Engineering Management (MS)

Engineering Management (MS)

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The Master of Science (MS) in Engineering Management degree offers thesis, report and non-thesis options. The manufacturing engineering department is transitioning this program to an online delivery mode. Additionally, a Concentration in Systems Engineering is available for students interested in qualifications in Systems Engineering.

The engineering management major is designed for students to develop an understanding of the engineering relationships between the management tasks of planning, organization, leadership, control and the human element in production, research and service organizations. There are strong synergies between the MS in engineering management, the MS in computer science and information technology, the existing MSE programs in electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering and the College of Business Administration. Students are provided an opportunity to strengthen their technological education and acquire the skills to manage and lead engineers and engineering systems.

  • Why UTRGV?

    • Ranked #79 among 300+ national universities by Washington Monthly in 2018
    • Accredited, cutting edge degree program
    • Experienced, dedicated faculty
    • Affordable tuition (ranked #1 in net price among national universities by Washington Monthly in 2018 and #3 most affordable university in America 2018 by BestValueSchools.com)
    • Demonstrated student success in research, professional certification and career advancement
  • Admission Requirements

    Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at www.utrgv.edu/gradapply. There is no application fee.

    Step #2: Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to gradapps@utrgv.edu or mailed to:

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    The Graduate College
    Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
    1201 W. University Drive
    Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

     
    *Please Note: If you are a graduate of UTPA, UTB, or UTRGV you do not need to request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate College.

    Review and submit all Program Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s  degree  in  Engineering,  Science,  Computer  Science,  or Business.
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
    • Letter of Intent detailing professional goals and reasons for pursuing the graduate degree.
    • Resume.
    • GRE General Test. GRE test scores are valid for 5 years. A waiver of the GRE requirement will be granted to applicants who show proof of completing a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral).

    Additional requirements for domestic applicants who attended foreign universities:

    • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. For additional information, visit the Additional Documents for Domestic Applicants who Attend Foreign Universities section of our website.
    • Certified English translation of educational records.

    Additional requirements for international applicants:

    • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. For additional information, visit the English Proficiency Exam section of our website.
    • Certified English translation of educational records.
    • Financial   Documentation  showing sufficient funds to cover all expenses (living and academic) for the first year of study. For additional information, visit the Financial Documentation section of our website.
    • Immigration  documents, including a current copy of your valid passport. For additional information, visit the Immigration Documents section of our website.

    UPDATE ON INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS FROM U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT:

    • SEVP regulations prohibit the issuance of a Form I-20 based on conditional admission, effective July 13, 2016. University officials can only issue a Form I-20 when students have met all standards for admission for the program of study listed on the Form I-20. These standards for admission include any English proficiency requirements.

  • Program Contact

    Program Coordinator: Dr. Jianzhi Li

    Phone: (956) 665-7329

    Office: Edinburg Campus, EENGR 3236

    E-Mail: jianzhi.li@utrgv.edu

  • Deadlines

    Deadlines:

    Applications will be accepted year round and prospective students are encouraged to apply at least 2 months before classes start to ensure a timely application review.  Applying early will also give prospective students the best opportunity to be considered for scholarships and other possible funding opportunities.

    *Note: This program only admits applicants during Fall, Spring, Summer I and Summer II semesters.

  • Tuition Estimate

    Engineering Management (MS) Thesis Option
    Residency Per 3-Credit Hour Course Semester (9-Credit Hours) Total Estimated Cost
    Texas Resident $1,359.29 $3,563.87 $13,592.90
    Non-Resident/International $2,625.29 $7,361.87 $26,252.90
    Engineering Management (MS) Non Thesis
    Residency Per 3-Credit Hour Course Semester (9-Credit Hours) Total Estimated Cost
    Texas Resident $1,359.29 $3,563.87 $16,311.48
    Non-Resident/International $2,625.29 $7,361.87 $31,503.48


    *We estimate that tuition and fees will closely approximate the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Please note that the rates above are estimated for on-campus students and those enrolled in 16-week online programs. The rate is different for Accelerated Online Programs (AOP). Visit the tuition and fees page for detailed information.

  • Course Requirements

    Required Courses 15
    MANE 6304: Industrial Cost Analysis 3
    MANE 6319: Quality Management Systems 3
    MANE 6340: Operations Research and Analysis 3
    MANE 6345: Engineering Management 3
    MANE 6380: Engineering Project Management 3
     
    Chosen from the following:
     
    Thesis Option
    Elective Courses in Engineering Management 9
     
    Capstone Requirement
    Thesis 6
    MANE 7300: Thesis I 3
    MANE 7301: Thesis II 3
     
    Total graduate hours for degree: 30
     
    Non-Thesis Option
    Elective Courses in Engineering Management 9‐21
     
    Non Engineering Management Electives 0‐12
     
    Capstone Requirement
    Written Comprehensive Exam
     
    Total graduate hours for degree: 36
     

    Course Descriptions

    MANE 6190: Engineering Project               [0‐1]

    Special construction projects, research activities or supervised engineering studies. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    This course provides a background in quantitative techniques in Engineering Management with emphasis on industrial cost analysis models and techniques. Financial models and methods are discussed with emphasis on capital budgeting and topics related to advanced engineering economics. Valuation and reporting methods are reviewed. Basic costing practices are discussed along with cost modeling and control methods.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3337

    MANE 6308: History of Manufacturing              [3‐0]

    This course provides the student with an introduction to the evolution of manufacturing and manufacturing systems, as well as a look into the possible future. The course involves extensive reading assignments, presentations and projects.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6311: Advanced Quality Control              [3‐0]

    Deming continuous improvements concepts, Q.C. 7‐tools, basic problem solving procedures, control chart practice and applications, design of experiments and Taguchi methods. ISO 9000 and TQM will be introduced.

    Prerequisite: MANE 2332.

    MANE 6313: Design of Experiments              [3‐0]

    Randomization and blocking, significance tests and confidence intervals, factorial designs, applications of factorial designs, model building with least squares, response surface methods.

    Prerequisite: MANE 2332.

    MANE 6314: Maintenance Systems              [3‐0]

    The maintenance, repair, and remanufacture of products has not, until recently, been supported by a solid, scientific basis. In this course this deficiency is addressed and, via mathematical models and simulation, investigated.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6315: Reliability Engineering              [3‐0]

    System level reliability, redundancy, modeling, life testing, acceleration, parametric, and non‐parametric models.

    Prerequisite: MANE 2332.

    MANE 6319: Quality Management Systems              [3‐0]

    Introduces philosophies, tools and methodologies of TQM, quality systems (ISO 9000, ISO 14000, 6‐sigma), bench marking, quality function deployment, Taguchi method, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and management tools.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6321: Robotics and Automation              [3‐0]

    Application of industrial robots and their role in industrial systems. Relationships among product design process control, robot kinematics and flexible automation are covered.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3302 or equivalent.

    MANE 6323: Advanced Computer Aided Design              [3‐0]

    Theory and applications of computer‐aided design in engineering. Design of engineering parts using parametric solid modeling software. Automated drafting and dimensioning, geometric tolerancing.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3300 or equivalent.

    MANE 6328: Dynamic System Modeling and Forecasting              [3‐0]

    System identification using time series, Green’s function and stability analysis, forecasting, multiple series and applications for on‐line manufacturing process control.

    Prerequisite: MANE 2332.

    MANE 6331: Advanced Manufacturing Planning and Control              [3‐0]

    Forecasting, aggregate planning, inventory control, pull and push production systems, operations and project scheduling and recent advances in operations planning and control.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3364 or equivalent.

    MANE 6340: Operations Research and Analysis              [3‐0]

    Concepts in mathematical modeling, stochastic processes, queuing theory, linear programming, integer programming, dynamic programming, non‐linear programming, and inventory models.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6341: Advanced Operations Research and Analysis              [3‐0]

    Concepts in mathematical modeling, stochastic processes, queuing theory, dynamic programming and non‐linear programming.

    Prerequisite: MANE 6340.

    MANE 6342: Decision Support Systems              [3‐0] Engineering decision‐making, sequential decision procedures, design of engineering systems, knowledge acquisition and representation, hybrid systems and engineering applications.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6343: Queueing Models for Manufacturing Systems              [3‐0]

    This is a course on the application of stochastic models and Queueing theory in design and control of manufacturing systems. We will start from review of elementary probability theory; we will then cover conditional expectation; the Poisson process; renewal theory; Markov chains; and queueing theory. Emphasis will be given to Queueing models and their application in manufacturing systems, transportation and stocking systems, and other types of service delivery systems. Student will be able to apply Queueing models in the design of these systems, and other types of service delivery systems. Student will be able to apply Queueing models in the design of these systems in terms of layout, capacities and control.

    Prerequisite: MANE 2332

    MANE 6345: Engineering Management              [3‐0]

    Fundamental principles of planning, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, implementation, evaluation and controlling engineering and management concerns such as labor scheduling, human resources management and related governmental compliance also explored.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6346: Polymer Engineering              [3‐0]

    Study of engineering properties of polymer materials and selection of polymers for use in engineering applications. Manufacturing properties of polymer materials and their effects on manufacturing processes.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3364 or equivalent.

    MANE 6347: Facilities Layout              [3‐0]

    An analytical approach to the planning and design of manufacturing facilities and material handling systems.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6348: Systems Engineering              [3‐0]

    Systems Engineering covers translation of customer needs into product requirements, management of the interface, and interaction of systems and subsystems. It also includes coordination of design reviews, analysis of alternatives, consideration of component testing and verification, within cost and schedule constraints. Additional issues include the interface with the human user, system reliability, logistic support, and system safety. This course discusses tools that help the Systems Engineer to complete complex projects with success.

    Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

    MANE 6349: Advanced Work Science              [3‐0]

    Design methods for work and work systems; scientific and engineering basis of work and its analysis.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6350: Flexible Integrated Manufacturing              [3‐0]

    Application of industrial programmable logic controllers, machine vision system, selection of tools for robot end effector, sensor technology, machine‐human systems such as expert system and flexible automation system design.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3302 or equivalent.

    MANE 6351: Intelligent Decision Systems              [3‐0]

    This course provides an introduction to the methods and applications of the methods which form the basis of Intelligent Decision making via the employment of techniques from Artificial Intelligence (e.g., expert systems, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and self‐ organizing systems) and Operations Research (e.g., ontogenic neural networks, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, and genetic search). Recent advances and applications are covered.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6352: Manufacturing Systems Simulation              [3‐0]

    Simulation and modeling of discrete‐event systems, input data analysis, model development, model verification, validation, output analysis and applications to manufacturing.

    Prerequisite: MANE 2332.

    MANE 6353: Optimizing Factory Performance              [3‐0]

    An introduction to the systems which comprise production lines, supply chains, and business processes and coverage of the models and methods employed to reduce unnecessary complexity and excessive variability within such systems. Introduction to new, improved performance metrics (e.g., LACTE) as employed in the pursuit of fast cycle time and significant, sustainable improvement. Both mathematical modeling and discrete simulation are employed in the analysis.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6354: Advanced Engineering Economy              [3‐0]

    Advanced techniques of engineering economic analysis; evaluation of alternative capital investments considering income taxes, depreciation and inflation; discounted cash flow analysis of competing projects, break‐even analysis and determination of rate of return on investment, risk and uncertainty in engineering analysis.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3337.

    MANE 6357: Ergonomics              [3‐0]

    Functional anatomy and physiology of musculo‐ skeletal system and their applications in work design. Work physiology, manual materials handling, hand tools, and repetitive motions.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6364: Advanced Manufacturing Processes              [3‐0]

    The objective of this course is to obtain an understanding of some of the manufacturing processes used in industry today and to become familiar with some of the recent advances that have been made. This course focuses on specific manufacturing processes including heat treatment, metal forming, metal cutting, non‐ traditional processes, rapid prototyping and electronics manufacturing. The physical principles underlying the manufacturing processes are discussed and analyses of the process are conducted.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3364 or consent of the instructor.

    MANE 6365: Tool Design and Analysis              [3‐0]

    Fundamentals of different areas of tools used in manufacturing. Tool making, tool materials, cutting tools, locating and clamping, jigs and fixtures. Design of fixtures for numerical control machines and modular fixturing.

    Prerequisite: MANE 6323.

    MANE 6368: Logistics Engineering              [3‐0]

    Analysis of integration of support functions in the development, operations and maintenance of complex engine systems.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6369: Mold Design and Analysis              [3‐0]

    Design of injection molding molds, mold components and design of parts for effective injection molding. Analysis of mold filling, fluid flow, mold temperature, residual stresses and other factors that affect the quality of mold.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3300 or equivalent.

    MANE 6372: Advanced Engineering Analysis              [3‐0]

    Use of mathematical techniques to model and analyze problems encountered in engineering. Topics include linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, numerical methods and optimization techniques.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3351.

    MANE 6375: Human Factors              [3‐0]

    Methods of measurement of human performance, psychological and physiological background of human information processing, principles and techniques of display and information system design, human error and reliability.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6380: Engineering Project Management              [3‐0]

    Planning, scheduling and control of engineering projects, network models, CPM, PERT, resource allocation and time‐cost tradeoff.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6383: Analysis of Polymer Systems              [3‐0]

    This course is intended for manufacturing engineers requiring an introduction to the experimental chemistry of plastics with experimental and measurement techniques and the interpretation and representation of the results. The operation principles of various analytical equipment and applications are discussed.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3364.

    MANE 6384: Polymer Structures, Properties, and Applications              [3‐0]

    This is an intermediate to advanced course in the relationship between polymer structure, properties, and applications that are of importance to manufacturing engineers working in the various manufacturing environment from automobile to aerospace industry. The difference in properties of various plastics and their structure is discussed.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3364.

    MANE 6385: Plastics Product Design and Engineering              [3‐0]

    This is an intermediate course in the plastics product design for injection molding process that is widely used to make from consumer product to aerospace application. The design principles and use of plastics to achieve competitive design of plastic parts is discussed.

    Prerequisite: MANE 3364.

    MANE 6390: Engineering Project              [3‐0]

    Special construction projects, research activities or supervised engineering studies. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 6399: Topics in Manufacturing Systems              [3‐0]

    Topics selected from current issues of concern in manufacturing industries. May be repeated for credit when topics change.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    MANE 7300: Thesis I              [3‐0]

    First part of a two course sequence.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of thesis advisor.

    MANE 7301: Thesis II              [3‐0]

    Second part of a two course sequence.

    Prerequisite: MANE 7300.

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