In this episode, Ms. Kunjal Sakhrani talks about a highly specialized subject which is engineering management. Engineering management is a specialized field of management concerned with the engineering sector. There has been an increase in demand for management-focused engineers and also for managers who understand engineering. Many specialized engineering management degrees are now available to help develop the knowledge and expertise needed for these roles. The engineering management degrees combine professional engineering practice with business and management subjects that are usually found in an MBA program. These degrees provide a curriculum in marketing, finance, intellectual property, business law, and management. These programs teach a blend of engineering skills and commercial industry knowledge that are needed to develop solutions to business problems.
Degrees and admission eligibility Engineering Management is generally taught at the Masters level. This subject is very rarely taught at the undergraduate level. The postgraduate degrees include a Master of Engineering Management, MEng in Engineering Management, System Design Management degree or a Master of Science in Management Science& Engineering.
To apply for a Masters degree in the US, applicants will require a GRE score and a Bachelors degree, preferably in engineering or in a science subject. Other requirements may include official academic transcripts, a Statement of Purpose, a resume, essays, and letters of recommendation. Additionally, some colleges may also ask for relevant work experience for postgraduate students. International students will also need to prove English proficiency by submitting either TOEFL or IELTS scores. Degrees in this field allow you to pursue many different interests, from general management consulting to venture capital investing. These courses prepare engineering professionals for technical leadership and management roles. They also help to develop skills that will help in managing emerging technologies and assess fiscal needs. Engineering management students have the chance to explore new vocations and careers. Moreover, this subject also helps to strengthen and improve their scientific and leadership skills for effectiveness, efficiency, and success in their current positions.