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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.

More Course Information

  • Admission Requirements

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

    Regular Degree Applicants – An applicant who has a minimum of a Bachelor degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field can apply for entrance into the MSEM program, or A Bachelor degree with at least 1 course in engineering and/or product or process/quality management and, Resume that lists engineering and/or related field with a minimum of 2 years related experience.

    Transfer Applicants (6 credits maximum) – Applicants who have earned credit hours from a regionally or nationally accredited institution may transfer up to 6-semester credits towards MSEM core courses. Transfer credit does not apply to the MSEM Capstone Project course (MSEM 694).

  • Graduation Requirements

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

Course Listings

  • Core Course Requirements

    MSEM Core Course Requirements

    • MSEM 600 Principles of Engineering Management

    • MSEM 601 Operations Management

    • MSEM 530 Managing Information Systems & Technology

    • MSEM 525 Strategic Management in a Globalized Economy

    • MSEM 605 Product & Design Process Development

    • MSEM 606 Management of Information Security

    • MSEM 608 Information Technology Project Management

    • MSEM 615 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

    • MSEM 617 E-Business Technology & Management

    • MSEM 641 Leading Strategic Change within Organizations

    • MSEM 690 Big Data Analytics

    • MSEM 694 Applied Engineering Management Capstone Project

    Total 36 credit hours

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