Doctor of Engineering – Offered via distance learning

We are now accepting applications for the DN11 Cohort to begin in January 2020.
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This Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) online and off-campus weekend program awards the Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) degree in Engineering Management.  The D.Eng. program enables professionals who are employed full-time to pursue advanced study in a focused environment alongside like-minded fellow students. The program is offered via live distance learning tools. Applications are now being accepted for the next D.Eng. cohort, to begin study in spring of 2020 with a target graduation date of December 2021.

What is the D.Eng.?

The Doctor of Engineering degree with a field of study in Engineering Management is designed for practitioners who wish to apply the knowledge they gain in a business or technical environment. Unlike a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program, wherein research leads to foundational work that is published in industry journals, the D.Eng. demands that research be applied to solving a real-world problem using the latest engineering management concepts and tools. The program culminates in the production of a praxis or case study for use by practicing engineers to address a common concern or challenge. Research toward the D.Eng. is “applied” rather than basic.

Program Learning Objectives

The objectives of the doctor of engineering program in engineering management are to ensure that graduates:

  • Explain and apply the process of engineering management research to solve a real-world problem using current engineering management concepts and tools.
  • Produce a praxis or case study for use by practicing engineers to address a common concern or challenge.
  • Articulate their expertise and knowledge so as to apply it directly in a business or technical environment.

Program Format

The program consists of 45 credit hours divided into a classroom phase of ten graduate-level, three-credit-hour courses, and a research phase during which a praxis is undertaken on a topic related to engineering management, chosen by the student and approved by the advising committee. Research for the case study comprises 15 credit hours.

Classroom Phase

Students complete ten graduate-level courses, all taught via distance learning technology on Saturdays. Courses cover such topics as data analysis, knowledge management, entrepreneurship, technology marketing, and managing e-commerce technology. Each virtual class meeting is three hours long and course sessions last ten weeks. Class attendance is expected; classes are recorded for future viewing. Morning class meets from 9:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time and afternoon class meets from 1:00-4:00pm Eastern Time. Throughout the program, classes must be taken in lock-step with the cohort and cannot be taken out of sequence. D.Eng. students must complete each course with a grade of B- or better and complete the classroom phase of the program with a final GPA of 3.2 or higher. If a doctoral student receives a grade below B−, graduate study is terminated and further enrollment prohibited.

Case Study Phase

In the second phase of the D.Eng. program, the student develops a praxis (case study) on a suitable topic chosen by the student and approved by the adviser. The faculty advisers hold regularly-scheduled virtual meetings with the students. Students are expected to attend each meeting. Throughout this phase, the student conducts the literature search and develops the praxis. Work on the praxis encompasses 15 credit hours and is completed in one year.

Upon successful completion of the classroom phase, students will be registered for 6 credit hours of EMSE 8199 Praxis Research in each Spring (January-May) and Fall (September-December) semester, and 3 credit hours of EMSE 8199 in each Summer (June-August) semester, culminating in the praxis defense.

Samples of recent praxis titles:

  • “Planning for the Influence of Emerging Disruptive Technologies
    on IT Systems”
  • “Managing Risk as a Function of the Nuclear Work Model”
  • “Pre-Design Methodology for Establishing Scope-Budget and
    Scope-Duration Alignment for Capital Projects”
  • “A Technology Maturity Assessment of Sustainment-dominated
    Systems Under the Influence of Obsolescence”
  • “Cross-Domain Knowledge Management Strategy for a Mission
    Areas within the Force Projection Sector”
  • “Application of Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methods to the
    DLA Energy Military Construction Portfolio Selection Process”
  • “Improving Team Performance By Identifying Significant
    Attributes Required In A Knowledge Management Solution for
    Fast Paced Research Teams”
  • “Ranking of Cloud Service Providers Using a Dynamic TOPSIS
    Model for Provisioning of Enterprise IT Infrastructure in the
    Cloud”

Graduation and Scholarship Requirements

effective starting spring 2019
To meet graduation requirements, D.Eng. students can have no grades below B-, and must complete the classroom phase of the program with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. If a doctoral student receives any grade below B-, graduate study is terminated and further enrollment is prohibited.

Tuition

For more information about program tuition and financial aid for the Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) program, please click here.

For more information on applying for this program click here

Program Flyer: click here to download the current Program Flyer