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Engineering Management Master's Degree

Engineering Management Master's Degree

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When and where do my classes meet?

This evening program has two courses per quarter. Each course meets once a week from 6:30-10 p.m. Classes will usually take place at our main campus in East Greenwich, RI. Some courses may be offered online.

At the beginning of each quarter you will receive a detailed schedule giving the exact time and location of all your classes. NEIT requires that all students be prepared to take classes and receive services at any of NEIT’s locations where the appropriate classes and services are offered.

How large will my classes be?

The average size for a class is about 15 to 20 students; however, larger and smaller classes occur from time to time.

How long should it take me to complete my program?
To complete your degree requirements in the shortest possible time, you should take the courses outlined in the prescribed curriculum.  For a typical six-term curriculum a student may complete the requirements in as little as 18 months.

Is NEIT accredited?

Yes. For more information on accreditation, see NEIT’s catalog.

Can I transfer the credits that I earn at NEIT to another college?

The transferability of a course is always up to the institution to which the student is transferring. Students interested in the transferability of their credits should contact the Office of Teaching and Learning for further information.

Can I transfer credits earned at another college to NEIT?

Transfer credit for appropriate courses taken at accredited institutions will be considered for courses in which the student has earned a "B" or above. An official transcript from the other institution must be received before the end of the first week of the quarter for transfer credit to be granted for courses to be taken during that quarter. Students will receive a tuition reduction for the approved courses based on the program rate and will be applied against the final academic quarter of the curriculum's tuition amount. No tuition credit is provided for technical courses which are not a part of the curriculum.

Students may transfer no more than 12 credits (three courses).

How many credits do I need to acquire my Financial Aid?

Students entering the MSEM program will be eligible for various forms of financial aid, including loans, if they take at least 4 credits per quarter.

What does my program cost?

See our Tuition and Fee page.

What kind of employment assistance does NEIT offer?

The Career Services Office assists NEIT students and graduates in all aspects of the job search, including resume writing, interviewing skills and developing of a job search strategy. Upon completion of their program, graduates may submit a resume to the Career Services Office to be circulated to employers for employment opportunities in their fields. Employers regularly contact us about our graduates. In addition, our Career Services Office contacts employers to develop job leads. A strong relationship with employers exists as a result of our training students to meet the needs of industry for more seventy-five years. No school can, and NEIT does not, guarantee its graduates employment or a specific starting salary.

Where will job opportunities exist?

Engineering Management is a career that brings together the technological problem-solving savvy of engineering and the organizational, administrative, and planning abilities of management in order to oversee complex enterprises from conception to completion. Engineering managers possess the practical experience as engineers that enables them to apply technical expertise to a project, but it's equally critical that they have the skills to organize and direct projects, as well as manage a variety of personnel, such as scientists, other engineers and support staff.

Engineering managers plan, coordinate, and supervise research, development, and production in a variety of engineering fields. Engineering management job duties may include:

  • overseeing the design of machinery, equipment, products or systems
  • directing production, quality assurance or maintenance
  • designing and assessing the feasibility of new products or processes
  • coordinating with other units, such as management, financial or marketing

Do I need an engineering degree to enter the program?

A B.S. degree in engineering, engineering technology or a related field from an accredited institution is required for enrollment in this degree program. You may enroll in this program pending the completion of your current B.S. degree. Significant professional experience may be considered in lieu of an appropriate degree. A transcript and/or a résumé should be supplied to satisfy either of these requirements.

Do I need a certain grade point average to enter the program?

Yes, you will need a 2.5 grade point average to enter the program.

Are there any other special entrance requirements?

Yes. You will need to write a personal statement as part of your admission process that details your interest in the program and how it will enable you to accomplish your professional goals.

Do I need to maintain a certain grade point average?

Yes. You are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 throughout the program. For all quarters, a grade of B or better must be attained in the professional engineering courses in order to advance to the next quarter and to graduate.

What happens if I do not earn a B in an Engineering Management class?

Students who earn less than a B in any class will be required to re-take the class the next time it is offered. If the student does not earn a B in the class after the second attempt, he or she will be dismissed from the MSEM program.

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