2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Management, ME EM

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The Master of Engineering—Engineering Management degree is a practice-based graduate degree designed to integrate knowledge and skills from engineering and business disciplines to allow students to develop effective responses to rapidly changing technological and business environments. The program recognizes that many engineers evolve into management and supervisory roles and require a blend of technical advanced engineering and business management education to succeed in today’s technical marketplace.

The program prepares engineers for effective participation in management of technology, management of technology based organizations, and management of technological change. The focus is achieved through a careful balance of graduate course work in business, management, and a technical area of the student’s work/academic interests.

ME EM Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for regular admission into the Master of Engineering—Engineering Management program are as follows:

  • Baccalaureate degree (BS) in engineering or a related science discipline from an accredited institution. Students should have a baccalaureate degree consistent with their desired specialization area.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 in all college level academic work attempted.
  • Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to the completion of the following university-level course work:
    • Three semesters of calculus
    • At least one semester beyond calculus (advanced calculus or ordinary differential equations)
    • Linear algebra
    • Probability and statistics
  • Experience in a commercial, civil or government engineering/science career field (preferred)

Students are required to obtain two copies of official transcripts from all academic institutions attended (including UCCS if applicable) as well as three letters of recommendation, mailed directly to the EAS College Office.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may be admitted on a provisional basis subject to the recommendations of the Graduate Committee.

Currently enrolled UCCS undergraduate engineering students with exceptional academic records may qualify for guaranteed early admission to the graduate program—please contact the College for more information.

ME EM Degree Requirements

ME EM General Requirements

The degree program consists of 30 semester hours of course work comprising 15 hours of core courses and 15 hours of engineering specialization.

Core courses provide the basics of effective business/management education necessary for engineers migrating into management or supervisory roles and establish the conceptual underpinning of the systems engineering process. The specialization courses offer the student the opportunity for graduate course work in an engineering discipline.

Deviations from the predefined curriculum (including requests for transfer credit) must be approved by the graduate faculty advisor and the Graduate Committee and reflected in the Plan of Study. Course work must be completed with a 3.0 GPA or better, and all course work applied to the program (including any transfer credit) must have been completed no earlier than six years prior to degree completion.

ME EM Core Courses (15 Required Hours)

ME EM Specialization Areas (15 Elective Hours)

Students will select five Master’s level courses associated with a defined specialization area. The courses should be consistent with the student’s academic background and professional interests. An academic advisor must approve the course selections.

Current Specialization Areas are:

  • Computer Science/Software Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Space Systems


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