More Info About the EMG Program

Since nearly every company involved in manufacturing, public utilities, transportation, construction, processing and mining uses technical principles and processes, and engineering and consulting firms address problems that involve both technical and economic issues, the University of Arizona's engineering management program prepares students for management positions in these technology-based companies. The degree is flexible enough to allow a student to concentrate his or her technical electives on a particular industry or technology of interest to him or her. The managerial courses cover all of the material needed to understand and function within the business environment, and yet the program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The result is a wide variety of career opportunities available to the graduate.

The 18 credits of technical electives that are a part of the engineering management curriculum can be used to obtain a formal minor in one of the other engineering fields or can be tailored to individual interests. Currently or recently, students in the program have pursued areas of concentration described in the section on technical areas of concentration below.

Some students may choose to take an additional year (30 credits) and earn a double degree in engineering management and another engineering field. A student who wishes to do this may find that instead of two B.S. degrees, and if their grade-point average is 3.0 or better in the last 60 credits earned, they may be eligible to apply to graduate school after they complete the B.S. in engineering management degree and earn an M.S. in the engineering field they choose. Proper selection of the 18 credits of technical electives will usually qualify the student for M.S. study with no remedial course work required, and the M.S. degree requires the same 30 credits of additional work beyond the B.S. degree.

Please explore this site to learn more about the curriculum, the courses, student activities, faculty, staff, as well as job opportunities for current students and graduates. All students following the major are advised by the faculty and staff listed here, who will be pleased to discuss the program at any time.

Career Opportunities

Recent graduates of the engineering management program have found employment in a wide range of organizations and activities. Some of the organizations that they have gone to work for include:

ExxonMobil Tucson Electric Power
General Dynamics Rainbird Inc.
Kiewit Construction J.R. Filanc
Raytheon Quadra Mining
KB Homes Intel
Gilbane Construction IBM
Phelps Dodge  Psomas
Trane Corp. Infosys
Schnipke Southwest Arizona Department of Transportation
Brush Wellman Cerner Corp.
Krebs Engineering Granite Construction 

Positions obtained include:

Quality Engineer Purchasing Manager
Operations Manager Resident Engineer
Sales Manager Sales Engineer
Facility Engineer Supplier Quality Engineer
Maintenance Manager Assistant Construction Engineer
Reliability Engineer Superintendent

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