The Engineering Management curriculum provides a breadth of engineering science and design with depth in one specific engineering area suitable for practice. Topics covered include project and resource management, financial engineering, risk management, configuration management, service plans, product liability, entrepreneurship, and operations management complemented by product design and process development.
The majority of the courses for the Engineering Management online program are offered in a 7.5 week class length, the structure of the Fall and Spring semesters (A and B sessions). There will be some key necessary courses that may need to be offered during a 15 week, C session time frame. Students will need to keep in mind these are rigorous courses with the same content as the 15 week session condensed into a 7.5 week class. Students can enroll in both sessions when enrollment for the semester opens. Students should keep an eye on their my ASU portal for upcoming enrollment dates. Students need to be mindful of the academic calendar, which can be accessed through MyASU. Or students can bookmark https://students.asu.edu/academic-calendar . The academic calendar will show important dates throughout the semester, such as drop/add dates, tuition due dates and refund dates. The drop date for the 7.5 week session is typically one day into the class.
Please note: Summer classes are handled differently. All IEE courses for summer will be offered during the 8 Week C session.
Arizona State University has adopted an 8 semester tracking model, which monitors completion of “critical” lower division and “necessary” upper division courses specific to each degree. This set of courses was designed to serve as predictors of academic success in the degree program. The lower division “critical” courses are shaded grey on the flowcharts and indicated on the major map. Upper division “necessary” courses are indicated with stars on the major maps. All courses listed on both the major map and the flowchart are required.
University policy allows students to retake a course one time. Students who are not successful in passing a course after a second attempt will be asked to identify a new major. CIDSE Advising will only entertain third time repeat petitions for students with extenuating circumstances. Please see your academic advisor if you have questions related to 8 semester tracking or course third time repeats.
**Students are subject to any individual course prerequisite changes despite their catalog year.
Engineering Management Curriculum Updates
- Fall 2016- IEE 300 will now be a firm prerequisite to IEE 369. We will no longer be allowing students to take IEE 300 and 369 together.
- Spring 2017- IEE 458 will now be a prerequisite to IEE 485. Having this course in advance of capstone will allow our EM’s to have the necessary knowledge to lead a capstone team on a project. We will be entertaining overrides for this requirement in the Spring of 2017 and the Fall of 2017. This prerequisite will be strictly enforced starting Spring 2018. Students can submit override requests to follow the old prerequisites during this transition period at https://fultonapps.asu.edu/override/.
- Fall 2017- IEE 369 will now be a prerequisite to IEE 486. Ideally IEE 369 should be taken before you even start the capstone (IEE 485 being the first class). This prereq prevents students from doing IEE 369 and IEE 486, which are both team project based classes together. This is to maximize the student experience. IEE 369 is intended to be a project based class that better prepares students for their capstone experience. We will be entertaining overrides for this requirement in the Fall of 2017 and the Spring of 2018. This prerequisite will be strictly enforced starting Fall 2018. Students can submit override requests to follow the old prerequisites during this transition period at https://fultonapps.asu.edu/override/.
*****See CIDSE Advising for any questions or concerns*****
Humanities and Social Behavioral University General Studies Requirements
HU/SB Guidelines (15 semester hours or five 3-semester hour classes)
HU (Humanities) – 6 hours needed for EM Degree
Students must complete at least two (2) humanities classes totaling 6 semester hours. One of these two classes must be upper division (300- or 400-level) and must be taken at a four-year institution. One of the two humanities courses should also include Historical awareness indicated with an “H” in the Schedule of Classes (within the General Studies category).
SB (Social Behavioral) – 9 hours needed for EM Degree
Engineering Management requires students to take ECN 212, COM 263, and PSY 101. These courses will count toward the SB requirement and will also fulfill Cultural and Global awareness indicated with a “C” and a “G” in the Schedule of Classes (within the General Studies category).
Example of courses to complete the 15 semester-hour HU/SB requirement:
Humanities – 6 semester hours that fulfills upper division and Historical awareness requirement
- REL 321 (Religion in America) – Humanities (HU) plus cultural diversity and historical awareness
- PHI 101 (Introduction to Philosophy) – Humanities (HU)
Social Behavioral (SB) – 9 semester hours that fulfills Cultural and Global awareness requirement
- ECN 212 – Macroeconomics (required for EM Degree) – Social Behavioral (SB)
- PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology (required for EM Degree) – Social Behavioral (SB)
- COM 263 Elements of Intercultural Communication – Social Behavioral (SB) plus cultural diversity and global awareness
Total required program electives is 24 credit hours. Three categories of electives have been designed:
- Global Engineering or Sustainability or Entrepreneurship – 3 Credits
- Sustainability electives would be chosen from advisor approved SOS courses, which include SOS 100, SOS 110, SOS 111, PUP 190, and ALA 102 or SES 106.
- Global engineering electives would be chosen from advisor-approved special topics.
- Entrepreneurship elective – FSE 301 (if not being used towards technical elective requirements)
- Math / Science Electives – 6 Credits MAT 275: Differential Equations and PHY 131: University Physics II
- Industry/Career Focus Area Electives – 15 Credits. Engineering Management ONLINE students are required to complete the Business Analytics Industry / Industrial Engineering foundation area. Required courses are listed below.
Required Focus Area Courses
There are 15 hours of required focus area courses that make up the Business Analytics Core.
- IEE 376: Operations research Deterministic Techniques/Applications
- IEE 305: Information Systems Engineering
- IEE 412: Introduction to Financial Engineering
- IEE 461: Production Control
- IEE 474: Quality Control
Technical Elective Course Options
Students are required to select 3 hours of technical elective courses to finish out their Business Analytics Focus.
- IEE 421: Urban Operations Research
- IEE 385: Engineering Statistics- Probability
- FSE 301: Entrepreneurship and Value Creation
- IEE 485/486 – Offered during C session in a two semester sequence – 6 Credits