Coordinator: Barry J. Farbrother, Professor and Dean, Tagliatela College of Engineering, Ph.D., University of Hertfordshire, England
This program provides technical professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Created specifically for those directly and indirectly involved in managing technology or engineering, the program integrates courses on the latest technical developments with business-related studies such as marketing and accounting. Taught in a cohort format by exceptional leaders in their fields, the master of science degree in engineering management is designed for busy adults and is the only graduate program of its kind in Connecticut. The program includes advanced learning in quality assurance, resource use optimization, modern production scheduling and control, supply chain management, and system simulation and project management. Additional topics include organizational development, financial management, marketing management, and leadership. The experienced engineering manager, typically not holding a graduate degree, requires state-of-the-art educational exposure to information directly related to his or her technical work environment that goes beyond the traditional MBA. MSEM is specifically designed to provide this exposure.
Application for admission is made to the UNH Graduate School. Qualified applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited institution, or equivalent. Five or more years’ experience in a supervisory role in engineering, technical staff support, engineering or systems management, project management, systems engineering, manufacturing, logistics, industrial engineering, military operations, or quality assurance is viewed as a minimal requirement for admission. The applicant should be sponsored or nominated by his/her employer. Individuals with unique or extraordinary qualifications and a bona fide reason to enroll in the program are encouraged to apply and to present their cases for admission. The Industrial Engineering faculty, in consultation with the Graduate School and the dean of the Tagliatela College of Engineering, make final decisions on admission.
Applicants to the program must be suitably qualified for both the M.S.E.M. courses (EXIE) and the five Executive M.B.A. courses (EXID). In cases where deficiencies exist that are likely to impede success in a given course, students may be required to seek prerequisite education or meet certain academic conditions before enrollment in that course is permitted. The nature of the program requires that all participants, even if drawn from highly diverse backgrounds and occupations, share common skills and abilities that permit teamwork and successful learning in any given module.