Engineering Management

As an Engineering Management major at Wilkes, you integrate electrical and mechanical engineering with the study of the principles of business management as you prepare for leadership responsibilities in technological environments.

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Major, Minor On Campus 130 (21 for minor)

Why Study Engineering Management at Wilkes?

If you desire to lead, tackle challenges and surpass goals, the Engineering Management program will prepare you to lead a team to success, whether that means meeting a tough deadline or putting the finishing touches on a complex project.

Throughout our program, you enhance your technical, business and management skills, along with your ability to plan and lead the direction, research, development and production of a company. You develop skills for analysis and plan within the context of an environment.

Wilkes emphasizes engineering management as a creative, hands-on profession with leadership responsibilities. Teamwork, ethics and professional communication permeate the educational experience to enhance the graduate's technical problem-solving and project planning ability. As a Wilkes engineering management graduate, you will have the opportunity to develop the vision, confidence and will to pursue and assume increasing responsibilities in engineering management and leadership throughout your career.

Curriculum    Admission Requirements

What Will You Learn as an Engineering Management Student?

  • Apply core science, mathematics, engineering and management principles to solve engineering-based management problems.
  • Work individually and in teams to identify and solve complex engineering problems that transcend disciplinary boundaries.
  • Use information resources efficiently and communicate effectively.
  • Apply analytical skills and creativity to investigate the adequacy of an engineering project plan and manage improvements consistent with socioeconomic, environmental, safety and other contemporary engineering and management practices.
  • Develop a sense of economic, social, ethical and professional issues in the practice of engineering.
  • Learn skills in design, communication, professionalism/ethics, teamwork, interpretation of data, drawing conclusions, planning next steps, and acquiring and applying new knowledge.
  • Explore management topics, including management science, operations analysis, management of organizations and people, business law, quality management and project decision processes.
  • Embrace lifelong learning.
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Program Highlights

Hands-On Experiences

Learn by doing. Laboratory courses start the first year. Senior capstone projects bring student teams together to build a prototype of their own design under the guidance of a faculty member. Engineering management majors often take on the role of project manager.

Mentoring Faculty

Explore opportunities to participate in research and projects with faculty. Wilkes faculty care about their students and have an open door policy. Advising is a priority.

Industry Connections

Take advantage of cooperative education and internships while staying on track to graduate in four years. Faculty and students often work with industry partners on projects and independent study courses.

You gain education in mechanical, electrical and material engineering, as well as project management and business. The small class setting allows for students to be on a first-name basis with professors and gain hands-on experience in both labs and undergraduate research opportunities.

John Pezzolanti - Engineering Management
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teaching laboratories where Wilkes students gain hands-on experience

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research laboratories led by faculty experts working on real-world problems

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of students complete a senior capstone project, and most complete cooperative learning experiences

Engineering Laboratories

You'll gain hands-on experience and conduct graduate-level research in state-of-the-art laboratories, including:

Teaching Labs

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Applied Manufacturing Center (Machine Shop)
  • Aerodynamics (Wind Tunnel)
  • Computer Labs (with Engineering Software)
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mechanical Design
  • Mechatronics
  • Micro/Nano Fabrication
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Vibrations

Research Labs

  • Additive Manufacturing/Materials
  • Thermal-Fluid Research Lab
  • High Performance Computer Center
  • Inverse Problems
  • Nanomaterials
  • Biomechatronics

Engineering Labs

Careers & Outcomes

Job Titles

  • Project Engineer
  • Program Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Director of Engineering
  • Vice President of Engineering

Employers

  • Procter & Gamble
  • Hexcel Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • BAE Systems Inc.
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Talen Energy
  • PCC Aerostructures
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot

Graduate Schools

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Lehigh University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Penn State
  • Wilkes University

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