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Engineering  |  School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

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Engineering management (EM) graduates will leave with a deep understanding of at least one industry sector based upon the focus area they select. They will be prepared to begin as a project management team member or lead, system specification and customer relationship management specialist, production supervisor, supply logistics engineering or similar role, and then progress through successively higher levels of management responsibility. Following is a list of typical careers in engineering management grouped by industry focus areas.

IndustryEmphasisDescription
Software industryComputer scienceHere the EM graduate would be responsible for the success of teams consisting of members at multiple locations across the globe and is responsible for the full life cycle of support for multiple applications based upon multiple technologies.
Mechanical products industryMechanical engineeringHere the EM graduate would demonstrate a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice as well as comprehensive project management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones for product design, development, manufacturing operations and product portfolio management.
Distribution industrySupply chain managementHere the EM graduate would be responsible for management and supervision of personnel working supply chain/ logistics programs with responsibilities including: Program planning, execution, personnel supervision, and proposal development.
Environmentally-benign industrySchool of sustainabilityHere the Sustainable EM graduate would potentially be a licensed Professional Engineer and must be LEED Certified. This position candidate needs to have thorough working knowledge of the LEED point system, and must be able to administer the entire LEED process including all documentation of documented points and submitting to USGBC.
Electronics and semiconductor industryElectrical engineeringHere the EM graduate would manager staff in development, design and implementation of new microelectronic processes and procedures in preparation for assembly production.
Communication and networks industryElectrical engineeringHere the EM graduate would perform assignments involving the tactical planning, network technology design, development and/or implementation of comprehensive engineering plans consistent with department/entity strategy and extensive analysis of the central office facilities, circuit and packet switches.
Power systems industryElectrical engineeringHere the EM graduate would design, develop, evaluate, and test electrical power equipment and the electric grid. The EM will provide technical leadership and systems integration and management for large projects and will be proficient in systems engineering and systems of systems methodologies, practices and processes.