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Engineering Management

School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering

Degree Overview
Engineering challenges in the 21st century require highly skilled, highly educated professionals. The modern engineer must be able to balance technology with the real world concerns of human resources and social issues.  A student who graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management (BSEM) degree will bring a unique blend of technology and business knowledge to any future career.  Graduates will be prepared to begin a career as a manager in nearly any engineering or technology firm nationwide.  The demand for engineers in the U.S. grows every year. 

Career Opportunities
According to the website of the American Society of Engineering  Management, approximately two-thirds of all engineers will spend a substantial portion of their professional careers as managers.  A degree in Engineering Management will provide the best of two worlds as a foundation for an increasingly technology-driven society.  UIW will teach students how to creatively solve problems using engineering and technology, while giving them a sound business and management education.  Students with a BSEM degree will be recruited by manufacturing, IT businesses, research foundations, and government agencies.

An Engineering Management graduate is prepared to work in the following areas:

  • Transportation
  • Financial Analysis
  • Telecommunications
  • Environmental Design
  • Research
  • Electronics
  • Process Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Production Management
  • Design Engineering
  • Market Analysis
  • Corporate Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Consultant
  • Green Energy Technology
  • Construction
  • Information Technology
  • Corporate Accounting

Engineering at the University of the Incarnate Word
This degree combines a strong core of Math, Science and Engineering courses with an intensive study of Business Administration.  The BSEM degree requires a full year of Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus, plus Differential Equations and several courses in Computer Information Systems.  Management courses include Accounting, Economics, Business law, Management Theory, Human Resources, Finance, Statistics, and Decision Making.  Engineering courses give a broad knowledge of basic engineering.  They include Computer Graphics, Statics and Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Thermodynamics, Electronic Circuitry, and Fluid Mechanics.  The Senior Project during the final year will be the capstone course for the BSEM degree.

Pre-Engineering
UIW also offers a Pre-Engineering program, which emphasizes study in math and science as a preparation for a degree in science or engineering.  The program is for students who may want to transfer to another school for their engineering degree.  The 2-year UIW program provides a strong background in Science, Math, and Computer Information Systems.

Background
The Engineering Department is committed to the Mission of the University of the Incarnate Word, which welcomes a community of diverse backgrounds. The goal of Engineering at UIW is to advance the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good of society.

The Engineering Management degree was first offered as a Master’s degree in this country about 25 years ago. It grew out of the need of engineering graduates who found themselves working in management positions with little knowledge of business practices.  About 15 years ago, universities began offering Engineering Management as a Bachelor’s degree. UIW will seek accreditation for this degree through ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Contact
Alison F. Whittemore, Ph.D in Organizational Leadership, MS and BS in Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Engineering and Physics
whittemo@uiwtx.edu
210-829-3151

Michale Frye, Ph. D, MS and BS in Electrical Engineering
Assistant Profressor
mfrye@uiwtx.edu
210-829-3160

Javier Arjona-Baez, Ph.D, MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering
Full Professor
arjonaba@uiwtx.edu
210-805-1227

Department of Engineering CPO #311
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway 
San Antonio, TX  78209
Web: www.uiw.edu/engineering


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