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Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

Program Description

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 program consists of a total of 36 credits and 12 courses (3 credits each) over the course of 24 months


Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

The program seeks to develop graduates 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 program makes use of research findings, complex models, and integrates emerging technologies with project management through an objective global viewpoint.

The MSEM/MEM degree encourages students to achieve the following educational objectives:

Evaluate the functions of engineering management such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling projects.
Design strategic plans to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness by incorporating value chain based methodologies to engineering processes.
Analyze, design, and develop processes for increasing the efficacy of manufacturing and production systems through engineering management.
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.
Formulate strategies to manage and motivate a diverse workforce of engineers and technologists towards the attainment of organizational goals.
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.
Create, innovate, design, and improve engineering management in an ethical and socially responsible way

Program Requirements

  • Admission Requirements

    A successful application into the MSEM program requires a completed Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology four-year bachelor-level degree from a federally-recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Qualifying degrees obtained outside of Canada will only be considered if they have been evaluated by a member in good standing of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or a similarly-recognized credentialing service. In this case, the listed Canadian degree equivalency will be used.

    Without a bachelor’s degree in one of the above areas, an applicant may be conditionally approved into the program pending completion of TECH 100 as a prerequisite.

  • Graduation Requirements

    Students must complete thirty-six (36) prescribed credit hours with a program GPA of 3.0 or higher to 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.

  • Practical Learning Experience Requirements

    Westcliff University requires all students enrolled in graduate-level degree or certificate programs in the College of Technology and Engineering to successfully complete a Practical Learning Experience (PLE) as a graduation requirement. Westcliff University degrees and certificates are designed to prepare students for the professional workforce, and the knowledge and skills learned throughout their program are directly applicable to the industries to which they are associated. Practical learning allows students to further refine the associated knowledge and skills through guidance, oversight, and feedback from industry experts and professionals while also building a stable network and gathering references to support their career needs. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded to them in practical learning and maximize their potential career placement or advancement upon graduation.

    The graduate PLE requirement is satisfied by completing a credit-bearing internship course that is assessed on a Credit/No Credit basis. During practical learning, students engage in empirical experiences, in addition to participating in assigned course activities. This practice reflects Westcliff’s commitment to a practical and relevant education and the value of applied, experiential learning. Students who have this experience demonstrate a more successful transition into a new career or career advancement. Students are encouraged to complete as many PLEs as their schedules will permit in pursuit of the completion of their program(s).

    Graduate practical learning opportunities exist on- and off-campus. Off-campus practical learning requires prior University approval, and F-1 students must have Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization to participate in off-campus practical learning. Students are responsible for developing and demonstrating the skills necessary to be successful in a PLE. In addition to contemporary and growing industry knowledge, students should also be prepared to demonstrate professionalism, effective communication (written, oral and digital), and integrity while engaged in practical learning. The faculty facilitating internship courses associated with Practical Learning Experience assess these qualities and provide valuable feedback regarding their development to students throughout each experience. Students may reach out to Career Services with any questions about practical learning at the graduate level.

Program Information

  • Required Courses

    Core Courses
    MIS 545 Business Architecture and Organizational Transformation 3 Credit Hours
    MIS 500 Managing Information Systems & Technology 3 Credit Hours
    MIS 510 Information Technology Project Management 3 Credit Hours
    MIS 520 Leading Strategic Change with Technology 3 Credit Hours
    MIS 540 Management of Information Security 3 Credit Hours
    MIS 550 Big Data Analytics and Visualization 3 Credit Hours
    CAP 690 Masters Applied Capstone 3 Credit Hours
    Concentration 15 Credit Hours 

  • Program Concentrations

    Technology Engineering Management (TEM) - The Technology Engineering Management concentration is designed to provide students with a foundation in systems engineering management processes and techniques. This program is ideal for professionals who are interested in management roles within the systems engineering field and who may have experience but do not have formal training. Students will learn information systems engineering processes and techniques, strategic engineering technology management, and reliability engineering. Graduate students will complete one additional graduate-level assignment in each course.

  • 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 07/29/22 Start: 8/29/22 End: 10/23/22
      Session 2   Start: 10/24/22 End: 12/18/22
    SPRING Session 3 12/03/22 Start: 01/03/23 End: 02/26/23
      Session 4   Start: 02/27/23 End: 04/23/23
    SUMMER Session 5 04/01/23 Start: 05/01/23 End: 06/25/23
      Session 6   Start: 06/26/23 End: 08/20/23


Program Requirements