M.S. in Engineering - Sample Plan of Study
Students interested in the Practice Oriented M.S. in Engineering can start the program any semester. The program consists of 30 semester credit hours of graduate work.
The 9 credit hour engineering core consists of three courses which are designed to update engineering analysis skills, provide a background in applied statistics and to furnish tools for the management of projects and technological innovation.
Engineering core courses include:
CHEE-6700 (3 Credits) Management of Projects and Technical Innovation Theory and practice of management technology applied to project management, engineering project development, and major technological innovation to address new business needs and opportunities.
ENGT-5500 (3 Credits) Applications of Engineering Analysis. This course is in analysis for engineers. Topics include ordinary differential equations, matrix methods, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, systems of equations, optimization methods, Fourier analysis. Emphases are placed on applications and on software assisted mathematics. Students learn to use analytical as well as numerical methods to solve practical problems arising in industry
ENGT-6980 (3 Credits) Applied Probability and Statistics in Engineering and Management Science. Provides technical professionals with the knowledge of probability and statistics in applications areas of engineering and management. Emphasis on statistical methods most used in practice such as tests for measures of validity, designing efficient experiments for process improvement and applying quantitative techniques to practical decision making.
The 9 credit hour business core also consists of three courses which are intended to acquaint engineers, scientists, and technologists with financial, managerial, and social issues that can help the engineer succeed in today’s marketplace.
Business core courses include:
ACCT-5000 (3 Credits) Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting. Focuses on the preparation, interpretation, analysis, and use of financial information. Provides an introduction to cost accounting, managerial accounting concepts, and the use of accounting information for decision-making.
OPMT-5520 (3 Credits) Analysis of Manufacturing and Service Systems. Concepts for designing and managing manufacturing and service systems are discussed. Topics include creating flexible and efficient systems for producing goods, time-based competition, global production and sourcing, MRP, and JIT.
BLAW/MGMT-6100 (3 Credits) Leading through Ethical Decision Making. Discussion of social criticisms of business and of responses which may improve its social performance Topics include consumerism, ecology, market power, social responsibility, ethics, regulations and public policy.
The 12 credit hour Elective & Project component of the program consists of two three-credit elective courses and a six-credit work-related project.