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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Management, M.S.: 30 units

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Offered by: College of Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.

The Master of Science in Engineering Management is a unique program developed to meet industry need for highly qualified and well trained engineering managers. The program gives engineers advanced multidisciplinary training in manufacturing, production and operations management, business, and finance. It is a program being offered by the College of Engineering. Most of the applicants to the program are expected to have work experience, to be working full-time, and to enroll as part-time students. The curriculum is structured so that the student can complete a course of study tailored to the student’s unique talents and career goals. It culminates in an engineering management research experience that addresses students and industry needs. Students will be given the option of performing thesis research on individual topics or to join research teams sponsored by one of the programs’ industry partners.

Address: 3801 W. Temple Avenue, Building 17-2643
                 Pomona, CA 91768
Telephone: 909-869-2555
Email: kdavis@cpp.edu
URL: www.cpp.edu/~ime/msem.htm

Kamran Abedini, Chair and Graduate Coordinator

Admission to the Program

All applicants for the Masters in Engineering Management must file an admission application on line at https://www2.calstate.edu/apply. To receive unconditional admission to the MSEM program applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering, or engineering technology (Applicants holding engineering technology degrees may be required to take the GRE Test and/or some preparatory courses with no graduate credit) from an ABET-accredited program. In addition, the applicant must have attained a grade point average of at least 3.0 in all undergraduate upper division mathematics, science and engineering courses, and, likewise in all courses attempted with graduate standing. The degree must have been granted within five years prior to the proposed beginning of the graduate program. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required if the degree granted is not within the five year period. Conditional admission may be granted in very special cases in which the applicant does not satisfy the criteria for unconditional admission, but can demonstrate aptitude for graduate study by submitting test scores of the Graduate Record Examination, letters of recommendation and other relevant documents. Test score required for GRE is a minimum of 306 in the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the exam and must be submitted prior to admission. All applicants from foreign countries are required to take GRE and contact the Office of Admissions at least one year in advance of application so that all required materials may be supplied in time for evaluation. Applicants whose native language is not English, or were not instructed in English at their undergraduate institution must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) prior to admission.

Graduate Conditionally Classified

A person may be admitted to a graduate degree or credential program in this category if, in the opinion of appropriate campus authority, he/she can remedy deficiencies by additional coursework but otherwise satisfies all other university requirements for admission. All prerequisites must be specified by the admitting department at the time of student admission. Academic departments are responsible for tracking conditionally admitted students and must report their academic progress to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Graduate Studies Office via a memo on a term basis. Students admitted conditionally will not be allowed to concurrently register for graduate courses that are required for the completion of their projected graduate or professional program. A conditionally admitted student’s ability to obtain financial aid is severely limited until all deficiencies have been resolved, and unconditional status is granted by the university. Conditional admission does not guarantee unconditional admission to a program.

Program Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester units of course work is needed. A maximum of 6 semester units at the 4000 level may be accepted for graduate EGR/EMT courses. The program of study includes 24 semester units of EGR/EMT major required courses and 3 semester units of EGR/EMT electives, and 3 semester units of Independent Study/Thesis with a Report. A grade point average of 3.0 or better must be maintained. During the first semester each student will develop a program of study approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. A total of 6 semester units of transfer, Extended University or units petitioned for graduate study, or any combination of 6 units may be included in a Master’s contract. The stipulated time limit of 7 years applies to all of the above.

Admission to the program does not admit a student to candidacy for a degree. Advancement to Candidacy is granted upon the recommendation of the graduate faculty and implies a readiness to attempt the thesis or independent study. Students who are not candidates are not eligible to register for independent study courses. In order to advance to candidacy the student must:

  1. Satisfy all admissions conditions, if any.
  2. Have an approved program of study
  3. Complete at least 27 units of graduate coursework with a grade point average of 3.0 or better; and
  4. Satisfy the Graduation Writing Test.


A minimum of 30 semester units are required for the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program.

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