of Science or equivalent degree in a technical or applied science area,
including mathematics, applied sciences, and all engineering
- A Master’s degree in a technical area or in a managerial area, such as business administration or economics.
- Submission of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test results with a minimum 80th-percentile quantitative score.
of 600 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
or its equivalent, if English is not the native language.
- Approval of the Director of the Engineering Management Graduate Program.
Degree Requirements (see also Graduate Catalog)
- Twenty-four (24) term hours of Engineering Management.
These hours must come from graduate-level courses in quantitative and
qualitative aspects of managing in a modern technical environment.
Courses in the areas of engineering management, management science,
operations research, operations management, production management, and
other related fields may qualify.
- Eighteen (18) term hours in a technical specialty. These hours must be taken in an engineering or other technical area consistent with anticipated doctoral work demands.
- Nine (9) term hours of Business/Economics.
These hours must come from courses in a graduate program. They should
expand the student’s understanding of the economic issues and problems
relating to the transfer and management of technology.
- Fifteen (15) term hours of electives.
All elective hours must come from graduate-level courses and must be
approved by the advisory committee. These courses should, in some way,
complement and strengthen the student’s degree plan.
- Twelve (12) term hours of Praxis. These hours must be taken in residence. The student enrolls for these hours in the course of preparing the praxis project.
- The following courses, or their equivalents, included in the degree plan:
- EMIS 7362 Production Systems Engineering
- EMIS 8361 Economic Decision Analysis
- EMIS 8362 Engineering Accounting
- EMIS 8363 Engineering Finance
- EMIS 8364 Management for Engineers
- EMIS 8360 Operations Research Models
- EMIS 8378 Optimization Models for Decision Support
and one of the following:
- EMIS 8371 Linear Programming
- EMIS 8373 Integer Programming
- EMIS 8374 Network Flows
- EMIS 7370 (STAT 5340) Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
- EMIS 7377 (STAT 5377) Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments
A course may not be counted toward more than one category. The minor requirements may be satisfied by transfer credit.Satisfactory completion of the Preliminary Counseling Examination,
an oral exam covering degree fundamentals. The exam should be scheduled
after the student has taken courses in production management,
management for engineers, economic decision analysis, and operations
research models, but before 24 term hours have been completed.
Questions are drawn predominantly from the graduate courses EMIS 7362,
8360, and 8361. If the student fails the exam, he or she may retake it
once. Since the exam’s goal is to detect weaknesses in the student’s
background, the examiners may grant a conditional or partial pass. Such
a pass indicates that the student’s weaknesses can be over-come by
taking specific courses. In this situation, the student need not retake
the exam but will be required to take one or more courses and achieve a
grade of B or better.Satisfactory completion of the Doctoral Qualifying Examination.Satisfactory completion and defense of the doctoral praxis.