The Engineering Management Program at University of Idaho is designed for engineering professionals moving into technical management roles. The Program is multidisciplinary, supported by faculty in the colleges of engineering, business, and science. Students will explore the analytical, technical, and human resource aspects of managing in a technical environment. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in their chosen field of expertise. Since the vast majority of engineers assume management roles sometime during their career, this degree program is typically pursued on a part-time basis by working engineers. Classes are offered by resident and adjunct faculty in Idaho Falls, Boise, and Moscow. All courses required for the program are available for distance learners through the College of Engineering’s Engineering Outreach Program eo.uidaho.edu/.
The College of Engineering offers a M.Engr. (non-thesis) degree in Engineering Management. Admission to the program is based on: ability to complete graduate-level work evidenced by undergraduate transcripts; a B.S. in Engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program, TOEFL score higher than 550 for International students, at least 2 years of engineering work experience beyond B.S. degree or currently employed as an engineer, and three letters of recommendation. One of the three letters of recommendation must be from a current or former employer.
Erik R. Coats, Director, Engineering Management Program (322 E Front Street, Boise, ID 83702; email@example.com; www.uidaho.edu/engr/engineeringmanagement); Denise Engebrecht, Student Advisor; phone 208-364-6123 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty: See Engineering.
Engineering Management Graduate Program
Candidates must fulfill the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and of the College of Engineering. See the College of Graduate Studies section for the general requirements applicable to each degree.
EM 404 (s) Special Topics
EM 502 (s) Directed Study
EM 504 (s) Special Topics
EM 510 Engineering and Technology Management Fundamentals
Cross-listed with TM 510.
Fundamental principles of engineering management addressing management theory applied to the engineering environment; management processes and techniques; attitudes that facilitate the leadership role of the engineering manager in an engineering organization; team-taught by business and engineering faculty.
EM 550 Process Improvement Methods
This course will examine a framework for delivering dramatic and sustained continuous improvement results through the integration of improvement methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma and Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFLSS).
EM 560 Project Risk Management
Application of project risk assessment tools and techniques that help increase the probability of project success. Discover different approaches used by commercial and federal agencies to identify, assess, and quantify risks and their impacts on projects.
Prereq: Instructor Permission .
EM 570 Global Product Development
Discussion of topics related to enabling effective global product development spanning the entire product development cycle from strategy development, through project execution, and ultimately post release product support. Rather than presenting a fixed methodology, this course will provide a framework for global development that can be adapted to specific environments.
EM 580 Technical Project Management
Traditional project management approaches are typically structured around the five PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge) process groups. This course will introduce the PMBOK process groups but then discuss five different project management life cycle (PMLC) models to manage a project. The topics discussed are appropriate for new project managers but also for experienced project managers who are looking to increase their awareness and improve their skills in differing PMLC models.
EM 582 Advanced Topics in Project Management
Discussion and application of advanced project management topics beyond those prescribed by traditional project management approaches. Example topics include project portfolio management, multi-project management, use of Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Critical Chain approaches to drive improved results, and application of Agile practices. These approaches should be applicable to a wide variety of industries and functions.
Prereq: EM 580 or Instructor Permission.
EM 596 Capstone Integration
Capstone integration of degree material in Engineering Management and comprehensive final exam.
Prereq: Permission .
EM 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.