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Graduate Catalog 2018/2019


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 Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • BS in Engineering or equivalent.
  • GRE may be required
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • 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 student's 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 5182Principles of Engineering Management
EIN 6386 Management of Technological Change
EIN 5350Technology and Finance
EIN 6183Engineering 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 5306Operations Research for Engineering Managers
ESI 5219Statistical Methods for Engineering Managers
ESI 6247Statistical 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 6108Engineering Management: Human Relations
EIN 6319Work 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 6179Advanced TQM Methods: Six Sigma
EIN 6936Benchmarking
ESI 5522Computer Simulation
EIN 6217Construction Safety Engineering
EIN 5201 Creativity in Technology
EIN 6275Design Controls for Medical Devices
EIN 5452 Engineering a Lean Enterprise
EIN 6215Engineering Systems Safety
ESI 6605Engineering Data Mining
EIN 6324Engineering the Supply Chain
EIN 6936Graduate Research Seminar
EIN 6433Human Factors Engineering in Medical Devices
EIN 6112Information Systems Design for Engineering
ESI 6448Integer Programming
EIN 6934International Project Management
EIN 6435International Regulations for Medical Devices
EIN 6178ISO 9000/14000
ESI 6491Linear Programming & Network Optimization
EIN 5510Manufacturing Systems Analysis
EIN 6392 New Product Development
EIN 6420Non-Linear Programming
EIN 6216Occupation Safety Engineering
EIN 6430Overview of Regulated Industries
EIN 6336Production Control Systems
EIN 6145Project Management
EIN 6431Regulatory Quality Systems & Controls for Medical Devices
EIN 6432Regulated Product Approval Process
ESI 5236Reliability Engineering
EIN 6935Strategic Marketing Assessment
EIN 6936Strategies in Technical Entrepreneurship
ESI 6213Stochastic Decision Models I
EIN 6934Tech Venture Strategy
EIN 6145Technical Entrepreneurship
EIN 6106Technology & Law
EIN 6121Technology & Markets
EIN 5174Total Quality Management (TQM) Concepts
EIN 6225Total Quality Management (TQM) Seminar
EIN 6936Venture Capital & Private Equity
EIN 5275Work Physics / Biomechanics

Comprehensive Exam

Accelerated Majors

Note Due to accreditation guidelines, Accelerated Majors must total 150 combined credit hours after sharing credit hours. Contact the department for information.

Accelerated BSCH in Chemical Engineering / MSEM in Engineering Management

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.

Refer to each major for specific admission and curriculum requirements. For consideration in the Accelerated Major, students must:

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

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

Accelerated B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering and M.S.E.M. in Engineering Management

The B.S.C.E. 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 credit hours.

Refer to each major for specific admission and curriculum requirements. For consideration in the Accelerated Major, students must:

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

Shared Courses (6 credit hours)Students can take two approved EGX-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirement.

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

The B.S.C.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.

Refer to each major for specific admission and curriculum requirements. For consideration in the Accelerated Major, students must:

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

Shared Courses (6 credit hours)
Students can take two approved EEL-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirement.

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

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.

Refer to each major for specific admission and curriculum requirements. For consideration in the Accelerated Major, students must:

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

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

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

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.

Refer to each major for specific admission and curriculum requirements. For consideration in the Accelerated Major, students must:

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

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


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.

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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,