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Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


Graduate Programs: Master of Engineering in Engineering Management

Entrance requirements:

Grade Point Requirements

Admission with full standing requires a grade point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work of at least a 3.00 point (on a 4.00 scale). Applicants with a GPA below a 3.00 or with deficiencies will be evaluated and admission may be granted on a provisional basis until proof of an ability to complete graduate level work satisfactorily, as established by the Graduate Committee, has been demonstrated. Course work used in the MENG in Engineering Management program cannot be taken Pass/Fail. All deficient courses stipulated at the time of admission must be passed with a grade of C or better.


Prerequisite Requirements

To enter the MENG in Engineering Management program, the following minimum prerequisites are required:
  • Two years of engineering work experience;
  • A Bachelor of Science (or higher) degree in engineering or quantitative area;
  • One academic year of Calculus;
  • An introductory, calculus-based Probability and Statistics course;
  • An Engineering Economy course; and
  • At least one engineering science course such as Statics, Thermodynamics, or Electrical Circuits.

None of the above courses may be used in the student's MENG program of study. All prerequisites must be met before 18 hours of graduate course work is completed. Graduate course work after 18 hours will not be accepted unless all prerequisites are met.

Masters program requirements:

General Program requirements (36 semester hours plus any deficiencies)

Students selecting the Engineering Management program must meet all established general program requirements of the degree as published in the UNL Graduate Bulletin and those issued by the Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department Graduate Committee.

Course requirements in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

The following IMSE courses are required for the MENG in Engineering Management degree (minimum of 18 semester hours):
  • IMSE 805 - Analysis of Engineering Management I (3 hours)
  • IMSE 806 - Decision and Risk Analysis
  • IMSE 905 - Analysis of Engineering Management II (3 hours)
  • Three hours from other IE courses from Area 1 - Systems Modeling and Analysis section, or Area 2 - Statistical Analysis section (see other IE courses below)
  • Six additional IMSE hours from other IE courses (see below)

Course Requirements in Management of Business Administration

(minimum of 9 semester hours)

Prerequisite requirements for College of Business Administration courses must be observed. Students must complete at least nine semester hours of graduate work selected from the general body of knowledge in Management and/or Business Administration. Attached in Appendices A, B and C are listings of recommended courses.

Other IE courses

Students must choose a minimum of nine semester hours (3 courses) from the courses listed below to complete their program of study. All courses are three semester hours. Courses must be taken from at least two different areas listed below. At least one course must be taken from Area 1 (Systems Modeling and Analysis) or Area 2 (Statistical Analysis).

Systems Modeling and Analysis:
  • IMSE 828 - Stochastic Operations Research
  • IMSE 829 - Applied Linear Models in Operations Research
  • IMSE 830 - Stochastic and Nonlinear Models in Operations Research
  • IMSE 875 - Manufacturing Systems I
  • IMSE 883 - Production and Inventory Control II
  • IMSE 884 - Industrial Systems Analysis I
  • IMSE 923 - Manufacturing and Dynamic Systems Modeling
  • IMSE 926 - Integer Programming and Network Flows
  • IMSE 928 - Large Scale Optimization Methods
  • IMSE 930 - Applied Queuing Theory
  • IMSE 975 - Manufacturing Systems II
  • IMSE 984 - Industrial Systems Analysis II
  • IMSE 996E - Advanced Topics in Operations Research

Occupational Safety and Health:

  • IMSE 812 - Occupational Safety - A systems analysis
  • IMSE 815 - Ergonomics I
  • IMSE 816 - Ergonomics II
  • IMSE 817 - Occupational Safety Hygiene Engineering
  • IMSE 914 - Physiological Aspects of Ergonomics
  • IMSE 915 - Biomechanics
  • IMSE 916 - Biotechnology
  • IMSE 919 - Determinants of Occupational Performance
  • IMSE 996B - Advanced Topics in Human Factors Engineering

Statistical Analysis:

  • IMSE 821 - Applied Statistical Analysis for Industrial Problems
  • IMSE 822 - Industrial Quality Control
  • IMSE 921 - Reliability Engineering
  • IMSE 922 - Quality Engineering: Use of Experimental Design and Other Techniques

Manufacturing:

  • IMSE 860 - Packaging Engineering
  • IMSE 870 - Theory and Practice of Materials Processing
  • IMSE 871 - Tool and Die Design
  • IMSE 876 - Computers in Manufacturing
  • IMSE 877 - Robotics
  • IMSE 970 - Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • IMSE 996D - Advanced Topics in Manufacturing

Engineering Management:

  • IMSE 906 - Industrial Decision Models II
  • IMSE 996A - Advanced Topics in Engineering Management

Program Requirements:

  • The student is required to complete at least 18 semester hours from courses open exclusively to graduate students (800 or 900 level without a 400 or lower counterpart).
  • A program of study must be approved by the UNL Graduate School before 18 semester hours are completed. The student submits the proposed program to the Graduate Chairman for the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Degree and, upon approval the program, is forwarded to the UNL Graduate School.

Appendix A:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration Graduate Courses

The following UNL College of Business Administration courses or their equivalents are recommended for the Engineering Management program. All courses are 3 semester hours. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.

  • GRBA *800 - Ethical and Legal Considerations in Management
  • GRBA *801 - Survey of Accounting
  • GRBA *802 - Economic Theory: Introduction and Review
  • GRBA *804 - Finance
  • GRBA *805 - Marketing Management
  • GRBA *806 - Management Theory/Organizational Behavior
  • GRBA *810 - Contemporary Managerial Accounting
  • GRBA *811 - Managerial Finance
  • GRBA *812 - Managerial Economics
  • GRBA *813 - Managerial Marketing
  • GRBA *814 - Applied Organizational Behavior
  • GRBA *815 - Operations and Information Systems Strategy
  • GRBA *852 - International Business
  • GRBA *853 - Administrative Policy and Strategy
  • GRBA *860 - Management: Theory, Issues and Practice
  • MNGT 828 - International Management
  • MNGT 837 - Computer-aided Analysis in Decision Making
  • MNGT 852 - Database Organization and Management
  • MNGT 854 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • MNGT 861 - Advanced Personnel/Human Resource Management
  • MNGT 862 - Labor Relations
  • MNGT 863 - Compensation Administration
  • MNGT 864 - Human Resource Planning
  • MNGT 865 - Organization Theory and Behavior
  • MNGT 866 - Government and Labor
  • MNGT 875 - Business Policies and Strategies
  • MNGT*876 - Strategic Management
  • MNGT 931 - Operations Planning and Control Systems
  • MNGT 941 - Management Science
  • MNGT 950 - Management Information Systems
  • MNGT 960 - Organizational Behavior
  • MNGT 969 - Organizational and Management Theory

* Restricted to graduate students only


Appendix B:

University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration Graduate Courses

The following UNO College of Business Administration courses or their equivalents are recommended for the Engineering Management program. All courses are 3 semester hours. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.

  • BSAD 8010 - Legal Environment of Management
  • BSAD 8020 - Research Methods in Economics and Business
  • BSAD 8030 - Business Information Systems
  • BSAD 8050 - Business Conditions Analysis
  • BSAD 8080 - Business Forecasting
  • BSAD 8100 - Managerial Economics
  • BSAD 8110 - Survey of Accounting
  • BSAD 8300 - Organization Theory and Design
  • BSAD 8310 - Human Behavior in Organizations
  • BSAD 8316 - Small Business Management
  • BSAD 8320 - Seminar in Personnel
  • BSAD 8350 - Seminar in Management
  • BSAD 8400 - Marketing Policies
  • BSAD 8426 - Business Demographics
  • BSAD 8450 - Seminar in Marketing
  • BSAD 8500 - Financial Management
  • BSAD 8510 - Security Analysis
  • BSAD 8520 - Seminar in Investment Management
  • BSAD 8530 - Banking and Financial Markets
  • BSAD 8550 - Seminar in Finance
  • BSAD 8556 - State and Local Finance
  • BSAD 8600 - Real Estate and Land use Economics Theory
  • BSAD 8610 - Current Problems in Real Estate and Land Use

Economics Theory:

  • BSAD 8710 - Structure Software Design
  • BSAD 8720 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • BSAD 8730 - Decision Support Systems
  • BSAD 8740 - Data Base Management
  • BSAD 8750 - Telecommunications
  • BSAD 8770 - Seminar in Management Information Systems
  • BSAD 8800 - Policy, Planning, and Strategy
  • BSAD 8880 - The Arts, and the Executive

Courses numbered 8_0 (all of the above) are open only to graduate students. Appendix B adopted 1/96


Appendix C:

University of Nebraska at Kearney College of Business and Technology Graduate Courses

The following UNK College of Business and Technology courses or their equivalents are recommended for the Engineering Management program.


All courses are 3 semester hours. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.

  • BACC 800 - Ethical and Legal Considerations
  • BACC 801P - Financial Accounting
  • BACC 812P - Employment Law
  • BACC 858 - Management Accounting
  • BACC 863P - Advanced Cost Accounting
  • BACC 865P - Governmental/Non-Profit Accounting
  • BFIN 809 - Financial Administration
  • BFIN 875P - Short-Term Financial Management
  • BMGT 810P - Wage and Salary Administration
  • BMGT 811P - Labor Relations
  • BMGT 820 - Managerial Communications
  • BMGT 855 - Organizational Behavior
  • BMGT 890 - Seminar in Organizational Behavior
  • BMGT 893P - Social Responsibility of Business - Issues and Ethics
  • BMGT 894P - Entrepreneurship
  • BMKT 830P - International Marketing
  • BMKT 834P - Industrial Marketing
  • BMKT 837P - Sales Management
  • BMKT 838P - Consumer Behavior
  • BMKT 840P - Advertising Management
  • BMGT 856 - Marketing Management Seminar
  • BMKT 857P - Direct Marketing
  • ECON 850 - Managerial Economics

"P" indicates the course is paired with an undergraduate course. Courses without the "P" designation are open only to graduate students.