Engineering Management Program College of Engineering Northeastern University

Engineering Management Program College of Engineering Northeastern University


Northeastern University Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The College of Engineering at Northeastern University, founded in 1909, was the first school at the university to integrate classroom instruction with professional experience opportunities, and remains an academic model for the rest of campus. Today, the school manages 4 departments, operates many state-of-the-art research facilities, and receives more than $30 million in annual federal funding.

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE), within the College of Engineering, offers students graduate degrees in 12 interdisciplinary programs. Each student in the department works with world-renowned faculty members to complete an education that results in both professional and technical excellence. The department uses service activities to advance educational development, ethical behavior, and professional responsibility.

Master's Degree in Engineering Management

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering offers a Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM). Master's students are presented with the skills and knowledge necessary to respond to the needs of individuals and organizations engaged in the management of engineering activities and technology. Students will be educated in every stage of the management process, including development, design, evaluation, production, project management, and technology transfer.

MSEM students may pursue their degrees along 3 tracks of study: with projects, with theses, or with coursework only. Each track requires students to take 16 credit hours of core classes, and complete a total of 32 hours to graduate. Electives are available in 6 categories, and students are not limited to any category for their individual degree programs. Examples of elective courses in the MSEM program include Probabilistic Operation Research, Human-Computer Interaction, and Intelligent Manufacturing.

Supported by Faculty Members with High Involvement in the Field

Faculty members from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering have been involved in many innovative research programs, and are widely recognized for their achievements in education and research. Many faculty members are Fellows of the American Society of mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), and others hold high positions on research teams and at laboratories.

Professor Jacqueline Isaacs leads a research team at the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), a collaborative center among 4 universities and the Boson Museum of Science. Professor Jeff Ruberti is the director of the Extracellular Matrix Engineering Research Laboratory (EMERL), which develops engineering methods related to the kinetics of collagen.

Faculty research interests cover a wide range of topics related to engineering and management. Some topics of interest include nanotechnology, thermodynamics, manufacturing, and operations research.

Research Facilities and Centers of Excellence that Support MIE Graduate Students

The MIE department supports 10 research centers, including 2 that are also directly supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Research opportunities available through these centers cover a wide range of interests related to various areas of engineering, from robotics and mechatronics to equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The Laboratory for Responsible Manufacturing (LRM) conducts research in 3 main areas of manufacturing: environmentally conscious manufacturing, mass customization, and sensor-assisted monitoring and diagnostics. The LRM uses a variety of modeling techniques, including graph theory, multi-agents, multi-criteria optimization, neural networks, petri-nets, and stochastic models.

Northeastern University's Graduate School of Engineering has developed the Centers of Excellence, 8 research programs in engineering that support graduate student work. Lead by the College of Engineering, the centers promote interdisciplinary collaborations with industries and other universities in order to make discoveries and develop solutions in conjunction with like-minded organizations and institutions.

Financial Aid Opportunities

The financial aid office at Northeastern University is committed to helping students find the funds needed to complete their educations, including helping Boston residents find more than $10.5 million in financial assistance each year.

In addition to federal loans and grants, Northeastern offers graduate students a number of departmental research and teaching assistantships. Additional graduate student resources include the Double Husky Scholarship for students with a bachelor's from Northeastern; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Graduate Fellowship for African-American students with solid academics and financial need; and the Graduate Dean's Scholarship for students in the top third of their incoming classes.

More information is available regarding graduate applications and graduate studies at Northeastern University.

Northeastern University -- An Experiential Research University

Founded in Boston, Massachusetts over 100 years ago, today Northeastern University is considered one of the nation's premier experiential research universities. Students at Northeastern are presented with opportunities to integrate professional, real-world experiences with traditional coursework in order to create a comprehensive, interdisciplinary education.

The university as a whole makes a point to respond to both academic and industry needs. Its rapidly growing research enterprises cover 3 main areas important to the nation's development: health, security, and sustainability. In addition, Northeastern has been recognized as one of the most climate conscious universities in the nation. The university has been awarded the highest score among Boston-based universities on the Sustainable Endowments Institute's 2011 College Sustainability Report Card.

Alumni of Northeastern University have taken positions around the world and close to home. The "Boston Business Journal" has named Northeastern as one of the largest educators of CEOs in the area.

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