Doctor of Engineering in the Field of Engineering Management

The doctor of engineering (DEng) in the field of engineering management (EM) is designed for students who seek a practice- or praxis-oriented doctoral degree. Such students typically have professional needs that the traditional PhD degree does not meet. The program focuses on solutions to real-world problems. Unlike the PhD, for which fundamental research leads to foundational work that is published and contributes to the basic understanding of a field, the DEng (EM) is applied, not basic research.

In a broad-based program of study, the DEng (EM) coursework culminates in the student’s production of a praxis for use by practicing engineers. The program is ideal for individuals doing advanced engineering in the workplace, who want to update their knowledge with cutting-edge techniques from the engineering disciplines, and cap it with a formal degree that recognizes their contributions to the field.

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Credit Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 30 credits in required courses and 15 credits in research culminating in a practice-based case study.

Required
EMSE 6115Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers
EMSE 6992Special Topics ( Quantitative Methods for Engineering Managers)
A minimum of 6 credits of EMSE analytical methods courses selected in consultation with advisor.
A minimum of 9 credits of EMSE engineering management courses selected in consultation with advisor.
Electives
6 credits selected in consultation with advisor
Praxis
EMSE 6992Special Topics (Research Methods for the Praxis) *
EMSE 8998Advanced Reading and Research (taken for 15 credits) *
*Students must complete the praxis proposal examination by preparing and defending their proposal before a committee of at least two full-time SEAS faculty members and one outside advisor external to the faculty.