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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Management, M.S.

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Engineering Management, M.S. Program

School Information

The School of Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering and Construction Management, and graduate degrees in Engineering Management and Construction Management.  Certificates in Quality, Project Management, Construction Planning and Control and Construction Administration are also offered.  The School serves a diverse regional and international student population, and utilizes modern tools and laboratories for active learning and student engagement while emphasizing collaborative learning.

Program Description

The California State University, East Bay School of Engineering, provides an interdisciplinary master’s of science degree in Engineering Management. This degree is designed for working engineers and professionals who are in leadership/management positions or who are planning to advance their careers into the management of technical enterprises. It is also designed to benefit engineering or science graduates who are interested in assuming leadership positions in industry.  Students gain theoretical and practical training in how to plan, organize, allocate resources, and direct and control activities that have technological components. The curriculum is distinctive in that it provides a blend of qualitative management and quantitative industrial engineering skills. Courses are offered in engineering, business, computer science and statistics. 

Career Opportunities

The Engineering Management Degree MS is designed for engineering or science graduates interested in assuming leadership positions in industry.  Students gain theoretical and practical training in how to plan, organize, optimize and allocate resources, and to direct and control projects and activities that have technological components.  Examples include: Managing technical enterprises and technical personnel; System analyst; Technical project leader.  These positions occur in diverse industry sectors such as telecommunications, software development, healthcare, financial institutions and service industries.

Admission Requirements

The M.S. Degree in Engineering Management is open to students planning a career, or seeking to advance their career in managing technical enterprises who: (1) have a baccalaureate degree in engineering, basic science or related technical field from an accredited institution, and (2) have earned an overall grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 basis) or better in their undergraduate work. Degrees from foreign institutions will be individually evaluated.  Submission of your GRE and/or GMAT results is highly recommended.  In addition to the University Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Application, all applicants should submit the following materials along with their application to Graduate Admissions:

  1. Submit a personal statement with the application stating their reasons for wanting to pursue the M.S. in Engineering Management degree, describing relevant work experience, and explaining their past academic performance;
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation; and
  3. Submit a resume.

Admission to the university and admission to the M.S. in Engineering Management degree program are separate steps.  International students check CSUEB Center for International Education (CIE) for further requirements.

Student Standing and Progress Toward the Degree

There are three categories of student status which reflect student progress toward the degree: “Conditionally Classified Graduate,” “Classified Graduate,” and “Advancement to Candidacy.

Students achieve “Conditionally Classified Graduate” status when they have been admitted to the M.S. in Engineering Management degree program, but have not yet completed the prerequisites for “Classified Graduate” status in the M.S. in Engineering Management degree program. Students achieve “Classified Graduate” status when they have satisfactorily completed the three prerequisites for the M.S. in Engineering Management degree program or their equivalents. (See “Prerequisites for Classified Graduate Status” below.) Students are Advanced to Candidacy when they have completed the required courses with a 3.0 or better GPA

Note: Students who fail to maintain progress by falling below a 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses for two or more consecutive semesters will be academically disqualified from the university.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop advanced analytical skills in optimization, planning and control, and other quantitative management techniques.
  2. Effectively manage teams of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural professionals.
  3. Understand the impact of engineering and management decisions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  4. Have the ability to effectively and persuasively communicate.
  5. Recognize the need for, and have an ability to engage in, life-long learning.

Engineering Management Degree Requirements (30 units)

Prerequisites or Foundation Requirements

The prerequistes or foundation coursework below (or their equivalents) are required for all students in the M.S. in Engineering Management program.  Please check individual course requirements for additional prerequisites. These prerequisites must be completed before beginning graduate-level coursework.  This area may require 0-13 units that are not included in the major units:

Elective Courses

Choose two (2) courses for 6 units:

Capstone Requirement

Choose one (1) of the following options of capstone coursework for 3 units:

Other Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

In addition to departmental requirements, every student must also satisfy the University requirements for graduation as described throughout this catalog. These include the 70% unit residence requirement; the five-year rule on currency of subject matter; the minimum number of units in 600-level courses; the “C” minimum grade for each graduate course; and the 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

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Engineering Courses

School of Engineering

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Computer Engineering

Construction Management

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