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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Engineering Management M.S.

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The graduate plan in Engineering Management (EMGT) leads to the master of science (M.S.) degree. The Engineering Management plan offers the candidate the opportunity to earn an advanced degree in two years while maintaining full-time employment. The broad EMGT curriculum is designed to prepare students with technical backgrounds to become industry leaders. To achieve this objective, the curriculum is carefully designed by integrating courses from the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Business.  The program focuses on multiple disciplines such as: Business Management/Administration, Project Management, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering among others. 

The Engineering Management (EMGT) curriculum is composed of 36 hours of graduate course work of which 18 hours will be core requirements and 18 hours will be electives with capstone or a thesis option. The EMGT MS program offers two different options- traditional EMGT MS and fully online EMGT MS.  Students in the traditional option complete the program either face to face or partially online while students in the fully online option complete all courses online. 

Admissions Requirements

To enter the EMGT plan, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in science, engineering or other disciplines related to Engineering Management.  If applicants have a bachelor's degree from other disciplines, at least one year of work experience in a technical field is required. 

It is recommended that candidates who apply for admission have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater (four point grade scale) on the last 60 hours of course work.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all candidates applying for admission, a minimum GRE score (verbal+ quantitative) of 290 points with a minimum quantitative score of 145, a verbal score of 140. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) of 500 with minimum quantitative score of 35 may substitute for the GRE. GRE/GMAT is waived if one of the following conditions is met: (i) Applicants with a GPA 3.0 or above; (ii) Applicants with at least one year of post-graduate full-time work experience in a technical field.

The application materials should include a resume summarizing candidate's career objectives and professional experience as well as two letters of recommendation from current or former academic advisers or work supervisors.

No 4000 level credits will be allowed for the EMGT master's degree. A maximum of six hours of grades of C or C+ may be counted toward the graduate degree; grades of C- will not apply.

Engineering Management Online

The Engineering Management program may be taken online. Online courses are offered less frequently than face to face courses. Students requiring 100% of their courses online can expect to take longer to graduate than those who choose a mix of face to face and online courses to fulfill the degree. Foundation courses may only be offered as traditional on campus classes. These courses must be taken either at UHCL or at another university before entry into the EMGT online option.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses Required for Entrance

In addition, the program requires that a set of foundation courses and their prerequisites be completed before enrolling in graduate EMGT program. The foundation courses are:

Foundation Courses Required for Entrance
MATH 2413 Calculus I
Credit Hours: 4
STAT 3334 Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
Credit Hours: 3
DSCI 3321 Statistics I
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

STAT 3334 is equivalent to DSCI 3321. Only one will be counted.

The program may also assign further prerequisites depending upon the candidate's qualification in terms of professional experience and English proficiency.  The admission committee based upon plan needs, the guidelines stated herein and UHCL admission requirements will decide acceptance into the program. Once admitted, the candidate must file a Candidate Plan of Study (CPS) in the first semester of enrollment.

EMGT Core Requirements (18 hours)

The following core requirements must be completed for both thesis and capstone options.

EMGT Core Requirements (18 hours)
EMGT 5130 New Business Development
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5231 Engineering Management Planning
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5330 Service and Operations Management
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5430 Professional Project Management
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5531 Technology Planning and Management
Credit Hours: 3
SENG 5230 Systems Engineering Economics
Credit Hours: 3

EMGT Elective Requirements

The following 12 and 15 hours of elective requirements must be completed both thesis and capstone options, respectively from the courses below:

EMGT Elective Requirements (12-15 hours
EMGT 5131 Legal Issues in Engineering Management
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5230 Negotiation Strategies
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5331 Six-Sigma Quality
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5431 Contract Management
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5530 Organizational Analysis and Management
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5630 Quantitative Decision Making for Engineering Management
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5631 Supply Chain Management
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5632 Logistics Management
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5730 Fundamentals of Enterprise Resource Planning Software
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5731 Business Analytics
Credit Hours: 3
EMGT 5830 Modeling and Simulation
Credit Hours: 3
SENG 5130 Systems Engineering Processes
Credit Hours: 3
SENG 5332 Decision Analysis for Systems Engineering
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

The following courses may substitute for the aforementioned electives based upon permission of the faculty adviser before enrolling to satisfy specific degree requirement (e.g., 100% online option).

  • SWEN 5130 
  • MGMT 5133 
  • MGMT 5638

EMGT Capstone Option (18 hours of core requirements + 15 hours of electives + 3 hours of Capstone)

The Capstone enrollment is limited to candidates who have completed 24 hours of the EMGT core and elective requirements after completion of their prerequisites. Under the capstone option, the master degree candidates must complete 18 hours of core requirements and 15 hours of elective requirements. The capstone course is counted as 3 hours and may be available online.

EMGT Capstone Option (18 hours of core requirements + 15 hours of electives + 3 hours of Capstone)
EMGT 6837 Engineering Management Capstone Project
Credit Hours: 3

EMGT Thesis Option (18 hours of core requirements + 12 hours of electives + 6 hours of thesis)

Master degree candidates must complete 18 hours of core requirements and 12 hours of elective requirements. The thesis is counted as 6 hours.

EMGT Thesis Option (18 hours of core requirements + 12 hours of electives + 6 hours of thesis)
EMGT 6939 Master's Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 3