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Master of Science

Online MS in Engineering Management

College of Engineering and Computing

Overview

FIU Online's Master of Science in Engineering Management offers a fast-track to engineering leadership by developing managers who understand both the engineering and business aspects of technology. With FIU's fully online program, you can advance your engineering career with our flexible program that combines technical, law, and business courses.

Graduates of this program will learn the broad knowledge and skills required to successfully manage and lead today's organizations. The customized, state-of-the-art applied management curriculum includes courses in Total Quality Management (TQM), engineering project management and business law taught by distinguished faculty experts.

The Systems Engineering track includes courses on the design and analysis of operational solutions in the fields of manufacturing, assembly, supply chain, logistics and transportation. The TQM course provides students with the body of knowledge required for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Students are also well prepared for certifications as a Project Management Professional.

Take the next step.

Learn the business of engineering at FIU Online. With our renowned education faculty providing feedback and guidance every step of the way, your FIU Online experience is one we share with you. Call one of our enrollment coordinators at 1-855-348-6654 to find out why you belong here.

Why Apply?

Engineers with the right blend of technical and management skills are among the most sought-after professionals in the field. In particular, those engineers with advanced training in systems engineering are well positioned to lead in the growth industries of logistics, trade and supply chain management.

Graduates with a Master of Science in Engineering Management will be able to pursue management positions in a wide range of functions, including product design, development and innovation, R&D, engineering management, general management, operations, project management, IT, software development, marketing and sales. In addition to logistics, trade and supply chain management, graduates can pursue careers in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, information systems, telecommunications and energy.

Industry Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, employment for logistics engineers is expected to grow by 22 percent through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by the vital role logistics plays in the transportation of goods in a global economy. As supply and distribution systems become increasingly complex, employment for logistics engineers is expected to grow rapidly as companies look for managers with business and technical expertise to manage the entire product lifecycle — from operations to costs to scheduling to transportation.

In 2012, the median annual wages for information security analysts was $72,780, with the top 10 percent — those with the most experience and advance training — earning more than $112,100 (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Courses

Program Curriculum

The Master of Science in Engineering Management online program consists of three semesters. Students enroll in 4 courses (12 credits) each semester.  During the Fall and Spring, students will enroll in four 16-week courses. During the Summer, students will enroll in two 12-week courses.  A total of 30 credit hours, including three components: the Engineering Management Core Courses (nine semester hours), Business Electives (nine semester hours) and Systems Engineering Track (12 semester hours). Up to six semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred into the master’s program.

Plan of Study

Fall (16 weeks):

EIN 6357 Advanced Engineering Economy                                     

Review of engineering economy and the evaluation of advanced manufacturing systems. Evaluation of alternative capital investments considering income taxes, depreciation, inflation, risk and uncertainty. 

ESI 6455 Advanced Engineering Project Management 

This course covers entire phases of project management including selection, planning, budgeting, scheduling, monitoring, and control. It focuses on the management of engineering projects through case studies and independent research assignment.   

ESI 6316 Application of OR in Manufacturing                               

Overview of OR techniques. Manufacturing system and product selection. Shop loading, resource allocation, production scheduling, job sequencing, and plant layout problems. System performance evaluation.

EIN 5346  Logistics Engineering

Algorithms and principles to integrate heterogeneous tools. Principles of XML, ASP, and other tools. Development of programming projects.

Spring (16 weeks):    

MAN 6167 Leadership in a Global Environment

The course is designed to provide the student with a clear understanding of current thinking in the area of leadership. It focuses on the holistic nature of leadership and the impact leaders have on individuals, groups, and organizations.

EIN 5359 Industrial Financial Decision

The use of financial techniques and data in planning, controlling and coordinating industrial activities. This course will familiarize the student with accounting concepts and analytical methods.

EIN 5226 Total Quality Management

Fundamentals of TQM and its historical development. Integration of QC and management tools, QFD, benchmarking, experimental design for scientific management.

EIN 5332 Quality Engineering

This course examines quality control from an engineering standpoint. It covers ways to meet the challenge of designing high-quality products and processes at low cost.

Summer (12 weeks):

LAW 5072 Business Law for Engineers and Entrepreneurs        

Focuses on the formation, governance, operation and legal protection of businesses. Coverage includes contracts, malpractice, products liability, employment law and intellectual property law.        

MAR 6805 Marketing Management

Analysis and application of theory and problem solving for marketing management in the global environment. Emphasis will be on the role of marketing in the organization; planning the marketing effort; management of the marketing organization; control of marketing operations and evaluation of the marketing contribution.

Requirements

Applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Engineering Management online program must meet the following University Graduate School admission criteria: 

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of “B” average in upper-level undergraduate work, or a graduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 hours of upper division coursework. The applicant whose GPA does not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be considered for conditional admission.
  • Good standing with all previously-attended colleges and universities. 
Transfer of Credit

Students may receive permission to transfer up to a maximum of six semester credits provided that: (1) the courses were taken at the graduate level at an accredited college or university; (2) with a grade of ‘B’ or better; (3) the courses were judged relevant by the program director; (4) the credits were not used toward another degree; and (5) the credits will be no older than six years at the time of graduation. No more than 12 semester hours taken at FIU as a non-degree seeking student may be counted toward the Engineering Management graduate program. 

International Students
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency. If you earned a bachelor degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by earning a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL required minimum score: 550 (paper-based exam) or 80 (internet-based). IELTS required minimum score: 6.5. When requesting official scores, please refer to FIU Institution code 5206. TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years. View list of TOEFL/IELTS-exempt countries.
  • Official Transcripts Translation. If official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested for translation by an official translation agency. Both the official translation, as well as the original transcripts, must be submitted to FIU.
  • Certified Copy of Diploma if you obtained your degree at a foreign institution.

Admissions Documents

The following must be submitted:

  • Online master's programs application ($30). Be sure to select Master of Science in Engineering Management.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended universities. A copy of the diploma is needed if the degree is not posted on the transcript. 
  • A resume including education, training, and employment history, practical and research experience (such as projects and publications), skills and other pertinent information.
  • A statement of objective in which the applicant must clearly state his/her intended engineering track, in addition to other information.
  • Three letters of recommendation must be sent. Letters are to be from those who have knowledge of the applicant's prior professional experience (e.g. a supervisor) or of the applicant's ability to perform graduate work (e.g., a professor) and should attest to the applicant's intellectual ability, motivation, maturity, and potential. 

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Official transcripts/translations must be submitted directly by the respective institution(s) in electronic format or mailed in a sealed institution envelope to: 

FIU Online
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11200 SW 8th Street, MANGO 540
Miami, FL 33199

Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid Information

Pursuing your graduate degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support to help you reach your goals.

The total cost of the online Engineering Management program is $25,000 for Florida residents and non-Florida residents. Students pay for courses at the beginning of each semester. All fees are subject to change. 

FIU Online Academic Merit Scholarship: $2,500

FIU Online awards scholarships acknowledging academic achievement to students in select online graduate programs who exhibit strong academic credentials upon admission.  Applicant must meet all of the following criteria to be considered:

  • Meet all requirements for admission into the applicable online graduate program.
  • Submit application for admission into the online program as well as all application supporting documents. 
  • 3.25 GPA in upper-division undergraduate coursework.
  • Submit a scholarship application.  Deadlines vary by term.

 Note: meeting any or all of the above requirements does not guarantee receipt of a scholarship. Scholarship will be applied over two semesters in equal disbursements.

To apply for this academic scholarship, please contact an enrollment advisor by calling (305) 348-3125 or emailing onlineprograms@fiu.edu.  Scholarship amounts are subject to change.

Academic Works

FIU offers Academic Works, a website that matches students with relevant scholarship opportunities.  Find the one that’s right for you!  Academic Works is an online scholarship application tool where FIU students can browse and apply for more than 100 scholarships, made possible by the generosity of FIU alumni and friends.  Students can apply after they are matriculated into one of our programs.  For more information visit https://give.fiu.edu/business-governance/scholarships/.

Other Resources

There are other third party resources that prospective students can access while researching on how to pay for school.  Below are various links that provide more information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities:

Federal Financial Aid

For information on Federal Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please visit our financial aid page.

Top Faculty

Dr. Chin-Sheng Chen

Dr. Chin-Sheng Chen

Dr. Chin-Sheng Chen joined the faculty of FIU in 1989. He received a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research and scholarly work is primarily in the areas of CAD/CAM systems integration, manufacturing automation, enterprise systems modeling, analysis and design, engineering project management, and manufacturing sustainability. Dr. Chen is a charter member of the Engineering Management Honor Society and serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

Dr. Shih-Ming Lee

Dr. Shih-Ming Lee

Dr. Shih-Ming (Ted) Lee joined the faculty of FIU in 1986. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. He served as a chairperson of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at FIU for 18 years and joined the Engineering Management program in 2012 as a professor of practice. His expertise is in the area of engineering economics, engineering financial analysis, inventory management, and quality engineering. 

Dr. Karen Schmahl

Dr. Karen Schmahl 

Dr. Schmahl joined the faculty of FIU in 2013. She received her BS from Texas A&M University and Ph.D. from University of Cincinnati in Industrial Engineering. Before coming to FIU, she worked in the industry for more than 20 years, served on the faculty of Miami University (Ohio), and was a professional consultant for more than 30 years. Her expertise is in the area of total quality management, engineering economics, and industrial safety/OSHA.

Jesus Sanchelima

Jesus Sanchelima

Professor Sanchelima received both his BS in Electrical Engineering and J.D. degrees from University of Florida. He joined the Law School faculty and has been teaching LAW 5072 for the Engineering Management program as an adjunct professor since 2010. His expertise is in the areas of trademark, patent, intellectual property, and general business practice. Professor Sanchelima has been practicing law in Miami for over 30 years.

@ A Glance


30Credits Required

$25,000
Tuition Cost
  • Flexible Enrollment
  • Customized, state-of-the-art applied management curriculum
  • Distinguished faculty experts
  • Specialized track with technical focus
  • Systems engineers in high demand in logistics
  • Program starts: Fall, Spring and Summer
  • #41 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs (U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Program Ranking)
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