The Master of Science in Engineering Management program bridges the gap between Engineering and Management. The discipline involves the overall management of organizations oriented to manufacturing, construction, engineering, technology, production and the service sectors. Applying the principles of engineering management enables engineers to work and lead effectively in the business environment. This Master’s degree in Engineering Management provides a technical-based alternative to traditional postgraduate business or management degrees. Students will complete specialized courses in such areas as management of technology, products and processes, and quality control to supplement broader courses in organizational management, operations, marketing and finance.
This MSc in Engineering Management program is designed to advance the professional growth of engineers. It will provide students and engineers with core management curricular and engineering technical courses giving them an alternative to a traditional MBA. This program is designed to meet the growing demand for leaders who have the ability to manage organizational change and to solve managerial problems in a technical environment.
Students can complete the program in two years. Students must achieve the required 36 credit hours for the program by completing the following compulsory courses. Each course is weighted at 3 credit hours:
The Management of Technical Organizations
Organizational Behavior for the Engineering Manager
Management of Engineering Contracts
Decision Making with Uncertainty
Management of Research and Development
Survey of Finance and Engineering Economics
Knowledge Management I
Information and Software Engineering
Program and Project Management
Project Cost and Quality Management
This program will be delivered jointly by faculty from the College of Engineering at A’Sharqiyah University and the Department of Engineering and Systems Engineering at the George Washington University in USA. The courses offered on this program constitute the George Washington University Master of Science degree program in Engineering Management in a blended format.
The program is the same program of George Washington University courses offered to students enrolled on the George Washington University campus in the United States of America and other George Washington University off-campus sites for the M.Sc. in Engineering Management degree.
The program consists of 12 courses totaling 36 credit hours. These 12 courses will be taught for students at the A’Sharqiyah University facilities in Ibra, Sultanate of Oman: 6 courses by synchronous distance learning and 6 courses onsite at A’Sharqiyah University.
The program is presented using a variety of modes of instruction. The underlying strategy for teaching and learning is the development and fostering of a supportive environment in which the students are systematically encouraged to take more responsibility for their own learning as they progress through the program. Topics are introduced so that a thorough grounding and understanding of the relevant theory is fostered. Basic initial concepts are presented and emphasis is then placed on problem solving strategies and applications. The emphasis of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and case studies visits between various courses differs but in all cases an interactive environment is encouraged with student-centered learning being the norm.
On successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Engineering Management by George Washington University.
• A student should have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology, Science or other appropriate discipline from a recognized institution;
• A minimum cumulative grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4-point scale|) or better in the Bachelor’s degree is required; otherwise qualified applicants may be offered conditional acceptance;
• A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.
The program facilitates entry to job and work opportunities in a number of markets and industrial settings such as:
1. Manufacturing companies
2. Engineering firms
3. Telecommunications companies
3. Technology companies
4. The Services sector
5. Management consulting firms
6. Municipalities and government organizations
7. Oil Companies
8. Building design and construction firms
9. Civil and heavy construction companies
10. Environmental protection, etc.
The graduate from this program can also pursue further studies and improve their academic qualifications by doing a Doctor of Philosophy.
A’Sharqiyah University (ASU) is a private institution of higher education located in the north of the A’Sharqiyah region of the Sultanate of Oman. It is located in Ibra 150 km from Muscat, the capital. It was established in 2009 by Ministerial Decision (78/2009) issued by the Ministry of Higher Education.