This master's degree program is intended for engineers, technologists, and scientists who are currently employed and who expect to be working in managerial positions which involve responsibility for manufacturing, design, production, and material-handling functions in a variety of technical and industrial enterprises.
Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree program in engineering or engineering technology with a GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale) will be admitted unconditionally. Applicants who have completed undergraduate degree programs in other areas will be considered for admission, but a preparatory phase of up to 18 credit hours may be required in order to prepare properly for the graduate program coursework. Courses required in the preparatory program can be tailored to meet the needs and objectives of individual students.
Because this degree program is intended primarily for employed individuals, all course offerings are made available in the evenings. Students can expect to enroll in a maximum of two courses per semester for the fall and spring semesters and one course during the summer. Thus, it is possible to complete the program in two calendar years assuming continuous enrollment at the maximum level. However, it is more realistic to expect that three calendar years will be required to complete the degree requirements.
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