EMIS engineers better business. We develop innovative, problem-solving leaders with a broad systems view, technical expertise, and an understanding of operations and people.
EMIS Degree Programs
- Operations Research/Management Science (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) applies advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. Ranked in top 25 OR programs.
- Engineering Management (M.S.E.M., D.Engr.) develops expertise in managing technology-based projects and people in technical roles.
- Information Engineering Management (M.S.I.E.M.) engineers and manages information flows by developing computing technology and management skills.
- Systems Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) creates and manages complex systems over their life cycle, using systems-engineering principles, methods and practices.
- Also undergraduate Engineering Leadership courses and freshman IT service classes
Students (Spring 2012)
- EMIS majors: 505 with 97 undergraduate and 408 master and doctoral (+60 freshman)
- Achieved gender parity in graduating seniors for last four years
- Credit hours: EMIS is 25% of Engineering total; 13% of undergraduate, 45% graduate
- Former students: Jerry Junkins, Gov. William Clements, Bobby Lyle
- Job placement area: consulting, aerospace, engineering, defense, healthcare, IT, entertainment, banking, telecommunications, military, research and analytics firms
- Graduate/Law schools: Duke, Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, Michigan, Northwestern, UT
- Wider selection of opportunities than other engineering and business degrees
- Size: 6 permanent (1 full, 3 associate, 1 assistant) and 4 non-tenure-track; hiring one
- Outstanding instructors, including Lyle's only University Scholar / Teacher of the Year
- Adjunct faculty: ~30 excellent, committed instructors teach 60% of classes
- Develop models, algorithms, and software to optimize systems and operational problems involving $100Ms of revenues and costs for government and industry
- Specialties: optimization of telecom, military, and supply-chain networks; systems and process engineering; data analytics
- Research infrastructure requirements: high performance computing, workspace
- External funding: $300,000 annually
- Degree programs date back to 1950 (EM), 1953 (OR), 1993 (SE), and 2002 (IEM)
- Department established in 2001, from faculty in Computer Science and unaffiliated
- Since then EMIS has: started 50+ executive classes, grown enrollments 83%, and generated 26% of Lyle tuition revenue