Graduate Engineering Management (GEM)
Current as of: 09/14/2018
Degree Type: MS
The master's degree program in Engineering Management is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Enrollment and graduation data are located on AFIT's Institutional Data webpage.
Overview: The Graduate Engineering Management (GEM) program is available to both full-time students (often referred to as sponsored/quota in-residence students) and part-time students. Full-time students typically complete the program in 18 months (6 academic quarters). Depending on course availability and student course load, part-time students nominally complete the program in 36 months. Part-time students take courses either in-residence or through distance learning (DL). For more information about the GEM program, please click on ENV Bluebook and refer to Chapter 4. For more information about the DL option, please refer to the tri-fold brochure and the FAQs sheet.
The Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Department of Systems Engineering and Management, offers the Master of Science in Engineering Management. AFIT is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and the degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). For students with an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree, the degree title is & ldquo Master of Science in Engineering Management.& rdquo For students without an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree, the degree title is & ldquo Master of Science.& rdquo The degree reflects the importance of enhancing the interface between technology and management in environments dominated by Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Upon completion of the degree, students will have a better appreciation of the broad field of engineering management and a better understanding of the integrative nature of processes and relationships inherent in most technology-driven organizations. The strength of the program is its multidisciplinary approach in which core management principles are integrated with technical specialization areas.
Program Educational Objective:
The following Program Educational Objective broadly describes what graduates are expected to attain within 2-5 few years after graduation.
Graduates will be well positioned to lead in a technical environment, both independently and collaboratively, while applying decision-making and analytical tools to solve operational problems. They will be able to propose, develop, and implement effective policy through a holistic systems approach in their area of specialization as judged by their immediate supervisors.
Student Outcomes: (Students should be able to)
All students working in a STEM-related environment are welcome to apply, to include those from industry and the public sector. Although the core elements of the program do not require specific knowledge from any particular engineering discipline, students must be comfortable with technical concepts and topics. The general requirements for admission to the are:
Deficiencies in any of these areas may be waived on a case-by-case basis, or corrected through additional coursework, as approved by the curriculum committee.