UMD Graduate School
The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) offers a rich research environment for full-time students. The curriculum is offered in convenient late afternoon and evening time slots (Monday – Thursday) with courses offered via Interactive TV classrooms throughout Minnesota. This flexibility allows the student to pursue the degree on a part-time basis while continuing to work, applying lessons directly into their job duties as they continue their degree program.
Admission and Application Requirements
Applicants to the program should:
- Hold an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited U.S. institution or foreign equivalent. Applicants with a degree in another technical major and a substantial background in engineering may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.
- Provide two letters of recommendation concerning their academic ability and readiness for graduate education.
- Students requesting financial aid are strongly encouraged to take the GRE examination.
- Foreign applicants must take and pass the TOEFL examination for admission and grant of aid.
The MSEM degree offers two options to meet the needs of a wide variety of students—Plan A (thesis) option and the Plan B (project) option. Both require the completion of four core classes (totaling 12 credits):
- EMgt 5110: Management of Engineering and Technology (3 cr.)
- EMgt 5120: Advanced Project Management (3 cr.)
- EMgt 5130: Operations Modeling and Analysis (3 cr.)
- EMgt 5160: Quality Management (3 cr.)
In addition to the core classes, each student must complete a minimum of 6 credits of study from related fields outside of engineering management (Math, Independent Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Statistics, Business, Electrical/Computer Engineering, etc.) and additional Engineering Management electives to fulfill their program. Each of the programs requires a capstone design experience. For the Plan A option, this is a 10-credit thesis. For the Plan B option, this is a 3-credit project course.
Deadlines and Dates
Fall semester: July 15
Spring semester: October 15
Financial aid in the form of either Graduate Teaching or Research Assistantships is available on a competitive basis. Assistantships offer both ¼ time (including a stipend equivalent to 10 hours of assigned duties per week and one half tuition forgiveness) and ½ time (including a stipend equivalent to 20 hours of assigned duties per week and full tuition forgiveness) programs.
Students interested in requesting financial aid are strongly encouraged to complete their application by April 1 for the fall semester. The program does not normally consider financial aid offers with spring admissions.
Areas of Specializations
The program is a general engineering management program; however, our faculty specializes in:
- Project management
- Process and product innovation
- Quality management emphasizing lean approaches to the discipline.
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth, 229 Voss-Kovach Hall, 1305 Ordean Court, Duluth, MN 55812 (218.726.8117; fax 218.726.8581; email@example.com; www.d.umn.edu/mie/MSEM).
Director of Graduate Studies: Hpngyi Chen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 218.726.6836
Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies: Tracy Shaw, email@example.com, 218.726.6161