The Professional Engineering Management (PEM) track is a cohort-based program where specific cohorts are established periodically based on needs of industry. The program is designed to be a lock-step, cohort-based program that can be completed in approximately 18 to 20 months.
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The Professional Engineering Management (PEM) track is a cohort-based program where specific cohorts are established periodically based upon needs of industry. The program is designed to be a lock-step, cohort-based program that can be completed in approximately 18-20 months.
For information about the start of the next cohort, please contact the IEMS Graduate Director, Dr. Elshennawy (email@example.com) or the PEM Program Director, Dr. Kotnour (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Professional Engineering Management (PEM) track in the Engineering Management MSEM program focuses on effective decision-making and successful project delivery in engineering and technological organizations. The program is tailored to the needs of the experienced, working professional.
The Engineering Management MSEM program requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering or a closely related discipline. Students with undergraduate degrees outside of industrial engineering may be required to take additional prerequisite courses.
Research studies are required in one or more courses. The research study and report will focus on reviewing and analyzing contemporary research in the profession in order to help students acquire knowledge and skills pertaining to research-based best practices.
Mathematics through Calculus II (MAC 2312)
Master Core Courses—12 Credit Hours
- ESI 5219 Engineering Statistics (3 credit hours)
- EIN 5140 Project Engineering (3 credit hours)
- ESI 6551C Systems Engineering (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6357 Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis (3 credit hours)
Concentration Courses—9 Credit Hours
- EIN 5108 The Environment of Technical Organizations (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6370 Innovation in Engineering Design (3 credit hours)
- EIN 6182 Engineering Management (3 credit hours)
Elective Courses—9 Credit Hours
Students take an additional 9 credit hours of electives.
The Independent Learning Requirement is met by successful completion of the research studies required in individual courses, EIN 6182 Engineering Management, and the capstone project that requires that students integrate material from all the courses in their program.
Students must successfully pass an oral comprehensive examination to fulfill degree requirements. Please see the program director for further details.
Students in the Engineering Management MSEM program pay a $90 equipment fee each semester that they are enrolled. For part-time students, the equipment fee is $45 per semester.
INDEPENDENT LEARNINGThe Independent Learning Requirement is met by successful completion of the research studies required in individual courses, EIN 6182 Engineering Management, and the capstone project, which requires that students integrate material from all the courses in their program.
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a closely related discipline.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
- Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
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Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website
, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information
section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.