Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management

The engineering management program at Illinois Institute of Technology is founded on the tradition of discipline and innovation established by the Armour College of Engineering.

The program offers an opportunity for students to obtain skills and competencies that are highly relevant and driven by the accelerating development of new technologies in the emerging global economy at the intersection of engineering invention and business administration.

The program’s objective is to prepare students to become leaders in the corporate world shaped by innovations in engineering. Students learn fundamentals of science, engineering management, and business administration by concentrating on the development of critical thinking skills directed toward practical problem solving and informed decision making.

Students completing this program are uniquely positioned to make decisions concerning product process development in ways that combine technical, financial, marketing, human resources, and strategic considerations. Students are prepared to perform economic analyses for new products, evaluate technologies, and assess business processes. Students completing this program will be able to prepare business plans that include financial details, marketing strategies, and design decisions based on target costs and forecasted rate of return on investment capital.

Students have several possibilities to specialize in engineering disciplines. Specializations include: civil engineering, architectural engineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering, among others.

The program also includes a business curriculum that focuses on developing organization and management, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship skills.

Required Courses

Mathematics/Computer Science Requirements (20)
MATH 151Calculus I5
MATH 152Calculus II5
MATH 251Multivariate and Vector Calculus4
MATH 252Introduction to Differential Equations4
CS 104Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers2
or CS 105 Introduction to Computer Programming
Physics Requirements (8)
PHYS 123General Physics I: Mechanics4
PHYS 221General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism4
Chemistry Requirement (3-4)
Select three to four credit hours3-4
Introduction to the Profession (2)
Select an Introduction to the Profession course2
Core Engineering Specialization (28)
Select a minimum of 28 credit hours 128
Core Entrepreneurship Requirements (24)
BUS 211Measuring and Assessing Entity Financial Performance3
BUS 212Managerial Decision-Making and Control3
BUS 301Designing and Structuring the Organization for Strategic Decision-Making3
BUS 371Strategies for Reaching New Markets3
Select a minimum of four courses from the following:12
Contemporary Design of Business Processes and Business Models3
Entrepreneurial Thinking and Practice in a Complex Organization3
Engineering Systems Analysis (for non-CAEE specializations)3
Technical Communication3
Verbal and Visual Communication3
Economic Analysis of Capital Investments3
Creativity, Inventions, and Entrepreneurship for Engineers and Scientists3
Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Management3
Project Management3
Marketing, Sales, and Product Introduction3
Entrepreneurship in Industry3
Design for Innovation (for non-MMAE specializations)3
Core Engineering or Entrepreneurship Technical Electives (9)
Select nine credit hours9
Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) (6)
See IIT Core Curriculum, section E6
Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements (21)
See IIT Core Curriculum, sections B and C21
Principles of Economics (recommended)3
Free Electives (6)
Select six credit hours6
Total Credit Hours127-128
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Individual department requirements may vary.

 

Engineering Management Specializations

Specializations include those listed below. See engineering.iit.edu/caee for additional engineering specializations.

Aerospace Engineering

MMAE 200Introduction to Mechanics3
MMAE 202Mechanics of Solids3
MMAE 304Mechanics of Aerostructures3
MMAE 311Compressible Flow3
MMAE 312Aerodynamics of Aerospace Vehicles3
MMAE 313Fluid Mechanics3
MMAE 315Aerospace Laboratory I4
MMAE 320Thermodynamics3
MS 201Materials Science3

Architectural Engineering

CAE 100Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Design2
CAE 101Introduction to AutoCAD Drawing and Design2
CAE 208Thermal-Fluids Engineering I3
CAE 209Thermal-Fluids Engineering II3
CAE 286Theory and Concept of Structural Mechanics3
CAE 287Mechanics of Structural Materials3
CAE 312Engineering Systems Analysis3
CAE 331Building Science3
CAE 383Electrical and Electronic Circuits3
or CAE 464 HVAC Systems Design
CAE 461Plumbing and Fire Protection Design3

Biomedical Engineering: Cell and Tissue Track

BIOL 115Human Biology3
BIOL 117Human Biology Laboratory1
BME 301Bio-Fluid Mechanics3
BME 309Biomedical Imaging3
BME 310Biomaterials3
BME 315Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory2
BME 330Analysis of Biosignals and Systems3
CAE 383Electrical and Electronic Circuits3
or ECE 211 Circuit Analysis I
CHE 202Material Energy Balances3
CHEM 125Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory4
MMAE 200Introduction to Mechanics3

Biomedical Engineering: Medical Imaging Track

BIOL 115Human Biology3
BIOL 117Human Biology Laboratory1
BME 309Biomedical Imaging3
BME 310Biomaterials3
BME 315Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory2
BME 330Analysis of Biosignals and Systems3
CHEM 125Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory4
CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
ECE 211Circuit Analysis I3
PHYS 224General Physics III for Engineers3-4
or CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I

Biomedical Engineering: Neural Engineering Track

BIOL 115Human Biology3
BIOL 117Human Biology Laboratory1
BME 309Biomedical Imaging3
BME 315Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory2
BME 330Analysis of Biosignals and Systems3
CHEM 125Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory4
CHEM 237Organic Chemistry I4
ECE 211Circuit Analysis I3
ECE 216Circuit Analysis II3
ECE 218Digital Systems4

Chemical Engineering

CHE 101Introduction to the Profession II2
CHE 202Material Energy Balances3
CHE 301Fluid Mechanics3
CHE 302Heat and Mass Transfer Operations3
CHE 351Thermodynamics I3
CHE 451Thermodynamics II3
CHEM 125Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory4
CHEM 237Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 239Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 343Physical Chemistry I3

Civil Engineering

CAE 100Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Design2
CAE 101Introduction to AutoCAD Drawing and Design2
CAE 286Theory and Concept of Structural Mechanics3
CAE 287Mechanics of Structural Materials3
CAE 302Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics3
CAE 303Structural Design I3
or CAE 304 Structural Analysis I
CAE 312Engineering Systems Analysis3
CAE 315Materials of Construction3
CAE 323Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering3
MMAE 305Dynamics3

Computer Science

CS 116Object-Oriented Programming II2
CS 330Discrete Structures3
or MATH 230 Introduction to Discrete Math
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 350Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming3
CS 351Systems Programming3
CS 425Database Organization3
CS 430Introduction to Algorithms3
CS 440Programming Languages and Translators3
MATH 332Elementary Linear Algebra3
or MATH 333 Matrix Algebra and Complex Variables
MATH 474Probability and Statistics3
or MATH 475 Probability

Electrical Engineering

CS 116Object-Oriented Programming II2
ECE 211Circuit Analysis I3
ECE 213Circuit Analysis II4
ECE 218Digital Systems4
ECE 307Electrodynamics4
ECE 308Signals and Systems3
ECE 311Engineering Electronics4
MATH 333Matrix Algebra and Complex Variables3
MATH 374Probability and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineers3

Materials Science and Engineering

MMAE 200Introduction to Mechanics3
MMAE 202Mechanics of Solids3
MMAE 232Design for Innovation3
MMAE 320Thermodynamics3
MMAE 365Structure and Properties of Materials I3
MMAE 370Materials Laboratory I3
MMAE 463Structure and Properties of Materials II3
MS 201Materials Science3
Select two courses from the following:6
Aerospace Materials Lab3
Introduction to Polymer Science3
Materials Laboratory II3
Manufacturing Processes3

Mechanical Engineering

MMAE 200Introduction to Mechanics3
MMAE 202Mechanics of Solids3
MMAE 232Design for Innovation3
MMAE 313Fluid Mechanics3
MMAE 315Aerospace Laboratory I4
or MMAE 319 Mechanical Laboratory I
MMAE 320Thermodynamics3
MS 201Materials Science3
Two MMAE electives6