Students seeking the degree of MSc in ESM must successfully complete a minimum of 30 credited hours as specified in the categories detailed in this section, with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0.
The MSc in ESM degree program core requires a minimum of 12 credits, consisting of program core courses, and the research seminar course, which has zero credit rating. The courses for each one of the core categories are specified below.
I. ESM Core Courses (12 credits):
It is mandatory for the students to complete the following listed courses:
- ESMA 603 Systems Optimization
- ESMA 604 System Dynamics for Business Policy, Or, ESMA 650 Cost Engineering
- ESMA 605 System Project Management
- ESMA 610 Business Analytics, Statistics for Engineering Systems
II. ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods (0 credits)
- ENGR 695 Seminar in Research Methods
Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits of electives. The ESM program electives that students can select from are listed below. Students can also select up to two elective courses (6 credits) from other MSc programs in the College of Engineering at KU, subject to the approval of their research advisor.
– ESMA 601 System Architecture
– ESMA 602 Product Design and Development
– ESMA 607 Management and Entrepreneurship for Engineers
– ESMA 608 Environmental Policy and Economics
– ESMA 617 Innovation Creativity Entrepreneurship
– ESMA 618 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
– ESMA 619 Advanced Quality Systems Management
– ESMA 621 Production, Operations and Inventory Management
– ESMA 623 Advanced Lean Manufacturing
– ESMA 633 System Simulation: Modelling and Analysis
– ESMA 641 Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation Networks
– ESMA 642 Global Supply Chain Management
– ESMA 643 Warehousing and Distribution
– ESMA 671 Healthcare Operations Management
– ESMA 672 Lean Service Systems
– ESMA 673 Healthcare Information Systems
– ESMA 694 Selected Topics in Systems and Engineering Management
Engineering Systems and Management Master’s Thesis
ESMA 699 Master’s Thesis (9 credits)
A student must independently complete a master’s thesis that involves original research-oriented work within the broad field of ESM, under the direct supervision of at least one full-time ISYE faculty advisor. The outcome of research should demonstrate the synthesis of information into knowledge in a form that may be used by others. The research findings must be documented in a formal thesis and defended successfully in a viva voce examination.
Program Tracks and Concentrations
A student may choose to organize the selection of the elective courses and the master’s thesis topic to follow one of the identified concentrations or specialization tracks within the field of Engineering Systems and Management.
For the specialization tracks the selected track will be noted on the student’s transcript provided that the student completes:
– A minimum of 9 credits from the group of courses designated by the track.
– A master research thesis within the domain of the track.