Coordinator: Ira H. Kleinfeld, Professor, Eng ScD, Columbia University
The Master of Science in Engineering and Operations Management (MS EOM) prepares engineers and technical professionals who aspire to hold engineering, project management, and operations management positions in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Such professionals require advanced education in the use of scarce resources, managing workforce teams, establishing effective supply chains, assuring high quality products and services, establishing customer relationships, and planning successful organizational operations. The curriculum includes coverage of quality and six-sigma, lean operations, supply chain maintenance, value engineering and provides students with analytical capability in statistical analysis and simulation. In addition, topics in basic finance, engineering economy and cost estimating, marketing, and organizational development are covered as needed to support good operational decisions. Typical positions for graduates include plant manager, engineering manager, production planner, supply chain and logistics manager, quality assurance officer, project engineer, program coordinator, lean operations specialist, and contract engineering manager.
MS EOM Placement
For candidates holding the baccalaureate in engineering or a related field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from a U.S. regionally accredited institution, the MS EOM can be earned by successfully completing eleven courses for 30 credits. Inadequate undergraduate preparation or deficiencies in mathematics as identified by the coordinator or faculty advisor may result in a requirement of additional pre-program study.
A plan of study incorporating required courses and any applicable substitutions is prepared for each candidate in the first term of attendance at the university. In requesting a course substitution, transcripts, course syllabi, textbooks, and testimonials are the usual evidence of equivalent learning. A capstone project is required of all candidates, and may be satisfied by completion of the designated courses with a project component or by EGRM 6690.
Candidates for admission are expected to hold an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, or business with strong quantitative background granted by a regionally accredited U.S. institution or recognized foreign university. Competency in mathematics through calculus is expected. Deficiencies can be remedied by enrolling in designated undergraduate or graduate courses at the university. Decisions on admission are made after a careful review of a candidate’s application portfolio.