The Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) Off-Campus Programmes Office at the George Washington University (GWU), USA, offers a Master of Science Degree Program in Engineering Management in the Kingdom of Bahrain at Ahlia University that is designed to develop leaders for technically oriented organisations and prepare them for the future. The GW/AU Master of Science programme in Engineering Management teaches employees of engineering, business, and technical organisations to complement technical knowledge with managerial skills. The GW Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering in collaboration with Ahlia University brings its time-honored education programs to a convenient location in the Middle East. The field of Engineering Management with a focus on Engineering and Technology Management (E&TM) bridges the gap between engineering and management. It involves the overall management of organisations oriented to manufacturing, construction, engineering, and technology or production. E&TM enables engineers to function more effectively in the business environment. A Master of Science degree in Engineering Management provides a technical-based alternative to traditional MBA programs. Practitioners specialise in such areas as management of technology, product and process, quality, organisational management, operations management, programme management or marketing and finance.
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Graduates from the Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management are practitioners in several management fields such as technology management, project management, product and process management, quality management, organisational management, operations management, programme management or marketing and finance. The programme is offered to managers of technology in industry, government, and international entities. The program provides understanding of managerial roles, analysis of the diverse functions of technological organisations, and instruction in modern management techniques and tools as they apply to formulating and executing decisions in engineering, as well as technical and scientific organizations.
A1. Concepts and Theories: Demonstrate advanced knowledge and in-depth understanding of the key concepts, principles, techniques, paradigms and theories of engineering management (EM).
A2. Contemporary Trends, Problems and Research:Demonstrate an informed and critical awareness of the current problems, research issues and methods, technological advancements pushing the frontier of knowledge in the field of EM.
A3. Professional Responsibility: Demonstrate cognizance of and adhere to the professional and legal standards as an EM practitioner, and develop continuing awareness of best practices used by EM Professionals with respect to how to manage a technical organization.
B. Subject-Specific Skills
B1. Problem Solving: Identify, formalize, and solve real-life business and EM related problems by planning, designing, and implementing their solutions.
B2. Modeling and Design: Design subsystems and integrate them to form and test systems and simulate designs, and to assess them for quality conformity.
B3. Application of Methods and Tools: Apply effectively advanced EM principles in the overall management of organizations oriented to manufacturing, construction, engineering, technology, or production.
C. Critical Thinking Skills
C1. Analytic: Evaluate the complexity of challenging real-world problems in conceptual terms; identify the appropriate resources (input) needed to solve them and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of output accordingly generated.
C2. Synthetic: Coordinate critical functions of an organization, including organizational management and behavior, operations, project management, marketing, cost and quality control, finance, staff, technical requirements, and engineering contract management, and supervise technical development and implementation processes from start to finish while maintaining high performance.
C3. Creative: Create new or improve existing ideas, concepts, techniques, methods, tools, and theories in the field of EM and identify ways in which these can be applied to solve existing, new or anticipated problems.
D. General and Transferable Skills (other skills relevant to employability and personal development)
D1. Communication: Express and communicate ideas cogently, persuasively and effectively, in written and oral form, to a diverse range of audiences and stakeholders.
D2. Teamwork and Leadership: Work effectively as a member/leader of a team of technical people who may plan, design, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate a program, project, system or process.
D3. Organizational and Developmental Skills: Engage in life-long learning and continuing self-development to hone professional and organizational skills. Assimilate effective work habits including but not limited to time management skills.
D4. Ethical and Social Responsibility: Recognize, accept, and follow ethical and social responsibility and respond positively to the needs of society by identifying, employing and utilizing effectively the advanced EM methods, techniques, skills and technologies.