The demand for leadership in modern manufacturing has dramatically increased the need for people with technical and managerial skills. Because they understand the materials and processes, men and women with strong technical backgrounds are looked upon as ideal candidates for leadership positions in industry.The variety of career opportunities open to those who have both technical competence and managerial skills is growing and will continue to grow. The Master of Science program in Engineering Management was developed to meet the need for professional leaders in manufacturing. Graduates of this program are qualified to work in areas of supervision and management in the manufacturing and service environment.
Graduate courses are offered each semester at the Grand Rapids-Beltline each semester. Check course listings or with your advisor for details.
WMU's Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute® (PMI®). Earn Professional Development Units (PDU's) for your Project Management Professional® (PMP®) credential when you take IME 6140- Project Management. Click here for details.
Applicants with a grade point average of at least 2.5 in the final two years of Undergraduate Study will be given probationary admission--non-degree status. They may be granted regular admission after completing nine hours of approved graduate courses toward a M.S. degree in Engineering Management with a grade of "B" or better in each course.
To earn a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, the following requirements must be met.
The core consists of the following six courses, which have been selected to prepare students in advanced concepts in different areas of engineering management.
|IME 5050||Continuous Improvement in Operations||3 credits|
|IME 5080||Advanced Quality Management||3 credits|
|IME 6000||Concepts and Principles of Engineering Management||3 credits|
|IME 6060||Capital Budgeting and Cost Analysis||3 credits|
|IME 6120||Production/Operations Management||3 credits|
|IME 6140||Project Management||3 credits|