The Masters in Engineering Management (MEM) is offered by the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department in cooperation with the School of Business Administration. The program has as its goal the provision of the tools and skills necessary for making sound management decisions in industry and business while retaining one’s commitment to a specialized engineering field of endeavor.
The competitive advantage of Oakland University’s MEM is its flexible curriculum. This flexibility provides students the ability to tailor the program to enhance their individual career needs.
Students are provided with a varied selection of on-campus courses in four key areas.
- Engineering Productivity Courses: select 2-3 courses from a list of 10 including Engineering Decision Analysis, Statistical Quality Analysis, and E-Commerce and ERP.
- Management Courses: select 4-5 courses from a list of 10 School of Business Administration courses including Financial Management, Organizational Behavior, and Legal Environment of Business.
- Engineering Specialty Courses: select 2 courses from over 150 courses offered in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Computer Science and Engineering.
- Theory Course: select 1 course from a list of 6 including Statistical Methods in Engineering and Systems Optimization and Design.
The online Master's in Engineering Management (MEM) imparts the knowledge necessary to successfully manage in environments where technologies are essential to success. The online MEM program has a flexible curriculum that consists of 5-6 engineering courses and 4-5 management courses. Courses are grouped into four areas:
1. Engineering Courses - select 4 courses from:
- ISE 580 E-Commerce and ERP
- ISE 585 Statistical Quality Analysis
- ISE 587 Foundations of Systems Engineering I
- ISE 680 Engineering Decision Analysis
- Additional engineering courses to be announced
2. Management Courses - select 4 School of Business Administration courses from:
- ACC 511 Financial Accounting
- MGT 550 Legal Environment in Business
- FIN 533 Financial Management
- MKT 560 Marketing Management
- ORG 530 Organizational Behavior
- POM 521 Operations Management
3. Elective Course - select 1 course from:
- ACC 512 Managerial Accounting
- ECN 521 Economics for Managers (prerequisite: courses in micro and macro economics)
- Any fifth course from the lists of Engineering or Management courses above
4. Theory Course:
- ISE 517 Statistical Methods in Engineering
The program is for Engineers with a bachelor’s degree from any field of engineering - Industrial and Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Civil, etc. No preparatory courses are required.
- Energy Management Courses: An intensive 3 course sequence on energy management. These courses are taught back-to-back in an executive-style format beginning in May, allowing students complete the 3 courses within two months and be prepared for energy challenges. The energy management material is slightly lighter on mathematical content compared to heavily math-based engineering courses, but it is higher in concept. In this way, the student takes away practical skills that will be invaluable in their careers.
- ISE 550 Fundamentals of Energy Management
Study of basic concepts involving energy usage in residential, commercial and industrial enclosures, heat transfer and infiltration, electric and natural gas utilization, performing an energy assessment on an occupant envelope, optimizing energy usage through increased efficiency and alternative energy technology, cost-benefit analysis. The course focuses on the process of using energy assessments to manage energy efficiently.
- ISE 595 Energy Management II
Advanced energy storage systems, alternative energy technology and the cost-benefit of each, including regulatory and permitting issues. Superinsulated buildings and technologies and air quality issues. Industrial and commercial energy management issues. Sustainability and environmental issues. Data gathering and uncertainty. Building certification such as LEED, BPI, RESNET, and others. Infrared thermography and advanced techniques.
- ISE 595 Energy Management Project
Project-based energy management practicum. Level 1 usage assessment. Level 2 thermography and blower door testing and data analysis. Lighting survey and smoke sticks. Walkthroughs and checklists.
- ISE 550 Fundamentals of Energy Management
- Engineering Productivity Courses: Student select 2 courses from a list of 5 including Engineering Decision Analysis, Statistical Quality Analysis, and E-Commerce and ERP.
- Management Courses: Students select 4 courses from a list of 7 School of Business Administration courses including Financial Management, Organizational Behavior, and Legal Environment of Business.
- Theory Course: Students select 1 course from a list of 6 including Statistical Methods in Engineering and Systems Optimization and Design.
The program is intended for students with a bachelor's degree from any field of engineering (mechanical, electrical, industrial and systems, chemical, etc.) - no additional makeup courses are required. Applicants with an engineering technology, computer science, mathematics or science background will be considered for admission, but may be required to take additional preparatory courses in engineering.
OU Graduate Catalog:
- Engineering Management M.S. Plan of Study (on-campus program)
- online Engineering Management M.S. Plan of Study
- SECS Graduate Student Forms - select the "GRADUATE RESOURCES" tab
- University Graduate Student Forms
- OU M.S. Thesis guidelines
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