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College of Engineering

PhD in Engineering Management

Advancing Engineering Research and Leadership

The industry leaders of tomorrow must earn their credentials today. Enroll in Western New England University’s PhD in Engineering Management program and prepare to take your place at the top of your organization. In this full- or part-time program, you will learn at a technical depth and gain the breadth of knowledge to become a successful practitioner, researcher, teacher, and mentor in the management of engineering and technology. You will develop the skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human/technological systems, including engineering, quality, healthcare, service, and logistical/transportation systems. You have the option to complete the PhD in Engineering Management 100% online. This is an excellent option for working professionals interested in pursuing their program part-time at our nationally recognized university.

Why Choose the PhD in Engineering Management?

It is the philosophy of the program to graduate students who have the ability to create, evaluate, improve, design, and manage complex human technological systems. Additionally, students will demonstrate the ability, through dissertation research, to contribute to the body of knowledge in the field of engineering management. The systems include engineering/manufacturing systems, service systems, and logistical systems.

What to Expect Management

The PhD in Engineering Management focuses on developing skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human-technological systems.

What Will You Study?

The PhD in Engineering Management focuses on developing skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human-technological systems. Students take 10 courses before beginning a dissertation research project, including five core courses that establish a foundation of knowledge from which each student can explore their area of interest. Core courses are Engineering Supply Chain, Operations Research, Project Management, Strategic Economic Decision Making, and Seminar/Research Methods for Engineering Management. After the core is complete, a plan of study is developed in consultation with a research advisor that considers the dissertation research of the student. Whether you pursue your studies on campus or fully online, you will work regularly with your advisor, a content expert in your field of interest. You can be confident that you will have support throughout your educational journey.

International Students

Leaders with engineering backgrounds are needed around the globe to manage people and resources. The College of Engineering enjoys a growing reputation among international students for the caliber of our graduate programs. Learn more about our support for international students.

Information for International Graduate Students

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