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A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the pinnacle of success in academia. This degree highlights a student’s dedication and desire towards a particular field, complete with significant research that offers new findings on a topic.

What is a PhD in Engineering Management? Students who complete a PhD in Engineering Management will have a degree that may equip them with the knowledge and best practices of engineering science and business management. Participants in this program generally learn how to keep an organization running efficiently while delivering on product development and research. Students can learn how to manage projects and personnel, handle crises, and stay abreast of environmental and technological standards. There are many areas to focus on, such as industrial engineering, product development and manufacturing construction.

With a PhD in Engineering Management, students can gain important skills such as crisis management and project management. With these skills, individuals will be able to effectively lead a team of engineers on a project, which also shows their communication skills. In terms of business, they may be able to budget projects.

Although the cost for a PhD in Engineering Management varies by institution, it generally takes about three to six years to complete. Each student should research the program and school to ensure both are the right fit for his or her goals.

A PhD in Engineering Management can open many doors for an individual. An obvious choice is to teach at a university, but there are also options to become a project lead within an engineering company or to work on developing new products that solve engineering problems. Most jobs are office related rather than fieldwork. Instead of working on individual projects, these managers work with and oversee a team of fellow engineers and designers.

A PhD may provide more options for you. Available around the world, there are also programs online for more flexibility. To find the right school, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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3 Results in Engineering Management

Western New England University

In this full- or part-time program, you will learn the technical depth and gain the breadth of knowledge to become a successful researcher, practitioner, or educator in t ... [+]

The industry leaders of tomorrow must earn their credentials today. Enroll in Western New England University’s Ph.D. in Engineering Management and prepare to take your place at the top of your organization.

In this full- or part-time program, you will learn the technical depth and gain the breadth of knowledge to become a successful researcher, practitioner, or educator in the management of engineering and technology. You will develop the skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human/technological systems, including engineering, healthcare, service, and logistical/transportation systems.... [-]

USA Springfield
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
Online
University of Johannesburg

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/design and synthesis, and r ... [+]

DIng in Engineering Management

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific management systems problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental independent systems engineering and management research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Qualification outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve engineering research/development problems independently, creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e. Engineering and/or Engineering Management Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced engineering research project(s), demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development/management in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organization and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform data analysis... [-]
South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), the M.S., Ph.D., and certificate programs in Engineering Management are designed ... [+]

Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), the M.S., Ph.D., and certificate programs in Engineering Management are designed to prepare technical managers who need a broad education in order to keep an organization operating efficiently and working ahead of its competitors. The Engineering Management program provides a graduate education in the latest management techniques for technical and scientific organizations.

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management (Ph.D.)

Credit hours (for those with a master's degree): 30 Credit hours (for those without a master's degree): 54 Duration: 4-6 years Prerequisite courses: Math 1231 Single Variable Calculus I Math 1232 Single Variable Calculus II APSC 3115 Engineering Analysis III Qualifying exams Proposal defense Final exam Post-graduate survey ... [-]
USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 6 years
Campus