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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Engineering

Engineering Management

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Master of Science in Engineering

The engineering management program is offered by the College of Engineering and administered by the Center for Lifelong Engineering Education. The mission of the program is to contribute significantly to engineers' managerial leadership abilities within their technological organizations by allowing students an opportunity to pursue higher education that is innovative and intellectually inspiring. The program fulfills this mission by offering courses that teach engineers how to lead and how to manage projects, processes, personnel, products, and services in real-world situations.

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The core objective of the engineering management program is to provide engineers who have chosen to pursue leadership and management career paths with the tools and education that will most directly support their success. The goal of the degree program is to provide engineering professionals with these foundations and to help them continue lifelong learning while employed in industry. Further objectives are to teach students about the measurement of technical, business, and human performance processes required in engineering environments; to enhance the student's perspective on leadership and management of technology-based organizations; to develop students' expertise in the management of innovation; to give students the knowledge and skills to manage projects and processes effectively; to teach students to identify and balance the risks associated with technology development; to broaden the engineering manager's perspective on the marketing of technological products and services, the potential success or failure of an engineering project with respect to financing, and legal issues that affect technology. Additional objectives are to provide a program that is challenging, innovative, and intellectually inspiring; to offer a program for the working professional by offering courses that meet once a month on Friday and Saturday; and to offer an advanced degree in engineering management that meets the needs of technology organizations and industry in the Austin area and in the state.

The program is designed to give students the knowledge to measure and evaluate technical, business, and human performance processes in engineering environments. In the required courses listed below, students are expected to develop their perspectives on leadership and management of technology in industry and to gain insight into other management issues critical to lead or manage a technological organization.

The curriculum is designed to help students become better engineering leaders who can manage personnel, projects, products, and services. The program's special scheduling option allows the working professional to earn an advanced degree while maintaining his or her career.

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Areas of Study

The interdisciplinary engineering management faculty includes members of several departments of the College of Engineering, the McCombs School of Business and the School of Law. The current research of this faculty includes such topics as engineering economics; decision and risk analysis; economic management and marketing; management of people and organizations; and the legal issues that affect technology, such as product liability and patent law.

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Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2004-2005.

Anthony P. Ambler
Uttarayan Bagchi
John Daly
Alison Davis-Blake
David S. Dolling
Genaro J. Gutierrez
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Admission Requirements

This two-year program provides graduate education for the working professional who is employed in or planning to move into the field of engineering management. Classes meet all day one Friday and Saturday a month, with an orientation session at the beginning of the program. The program requires a serious commitment on the part of the student and the student's employer. The coursework is rigorous and demanding and can provide an excellent educational experience.

Students must have at least eighteen months of professional experience.

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Degree Requirements

The program requires thirty-six semester hours of graduate coursework, including the following core courses:

  • Engineering Management 380, Topic 1: Managing People and Organizations
  • Engineering Management 380, Topic 2: The Art and Science of Negotiations
  • Engineering Management 380, Topic 3: Advanced Marketing Management
  • Engineering Management 381, Topic 1: Legal Issues for Engineering Managers
  • Engineering Management 383, Topic 1: Management of Projects and Processes
  • Engineering Management 383, Topic 2: Strategic Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Engineering Management 383, Topic 3: System Design Metrics
  • Engineering Management 384, Engineering Economics

The student must also complete the project course, Engineering Management 397P; six semester hours in the seminar course, Engineering Management 397K; and the master's report, Engineering Management 398R.

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For More Information

Campus address: Development Office Building (DEV) Suite 100, phone (512) 471-3506, fax (512) 471-0831; campus mail code: A2800

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Engineering Management Program, P O Box H, Austin TX 78713-8908



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