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Why Engineering Management?

This program aims to provide students with the fundamentals needed to meet the new competitive challenges of the modern engineering design industry, which is in the midst of rapid growth. This executive course also fosters an understanding of the changes in business, industry and government that affect this dynamic sector, making graduates senior level professionals able to lead teams of other engineers.

Who should apply?

Mid and senior level professionals who are looking to strengthen their credentials as C-Level executives, administrators and consultants. This program is for engineers who are passionate about their work and want to build on their existing portfolio and skillset. Analytical thinkers with a background in engineering theory and principles will have an immediate advantage in this program.

Program Content

This two-year program begins with core classes focusing on management; Financial and Managerial Accounting, Project Management, Managing People and Organizations and Strategic Technology Management. After completing core modules, students focus their skills by choosing elective courses in line with specialist areas of interest, for example Product Design & Innovation, or Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Governance. To complement this, students have the opportunity to complete a thesis that supports their particular learning path, supported by practiced mentors. Graduates of the Master of Science in Engineering Management will be prepared for the next phase of their career, with specialist knowledge of engineering management theories, methods, practices and strategies. 

 

This degree program is planned to be offered in the 2021-2022 academic year, subject to HEC approval.*

Program requirements

Program name Total Number of Credits
Master of Science in Engineering Management*
33
Credits

Course information

Major Requirements

ENGM 511 - Financial and Managerial Accounting

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

In this course students will develop an understanding of the role of accounting in external and internal decision-making. The nature and role of major financial statements will be considered and the accounting conventions underlying the preparation of statements will be examined. Students will learn how to undertake ratio analysis of balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements and become familiar with key principles of management accounting, including costing and basic investment appraisal techniques. Prerequisite(s): none

ENGM 512 - Project Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

In this course students will develop an understanding of the critical issues and application of project management. They will look at the tools, techniques and body of knowledge involved in each stage of the project management life cycle, including project initiation, planning, execution, control and closure. They will consider how project management is applicable to all types of organizations and essential to corporate strategy. Prerequisite(s): none 

ENGM 513 - Managing People and Organizations

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course provides an understanding of the principles of organizational design, specialization, coordinationand cooperation and the role of incentives and control. Students will exmine the importance of systematic strategic planning processes typical of corporations with separate business units. The managerial importance of information systems, administrative layers and continuous feedback will also be examined. Prerequisite(s): none

ENGM 514 - Strategic Technology Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

In this course students will develop an understanding of the importance of linking technology to corporate strategy. Emphasis will be placed on the tools and techniques that will enable managers to develop, implement and manage technology, strategy and innovation at business and corporate levels, taking into consideration the challenges and needs of an evolving economy. Prerequisite(s): none

ENGM 525 - From Concept to Commercialization

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the fundamental management concepts, tools and steps involved in successfully setting up and financing high tech start-ups. The course examines how highly successful tech entrepreneurs have developed technology, and consider the role of intellectual property protection, new product development, commercialization and business plan preparation. Prerequisite(s): ENGM 511, ENGM 513

ENGM 530 - Research methods

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

The objective of this course is to advance the understanding of research through critical examination of different research methods and statistical analysis. Theoretical foundations will be used to critically review literature and determine how research findings are uzed to form an understanding of the business environment. The course will introduce the research terminology, ethical principles and challenges as they apply in business environments, as well as the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches. Prerequisite(s): none

ENGM 600 - Master Thesis

Lecture:
6
Laboratory:
0
Total:
6

This course requires writing a proposal and preparing a relevant presentation; engaging in literature review, fieldwork / data collection, data management and analysis; writing a structured report / thesis and orally defending it. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all taught parts of the program.  

Major Electives

Select three courses from the list below or any other graduate course(s) approved by the department.

ENGM 526 - Operations Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the key aspects and practices in the management of operations and processes including scheduling of activities, procurement and the supply chain. The concepts and theories of quality management including planning, control and assurance will be examined in order tto apply them as part of the project management process. Prerequisite(s): ENGM 512 

ENGM 529 - Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Governance

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

In this course students will develop an understanding of the nature and application of corporate governance in modern organizations. Agency and stakeholder communication theories and the core differences between leading developing countries will be examined Corporate Social Responsibility, interactions between ethical issues and sustainability and corporate governance will also be considered. Prerequisite(s): None

ENGM 532 - Product Design and Innovation

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course aims to demonstrate the importance of new products and services to a business, as well as present an approach to the development of new products and their impact on success / failure. It covers both the analytical and practical management aspects of making product development decisions. It investigates the relation between the theoretical basis of the management of the innovation process (from idea generation to launch) and its practical application. Prerequisite(s): None

ENGM 536 - Financial management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the way capital markets operate, the methods companies use to raise funds and the techniques companies employ to evaluate investment opportunities and manage financial risks. The course uses case studies for some topics to adopt a practical approach. Mathematical, statistical and spreadsheet models that are used in financial decision-making are also employed. Prerequisite(s): ENGM 511