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Degree Title

Master of Science

Apply by:

Aug. 9

To begin:

Aug. 23

Overview

Quality professionals are found in all types of organizations from large global corporations to small businesses, not only in manufacturing but also in the service sector, especially in logistics, pharmaceutical, health care, educational and financial industries. The new Quality Engineering and Management (QE&M) track in the MS Engineering Management (MSEM) program meets the needs of these organizations for leaders in defining visions for continuous improvement initiatives, as well as developing and implementing continuous improvement programs.  Coursework in the program provides the students with the managerial knowledge and analytical skills to identify and meet customer needs, improve processes and systems, and assure a high quality product or service.

The QE&M track courses include the latest theoretical concepts, time-proven methods and tools, the most commonly used software packages in industry for analysis, and comprehensive case studies.

This track consisting of courses specific to the quality profession, is designed for both students in industry looking to move into a quality management position and students first entering the job market in a position such as quality engineer.

  • Why Apply?

    Upon completion of the MSEM Program with the Quality Engineering and Management track, students will have the body of knowledge to be prepared for the types of positions in quality domains listed below.  The descriptions are from American Society for Quality website (https://asq.org/career/job-definitions ) with average salaries also shown.

    • Quality Manager:  Ensures the administration of an organization's quality, process or business improvement efforts within a defied segment of the organization.  Might be responsible for dealing with customers and suppliers on quality or performance issues.  Typically has direct reports. ($96,585)

    • Process/Manufacturing/Project Engineer:  Performs engineering work to evaluate manufacturing processes or performance improvement projects for optimization.  Duties may include the development of processes to ensure quality cost and efficiency requirements are met ($85,798) 

    • Quality Engineer:  Designs, installs and evaluates quality assurance process sampling systems, procedures and statistical techniques.  Designs or specifies inspection and testing mechanisms and equipment.  Analyzes production and service limitations and standards.  Recommends revisions of specifications.   Formulates or helps formulate quality assurance policies and procedures.  May conduct training on quality assurance concepts and tools.  Interfaces with all other engineering functions within an organization and with customers and suppliers on quality related issues   ($84,007)

    • Black Belt:  Six Sigma or quality expert.  Often a full-time team leader responsible for implementing process improvement projects in the organization to increase customer satisfaction levels and productivity ($98,445)

    Job prospects for quality professionals are excellent as there are a large number of postings indicating significant need for these types of professionals.

  • Courses

    The Master of Science in Engineering Management online program consists of three semesters. Students may elect to finish the program in as little as one year or have the option to take courses at a more flexible pace to balance coursework with life obligations. 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 Quality Engineering and Management Track (12 semester hours). Up to six semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred into the master’s program.

     

    Core Courses (9 credit hours)

    Students in the Engineering Management program are required to take 3 courses (9 credit hours) to build an engineering management core foundation that includes topics in engineering quality management, systems improvement, engineering project management, intellectual property issues, and business law. The 3 core courses are:

    EIN 5226 Total Quality Management for Engineers:  Fundamentals of TQM and its historical development. Integration of QC and management tools, QFD, benchmarking, experimental design for scientific management.

    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 an independent research assignment.

    LAW 5072 Business Law and Intellectual Property for Engineers and Entrepreneurs: Focused on the formation, governance, operation, and legal protection of businesses. Coverage 

    includes contracts, malpractice, products liability, employment law, and intellectual property law.

     

    Business Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

    Students in the program are required to take 3 courses (9 credit hours) to gain fundamental knowledge about management functions that includes topics in accounting, finance, organizational behavior, leadership, marketing, and operations management. The suggested list of courses is given below:

    • ACG 6026 Accounting for Managers
    • EIN 5359 Industrial Financial Decisions
    • EIN 6160 Management of Innovation and Technology
    • EIN 6325 Business Plan Development
    • FIN 6406 Corporate Finance
    • FIN 6425 Financial Management Policies 
    • FIN 6487 Financial Risk Management- Financial Engineering
    • MAN 6209 Organization Design and Behavior
    • MAR 6805 Marketing Management
    • MAN 6830 Organization Information Systems
    • MAN 6501 Operations Management
    • MAN 6167 Leadership in a Global Environment

     

    Quality Engineering Management Track Courses (12 credit hours)

    EIN 5332 Quality Engineering (3). 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. Prerequisites:  EIN 5226 (S) 

    EIN 6XXX Advanced Quality Management for Engineers (3) Advanced concepts in Quality Management including experimental design for scientific management, QFD, Benchmarking, Measurement Systems, regression analysis in quality, and quality loss functions.

    EGN 5540 Quality and EH&S Management Systems (3). Design of management control systems for quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety requirements. Principles and process of auditing. Review of related standards. Prerequisite: EIN 5226.

    EIN 6133 Enterprise Engineering (3). Enterprise processes and functions, enterprise engineering methodology and techniques, enterprise scalability, systems and vertical integration, systems design and implementation. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

    ESI 6316 Applications of OR in Manufacturing (3). Overview of OR techniques. Manufacturing system and product selection. Shop loading, resource allocation, production scheduling, job sequencing, and plant layout problems. System performance evaluation. Prerequisite: ESI 3314. (F)

    EIN 5367 Design of Production Systems (3). The design of an industrial enterprise including feasibility, plant layout, equipment specifications, auxiliary services, economics and scheduling. Prerequisite: EIN 3365. 

    EIN 5106 Regulatory Aspects of Engineering (3). A survey of the legal and regulatory requirements encountered by engineers. Included will be OSH Act, NIOSH, ADA, EEOC, Worker’s Compensation and Product Liability.

    The above technical electives allow MSEM students in the QE&M track to gain the body of knowledge pertinent to becoming a quality professional with emphasis on solving technical issues.  

  • 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 STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), business 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. 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 purpose describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing this degree at FIU.

    • 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

    Florida International University

    11200 SW 8th Street, MANGO 540

    Miami, FL 33199

  • Tuition and Aid

    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 in equal disbursements over each semester.

    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.

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$25,000 Tuition Cost

Highlights

  • Flexible Enrollment (complete at your own pace)

  • No GRE Requirement

  • TQM preparation for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification

  • Preparation for Project Management Professional certification

  • Customized, state-of-the-art applied management curriculum

  • Distinguished faculty experts

  • Program starts: Fall, Spring and Summer

  • This program grants you access to Career Engage and associated scholarships.

  • #41 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs (U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Program Ranking)

  • #5 Best Online Master's in Engineering Management (OnlineMasters.com), 2019

  • #16 Best Online Programs: Master's in Engineering Management (BestColleges.com), 2019

  • #16 in Top 50 Best Master’s in Engineering Management Online (BestCollegeReviews.org), 2019

  • #2 Best Online Master’s in Engineering Management, Intelligent.com, 2020

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