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Why Engineering Management?

Engineering Management professionals bring together the technological problem-solving talents of the engineer and the organizational and administrative mindset of a management expert. They are exceptionally suited to dealing with the unique challenges of managing a technical organization which non-technical businesses typically will not face.

A Master’s in Engineering Management will teach you general management concepts as well as concepts specific to individual engineering disciplines, including:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Management information systems
  • Project management
  • Economics and finance in technical industries
  • Six Sigma and quality control
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Industrial psychology
  • Health and safety

Is Engineering Management for me?

The skills that come from an education in Engineering Management are applicable across any engineering discipline or industry. With a master’s degree in Engineering Management, you can:

  • Lead a technical business (or start your own company!)
  • Work as an engineering management consultant
  • Manage supply chain systems
  • Engage in operations research
  • Manage complex projects or systems
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Possible Career paths

  • Capital Projects Advisor / Manager

    Capital Projects Advisors provide risk assessment, performance improvement and operational solutions to help capital projects to evaluate and enhance their risk management and business process functions, create efficiencies, and develop project governance and contracts.

  • Development Manager

    Development Managers oversee a project throughout its lifecycle in accordance with the organization’s vision, mission, brand, code of conduct, business strategy and approved business plan and budget.

  • Engineering Design Lead

    The Engineering Design Lead will provide leadership and hands on support to their team and clients, analyze workflows and provide ideas for improved efficiency, maintain and improve the standardized mechanical parts library used by the design groups, and design improvements for existing products according to technical specifications.

  • Engineering Manager

    Engineering Managers are responsible for effective management and cohesive coordination of all activities within their assigned department. These professionals lead and supervise engineering teams, guide personnel to realize department goals, and achieve corporate objectives or fulfill customer expectations.

  • Facilities Project Manager

    Facilities Project Managers are responsible for the planning, development, capital maintenance, codes and regulations, and Health and Safety matters of all physical facilities and related equipment and grounds of an organization.

  • Industrial Technology Advisor – SME Manufacturing

    Industrial Technology Advisors help small to medium sized enterprises (SME) to grow through innovation by providing business and technology advisory services, providing networking and linkage services to SMEs and can assess their innovation projects for potential funding.

  • Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

    A Manufacturing Engineering Manager will oversee the development and implementation of manufacturing processes to maintain product functionality and cost efficiency, manage work schedules and budgets, product testing, integration and maintenance of manufacturing equipment and systems.

  • Manager - Project Management and Installation

    A Project Management and Installation Manager manages installation coordinators and other project managers to implement project goals. This role collaborates with sales teams, services, manufacturers, engineers and customers, to maintain a Project Management system and schedules.

  • Manager, Sales Engineering and Market Development

    Manage a team of Sales Engineers to develop strategies and processes that demonstrate product value to customers, ensure the quality of project deliverables across their team, and work with other sales teams to meet revenue goals.

  • Manager of Test Engineering for Product Release

    Test Engineering Managers lead the team responsible for finished goods disposition, finished goods investigations, design history records and value assignment sheets creation and management critical to the evaluation, monitoring and ongoing performance of the quality of finished goods.

  • Operations Manager

    Operations Managers will lead, develop, maintain and roll out maintenance or operational plans, programs and procedures to ensure standard approaches to operational analysis and to minimize risk.

  • Plant Manager, Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing

    Plant Managers supervise front line operations, quality control, health and safety, and work with sales teams to develop sustainability, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing strategies.

  • Process Improvement Manager

    Process Improvement Program Managers manage Process Improvement (PI) programs to deliver savings and improve program effectiveness by managing complex, multi-functional projects to deliver savings and innovation manage performance and implement improvement programs to improve yield or usage, reliability, quality and costs.

  • Production Services Engineering Manager

    Production Services Engineering Managers coordinate multiple groups in order to meet the changing demands of production environments. These individuals also manage manufacturing engineering personnel, lean manufacturing initiatives and manage independent projects involving the facility or production equipment.

  • Program Manager – Value Chain

    A Value Chain Program Manager plays a strategic role in contributing to the preparation and delivery of proposals for licensing and customization, to project managing and overseeing software implementation, systems integration and training for multi-year, multi-stage, multi-product projects.

  • Senior Program/Project Analyst

    Program and Project Analysts oversee project execution with respect to schedules, budgets, and compliance to internal quality requirements, and provide program management support on new product development teams.

  • Senior Project Engineer / Project Manager

    A Project Engineer will manage and drive multiple projects according to best practice project management methodologies. They will also recommend, manage, and implement efforts to streamline processes and establish best practices, and organize and lead meetings (plan, facilitate, document, follow up) to accomplish objectives.

  • Technical Director, Software Development / Game Design

    A Technical Director for software development oversees with product managers, art director, designers and other software developers with a primary goal of providing strategic planning and direction, and serving as a leader and mentor for other developers.

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