Engineering Management

Engineering Management

Interested in the “big picture” of engineering and as well as the practical aspects of putting it to work in today’s business environment? Do you want to combine engineering expertise with leadership and management skills? Do you want to be an engineer with an MBA in five years? Engineering management at The University of Scranton may be just the major for you!

About

Engineering management combines the disciplines of engineering and business into one undergraduate major. Students gain in-depth technical knowledge coupled with practical expertise in leadership and project management. Graduates complete their studies with a strong engineering background and marketplace-ready skills.

Why Engineering Management is in Demand:

  • Engineering and business are two of the top three majors most in demand today. (Source: CareerBuilder.com)
  • According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for engineering managers was $132,000 in 2015.
  • Few institutions offer engineering management as a major for undergraduate students.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, innovation, professionalism and leadership are valued characteristics in all career settings.
  • Engineering management majors graduate with technical skills, business acumen and marketing savvy rolled into one course of study.

Is it for me?

Are you:

  • Technically oriented?
  • A leader who enjoys motivating teams?
  • Ready for action and leadership in the world of industry and innovation?
  • Passionate for exciting work in the global scale?

Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Engineering Management

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State-of-the-art facilities.   Our engineering education facilities rival contemporary workplaces and enable students to learn and practice in a realistic environment.
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Dedicated faculty.   Many of our professors have 20+ years of undergraduate teaching experience, and all are uniquely committed to student success. Faculty involvement in research balances teaching expertise with continually updated knowledge and perspective.
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Hands-on student projects.   Faculty-mentored research, small group team projects, and summer co-ops supplement classroom instruction with meaningful, hands-on experiences. Experiential learning prepares students to enter careers or advanced study with confidence and enthusiasm.
4.
Jesuit education.   Academic excellence, liberal arts tradition, commitment to service and social justice, and focus on the individual are all facets of a Jesuit education that benefit Engineering Management students.
5.
Balance of engineering and business.   This major addresses important marketplace needs for technical expertise along with effective, responsible leadership in a broad range of engineering fields. As professionals, students will be uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between the engineering and business worlds.
  • Preparing You For Personal & Professional Successplus or minus

    Educational Objectives

    Building on knowledge and skills developed throughout the engineering management program, and advanced by experience and life-long learning, graduates are expected within a few years to:

    • Apply engineering and core business knowledge to manage, develop, analyze and/or implement solutions to meet public and private sector needs.
    • Have an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
    • Have organizational leadership and communication skills needed by entry-level professionals.
    • Be ethical, socially responsible, and just when making business decisions.
  • What You'll Learnplus or minus

    Curriculum

    The first year of study ensures a strong foundation in mathematics and physics, along with writing and public speaking skills. Specific business and engineering skills are added in the second and third years, and the focus is solidly on business in the student’s final year.

    Click here to see the curriculum.

    A student may choose to stay at Scranton for one additional year to earn an MBA through the University’s Kania School of Management. More information can be found here.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve technical and business problems.
    • An ability to plan and design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
    • An ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
    • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary to solve technical and business problems.
    • An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
    • An ability to work effectively on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish an objective, and make significant contribution to its outcome.
    • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of technical and business solutions in a global, economic, environmental, ethical and societal context.
    • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Pursue Your Passion and Make a Differenceplus or minus

    Engineers address societal issues ranging from technological systems, to agriculture and the environment, to health and medicine and beyond.  Engineers are determined to improve the world in which we live.  The study of engineering management will enable students to contribute significantly by providing leadership in solving diverse and ever-evolving problems.

    There are hands-on learning projects within the academic program. Within upper level courses, students apply principles of project management, such as the use of Gantt charts, activity networks, critical path methods, and project risk management. In 2016, senior engineering senior students and business students competed in a SimulTrain project management game to put the skills they had learned into action.

    Students contribute professional-level work at internship sites. Organizations utilize the findings of faculty-mentored student research.

    Scranton students begin to contribute to society long before they officially enter their fields of interest.   

Careers

Where will engineering management take me?

Students enter the workplace armed with practical skills and experience. An engineering management degree also qualifies students to enter graduate programs in business or specialized areas of engineering. 

Here is some examples of jobs depending on your interests:

  • Operations Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Equipment Breakdown Risk Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Electrical and Lighting Systems & Sustainable Design
  • Management & Information Technology
  • Management in Quality, Control & Liability
  • Management in Consulting, Design, Building  & Installation
  • Management in Business & Development
  • Systems Engineer & Management

Top Graduate Schools

Just some of the prestigious graduate schools which have admitted recent engineering graduates:

  • University of Scranton (MBA)
  • Drexel University
  • Lehigh University
  • Rochester University

Leading Employers:

You’ll find Scranton graduates working a wide range of companies and organizations including:

  • Adtec, Inc.
  • ATEC
  • Chubb Insurance
  • Insource Power
  • Lockheed Martin
  • In-posse
  • Raytheon
  • Sears Holdings Corporation

My degree in Engineering Management is perfect for my job. I am the liaison between the “bean counters” and the engineers and I have respect from both sides, which is very important. Our leadership has told me that they are very impressed with the well-rounded education that The University of Scranton has provided me.

Matthew O’Connor, Class of 2013
Dual Encoder Team Lead, Adtec Digital

How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge

Competitive EdgeAt Scranton, the level of personal faculty attention means that professors are also advocates for students as they enter their careers or apply to graduate school. Letters of recommendation are not boilerplate at Scranton.  Rather, teachers make specific, personalized recommendations that demonstrate detailed knowledge of a student’s accomplishments and potential to give you an edge in the graduate school admissions process or job market.

Take the Next Step

For More Information

Office of Admissions
The Estate
Scranton, PA 18510
Tel: 1-888-SCRANTON or (570) 941-7540
Fax: 570-941-7572
admissions@scranton.edu

Department of Physics/Electrical Engineering
Christine Zakzewski, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Physics/Electrical Engineering
(570) 941-6285
christine.zakzewski@scranton.edu