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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Management, M.S.

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Program Overview

The Master of Science degree in Engineering Management is a 30-credit graduate program designed for students that have completed a bachelor’s degree in the applied sciences, business, engineering, engineering technology, industrial technology, or other related technical professional programs. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in management positions in business, engineering, manufacturing, and industry. The program has an emphasis in designing innovative engineering and technology solutions and the applications of total quality management.


The mission of the Master of Science degree in Engineering Management is to prepare business, engineering, and technology leaders capable of analyzing and improving operational performance using engineering and technology strategies. This is accomplished by linking concepts of engineering and technology with business management and organizational skills. To meet this mission, individuals engage in industrial problems involving applied research, resource allocation, technological systems, managing change and innovation, technology transfer, forecasting, and quality improvement.

Program Outcomes

The Engineering Management program has the following program objectives, and at the conclusion of this program graduates will be able to:

  1. Design innovative engineering or technological based solutions to selected problems.

  2. Demonstrate skills in the improvement of productivity, quality, and competitiveness in the management of engineering and technology endeavors.

  3. Provide solutions to cost management, risk assessment, and project management.

  4. Apply concepts of total quality management, lean enterprise, Six-Sigma, and statistical process control.

  5. Illustrate leadership strategies to managing engineering and technology enterprises and operations.

MSEM Program Policies

Students in the MSEM program are governed by policies stated in the Fairmont State University Graduate Catalog, and students are required to review the catalog upon admission to the MSEM program. Policies specific to the MSEM program are as follows:

The Department of Engineering Technology in accordance with university policies reserves the right to administratively withdraw a student whose academic record or behavior is judged unsatisfactory.

  • Any student dismissed from the program may not reapply to the area of emphasis in which he or she was enrolled.

  • No more than nine credit hours of graduate level courses from an accredited institution may be accepted as transfer credit.

  • Grades earned in transfer courses must be a ‘B’ or better or ‘pass/satisfactory.

  • Prior to the completion of 12 credit hours of graduate courses, a Degree Plan must be submitted through the student’s graduate Advisor and to the Office of Graduate Studies.

  • A student may amend their Degree Plan with approval from their academic advisor and the resubmission of the plan to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Program of Study

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