Engineering Management MS
Management positions in engineering fields require a unique blend of technical skills with management and leadership abilities. Our Engineering Management MS degree at SD Mines is a multi-disciplinary, applications-oriented degree drawing from fields of engineering, management and operations research. Diverse topics provide a broad view of engineering management, including economics and finance, safety and ergonomics, project management and risk assessment, and taking innovation from the workspace to the marketplace.
The Engineering Management Program is offered in a hybrid mode, meaning that it's offered to both on-campus students and distance students simultaneously. Participate as the class happens, over the web, or watch later when it's convenient for you.
A minimum of 3 semester hours of required coursework must be completed in each of four disciplines:
- Quantitative Methods
- Operations Management
- Business Strategy
- Safety Management
- Ergonomics for Managers
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Engineering Management
- Innovation and Commercialization
- Statistical Process Control
- Stochastic Models in Operations Research
- Forecasting for Business and Technology
All candidates for this degree must possess
a bachelor‘s degree from a four-year accredited institution, in which
satisfactory performance has been demonstrated. In addition to these
requirements, the following minimum bachelor‘s level credits shall have
- Mathematics one year minimum, to include algebra and basic calculus.
- Six semester hours of natural and physical science (fields of geology,
astronomy, biology, meteorology, chemistry, and physics) and which must
include at least 3 credit hours of chemistry or physics.
semester hours of probability and statistics. (Students may complete
prerequisite requirements in probability and statistics through an
Internet-based study option. Students desiring this option should
contact the program coordinator.)
In addition, individual elective
courses may have additional prerequisite requirements. A maximum of 12
semester hours of credit may be transferred into the candidate‘s program
from another institution. This must be from a regionally accredited
institution. Application materials will be evaluated by an admission
committee composed of the program director and such other faculty as
deemed appropriate for the review. Recommendations from this committee
will be made to the Dean of Graduate Education and research at the
School of Mines.
The Engineering Management MS requires 32 credits. Complete cost for the distance program is $600 per credit hour, or $19,200 for your masters degree. Other than the one time application fee of $35, there are no hidden lab fees or costs. South Dakota residents are eligible for a discount to $431.25 per credit hour.
Offered through the SD Mines Department of Industrial Engineering.
For more information, contact Dr. Frank Matejcik, ENGM Program Coordinator, (605) 394-6066 or Frank.Matejcik@sdsmt.edu.
For admissions questions, contact the Office of Graduate Education: (605) 355-3468 or email Graduate.Admissions@sdsmt.edu.
*SD Mines online engineering programs were ranked #1 in the nation in 2015 by bestmastersprograms.com.