As you would expect, the Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems at SMU offers on-campus undergraduate and graduate classes. However, to make our quality education more easily accessible to aspiring professionals who may not be able to attend traditional classes, we also provide distance education graduate courses via web-streamed videos of current classes, and weekend format cohort groups for Master’s students that meet either on-campus, on-site at corporations, or at SMU−in−Plano.
Industry leaders help guide our programs. For example, the M.S. in Information Engineering and Management was designed in collaboration with a Fortune 500 advisory group. An aerospace/defense centric council proposed the M.S. in Systems Engineering Program approved by SMU in 1994. The program is continually revised to meet the needs of industry and government partners. Also, we have developed customized Master’s programs for Lockheed, EDS, and ISACA in under six months.
EMIS Program faculty members are all full-time teaching as well as research faculty. They are nationally recognized and award winning instructors, such as Lyle’s first University Distinguished Professor, Jeff Kennington. Our applied research foci include optimization models and software for operations and planning in logistics, telecommunications, and healthcare, plus systems engineering for development of complex systems. The faculty here is augmented by a remarkable cadre of adjunct industry professors.
Sponsors for our research have included:
- US Army
- US Navy
- Sandia National Labs
- Defense Contractors
Operations Research Program:
Operations Research involves the study of technical and analytical tools for management decision-making. This program is ranked among the top 25 O.R. programs (Gorman Report) and is a world-class faculty’s primary research area. The degrees offered include a Bachelor of Science (Management Science), Master of Science (Operations Research), and lastly a Ph.D. (Operations Research).
Systems Engineering Program:
Systems Engineering involves engineering and managing complex systems via the systems engineering perspective and process. The curriculum is designed in collaboration with industry and government. The program offers on-campus, distance and weekend format classes as well. The degrees offered include a Master of Science (Systems Engineering) and a Ph.D. (Systems Engineering).
Information Engineering and Management:
Information Engineering and Management involves technologies and strategies to effectively engineer and manage an organization’s information flow. The degree offered is a Master of Science in Information Engineering and Management (MSIEM).
Engineering Management Program:
Engineering Management prepares technical individuals for success in technology-based organizations. This program has been a popular choice among students for over 25 years. The degrees offered include a Master of Science in Engineering Management and a Doctor of Engineering.