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Westcliff MSEM – Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

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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 highlightsthe 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.

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.

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 highlightsthe 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.

 

  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.
  • Admission Application
  • Application fee of $30.00
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript
  • One (1) form of Personal Identification, including a government issued ID with photo
  • A Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution required
  • At least 1 course taken at the undergraduate level in content related to information and/or computer technology
  • Work experience related to information technology is recommended
  • Sign admissions disclosure forms:
  • Memorandum of understanding
  • Photograph/Video/ Testimonial consent to release form
  • FERPA form
  • Attestation form
  • Acknowledgement of handbook
  • Rules and regulations
  • Consent to release information of Education
  • Disability Self-Disclosure and Request for Accommodations (if necessary)
  • School Performance Fact Sheet

Student 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 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.

Master of Science Engineering Management (MSEM)

12 Core Course Required (36 Credit hours)

 

Course Codes & Title

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

 

MSEM 525 Strategic Management in a Globalized Economy (3 credit hours). This course will focus on strategic development and integration of knowledge in functional areas of management. Students will be asked to examine the strategic role of information systems, marketing and management within modern business organizations, organizing, managing, and controlling information systems, and marketing and management in order to develop an understanding for strategic frameworks.

MSEM 530 Managing Information Systems & Technology (3 credit hours). This course focuses on the impact of technology on organizations. Topics include information awareness, decision architecture and internal knowledge dissemination. In addition, the course will cover tools and techniques for competitive analysis, strategic planning, and strategy implementation, addressing the use of information, knowledge, and technology as a strategic asset.

MSEM 600 Principles of Engineering Management (3 credit hours). The course is presented as a practical guide to the tools and methodologies used in the field of engineering. Topics are presented using a “total systems management” approach and include system design, development, testing, production, testing, operations, maintenance, and organizational support. Topics such as computer-based modeling, hardware and software integration is also investigated. The course is particularly useful for practicing engineers who want to move into management, since real-world case studies presented are applicable.

MSEM 601 Operations Management (3 credit hours).The course expands on concepts and techniques related to the design, planning, control, and improvement of manufacturing, human resource planning, and service operations. A holistic view of operations, with emphasis on the coordination of product development, process management, and supply chain management. Finally, the course investigates various aspects of operations management great detail. Topics covered in the areas of process analysis, materials management, production scheduling, quality improvement, and product design.

MSEM 605 Product & Design Process Development (3 credit hours). This is an interdisciplinary course on product development and the processes required from concept to delivery. It provides exploration from beginning to end by combining the perspectives of marketing, design, and manufacturing into a single approach to product development. It affords understanding of industrial practices, complex operations and team development related to product and process design.

MSEM 606 Management of Information Security (3 credit hours). This course provides an in-depth examination of the strategic management of Information Security within the enterprise. Topics covered include securing information assets, especially in the digital format, from ever-increasing threats, information security governance, risk management, and regulatory compliance. Security models and threats, and developing security programs are presented in detail.

MSEM 608 Information Technology Project Management (3 credit hours). Information Technology Project Management provides students with the concepts, tools, and techniques for managing projects in the IT sphere. Based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBO), this course helps students apply appropriate theories, principles and practices, skills, and techniques to facilitate the planning, organization, management, and control of IT projects they will face in organizations.

MSEM 615 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (3 credit hours). The ERP Systems course provides students with the tools to help them consider, select, and implement an Enterprise Resource Planning system to help them make sound decisions concerning the internal and external functioning of the supply chain. Students will learn to drive growth and productivity by using integrated information systems to provide managers with more accurate, more consistent, and more up-to-date data for informed decision making.

MSEM 617 E-Business Technology & Management (3 credit hours). The E-Business Technology & Management course prepares students to balance the technological requirements central to E-Business with the critical leadership skills necessary to successfully manage in an E-Commerce environment. Students will also be exposed to the international competencies that are necessary for success in E-Commerce in the global economy.

MSEM 641 Leading Strategic Change within Organizations (3 credit hours). This course examines the major components of organization development: the evolution of organization development, the nature of change, and how change agents can effectively manage and implement change in organizations. Recommended for students interested in consulting, management, or other roles that involve change and development in the workplace.

MSEM 690 Big Data Analytics (3 credit hours). The Big Data Analytics course provides students with the tools and analysis techniques to make informed big-data purchasing decisions using quality information. Students will learn why to install specific packages and analysis tools, and they will learn the benefits of popular solutions, such as Hadoop and Oracle Endeca, as well as the sources of common errors in analysis and how to prevent and fix them.

MSEM 694 Applied Engineering Management Capstone Project (3 credit hours). This course provides the opportunity for graduate students of the MSEM program, to present solutions to industry problems through the development, construction, implementation, and management of a technology project in Engineering Management.  The  course  is  designed  to  incorporate  learning  outcomes  of  all  courses  presented  in  the program that is pragmatic and value added. The course culminates with a final written paper, and a project that is to be presented to a panel to include the sponsor. Teams will collect final week presentations for all coursework and work collaboratively to present a final presentation of an Engineering Management solution developed for an approved sponsor. The sponsor must be an organization outside the university and must be willing to work with the capstone team by submitting a business problem that requires an Engineering Management-based  solution.  Additionally,  the  sponsor  will  provide  insight  and  feedback  to  the  capstone team during the capstone project through fruition. The Instructor for this course will serve as a mentor and consultant  in  the  creation,  development,  implementation  and  management  of  the  project.  The  solution developed by the capstone team must demonstrate mastery of program learning outcomes, course learning objectives and outcomes, and will be presented in a final PowerPoint presentation to the sponsor and other audience members. The final written paper is due on the last day of the term.