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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Engineering Management (EMA)

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Master of Science in Engineering Management (M.S.E.M.)
CIP Code: 15.1501
College of Engineering (EN)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Engineering
Industrial Systems Department (EGS)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue ENB 118
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Patricia Anzalone
Phone: 813-974-5573
Email: panzalone@usf.edu

Website: http://imse.eng.usf.edu/


Faculty Search: Engineering Faculty List


Major Information

This major is designed to prepare engineers from various disciplines to make the transition to technical management.Courses in the major involve concepts in engineering management, resource management, strategic planning, and productivity.They combine qualitative approaches with quantitative techniques. Courses are available on campus or through distance learning.

Accreditation Information:

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • BS in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA upper level
  • GRE may be required
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • TOEFL score of 79 or higher on internet-based test, 213 or higher on computer-based test, or 550 or higher on paper-based test
  • Resume
  • Two years professional experience or internship may be required as part of the major

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Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits of approved graduate level coursework beyond the bachelor level is required, 18 credits of core work and 12 credits of electives. Up to 6 hours of advanced courses in the students area of specialty may be taken as electives. A thesis option is available to M.S.E.M. students who are interested in applied research. In the thesis option, 18 credits of core work, 6 credits of electives, and 6 credits of thesis are the minimum required.

The required 18 credits of core work are divided into three components: 12 credits in the general core area, 3 credits in the quantitative core area, and 3 credits in the job design core area. An undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or higher is a prerequisite for the quantitative core area. Otherwise students must additionally take EGN 3443 Probability & Statistics for Engineers as a prerequisite.

General Core Area: 12 credits

EIN 5182 Principles of Engineering Management
EIN 6386 Management of Technological Change
EIN 5350 Technology and Finance
EIN 6183 Engineering Management Policy & Strategy (Capstone: must be taken after all core work requirements have been fulfilled)

Quantitative Core Area: 3 credits must be selected from the following options, as approved by advisor. The other courses may be taken as electives.

ESI 5306 Operations Research for Engineering Managers
ESI 5219 Statistical Methods for Engineering Managers
ESI 6247 Statistical Design Models

Job Design Core Area: 3 credits must be selected from the following options, as approved by advisor. The other course may be taken as an elective.

EIN 6108 Engineering Management: Human Relations
EIN 6319 Work Design, Motivation & Productivity

Electives: 12 credits minimum must be selected from the following options, as approved by advisor. (Other Graduate Courses may be taken, with approval of the Graduate Director.)

EIN 6179 Advanced TQM Methods: Six Sigma
EIN 6936 Benchmarking
ESI 5522 Computer Simulation
EIN 6217 Construction Safety Engineering
EIN 5201 Creativity in Technology
EIN 6275 Design Controls for Medical Devices
EIN 5452 Engineering a Lean Enterprise
EIN 6215 Engineering Systems Safety
ESI 6605 Engineering Data Mining
EIN 6324 Engineering the Supply Chain
EIN 6936 Graduate Research Seminar
EIN 6433 Human Factors Engineering in Medical Devices
EIN 6112 Information Systems Design for Engineering
ESI 6448 Integer Programming
EIN 6934 International Project Management
EIN 6435 International Regulations for Medical Devices
EIN 6178 ISO 9000/14000
ESI 6491 Linear Programming & Network Optimization
EIN 5510 Manufacturing Systems Analysis
EIN 6392 New Product Development
EIN 6420 Non-Linear Programming
EIN 6216 Occupation Safety Engineering
EIN 6430 Overview of Regulated Industries
EIN 6336 Production Control Systems
EIN 6145 Project Management
EIN 6431 Regulatory Quality Systems & Controls for Medical Devices
EIN 6432 Regulated Product Approval Process
ESI 5236 Reliability Engineering
EIN 6935 Strategic Marketing Assessment
EIN 6936 Strategies in Technical Entrepreneurship
ESI 6213 Stochastic Decision Models I
EIN 6934 Tech Venture Strategy
EIN 6145 Technical Entrepreneurship
EIN 6106 Technology & Law
EIN 6121 Technology & Markets
EIN 5174 Total Quality Management (TQM) Concepts
EIN 6225 Total Quality Management (TQM) Seminar
EIN 6936 Venture Capital & Private Equity
EIN 5275 Work Physics / Biomechanics


Accelerated Degree Programs

Accelerated BSCH in Chemical Engineering / MSEM in Engineering Management

Description
Students pursuing a B.S.C.H. in Chemical Engineering will earn an M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management in an accelerated manner by sharing 2 EIN graduate courses (6 credit hours) taken as upper-level Technical electives as part of B.S.C.H. major.

The B.S.C.H. requires a total of 131 hours and the M.S.E.M. requires 30 hours. By sharing six (6) credit hours, the total credit hours earned will be 155 hours.

Target Students and Expected Outcomes
Academically high achieving undergraduate students in the B.S.C.H. major with high overall and major GPA will be targeted for the accelerated program. Expected outcomes are the increase in M.S.E.M. degrees granted, increase in graduate SCH, and enhancement of the quality of the graduate major by addition of academically accomplished students.

Admission Requirements
For admission to the program, a student must:

  • Have completed 15 hours in the undergraduate major
  • Have a minimum 3.33 GPA overall; and
  • Have a minimum undergraduate 3.50 GPA in the major.

Timeline and Benchmarks:

  1. To be considered for acceptance into the Accelerated B.S.C.H. Chemical Engineering / M.S.E.M. Engineering Management major, students must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in the Chemical Engineering undergraduate major.
  2. Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.33 overall, and a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the major.
  3. Following completion of a minimum of 15 hours in the undergraduate major, students may be considered for acceptance into the accelerated program through faculty nomination or student self-nomination, via submission of an Accelerated Program Application Form. Both B.S.C.H. and M.S.E.M. majors will review the applications and approve the nominations. All applications require the approval of USF’s Office of Graduate Studies, the College of Engineering’s Graduate Major, the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering’s Undergraduate Major, and the Industrial and Management Systems Engineering’s Graduate Major.
  4. To be promoted to graduate status, students must meet all admission requirements of the M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management.
  5. Students must earn a minimum of a “B” (3.00) in all shared graduate courses. Failure to earn at least a “B” in a shared graduate course will result in academic review by the graduate major. Failure to maintain good standing as a graduate student will result in academic probation, according to the procedures of the USF Office of Graduate Studies.
  6. A comprehensive plan of study to complete the Accelerated B.S.C.H. Chemical Engineering / M.S.E.M.
  7. Engineering Management major will be developed with the guidance of an advisor and a faculty member.

Shared Courses
The following courses will satisfy six (6) credit hours of Industrial Engineering elective coursework:
EIN 5182 Principles of Engineering Management
EIN 6386 Management of Technological Change

For the complete list of Undergraduate Degree Requirements for the B.S.C.H. in Chemical Engineering (107 credit hours)
please see Undergraduate Catalog for major-specific requirements


Accelerated B.S.I.E. in Industrial Engineering and M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management

Description
Students pursuing a B.S.I.E. in Industrial Engineering will earn an M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management in an accelerated manner by sharing two (2) graduate courses (6 credit hours) taken as upper-level departmental (Technical) electives as part of the undergraduate Industrial Engineering major.

The B.S.I.E. requires a total of 128 hours and the M.S.E.M. requires 30 hours. By sharing six (6) credit hours, the total credit hours earned will be 152 credit hours.

This accelerated program shares six (6) credit hours between already existing degrees:
B.S.I.E. in Industrial Engineering
M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management

Target Students and Expected Outcomes
Academically high achieving undergraduate students in the B.S.I.E. major with high overall and major GPA will be targeted for the accelerated program. Expected outcomes are the increase in M.S.E.M. degrees granted, increase in graduate SCH, and enhancement of the quality of the graduate major by addition of academically accomplished students.

Admission Requirements
For admission to the program, a student must:

  • Have completed 15 hours in the undergraduate major
  • Have a minimum 3.33 GPA overall; and
  • Have a minimum undergraduate 3.50 GPA in the major.

Timeline and Benchmarks:

  1. To be considered for acceptance into the Accelerated B.S.I.E. Industrial Engineering/M.S.E.M. Engineering Management major, students must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in the Industrial Engineering undergraduate major.
  2. Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.33 overall, and a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the major.
  3. Following completion of a minimum of 15 hours in the undergraduate major, students may be considered for acceptance into the accelerated program through faculty nomination or student self-nomination, via submission of an Accelerated Program Application Form. Both B.S.I.E. and M.S.E.M. majors will review the applications and approve the nominations. All applications require the approval of USF’s Office of Graduate Studies, the College of Engineering’s Graduate Major, and the Department of Industrial and Management Systems.
  4. To be promoted to graduate status, students must meet all admission requirements of the M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management.
  5. Students must earn a minimum of a “B” (3.00) in all shared graduate courses. Failure to earn at least a “B” in a shared graduate course will result in academic review by the graduate major. Failure to maintain good standing as a graduate student will result in academic probation, according to the procedures of the USF Office of Graduate Studies.
  6. A comprehensive plan of study to complete the Accelerated B.S.I.E. Industrial Engineering/M.S.E.M. Engineering Management major will be developed with the guidance of undergraduate and graduate advisors.

Shared Courses (6 credit hours)
The following courses will satisfy six (6) credit hours of Industrial Engineering elective coursework:
EIN 5182 Principles of Engineering Management
EIN 6386 Management of Technological Change

Undergraduate Degree Requirements for the B.S.I.E. in Industrial Engineering (107 credit hours)
*Please see Undergraduate Catalog for major-specific requirements


Accelerated B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management

Description
Students pursuing a B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering will earn an M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management in an accelerated manner by sharing two (2) 6000-level EIN or ESI courses (6 credit hours) taken as upper-level departmental electives as part of the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major.

The B.S.M.E. requires a total of 128 hours and the M.M.E. requires 30 hours. By sharing six (6) credit hours, the total credit hours earned will be 152 hours.

This accelerated program shares six (6) credit hours between already existing degrees:
B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering
M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management

Target Students and Expected Outcomes
Academically high achieving undergraduate students in the B.S.M.E. major with high overall and major GPA will be targeted for the accelerated program. Expected outcomes are that the increase in M.S.E.M. degrees granted, increase in graduate SCH, and enhancement of the quality of the graduate major by addition of academically accomplished students.

Admission Requirements
For admission to the program, a student must:

  • Have completed 15 hours in the undergraduate major
  • Have a minimum 3.33 GPA overall; and
  • Have a minimum undergraduate 3.50 GPA in the major.

Timeline and Benchmarks:

  1. To be considered for acceptance into the Accelerated B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering/M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management major, students must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate major.
  2. Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.33 overall, and a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the Mechanical Engineering major.
  3. Following completion of a minimum of 15 hours in the undergraduate major, students may be considered for acceptance into the accelerated program through faculty nomination or student self-nomination, via submission of an Accelerated Program Application Form. Both B.S.M.E. and M.S.E.M. majors will review the applications and approve the nominations. All applications require the approval of USF’s Office of Graduate Studies, the College of Engineering’s Graduate Major, and Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Undergraduate Major, and the Department of Industrial and Management System Engineering’s Graduate Major.
  4. To be promoted to graduate status, students must meet all admission requirements of the M.S.E.M. in Materials Science and Engineering.
  5. Students must earn a minimum of a “B” (3.00) in all shared graduate courses. Failure to earn at least a “B” in a shared graduate course will result in academic review by the graduate major. Failure to maintain good standing as a graduate student will result in academic probation, according to the procedures of the USF Office of Graduate Studies.
  6. A comprehensive plan of study to complete the Accelerated B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering/M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management major will be developed with the guidance of an advisor and a faculty member.

Shared Courses (6 credit hours)
The following courses will satisfy six (6) credit hours of Industrial Engineering elective coursework:
EIN 5182 Principles of Engineering Management
EIN 6386 Management of Technological Change

Undergraduate Degree Requirements for the B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering (107 credit hours)

*Please see Undergraduate Catalog for major-specific requirements


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

EIN5182, EIN6386, EIN5350, EIN6183, ESI5306, ESI5219, ESI6247, EIN6108, EIN6319, EIN6179, EIN6936, ESI5522, EIN6217, EIN6934, EIN6275, EIN6936, EIN6215, ESI6605, EIN6324, EIN6936, EIN6433, EIN6112, ESI6448, EIN6934, EIN6435, EIN6178, ESI6491, EIN5510, EIN6934, EIN6936, EIN6216, EIN6430,