project management, and information and emerging technologies.
7
Create, innovate, design, and improve engineering management in an ethical and socially responsible way.

Program Requirements

  • Admission Requirements

    The minimum academic requirements to apply to the Master of Science in Engineering Management Degree Program are:

    An applicant with a Bachelor-level degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution can apply for entrance into Westcliff University. Undergraduate degrees obtained outside of the United States will only be accepted if they have been evaluated by a member in good standing of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or another nationally recognized credentialing service. In this case, the listed U.S. degree equivalency will be used.

  • Graduation Requirements

    Student must complete thirty-six (36) prescribed credit hours with a program GPA of 3.0 or higher meet all academic and financial requirements upon graduation and fulfillment of all graduation requirements, students will receive the degree reflecting the coursework completed Students must apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.

  • Internship Requirements

    Westcliff University requires all students enrolled in graduate degree programs to successfully complete an internship prior to graduation. Westcliff University degrees are designed to prepare students for the workforce, and the knowledge and skills learned throughout the curriculum are directly applicable in the industries to which they are associated. Internship experiences allow students to further refine these skills through practical use with guidance, oversight, and feedback while also building a network within the industry and references for future career needs. Graduate students are encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded to them in their internship experiences and maximize their potential career placement or advancement upon graduation.

    Graduate internship courses are credit-bearing and are assessed on a Pass/Fail basis. During each internship course, students engage in direct experience per session in addition to participating in the assigned classroom activities. Students are encouraged to complete as many internship courses as they are able to in pursuit of their degree (with a maximum of one course per session). Internship opportunities exist on- and off-campus. Off-campus internships require prior university approval, and F-1 students must have Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization to participate in off-campus internships.

    Students are responsible for developing and demonstrating the skills necessary to be successful in an internship. In addition to industry knowledge, students should be prepared to demonstrate professionalism, effective communication (written, oral, and digital), and integrity while engaged in an internship. The faculty facilitating graduate internship courses assess these qualities and provide valuable feedback to students throughout the course.

Program Information

  • Required Courses

    Master of Science Engineering Management Program Required Courses - 36 Credit Hours

    MSEM 525 Strategic Management in a Globalized Economy 3 credit hours

    MSEM 530 Managing Information Systems & Technology 3 credit hours

    MSEM 600 Principles of Engineering Management 3 credit hours

    MSEM 601 Operations Management 3 credit hours

    MSEM 605 Product & Design Process Development 3 credit hours

    MSEM 606 Management of Information Security 3 credit hours

    MSEM 608 Information Technology Project Management 3 credit hours

    MSEM 615 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 3 credit hours

    MSEM 617 E-Business Technology & Management 3 credit hours

    MSEM 641 Leading Strategic Change within Organizations 3 credit hours

    MSEM 690 Big Data Analytics 3 credit hours

    MSEM 694 Applied Engineering Management Capstone Project 3 credit hours

    INT 601 Graduate Internship 1 credit hour

  • Course Concentrations

    Course concentrations for the Master of Science in Engineering Management program will be available in the Fall Semester of 2022.

  • Course Catalog and Student Handbook

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Application

    As a Westcliff student, you have access to a powerful network of support from staff, faculty, alumni, and many others who take pride in investing in you. Scholarships are made possible by generous benefactors who are passionate about supporting your success.

  • Scholarship Application Deadlines
    Semester Session Scholarship Deadline Start Date End Date
    FALL Session 1 07/31/21 Start: 8/30/21 End: 10/24/21
      Session 2 09/25/21 Start: 10/25/21 End: 12/19/21
    SPRING Session 3 12/04/21 Start: 01/03/22 End: 02/27/22
      Session 4 01/29/22 Start: 02/28/22 End: 04/24/22
    SUMMER Session 5 04/02/22 Start: 05/02/22 End: 06/26/22
      Session 6 05/28/22 Start: 06/27/22 End: 08/21/22
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